eWorky is a straightforward tool designed to help startups, small businesses and contractors find shared or co-working space when they reach the point where they need to get out of the house. Launched last year in France, the site recently unveiled an English-language version that includes about 300 spaces in the U.S., most of them coworking spaces.
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eWorky works on two assumptions: First, most everyone needs a professional space to work at some point or another and, second, the first place they’re going to look is online.
At its most basic level, the site lets you search by location and type of space (free, desk, office or meeting room). The advanced search helps you locate multiple categories and offers a few more options, like search by name. Results give you a good idea of what each space offers — free coffee, wireless, office services and the like.
Listings are created by the landlords so the amount of detail varies. And because eWorky’s new, there’s not a lot of feedback given on how well different locations actually work. There’s space for reviews of each space, and listings of people who are working there.
The site’s workable and can be a big help if you’re trying to quickly find space that’s convenient and has the services you want. It’s certainly faster to use than Google or Craigslist. There’s still not a lot of community activity, which is understandable. And, it could use a review for geographic context. Many figures are in euros instead of dollars, and French has a way of creeping into headings.
But those seem like the tweaks companies make after launch nowadays, and they don’t interfere with the site’s usefulness. If you’re looking for space, eWorky’s worth a try.