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I am not sure if this has been already done, but I think it’s about high time someone started consolidating a list of tools that are out for SharePoint. I am thinking of something similar to the SharpToolbox. Of course the list will not be huge like the CSharp list at SharpToolbox, but I think we’ve got enough to go around. So let me start it off by providing the ones I know, you guys can contribute by adding the ones you know to the comments system of this post, and I will update the Post (Oh how I wish we had a Wiki or SharePont list for this for this right now)

So here is my initial cut.

Update: Joris(JOPX) I hope you don't mind me borrowing a few snippets from your blog post.

Product Suites

CorasWorks Workplace Suite

JOPX

Suite with rollup webparts (for news,documents,tasks,...), navigation controls and full language localization (This is way cool...)

Tariq

If SharePoint is your platform for Collaboration there is a good chance that you will appreciate the functionality provided by the CorasWorks Suite

Syntergy

JOPX

Provide lots of modules such as replication technologies for SharePoint, bulkloader, audit for SharePoint,...

Tariq

Didnt know Syntergy existed until Joris pointed them out on his link. Looks like an awesome toolset for SharePoint.

Backup/Data Recovery

DocAve by AvePoint

Tariq

DocAve provides you with a granular backup facility for SharePoint. AvePoint have been providing backup solutions for SharePoint right back from the days of SharePoint 2001. Although I wasn’t fully satisfied with their trial version offered on their site. I actually had trouble getting it to run.

Nintex Smart Library

Tariq

Nintex’s Smart Library product adds an undelete facility to your document libraries.

SharePoint Document Recovery Tool

JOPX

Free download from Stephane Cordonnier

Anti-Virus Solutions

McAfee Portal Shield

JOPX

Data Mining

Advanced Rollups by CorasWorks

Tariq

A very powerful WebPart that will let you roll-up data from multiple sites to other sites. Data being rolled up can be filtered, sorted, grouped etc. You can also manipulate how the data will displayed, e.g. Field order. WebPart also contains a search facility to search data being rolled up.

Navigation

PowerNav by SharePoint Experts

Tariq

Provides a 'Navigation Story' WebPart for SharePoint Sites

Navigation WebParts by CorasWorks

Tariq

CorasWorks has a couple of WebParts that assists in Navigating SharePoint Sites

SiteNavigator by Advis 

JOPX

Tariq

Another one of those vendors that I was unaware of untill Joris pointed them out. You should check out Advis they have a series of WebParts for various purposes.

Workflow

FlowBuilder by DataLan

JOPX

K2.Net

Tariq

I do not have any information regarding this product.

LMR Smart Workflow

Tariq

An add-on that adds Workflow capabilities to any list in SharePoint. The uses for this product can be very extensive, however UI aspects could improve a bit, specially the Workflow designer.

NetPoint Solutions

JOPX

Nintex Smart Library

Tariq

Adds-on to SharePoint to provides document workflow, auditing, document undelete facilities. Currently works only with SharePoint Document libraries.

Skelta Workflow.Net

JOPX

Teamplate by Captaris

JOPX

This workflow toolset even adds a module for fax based workflow "RightFax Workflow wizard Skelta workflow .Net DataLan FlowBuilder

Workflow by CorasWork

Tariq

Couldn't find the exact link to the product, I do not know any thing about this product except for what is published on their site.


Workflow Integration by Factiva

JOPX

Search and workflow tools for Office 2003

Data Import

XML Importer

Tariq

Neat tool for importing data from Xml files to SharePoint lists. It basically lets you map out what nodes in the xml file maps to what fields in the SharePoint list and then imports the data.

Data Export

Miscellaneous Tools

SharePoint Explorer by Navigo

JOPX

Another free tool which you can use to explore the SharePoint object model

SharePoint Explorer

Tariq

This is a neat tool except for one annoying issue i.e.; the lack of validation specially for entering the ‘SharePoint Url’ in the Settings tab. If the URL is entered without a trailing ‘/’ it throws an exception, and oh yes when you enter your credentials for the WebService to use make sure nobody is looking over your shoulder.

SharePoint Services web service browser

Tariq

A nice tool for querying the WebServices of SharePoint. Has the same quirks as the SharePoint Explorer tool. Basically this looks like a very much simplified version of WebServiceStudio 2.0. WebServiceStudio gives you more control. The advantage that SharePoint Services web service browser has over WS Studio is that it gives you a list of WebServices that SharePoint exposed, with WebServiceStudio you wouldn’t know what the Web Service Url unless you poked around a bit or launched VS.NET and took a look at the Web Services

WebServiceStudio 2.0

Tariq

Not a tool specific for SharePoint, but you can use it to invoke methods on SharePoints Web Services

RSS Syndicator/Aggregator

DevHawk Rss Syndicator

Tariq

Provides Rss syndication facilities for SharePoint

Sig Webber’s Rss Syndicator

Tariq

Sigs Rss Syndicator generates an Rss Document based on a Sites content and stores it on SharePoint document library.

