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August 18, 2014

Mammoth – Collaborate with Style

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The life of an Internet user is filled with thousands of tiny bits — a photo here, a document there, an occasional MP3 for good measure. Mammoth is a collaborative platform that gives its users a way to save those bits and turn them into something greater.

When you sign up for an account with Mammoth, you start off with 5 GB of storage for free. You can also create an unlimited number of “boards,” which is where you’ll likely begin your experience using the web-based application. Invite friends or colleagues using their email to collaborate on your boards within Mammoth, and then start dragging-and-dropping content onto your boards. You can save almost anything to a Mammoth board, including photos, links, audio files, documents, and videos. All of this content is saved as part of the same “conversation” with the friends you’ve selected, and it can be edited just like a traditional document. Contributors can organize boards however they see fit, and they can edit and discuss issues within Mammoth’s platform.

However you decide to organize your board, the finished product should tell the story of whatever type of project you’re working on. Rather than clicking through dozens of emails and files saved in storage accounts, you can scroll through your board to get a complete picture of the story you’re trying to tell. Mammoth is a worthwhile platform for both personal and professional purposes.

Practical Uses:

  • Work faster when collaborating on projects with friends
  • Save images and videos right alongside text documents and audio files
  • Research and organize content in a collaborative environment
  • Host discussions without relying on email or telephone

Insider Tips:

  • Drag-and-drop any type of file into an open board
  • Click the “Edit” button to remove content from a board
  • YouTube links automatically embed videos onto boards
  • Public boards with compelling content will sometimes show up on Mammoth’s homepage

What we liked:

  • Mammoth makes it easier for people to digest lots of content at once
  • People don’t have to click back-and-forth between storage services and email systems when managing projects
  • An unlimited number of collaborators can be added to any board
  • New users get 5 GB of storage for free

What we didn’t like:

  • Mammoth doesn’t currently offer a way to create folders for organization

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Company Info:

  • Launched: 2013
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: San Francisco, California
  • Founded by: Karan Gupta, Amit Narayanan, and Ashish Krishna
  • Web site: https://mammothhq.com

Costs:

  • Free