Approver enables you to share and publish documents online.
This is a feature of lots of services like Document Management Systems, Task/Project Management Systems, and Office 2.0 systems like Google Docs but Approver is offering just an aspect, it’s basically a product based around a feature, also see Please Review, NextPage2, and QuickTopic.
This feature enables you to create (even by bookmarklet) or upload documents, then by invitiation share documents.
Track changes with an email notification, RSS feed or desktop widget.
Reviewers can leave comments and upload new versions. There’s even an email reminder to nudge you to review the document.
Whoever has access to the document can see its progress, and the owner can mark it approved.
It’s not really a document management system, but every user can manage contacts and see their My Documents (their documents and shared documents).
I’ve posted about document collaboration and email for collaboration, but none of these specifically dealt with blog drafts as a document format.
Approver has an online blogging client it extends to include a collaboration feature that I don’t think is offered by offline (Qumana) or online (WriteToMyBlog) blogging clients. It has a blog integration feature that treats a blog draft as a document format.
Create a draft post in the browser, and share the post with others to review it before you publish it. Some blogging platforms may have multi-author features, but even more powerful is to include a collaboration cycle, and letting others review it…and like other blogging clients you can publish the post straight to your blog.
If you need approval for a blog post, then Approver is a great way without having to give someone your login. I guess you could do this with other online blogging clients, but Approver does document review seriously.