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Collaborating on documents is made easy with these apps

Thanks to collaborative document-editing apps such as the ones highlighted here, working on projects with your colleagues, classmates, or friends is much easier. These apps not only allow you to easily store and share documents with the rest of the team. They also enable you edit the same document at the same time, track each participant’s contributions, and even let you work on files offline for when you don’t have access to the internet, with all changes synced once you get back online. With these apps, you can be sure that members of your team are on the same page, so to speak.

HaikuJAM: write poems together
Samepage: Team Collaboration
Story Wars
Writer - Create Docs, Sync
Writer - ODT Word Processor

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

Open Google Drive files in Docs
Google Docs

Google Docs

Google, Inc.

Collaborate on rich-text documents

Working on an assignment, project, or any other task based on writing in a group? Over the past few years, Google Docs has become a staple for accomplishing this by allowing users to construct and edit documents collaboratively in real time.

Also Good

Apps with average score

HaikuJAM: write poems together
HaikuJAM: write poems together
HaikuJAM: write poems together

HaikuJAM: write poems together

HAIKU JAM LIMITED

HaikuJAM is a world of collaborative thoughts built by people like you.

How it works is simple: write a few words on any topic and two others will add to your thought. The result is a 3 line poem written by 3 strangers.

Join over 100,000 others expressing themselves, connecting with each...

Samepage: Team Collaboration
Samepage: Team Collaboration

Get things done together

Samepage: Team Collaboration

Samepage: Team Collaboration

Samepage Labs, Inc

How many apps do you use for work? You probably have one for working on the projects themselves, one for chat, another for deciding who's doing what, and maybe another one to share files if e-mail isn't an option. Samepage thinks that's too many, which is why it does all...

Story Wars
Story Wars
Story Wars

Story Wars

Story Wars AB

Collaborative writing - done differently. Unleash your creativity with us.

Story Wars is a place where random writers with amazing ideas in their head come to express their thoughts.

Any person can pitch an idea and create a story, but the moment the story is published, it is no longer truly...

Writer - Create Docs, Sync
Writer - Create Docs, Sync
Writer - Create Docs, Sync

Writer - Create Docs, Sync

Zoho Corporation

Simple, slick word processing app to create and edit documents, and collaborate on them with your friends. Sync docs across devices and access them wherever you go.
 
Writer is carefully designed to create a clean, blank paper-esque writing experience across your smartphone, tablet and computer. And it's free forever!

Collaborate with your team
- Join discussions, even...

Writer - ODT Word Processor
Writer - ODT Word Processor
Writer - ODT Word Processor

Writer - ODT Word Processor

ikuTeam Documents

Writer by ikuTeam is the best word processor for your iPad and iPhone. It’s a powerful word processing tool for OpenOffice / LibreOffice, Microsoft Word and Google Docs Documents. It works with Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, Egnyte, Box and FTP Servers.

Leave behind all the problems of reading...

Notate for BlackBerry
Notate for BlackBerry
Notate for BlackBerry

Notate for BlackBerry

Shafer Systems LLC

IMPORTANT NOTE: Notate for BlackBerry will not operate without the necessary licenses from BlackBerry. It has been specially designed to operate with the BlackBerry Dynamics mobile application platform.

Notate helps you get organized and stay productive with functionality similar to Evernote or OneNote provided in a secure enterprise environment.

GET ORGANIZED...

Authors On Acid
Authors On Acid
Authors On Acid

Authors On Acid

MEDL Mobile, Inc.

Authors on Acid, AOA for short, is a game designed for friends, strangers and people who hate each other to collaborate and compete in writing in random, funny, ridiculously rude and often hilarious short stories. Players can pass or hand off the phone to each other, in pass and play...

Little Bird Tales: Storytelling Made Easy
Little Bird Tales: Storytelling Made Easy
Little Bird Tales: Storytelling Made Easy

Little Bird Tales: Storytelling Made Easy

Mike Klem

Create. Engage. Collaborate. Share.

Kids all over the world are using the Little Bird Tales app to create their own stories, podcasts, presentations, journals and to share vacation photos. Now, they can also download lessons from their teacher, and send them back for review when complete! The Little Bird Tales...

SAP Document Center
SAP Document Center
SAP Document Center

SAP Document Center

SAP SE

The SAP Document Center mobile app for iPhone and iPad lets you securely bring all your personal and business documents and content with you wherever you go. Unlike manual file transfers using shared folders or e-mail, this app enables you to quickly and easily access and collaborate on files from...

Other Apps

Could be good for special cases

StoryCraft - collaborative story writing with choose your next action rpg play

StoryCraft - collaborative story writing with choose your next action rpg play

The Othernet, LLC

StoryCraft mixes collaborative story writing with Choose-Your-Next-Action rpg play.

It allows users to choose their own path through an endless world created by other users.

And it lets users add their own content to the StoryCraft world at any location.

+ Collaboration - add your own scenes and actions at any point in the StoryCraft world.
+ Explore the world of StoryCraft using Choose-Your-Next-Action navigation.
+ Choose your collaborators or open up collaboration to all.
+ Construct scenes using text and images.
+ Follow your favorite writers and friends.
+ Use social features such as news feeds, comments, likes, and followers.
+ Use your imagination and have fun!

Corpus Story - Write and Read Stories Together

Corpus Story - Write and Read Stories Together

Hadokoa

"The limit to a story is the world's imagination" this is true for Corpus. Corpus breaks the lone author myth by allowing its members to write a story together. It provides the capability for a story to take a different path or unblock a story that might have an abrupt ending.

Reading a story doesn't require registration. Once a user registers, they have the ability to create a story and are available for collaboration on someone else’s story. Members can invite other members to collaborate on stories (they get notified about pending collaborations). A registered user can create a story and assign who can read and who can add to the story. The user who creates the story can select possible collaborators from past collaborators or select new collaborators based on their location (country), their language and story category interests. They can also allow only themselves to read it (the story will be hidden from other members effectively like a diary). The member, who creates the story, can create the title, assign the suggested language of the story and categorize the story.

Users can download a story from the latest or popular listings or by searching story titles and content. The user can see various characteristics of the story from the listings such as number of authors, number of views, date created, date of the last content addition and member ratings. These downloaded stories are added to their own personal library. This library keeps track of updates and will update the story should there be new content added by other members. Corpus will send out a notification to the member’s device should they have allowed device notifications when there is a new update to a story.


If the members are allowed to contribute to a story, they can request a reservation on the story. A reservation means the invited/requesting member can keep other members from adding to the story for a certain period of time. In this limited time period, the reserving member must add their contributions to the story. The reservation time allowed for the member is given to the member on a successful reservation. Halfway through the time allocated for reservation, the member will receive a reminder that the contribution has not been fulfilled (in the case where the member has not published yet their contribution). Once the reservation time expires, other members will be allowed to contribute to the story.

Corpus aims to have the least interference in the actual content published and it’s up to the members of the platform to flag the last content of a story as inappropriate. After a certain amount of members have flagged the story then the inappropriate content will be automatically removed from the story.

KEY FEATURES
»Browse and Search the online library
»Download a story for reading or contributing
»Create a story
»Add reading and contribution permissions when creating a story
»Share the story with friends and associates
»Editing and reading the story is done naturally like turning a page through a book.
»Reserve a story for contribution
»Reminder about reservation
»Be notified when there are updates to a story
»Flag a story if you are not happy with the content.
»Rate a story
»Make a story personal, e.g. like a diary
»View each individual contribution to a story
»Customize how the story appears
»Can be used in both landscape and portrait modes

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