Open Source Communication Platform: 6zap

6zap is an open source communication platform with e-mail, calendar, file management and contacts management.

The application comes in 3 flavors:

  • Hosted version
  • Downloadable version for installing it to any server
  • Hosting it in the cloud with the pre-configued Amazon-AMI

Open Source Communication Platform

The e-mail module is similar to Outlook, a slick three-pane interface (that can also work offline) with auto-save, drag’n drop & spelling features.

Calendar module offers both shared & private usage that supports recurring events, multiple views (day, week, month..).

The application has a file management module that offers a desktop-like experience. Files & folders can be added, renamed, deleted easily.

Contacts module is again very similar to Outlook & yoıu can reach it from the other parts of the application like the calendar or e-mail.

There is also a feature named Zcount, that makes subscribing & logging to the other websites/applications easier. It auto-creates an e-mail alias for subscription to offer a better spam protection.

To sum up, 6zap is a promising product that can be handy for:

  • service providers for offering it to their customers
  • individuals for almost instantly installing & using such a communication platform
  1. Reply hsmcd March 7, 2009 at 5:53 PM

    im a super fan of yours=p
    your site’s design is simply just superb!!
    i love all the tutorials and info posted in this site…
    i wonder is it possible that i can actually customize and design my post body (blogspot) like yours…coz i like your site’s design so much!! great job buddy…cheers~

  2. Reply Umut M. March 7, 2009 at 8:20 PM


    Thanks for following WRD.

    Sorry that I think it is not a good idea. I’d prefer that you create a different template for your website as it is the the design & content that makes a website unique.


  3. Reply hsmcd March 8, 2009 at 7:46 AM

    oh oh…don’t get me wrong…i just wanted to learn how can i change the colour of the post body and if can…i would like to learn how can i do to design my own body(i don’t know how to create my own template) =p
    sorry im such a newbie…

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