Near-Time, Inc., a provider of content and knowledge management software, has announced the commercial availability of their flagship product, Near-Time Flow. Flow is a rich client application that leverages existing and emerging Web services standards and content. Flow's interface is architected for the full range of private and public computing, meeting the converging needs of professional and social computing. Flow is a P2P collaborative content and knowledge manager for Mac OS X Panther.
Built upon a standards-based architecture, Flow provides information integration capabilities for individuals and workgroups. Standards enable Flow users to access, manage, and repurpose content across the spectrum of private and public information. For instance, users can repurpose a Web log or news feed for an internal project, or a group of individuals can collaborate on content to be published on the Internet. Some of the supported standards include XML, HTML, FTP, WebDav, SMTP, iDisk, RSS, and Web logs (via Atom). Flow is designed to complete the information lifecycle, from authoring, gathering, organizing, and collaborating to the publishing of content.
Near-Time Flow is available for download online. Near-Time Flow licenses are available individually or in multi-user packages and are priced at $99.95 for a single license, $895.99 for 10 licenses, and $3,995.95 for 50 licenses. The annual basic services fee for a Near-Time.net subscription is $29.95 and is available free of charge to Flow customers through August 31, 2004. Additionally, customers may host the Near-Time Relay Server for an additional license fee.