Collaboration Tools

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As you know, there has been a renaissance in collaboration tools over the past few decades.

Collaboration tools are now ubiquitous. You can video conference with others on your cell phone, iWatch, personal computer. Large groups of people can work synchrouslly on tools such as wikis, Microsoft One Note, Google Docs.

Below we list a few tools that commonplace collaboration. This is just our first iterration of this page, and we invite you share with your top collaboration tools, and why. Please see Contribute if you can help with this.

Google Docs
“With Google Docs, you can write, edit, and collaborate wherever you are. For Free.”

“Etherpad allows you to edit documents collaboratively in real-time, much like a live multi-player editor that runs in your browser. Write articles, press releases, to-do lists, etc. together with your friends, fellow students or colleagues, all working on the same document at the same time.”


All in one workspace. Works with large companies with thousands of to small startups with a handful of employees. Is free to students with an .edu account.

“Teamwork in Slack happens in channels — a single place for messaging, tools and files — helping everyone save time and collaborate together.”

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