Collaboration suite PBworks received a software update that focuses on real-time collaboration technologies such as voice conferencing and instant messaging. Four new features were released with the update, including the ability to collaborate via instant messages through the PBworks platform.
Also featured in the update are real-time notification of activity within the network, the ability to view edits in real-time without the need for third-party conferencing services, and conference calling functionality through a real-time voice interface. The conference calling functionality also features support for use through Apple's iPhone. The update is free of charge and will be released November 17, although the voice collaboration functionality will not be accessible until early 2010.