Collaborative writing software online with Writeboard. Write, share, revise, compare.
Extracted Page: http://writeboard.com/Collaborative writing software online with Writeboard. Write, share, revise, compare.
Write without fear of losing or overwriting a good idea
Compare different versions of a document
Collaborate with colleagues on copy, proposals, memos, etc.
Subscribe to documents via RSS and be notified of changes
Keep your writings organized with Backpack integration
Authors, journalists, PR folks, editors, and publishers
Bloggers or freelance/independent writers
Letter writers, songwriters, poets, comedians, creatives
Students, professors, and groups collaborating on a paper
...and plenty more! Writeboard is great for personal and business use (check out some example uses). Read more about Writeboard below or create a free writeboard at left.
Write a business letter, copy for your website, a marketing brochure, or a product description, or a weblog post, or a song, or a poem, or an idea, or an essay, or a book chapter, or whatever else you might normally write in your email program, text editor, or word processor.
Unlike a Word document that's stored at your office on one computer, you can get to your writeboards from any computer in the world with an internet connection and a modern web browser.
Want to collaborate on some copy? Want to pass a memo or letter by someone else for editing before you send it? Want to work with your business partners on some text for a proposal? Want fellow students to contribute to a group paper? Want to collaborate with a client on wording for their project?
Sharing writeboards is easy — simply enter someone's email address and they'll get an invitation with a link to view and edit the writeboard.
Writeboard makes editing easy and safe. Every time you save an edit a new version is created and linked in the sidebar. This allows you to write without fear of deleting something, overwriting something, or losing a better version of the document from last week.
Writeboard encourages you to explore ideas wherever they may lead. Don't like what you wrote? Just click a previous version and you're back to the way you had it before.
Ever want to know what changed between two versions of a writeboard? Simple. Just check off two versions and click the compare button. Everything that was deleted will be grey and struck, everything that's new will be highlighted green.
This is especially useful when you are collaborating with multiple people on a writeboard. Now you can see what others have changed or added to their versions of the writeboard.
If you have a Backpack account you can attach writeboards to backpack pages or see a list of all your writeboards in one place on the Writeboards tab from within Backpack. You can also create new writeboards in Backpack.
Using Backpack and Writeboard together is a great way to keep your writing organized (and not have to remember multiple usernames and passwords). Plus, if you have a Backpack account with SSL your writeboards will also be SSL-secure.
Does this cost anything? How many writeboards can I create?
Writeboard is completely free. You can create as many writeboards as you'd like and invite as many people to collaborate on the writeboards. There are no limits. However, if you'd like to keep all your writeboards in one place so you don't have to bookmark URLs and remember passwords, you should check out our Backpack organizer product. It lets you neatly organize to-do lists, notes, photos, files, and writeboards online. Backpack was recently named a "Best of the Web 2005" tool by BusinessWeek.
What web browsers are compatible with Writeboard?
Writeboard requires Internet Explorer 7, Safari, Google Chrome, or Firefox. Writeboard doesn't work with Internet Explorer 6.x. Other browsers may or may not work, but only the four listed are guaranteed compatible.
Does Writeboard import or export?
You can send yourself any version of a writeboard via email or export it to a text file. At this time you can't import text from an external source into a writeboard (but you can always just copy and paste it in).
Who's behind this Writeboard thing?
We're 37signals. We're the people who also bring you Basecamp (web-based project management), Campfire (web-based group chat for business), Backpack (personal and small business information organizer), and Ta-da List (the web's simplest to-do list manager).
Writeboard, Basecamp, Backpack, and Ta-da List are service marks of 37signals. Any questions?