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ThoughtFarmer (Currently version 8.0)

ThoughtFarmer is the easiest way to a vibrant intranet. We deliver social intranet software that looks like you: lively, friendly, and helpful. Watch a quick 2-minute overview: https://www.thoughtfarmer.com/about/team/#demo

Vendor

VendorThoughtFarmer (a product of OpenRoad Communications Ltd.)
HeadquartersVancouver, Canada
Area served 
Number of employees28
Foundation year2007
RevenuePrivate company

Pricing

Pricing is based on number of users, and varies based on organization size and hosting option (self-hosted on cloud).

At a glance


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Archiving content by user(tick) 

ThoughtFarmer has fine-tuned security settings where users can be granted persmission to to create groups, edit templates, and add features without backend support. Read more >>>

Administration by user(tick) ThoughtFarmer offers archiving at the page and section level, as well as bulk archiving through the stale content report. Users can toggle archiving visibility on or off, and search archived files. Read more >>>
Editorial search results(tick)Using tagging, corporate communcations teams can make content more findable within search results (ie. add a list of keywords that the content will rank for). They can also edit meta data.
Fully responsive(tick)ThoughtFarmer is fully responsive, so it displays nicely on all modern desktop, tablet, and mobile browsers. Full functionality, including page and document editing, is available from mobile. Read more >>>
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Inline view of documents(tick)Document preview showcases the first several pages of files for quick skmming in the in-browser preview. Document preview works with Word, PDF, PowerPoint, and JPG, PNG, and GIF. Read more >>>
Intranet keyboard shortcuts(tick) ThoughtFarmer supports hotkeys for commonly used actions such as site wide searching, tagging, navigating through document libraries and photo galleries, and quickly renaming images.
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Message center(tick)Notifications help users prioritize and keep on top of content. Employees can follow pages to receive updates on changes via email, desktop, and in-browser notifications. Read more >>>
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Mobile web(tick)ThoughtFarmer is fully responsive, so it displays nicely on all modern desktop, tablet, and mobile browsers. Full functionality, including page and document editing, is available from mobile. Read more >>>
Permalinks(tick) Yes, ThoughtFarmer's content ID's allow content to be easily permalinked to. Pages can be updated and moved, but alwasy retain the same content ID.
Personalisation(tick) ThoughtFarmer’s homepage personalizes content at the user level, so employees see only relevant news, groups, and navigation items. Read more >>>
Recently viewed pages(tick)From the app-bar (top of browser), employees can quickly access bookmarks (content they have saved for later), and history (recently browsed content). Read more >>>
Search(tick)ThoughtFarmer's search engine provides full document indexing. The search results page offers user-based filtering. Users can also search within specific intranet sections with scope search. Read more >>>


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Documents in documents(tick) 

ThoughtFarmer has a Word conversion feature to import tables, lists, and images while retaining formatting.

Drag & drop in the editor(tick) 

ThoughtFarmer has easy document management tools. To add a document or photo to a page or gallery, the user simply drags and drops the file.

Editorial layouts(tick)

Users can design their own page layouts using our easy drag-and-drop templates. Read more >>>

Editor keyword shortcuts(tick) ThoughtFarmer supports hotkeys for commonly used actions such as site wide searching, tagging, navigating through document libraries and photo galleries, and quickly renaming images.
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Preview of documents in editorial content(tick)

Users can skim through files to find the one they need to download by using the in-browser preview. Preview works with Word, PDF, PowerPoint, and JPG, PNG, and GIF. Read more >>>

Reliable platform independent editing(tick) ThoughtFarmer supports all current versions of Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari, as well as Internet Explorer 9 and 10. Read more >>>
Rich support for Tables(green star) 

Users can add simple tables to intranet pages. For access to full-featured spreadsheets, users can upload Excel files to ThoughtFarmer. More complex tables can be created through customizations.

Rich text editing(tick)ThoughtFarmer offers a simple, Word-like rich text editor. We recently added support for drag-and-drop resizing of images and tables. Users can also embed videos and import from Word. Read more >>>

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Activity stream(tick)

ThoughtFarmer offers home page and group activity streams, which are filterable by activites and status updates. Activity stream items allow for commenting and liking, to encourage collaboration.

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Audio/video embedding(tick)
 

ThoughtFarmer has a Rich Text editor that allows users to easily embed audio and video clips inline with blog posts or pages.

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Blogging/news(tick)

ThoughtFarmer has one-click creation of blogs, and straight-forward blog publishing to groups, pages, and newsfeeds.

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IP phoning(error) This is not a built-in feature, but it is possible with integrations.
Messaging(error)

ThoughtFarmer does not have a instant chat feature built in, however, messaging is available through microblogging (users can write messages on each others profiles).

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Microblogging(tick)

Microblogging allows employees to quickly share timely information, organize conversations by team, and easily find past discussions.

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Status message(tick) 

Users can easily share personal updates with their team members from the activity stream on the homepage or from their employee profile.

