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Web 2.0 tools for spreadsheets and writing documents
Collaborate with others: Web 2.0 tools and applications to help with spreadsheets and writing documents. For a list of new applications not included in this page, check out my Web 2.0 weblog for spreadsheets and document writing.


EditGrid. An online spreadsheet service with real time update.

Google Docs and spreadsheets. It's a Google product - what else is there to say!

Flysuite Does spreadsheets and word processing

Num Sum: web spreadsheets. Free bite-sized, sharable social spreadsheets

TracksLife - Your Friendly, Personal, Online Spread-abase. Keep track of almost anything with Tracks — spreadsheets/databases that combine columns of money, numbers, words, paragraphs and yes/no’s.

Writing documents

Adobe Buzzword online word processor, perfect for writing reports, proposals, and anything else you need to access online or work on with others.

Approver does the whole sharing documents gig.

CopyTaste. Very similar to - copy some text, image, video, create a URL and share it with colleagues.

EtherPad is the only web-based word processor that allows people to work together in really real-time. When multiple people edit the same document simultaneously, any changes are instantly reflected on everyone's screen.

FreedomShare.This is quite a neat little resource. It allows you to create a short post, with a title, links and images, but without having to sign into anything or register anywhere. When you've created your post you get a link AND a nice little QR code that goes along with it. Great if you don't want to tweet or blog.

Gobby. Gobby is a free collaborative editor based on libobby, a library which provides synced document buffers. It supports multiple documents in one session and a multi-user chat. It runs on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and other Unix-like platforms.

Google Docs and spreadsheets

iNetWord Editor. This is another online word processor. It describes itself as the only fully functional online wp. Free. At last! An online word processor with a slight difference. This one is very much designed for children/students, allowing them to create pages, which are assigned URLs and these can then be shared with friends or teachers. is a web-based application for taking notes. You can take your notes and share with others by providing the shorten url to a friend.Fast: is built for speed and performance. You can take notes quickly and browse your archive.Easy: doesn’t require installation. Just write and share shorten link!Short:’s url just 8 character. You’ll get shorten link of your note when you want to share.

Pen Simple Online Publishing. Create text pages quickly and easily, and share them with the world via a unique url. Suggested uses:

Create an online Resume
Share the Lyrics of your favorite song
Post your undiscovered gem of a short story
Challenge String theory with a debate on Particle Physics
Share a poem
Publish an ebook
Share the Details your upcoming event
Design an about me page
Share a snippet of code with the open source community
Write an anonymous letter to the world
Share your screenplay
Brainstorm your next killer project
Respond to a tweet using more than 140 characters
Create a public list of resolutions and hold yourself accountable
Design a tutorial on how to use Pen
Have an anonymous bitch on why the x is so x
Create a backup of your blog post thats had the Digg effect
Signup for a page and leave it as the default (squat)
Complain about why Techcrunch got it wrong
Fill a page with Lorem Ipsum for the hell of it
Share the Meaning of Life with humanity
Share lecture notes with your class

ProofHQ is a smarter, easier way to manage review and approval of designs, artwork and documents.

QuickTopic Document Review - free document collaboration. Quick Doc ReviewSM gives you an instant private space for gathering comments on any HTML document (Microsoft Word documents too).

Qipit - Copy and share documents. Copy documents, whiteboards and handwritten notes with your camera phone or digital camera to store, fax, email or publish!

Scribd is a bit like Slideshare for documents. Load up your documents, share them, comment, you know the sort of thing. You can also do a very nifty search, both for documents and text within them.

Solodox. Create a document right in your browser. Edit on any machine you can find anywhere. Create a project for your group. Invite members to read or edit the project.

SubEthaEdit is a powerful and lean text editor.

SynchroEdit is a browser-based simultaneous multiuser editor, a form of same-time, different-place groupware. It allows multiple users to edit a single web-based document at the same time, and it continuously synchronizes all changes so that users always have the same version. is a web based word processor for people to collaborate in real-time. When multiple people edit the same document simultaneously, any changes are instantly reflected on everyone's screen. The result is a new and productive way to collaborate and conference on text documents, useful for meeting notes, brainstorming, project planning, drafting sessions, training, and more.

TextFlow. This product allows you to take various edits to a document and merge them quickly and easily.

TheOpenDoc is your collaborative workspace. Write whatever you want to say. Share it with others - yes, it's a collaborative word processor!

TitanPad. It's a word processor, with real time edits. Fairly straightforward.

Writeboard Collaborative writing software online with Writeboard. Write, share, revise, compare. Shareable web based documents, save edits, roll back versions.

writewith. This is a nice simple little resource that allows you to do some collaborative writing with a group or class of students.

yPen - make and share notes online. Very sparse, but seems to do what it should.

YourDraft Online sharable WYSIWYG document drafting. Share drafts with others.

Zoho Writer Online word processor - free

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