Collaborative writing tools




Write without fear of losing or overwriting a good idea
Compare different versions of a document
Collaborate with colleagues on copy, proposals, memos, etc.
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Keep your writings organized with Backpack integration

Web Collaborator

Web Collaborator coordinates collaborations automatically, keeping backups of every revision ever made to the project, letting you see who made the changes, and allowing you to focus on the work instead of managing the work. Better yet, it is absolutely free for all uses.


  Share documents instantly & collaborate real-time.
  Pick exactly who can access your documents.
· Edit your documents from anywhere.
  Nothing to download — your browser is all you need.
· Store your documents securely online.
  Offsite storage plus data backup every 10 seconds.
· Easy to use.
  Clean, uncluttered screens with a familiar, desktop feel.





CoWord allows multiple users to edit the same MS Word document at the same time over the Internet.


BSCW (Basic Support for Cooperative Work) enables collaboration over the Web. BSCW is a ’shared workspace’ system which supports document upload, event notification, group management and much more. To access a workspace you only need a standard Web browser.

Human Factors

Collaborative tools

Systems available on the Web; articles about writing, design and use of systems, the Web, collaborative work and groups; research labs; and my classification system for Web-based collaborative writing systems. More collbaorative tools available here.