Collaboration

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drawpile

Drawpile is a Free/Libre networked drawing program that allows multiple people to sketch on the same image simultaneously. It supports the OpenRaster image file format and thus works well with applications such as MyPaint, Krita and GIMP.

Collaboration and User Management

Host drawing sessions locally with the built-in server or using a dedicated server. Discover public sessions with the list server or join a friend with a handy private room code.

Drawpile provides a wide variety of tools to help manage sessions:

  • Lock or mute individual users
  • Lock individual layers or allow per-user access
  • Restrict certain application features, such as image uploads, layer management and text box creation
  • Revert session to an earlier state in case of vandalism
  • Kick and ban troublemakers
  • Password protect sessions and set user count limits
  • Server supports password protected usernames
  • Session templates provide always available sessions for dedicated servers
Recording and Animation

Record a whole drawing session using Drawpile’s recording feature. The recording can later be played back and exported into video, or used as a backup. Drawpile also has basic support for creating short animations, using layers as frames. Animation specific features like onionskin layer mode and a flipbook preview are supported.


Joplin

Joplin is a free, open source note taking and to-do application, which can handle a large number of notes organised into notebooks. The notes are searchable, can be copied, tagged and modified either from the applications directly or from your own text editor. The notes are in Markdown format.

Notes exported from Evernote via .enex files can be imported into Joplin, including the formatted content (which is converted to Markdown), resources (images, attachments, etc.) and complete metadata (geolocation, updated time, created time, etc.). Plain Markdown files can also be imported.

The notes can be synchronised with various cloud services including Nextcloud, Dropbox, OneDrive, WebDAV or the file system (for example with a network directory). When synchronising the notes, notebooks, tags and other metadata are saved to plain text files which can be easily inspected, backed up and moved around.

The application is available for Windows, Linux, macOS, Android and iOS (the terminal app also works on FreeBSD). A Web Clipper, to save web pages and screenshots from your browser, is also available for Firefox and Chrome.


etherpad

Etherpad is a highly customizable Open Source online editor providing collaborative editing in really real-time.

Collaborating in really real-time
No more sending your stuff back and forth via email, just set up a pad, share the link and start collaborating!

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 instances provide access to all data through a well-documented API and support import/export to many major data exchange formats. And if the built-in feature set isn’t enough for you, there’s tons of plugins that allow you to customize your instance to suit your needs.

You don’t need to set up a server and install Etherpad in order to use it. Just pick one of the publicly available instances that friendly people from everywhere around the world have set up. Alternatively, you can set up your own instance by following our installation guide.

Add Functionalities

Etherpad is very customizable through plugins. Instructions can be found in the plugin wiki article


EtherCalc

EtherCalc

EtherCalc is a web spreadsheet.

Your data is saved on the web, and people can edit the same document at the same time. Everybody’s changes are instantly reflected on all screens.

Work together on inventories, survey forms, list management, brainstorming sessions and more!