Feng Office... An App More Should Know About
It isn't often that I find an application so useful in my work that my efficiency would be greatly reduced without it. I rely heavily on my notes and I need to be able to organize and search my ramblings effectively. I have been using this application for several years in our business and whenever the need arose for a group of individuals to share information I recommended it. Now as I work in tech support I find it invaluable. The application I am referring to is called Feng Office.
Feng Office is a Groupware application in that it is designed to allow a group of individuals to share notes, email, contacts, documents, tasks, and web links. The app is two dimensional in nature as Workspaces are created which become the container for the above mentioned items. When a user is added a personnel workspace my be created, or they may be assigned to an existing workspace. A user may be assigned to multiple workspaces with a variety of permission levels for each workspace. The below image shows the different permissions a user may be assigned for the "Office" workspace.
Feng Office is Open Source and the Community Edition is free for anyone to download. Feng Office also provides hosting of the application for those who want or need a turn-key solution.
Installing Feng Office is quite simple. It is a web application that requires a MySQL database and php5 with a 10MB memory limit.
The User's manual and the Administrator's manual may be found HERE.
I use Feng Office as a personal organizer. I setup workspaces as categories. I work on different types of servers so I have a workspace for FreeBSD, one for Linux, one for cloud servers, and one for Windows. I have a workspace for corporate information, personal information, tools that I use, and training information. I can create new workspaces in a matter of seconds and can even create workspaces that have parent/child relationships. Another great feature is assigning any type of information to multiple workspaces.
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