Here we’ll provide a list of tools, and also possibly links to blog posts about tools. These will be tools that can be used or adapted, for a proximity that people share, to implement the ProxThink Growth Model (of which proxri are a part). In so doing, these tools can help make proximities more sustainable, full of life, and variety-enhancing. Tools which are more general, allowing more freeform editing and implementation of growth model processes may be better than overly structured tools that implement processes which run counter to growth model processes. Also, since the sustainable proximities approach is built upon the growth model, some of these may be used for that too. However, some tools do not seem to typically include ways to automatically integrate certain kinds of network, sensing and database technologies, which can be part of the sustainable proximities approach.

Here are some of the tools we are considering and reviewing, in no particular order:

  • Quip — See the shared situations site for the Shared Situation Guide, which implements the growth model within the Quip collaborative environment.
  • Google shared collaborative documents such as Docs, Sheets, Forms, etc.
  • Microsoft Office 365 collaboration
  • Dropbox shared folders and team collaboration
  • iWork apps shared via iCloud
  • Wikis
  • Collaborative project management software
  • Do you have suggestions for others? Let us know.
  • Are you working on a new tool for this?  Let us know.
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