Although it hasn’t released out into public hands yet!
Google has just announced Google Wave, a new in-browser communication and collaboration tool that looks to be the next step to evolution of the email.
Basically Google Wave is a hybrid of email, web chat, IM, and project management software. It features the ability to replay conversations because it records the entire sequence of communication, character by character. Because of this, discussions are also live in Google Wave: you will see your friends type character-by-character.
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Google Wave also supports the ability to drag attachments from your desktop into Google Wave. It loads that file and sends it immediately to anyone in the conversation. It’s also embeddable, so you can embed Google Wave conversations on any blog.
it looks very similar to a Gmail, except it’s more focused on your contacts, whose faces you can see in your contacts sidebar on the left. As for conversations, different than anything seen before. You can reply and add your thoughts anywhere within a message. Communication within Google Wave is completely shared. =D
The key is faster line of communication. Attaching documents, like you do in email, is unnecessary in Google Wave. Real-time conversations and collaboration make it an ideal tool for business teams as well. Imagine an entire office having Google Wave open to quickly share and receive files. It combines some of people’s favorite aspects of many different web communication tools.
Now I am so excited & can’t wait for its release!
IC – @PenguinRage