PBWorks is an online collaborative tool where anyone can set up a wiki to manage a team and ensure that the team can work together well and produce excellent results. It’s a service where businesses can host their own workspaces to manage certain projects and work together. It is a wiki site where several people can all interact in the same workspace and adjust what is happening.Show more screenshots »
PBWorks was initially launched as PBWiki in June 2005 and kept that name until it decided to re-brand itself as PBWorks in April 2009. The company is based in California, USA and has received a total of $2.45 million in funding from various sources.
PBWorks claims to be the most popular shared workspace utility on the internet. They currently host over 800,000 sites and have some very well known customers. Their customers include around half of the fortune 500 companies.
There are a number of other applications which are very similar to PBWorks; the only difference with this one is that it is so popular. It offers excellent file sharing capabilities and collaborative utilities which make it really easy to work together. It basically works the same as any other wiki site where multiple people can all interact and adjust the same page. All of the changes are recorded so that you can easily find out who changed what and when. Unlike other wiki applications this one also includes built in security.
PBWorks has a really nice clean design which makes it very easy to use the site. It works in a very similar way to other wiki sites. A record is kept of all changes which makes it easy to keep an eye on what is happening with the site. It is a very capable application that is very easy and enjoyable to use.
You need to sign up for an account if you want to try out PBWorks however there are free accounts available for personal use. Signing up for an account is very easy and you don’t need a credit card to sign up to any account as you get a free trial even on the paid accounts. The signup form is pretty standard and just involves choosing a website address and filling out a short form. You will also need an email address to register and they will check this by sending you a confirmation email.
The basic account is completely free and although it is the most limited account is suitable for personal use. Paid accounts including the standard and project accounts offer more features including backups and security. The paid accounts start at $8 per month and include unlimited storage, networking, and a single workspace. All of the paid accounts have the option of free 30 day trials which can be used to make you see whether this software is any good for you.
PBWorks is a very reliable application which is suitable for anyone who wants to work together with other people. There are lots of people using the system, including schools and lawyers. It’s very flexible and can be used by almost anyone. The free accounts are suitable for personal use although they may not provide enough features for professional users who would be better off with the paid accounts.