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Subscriptions(tick)

Users can follow groups, pages, and documents to ensure they never miss an important update or change.

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Video communication(error) Not available at this time.

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Approval procedures(tick) 

Draft mode restricts access to content while its being edited. Users can collaborate on the content and gain approval. Once approval is granted, the user can then publish it to the main news area.

Hierarchical navigation(tick)ThoughtFarmer’s IA is fully configurable. This lets administrators organize content to reflect their unique organization, increasing intranet adoption, findability, and satisfaction. Read more >>>
Multilingual content(tick) 

ThoughtFarmer offers full multilingual content management tools, including a fully-localized interface, and full multilingual page editing tools (ie. meta data set at the language level).

Time-controlled publishing(tick)

Pages can be scheduled to publish at a specific time. Archiving can also be pre-set for a specific date and time. Read more >>>

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Bookmark collections(tick)

Users have the ability to favorite pages. By clicking on the star at the top of a page, it will add that bookmark into a favorites section for easy user accessibility. Read more >>>

Business organisation and org charts(tick)ThoughtFarmer's interactive organizational chart visually illustrates the connections between people. groups, departments, and locations.
Comment communication(tick)

Every page and document has commenting capabilities with user notifications, so all collaboration can be done within ThoughtFarmer. Read more >>>

Comment documents(tick) 

Every page and document has commenting capabilities with user notifications, so all collaboration can be done within ThoughtFarmer. Read more >>>

Communities(tick)Forums are easily created using our pre-built forum page type. Users can follow forums to get notified of new comments and posts, and can also stream posts to newsfeed, for further engagement. Read more >>>
Discover people(tick)The employee directory allows for fast filtering and finding of colleagues. Admins can create filters that are specific to business needs, such as certifications, languages, or areas of specialty. Read more >>>
Guests(tick) 

External users can be invited to use ThoughtFarmer to collaborate on projects and documents.

Profiles of objects(tick)Group pages allow teams, departments, and office locations to interact and stay up-to-date. Employees can also manage projects and organize special interest groups. Read more >>>
Profiles of persons(tick)Rich, customizable employee profiles put contact information and bios at user's fingertips. Vibrant photos help to put a face to a name. Read more >>>

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Calendar(tick)Calendars are easily created using our pre-built calendar pages and cards. They can also sync with external calendars from Outlook, Apple Mail, and other mail clients that accept .ics files. Read more >>>
Events(tick) 

ThoughtFarmer makes it easy to create and manage events. Create a group page, add event organizers, insert a calendar, add photos, and collaborate on event details.

Ideas(tick) ThoughtFarmer facilitates collaboration on every document and page. Users can comment, like, or favorite content to provide feedback. Forums are also useful for ideation and feedback. Read more >>>
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Photo galleries(tick)ThoughtFarmer makes photo galleries simple and beautiful. View and discuss fast-loading previews while storing hi-res images for print projects. Read more >>>
Polls(tick)ThoughtFarmer administrators can add a poll card to the homepage, or users of any level can add a poll to a news post. Read more >>>
Sharing with externals(tick) 

External users can be added through the admin interface, security permissions are granted at the page and section level. Read more about security >>>

Spaces(tick) 

Group workspaces create microsites for projects, organizational units, etc. Security permissions are set up to grant access to (or hide) these microsites. Read more >>>

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Wiki(tick)

ThoughtFarmer is a wiki-style intranet, that allows multiple users to edit pages. Full change history is tracked by user. Simultaneous editing is possible with our Google Drive integration. Read more >>>

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Commenting and communicating on files(tick)

Every page and document in ThoughtFarmer supports comments and @mentions. Plus, employees can comment on-the-go from their mobile devices. Read more >>>

Creating PDF files(tick)

All content types can be exported to PDF. Read more >>>

Document sharing(tick)

Document libraries allow files to be shared on any page. Users can upload all standard files types. Content in Word, Excel, amd PowerPoint files is indexed, and will appear in search results.

Document versioning(tick)ThoughtFarmer automatically stores all versions of a document, so files can easily be reverted to a previous edition. Read more >>>
Document workflow(tick) View and edit permissions are set at the page and section level, and any user with edit page permissions is able to create content.
Drive/FileSync(green star) Our desktop connector allows for direct editing & syncing of individual files, however, libraries do not sync offline. This is possible using integrations with other document libraries.
Live concurrent editing of files(green star)

Our desktop connector allows for single user file editing (using a file checkout system). Simultaneous editing is possilbe using our Google Drive integration. Read more >>>

Presentations(error) 

We offer a document preview and browse-able gallery templates that can be used for this purpose. However, nothing explictly for presentations at this time.

Spreadsheet(tick) Users can add simple tables to intranet pages with the ability to easily add or remove rows and columns. For access to full-featured spreadsheets, users can upload Excel files to ThoughtFarmer.
Text editing(tick) Open files straight from the intranet into a desktop application. Files lock so other users can see the file is being edited. When the user is done, the latest version is posted back to the intranet.

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