Twake – A Modern Open-Source Collaboration Platform

Twake is a modern open-source collaborative workspace that allows you to keep all of your data in one centralized location and to manage your projects using a single UI that features integrated support for all your favourite collaborative tools.

Its beautiful user interface offers a rich user experience that is easy to get accustomed to whether you use it for chatting with your team, managing tasks, managing events using its calendar, or storing files.

There is modern-styled online documentation to assist developers and users in having the best possible experience, and an external collaborator feature that allows for specialized discussion channels where Twake members and non-members can collaborate on projects simultaneously. Best of all, you can use it for free, subscribe to its paid plan, or host it yourself just like you would OwnCloud and NextCloud.

Concerning security, Twake treats user data with respect and toils to ensure that your business is safe by using encrypted databases for which only you can decide who has access. The databases are also stored in Europe and use data policies compliant with the GDPR.

All transfers are carried out using HTTPS/SSL and end-to-end WebSockets and last but certainly not least, you can opt to self-host Twake on your own servers using the company’s on-premise offer and Docker.

Features in Twake

  • Beautiful, modern UI/UX.
  • Open-source software. Source code available on GitHub.
  • Free software with a pricing plan for premium members.
  • Store and manage documents.
  • Create to-do lists.
  • Create and manage projects using the Kanban methodology (labels, subtasks, deadlines, etc.)
  • Share calendar.
  • Team collaboration on documents.
  • Video conferencing and slack-like discussion channels.
  • Specialized channels for collaborating with non Twake members
  • Available on Linux, Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android.
  • Integration support for 3rd party apps e.g. Giphy and Jitsi.
  • Online documentation.
  • User forum/community.

With a free user account, you get access to the typical feature list: 5 members, unlimited messages, unlimited message history, 1GB of storage, and email support.

The paid Standard plan costs 6€/user when billed annually and 7.20€ when billed monthly. It offers unlimited members and messages, premium integrations, phone support, guest collaborators, and 10GB of storage.

If you want to make use of their on-premise offer, contact Twake directly or simply request a demo via the website. If you prefer to host Twake yourself but are not familiar with the process, its online documentation is your friend.

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Twake is strongly committed to the open-source community and has been designed to be an ethical, open, and transparent collaborative platform. This has now resulted in proprietary software that offers more value to our users. In the spirit of FOSS, everyone is welcome to contribute to the community on GitHub.

What are your thoughts on Twake? Is there a collaboration platform that has already won your heart? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Divine Okoi is a cybersecurity postgrad with a passion for the open-source community. With 700+ articles covering different topics in IT, you can always trust him to inform you about the coolest tech.

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