Collaborative Writing Tools

Writing tools are adapting to the needs of researchers. Research being more and more dependent on collaborations across labs and continents, collaborative writing tools, help researchers write their manuscript while keeping close track of the modifications done by others to the text.

  • ASCII doctor – Text processor & publishing toolchain for converting AsciiDoc to HTML5, DocBook & more.

  • Atlas – Write, collaborate, design and publish on a single platform.

  • Authorcafe – Authoring and Publishing Services platform for scholarly writing.

  • Authorea – Platform to write scientific, academic, and technical documents in collaboration

  • Draft – Version control and collaboration to improve your writing.

  • F1000 workspace – A workspace for scientists to collect, write and discuss scientific literature.

  • Fidus Writer – Online collaborative editor especially made for academics who need to use citations and/or formulas.

  • Overleaf – Online collaborative LaTeX editor, with direct submission to several publishers (ex WriteLaTex)

  • Penflip – Collaborative writing and version control.

  • Poetica – Get clear feedback, wherever you’re writing.

  • ShareLaTex – Collaborative on-line editor for for Maths or Sciences.

  • Stackedit – Markdown editor based on PageDown, the Markdown library used by Stack Overflow.

  • Typewrite – A simple, real-time collaborative writing environment.

  • Quip – Combines chat, documents, spreadsheets, checklist, and more to collaborate on any device.

  • Write – Distraction-free text editor for writing productivity.