KITCHENER, Ontario, June 22 /PRNewswire/ --

- New Desktop Client allows users to share local files as easily as they share links on the internet

IGLOO Software (, a leading provider of online community and social software solutions for organizations of any size, today announced the release of its new Desktop Client ( By integrating key document centric features into the IGLOO Community Platform, members are now able to share files from their personal computers quickly and easily with other members in their online community.

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This new feature marries the flexibility of web-based social software with the power of the desktop, allowing users to seamlessly and securely save and download documents right from the desktop directly to their IGLOO online community. Key features of this exciting new application include the ability to:

- drag and drop documents to and from an online community - save documents right to a favorite desktop application, including MS Office applications - support right-click and other standard functionality, including copy, delete, move, rename - browse community documents in the same way that end users browse My Documents on a PC

Business users working within an online community or social network powered by IGLOO Software can now upload and preview desktop-stored files and add social context to them. This includes social tools such as commenting (, rating (, broadcasting (, tagging and sharing ( Users can also monitor all activities around community files by selecting to receive automatic notifications ( when a file is updated or changed-giving them a dynamic way to collaborate around important community content. The Desktop Client also supports full audit trails, version control and check in/out functionality; adding robust content management and social networking features right to a user's desktop.

The Desktop Client's ability to connect social software to the familiar desktop environment will help organizations roll out fully integrated technology platforms and overcome the cultural and technical barriers they typically encounter when implementing social software.

In this emerging market, it is imperative to extend web 2.0 social software tools to familiar business applications such as Microsoft Office, email and mobile devices if you want drive end user adoption, says Dan Latendre, CEO of IGLOO. The Desktop Client moves social software beyond the web browser, giving traditional business users a more familiar experience when participating in an online community or social network setting.

View the Desktop Client in action here:


IGLOO develops online community and social networking software solutions ( for groups, teams and organizations of any size. Our solutions combine Web 2.0 technology with on-demand hosting, consulting, e-engagement and all of the community support services necessary for a sustainable and successful deployment. Organizations use IGLOO communities ( internally to improve employee productivity (Workplace Communities) or externally to foster relationships with members, customers, partners and suppliers (Marketplace Communities). Fully integrated collaboration, content management and Web 2.0 social networking tools enable organizations to quickly and cost-effectively create online communities to leverage talent, knowledge and relationships across organizational and geographical boundaries. IGLOO is funded by RBC Venture Partners. Jim Balsillie is Chair of the IGLOO board. For more information visit:

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