real-time collaborative text editors
Multiple people editing a document at the same time seems impossible, but now there are three different tools for doing that.
- Google Docs – “allows simultaneous editing that’s not in real time. Rather, each save pushes a copy to other active editors, but you can’t see each other type or delete.” – from Comparison of EtherPad and SubEthaEdit.
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- I switched to a Mac partly to use SubEthaEdit, then didn’t need it enough to buy it. Didn’t know Google Docs could do this, but EtherPad, which I just heard about, seems easy enough to show and use right away in a meeting. Check out the 90 second EtherPad video. – Mike Franks 11-19-08