Wave was invaluable to my daily business processes, working with people on projects that move way too fast to set up up a more structured/"proper" collaboration environment. It had pretty much completely replaced email for me at one point between me, my associates and my friends.
Can't wait to see it get a second life, and hopefully i'll be using it a lot more in the future now too. I still stand by this having potential to really change how we communicate with people.
Now, just for Apache’s version to get really popular, and Google to introduce the leading web-based wave service...
I think more "this is exactly how I use Wave" demos - from people who use it, like yourself - would really help it along.
I think Google really needed to give it more time, and at least give it SOME time while open to everyone to try. Giving it to select people, who can send invites but then wait days for them to be activated, then shutting it down due to it "not being used enough", was ridiculous.
As for the "Use it for what?" thing, I kept hearing that a lot, but every single person I showed it to, from other IT workers to my technically illiterate brother, all got hooked once they started using it to organise their lives.
But that's the problem - there's weren't enough people who knew how to use it showing the rest.
E-mail works badly - terribly sometimes - but it works good enough. Wave never reached critical mass. There weren't enough people saying "hey, this is how I use it". Screencast please!
I'd do a screencast and try and push the word out more, but to be honest I feel "burned" by Google for scrapping it.
When the Apache version comes out, i'll definitely be spreading the word (if it's as good as Wave was from Google, though i'm assuming it's going to be even better).
Click the box with three dots at the top right of a wave and then choose export.
So I have to manually click every single wave that I've created and do it. :-/ Is there an exporter that's available?
EDIT: it looks like it allows one to export waves in batches of 10.
Probably should crack open Photoshop and do a couple of studies to get a discussion on a native client going...
*UI and feature set is pretty light in comparison to the current state of Wave(+UI)
I wouldnt be surprised if they eventually offered corporate hosting.