Starting today, Facebook users will be able to publish, upload and share documents with their Facebook friends – right from Facebook – with ThinkFree Docs, an application created by ThinkFree, developer of the first online office productivity suite.
ThinkFree Docs on Facebook is the first service that provides an easy way to view office documents in your Facebook network with true Microsoft Office compatibility.
“We looked at what was out there and decided we could make it easier and more intuitive,” said TJ Kang, CEO of ThinkFree. “With ThinkFree Docs, we have integrated user-generated document publishing and sharing with the social networking capabilities of Facebook. There’s no need to go to a separate site, and you can easily share your documents with your friends – without losing the formatting you painstakingly put in.”
Imagine being on Facebook and collaborating on your class project without ever leaving the site. Or sharing a recipe or a script for one of your groups – without ever leaving the site. That is what ThinkFree Docs makes possible – all without losing formatting.
Users already share original documents on ThinkFree Docs. Professors post homework, and students post collaborative assignments and papers. Cooks post recipes, and gardeners share planting schedules. Authors post stories and poems, while lawyers and others post prototypical documents like wills. Business and marketing people share presentations — all in the free, ThinkFree Online format, which provides the best roundtrip compatibility to Office documents anywhere.
That is what ThinkFree can bring to Facebook’s 30 million registered users. For more information and to add the application to your Facebook profile, see the ThinkFree company blog at http://blog.thinkfree.com.
“ThinkFree Docs is already becoming a mini-universe of interesting content for its users,” said ZDNet Blogger and ThinkFree advisor Marc Orchant. “It makes perfect sense to harness that for Facebook users, who can share with as many or as few friends as they like — without ever leaving the Facebook site.”
With ThinkFree Docs on Facebook, you can:
- Search for friends’ Docs
- Upload original Docs from your computer to ‘My Docs’, or create your own Docs in ThinkFree Docs
- Publish your own Doc right from Facebook
- Share your Docs with your friends
- Link directly from Facebook to the larger sharing capabilities of ThinkFree Docs
ThinkFree is already offering to its users ThinkFree Online, a free service where users can edit their presentations, spreadsheets and word processing documents – which can make life even easier for Facebook users.
“This generation is one of the first to ‘cut the cord’ and not use a landline telephone,” noted Kang. “We hope to make it easy for them to not need a conventional desktop office productivity suite, either. We want ThinkFree to be where people need it to be.”
For more information, visit www.thinkfree.com