Threadbox provides users with a new way to collaborate and expand upon ideas. This application is designed to bring together conversations, comments, and other details focusing on a single thread topic. The application goes beyond simple text, allowing users to compile documents, website links, relevant people lists, specific messages and more. The result is a centralized location for users to turn to for inspiration, detailed information and resources.
Michael Cerda and Ben Dean created Threadbox in November of 2008. At the time, they were searching for a new way to allow people and businesses to collaborate, with instant communication options. Initially called “Cc: Betty”, this email assistant application began to grow. It wasn’t until 2010 that Threadbox changed its name and scope. Despite the name change, the focus stayed the same but expanded through available features. Today, a number of investors have taken an interest in the growing Threadbox concept.
Threadbox provides a number of features that other applications offer, however it does so with a refined focus and greater flexibility. Designed with the user in mind, the features help create a wealth of options for maintaining and updating data. Clients and businesses can utilize Threadbox as a way to bounce ideas back and forth to come up with an ideal product, service or situation for all. Project tracking also assists business and organizations in monitoring assets and project development.
The menus and site layout found on Threadbox provides an attractive orange and blue contrast combined with professional icons. The site design is colorful enough to spark interest, but not to the point of distraction. Users can easily navigate the site, with a large, bold font found throughout. Overall, Threadbox offers a neat, advertisement-free website with a logical layout and professional graphic design that provides an ideal setting for business to business, and customer to business communication.
The registration process is currently restricted for new users. When creating an account, a name and email address will have to be provided as well as an invitation code. Those who have not received an invitation code can enter their email address on the homepage. In doing so, a message appears explaining that the application is in private beta and a code will be sent once the program has been expanded.
At this point in time, only a free beta account can be accessed. However, there are hints of a professional paid account option on the website. At this time, no further details are provided regarding what a professional account will cost and what features will be included. Whether or not the free account option will remain is also not stated. Until these details have been ironed out and provided to the general public, it is hard to say if Threadbox will be a budget friendly application for all users.
The concept behind Threadbox would be very appealing to businesses and organizations looking for a new, easy way to collaborate and expand upon ideas. The internet provides a way to reach people almost anywhere in the world. Those who use Threadbox will have an instant way to elaborate on concepts and further discussions with employees and individuals from all over the world. Even for businesses whose employees are all local, Threadbox can provide a fast way to get updates and input. Anyone looking for a quick way to make an idea evolve can truly appreciate this tool.