Etherpad Collaborative Editor

Etherpad is a free open source online editor for writing and editing collaborative writing projects.

The need for collaborative writing tools I understand and get. What I don’t quite grasp is this feature: It lets you do collaborative writing in real-time.

Why anyone would want to do that, I have no idea. I suppose some people do, and if you’re one of those, here you go. I also suppose Etherpad handles the task well. I don’t know, nor do I have any intention of testing that functionality (or even know which of my friends I should bother for that kind of testing).

If this is your cup of tea, here’s what looks like a really good freebie for it. I’d also appreciate if you can clue me in on what kind of real-time collaborative writing projects you do on it.

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