Everybody can now try Microsoft’s wacky work-sharing app that’s so crazy it might just take off

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Microsoft GigJam running on an iPhone.
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Matt Weinberger

Last summer, Microsoft announced a new work-sharing app called GigJam – an idea for breaking work down into “molecules” and then sharing it.

Today, Microsoft is launching a free public preview beta of GigJam, so that anyone and everyone can install it on their Windows PCs, Macs, iPhones, and iPads and give it a whirl.

It was hard to understand GigJam before I saw it. But last September, I witnessed a demo of the app, and I have to say: GigJam is so crazy that it just might work.

Here’s a quick look at GigJam and how it works.


GigJam will work on smartphones, Windows, and Mac.

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Basically, it lets you pull up a bunch of business data from various sources — Salesforce, Outlook, Microsoft Office 365, LinkedIn, whatever — either by typing or by using voice controls.

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You circle the stuff you want to share with either your finger or stylus, and “X” out the stuff you don’t want other people to see.

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You can even select data from multiple sources.

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Here’s a video showing how GigJam can help with instant feedback on a customer email…


And another video showing how it can be used alongside tools like Salesforce, Asana, and Outlook to get work done.