Smiling Goat RSS Feed Reader

Tariq

A WebPart that lets you subscribe to RSS feeds and displays the feed and its description on SharePoint. multiple Rss feed subscription is possible.

Search

K-Bus by Entopia

JOPX

K-Bus for SharePoint Portal Server: Adds extra information discovery capabilities, also allows SharePoint to index Documentum, Opentext,...

Ontolica Search By Navigo System

Tariq

Ontolica provides a series of WebParts that provide more extensive search capabilities for SharePoint. Features include (taken from their site). The WebPart apparently also provides “Wildcard (*) searching, which everybody by default assumes is present but is disappointed when they discover is lacking.

People Finder WebPart

Tariq

Searches for people on Portal Server (only people not documents) based on the persons name

Much more to come, including Jan's LeadIt WebParts, WebParts and tools from Maurice Prather (Bluedog Limited), WebParts from Collutions and more of Sig Webbers tools.

Posted on Thursday, December 2, 2004 12:03 PM SharePoint | Back to top


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I added some extra tools in a blogposting, check out
http://jopx.blogspot.com/2004/12/sharepoint-tools-galore.html
Left by JOPX on Dec 02, 2004 7:30 PM

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Your link for "Advanced Rollups by CorasWorks" goes to AvePoint !
Left by Mike Walsh Helsinki on Dec 03, 2004 7:21 AM

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Hey Mike,
any chance of moving this list to WSSFAQ.com
Left by Tariq on Dec 03, 2004 12:20 PM

# Tariq's SharePoint Tools List
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My new SharePoint friend Tariq has posted a great blog entry showing a listing of SharePoint tools available in the market. Tariq has been very helpful so far in the planning of the User Group Website so far and I am thrilled to have him...
Left by Amanda.Murphy's Weblog SharePoin on Dec 03, 2004 5:15 PM

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Oh, so you haven't notice that I checked out version 1 of this list and added a few items to section VII of the blog :) ? (How do you thin I spotted that wrong address!!)

P.S. I think that JOPX would be maybe happier about you quoting from his blog if you also gave the URL of his blog.

Mike
Left by Mike Walsh Helsinki on Dec 04, 2004 3:26 PM

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Oops I added to section VII of the *WSS FAQ* not the blog ...
Left by Mike Walsh Helsinki on Dec 04, 2004 2:27 PM

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Thanks for pointing out the missing link to Jopx's psot for me Mike. I had it in an intermediate version in the run up to what you see currently posted. I must have missed it somehow when reformatting the HTML (which mind you was quite an unpleasant task)
Left by Tariq on Dec 04, 2004 3:42 PM

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Don't forget Mark's list over at SharePoint+ http://sharepointplus.com/sp.htm just in case there's something listed which you've missed.
Left by Colin Walker on Dec 04, 2004 8:32 PM

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Also the tool all of us WebPart Developer (specially me) loves
the Waka WebPart tool
http://www.waka.dk/Blog/PermaLink,guid,f9377888-85ac-4a23-b0a6-8391e97c495c.aspx
Left by Tariq on Dec 06, 2004 1:04 PM

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How about a Blog site definition? http://dev.collutions.com/blogs/sample

A little better than the fwp included with FrontPage (imho).

A download will be available soon.
Left by Jim Duncan on Dec 09, 2004 4:13 AM

# SharePoint Tools Galore
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My good SharePoint friend Tariq has posted a great blog entry showing a listing of SharePoint tools available in the market. Tariq has been very helpful so far in the planning of the User Group Website so far and I...
Left by Amanda.Murphy's Xbox & Share on Jan 11, 2005 8:11 PM

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Nice SharePoint Management Tool

Universal SharePoint Manager

http://www.idevfactory.com/products/uspm/
Left by Ethan on Dec 02, 2005 1:21 PM

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Easy to install and actually works. You can't beat the price either.
Left by SP Manager by NSE for item-level on Jan 23, 2006 6:24 PM

# Web and Flo Workflow Software
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Web Based Workflow Design Studio and End User Environment
Left by cbas on Apr 01, 2006 12:22 PM

# Web and Flo Workflow Software
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Web Based Workflow Design Studio and End User Environment
<a href="http://www.webandflo.com">www.webandflo.com</a>
Left by cbas on Apr 01, 2006 12:23 PM

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Web Based Workflow Design Studio and End User Environment
http://www.webandflo.com
Left by cbas on Apr 01, 2006 12:24 PM

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Suite of 5 web parts for password self-service, user provisioning, whitepages and more...
Left by EmpowerID Suite - AD and ADAM on Aug 23, 2006 11:59 PM

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