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Tag: COLLABORATIVE

ScribbleSquid tries to help new writers -- with one glaring omission

Creative writing is not an easy task, but the web gives us great opportunities to collaborate and get some help. For our own book, my friend and I set up a custom DokuWiki which does the trick quite nicely. But not everyone likes to tinker; some people simply want to get down to business and start telling their story while getting feedback from their writing buddies. This is the purported ...

PiratePad is EtherPad, elsewhere

After Google purchased the collaborative text editing site EtherPad and subsequently screwed up by trying to turn off the ability to create new pads, many people have lost confidence in Google's ability to effectively host their data on EtherPad. Google has been clear that it is their long-term plan to drop EtherPad as a service, but at the same time they have already begun open-sourcing the code...

Picasa's desktop app now has collaborative albums and name tags

Picasa, Google's photo sharing service, has allowed collaborative photo albums on the web for months, but the Picasa desktop app is just now getting this feature. Now, when you upload an album using the desktop, you can assign editing privileges to other users. That way, you can easily collect everyone's photos of an event in the same shared album. With collaborative albums, you can either give...

Checkvist: collaborate on checklists and outlines

Checkvist is a free, multi-user list-making site that's extremely easy to use. The signup is quick, you can make a new checklist with one click, and the keyboard commands are all listed down the right side of the screen. You can drag and drop, import and export checklists and collaborate with other users. Checkvist is no OmniOutliner (or whichever other commercial outline software you like), but...

Google launches collaborative My Maps editing

Google has added a collaboration feature to the My Maps section of Google Maps. What does that mean? Essentially you can create a custom map, and then open it up for other people to edit. Say, for example you're planning a trip to Chicago with friends. You want to use Google Maps to plot the places you should visit when you're there. You can find a few destinations and add them to the map and th...