Huddle takes the wraps off content creation feature

Huddle Note will allow users to make and share documents on the move, company claims

Enterprise cloud collaboration firm Huddle has unveiled a service that will allow workers to create documents directly in the cloud, rather than having to upload them.

Dubbed Huddle Note, the feature is fully integrated with Huddle’s platform and is in the same mould as other SaaS content creation applications such as Evernote and Microsoft’s OneNote.

While the service has featured a whiteboard editor on its desktop edition since day one, this is the first time content creation and editing has been available to smartphone and tablet users as well.

“Huddle Note is about this mega-trend of people creating lots of stuff on the move,” Huddle CEO Alastair Mitchell told Virtual Clouds.

“More often than not people are mobile while they are working, and Huddle Note lets them create content such as minutes of meetings and notes without having to use standard stacks, particularly Microsoft Office,” he said.

Mitchell also claimed, while the new offering has been in “very private” beta testing for three months, and shares many of the features of OneNote and Evernote, it is more secure and better suited to business use.

In addition to Huddle Note, the company has also released a new iOS app, which the company says has been fully redesigned and optimised for iOS7 and includes notifications, a dynamic activity stream showing users the work being carried out by members of their network, approval request pushing for time-sensitive approvals and the ability to open and edit files with third-party applications.

“We feel this is the most comprehensive mobile collaboration app out there,” said Mitchell.

Both Huddle Note and Huddle’s revamped iOS app are available immediately.

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