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Author Topic: Collaborative online outliner recommendation?  (Read 2571 times)

tomos

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Collaborative online outliner recommendation?
« on: May 07, 2013, 03:47:00 AM »
[edit] the project this was planned for has fallen through so I wont be spending too much time testing - but feel free to still contribute suggestions [/edit]
Looking for help here - I cant find a clear recommendation myself.


Need to be:

  • a collaborative online outliner
  • user-friendly (working with some people who are fairly basic users)
  • show each person (individually) what is new since their last visit (*important*)
  • each user can set their choice of language for interface - choice of English and German would be enough (or even just German is such a site exists)
  • preferably free, or not requiring payments for each user (but this at the bottom of the list cause it isnt so important!)

If a spreadsheet meets all requirements apart from outliner, I would consider

THanks in advance :-*


Checkvist sounds good so I'll get an account there and check it out myself:
https://checkvist.com/auth/pricing
Tom
« Last Edit: May 07, 2013, 09:52:07 AM by tomos, Reason: see in red »

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Re: Collaborative online outliner recommendation?
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2013, 03:57:52 AM »
CheckVist looks nice and friendly - but it only has English :(

Screenshot - 2013-05-07 , 10_56_06.pngCollaborative online outliner recommendation?

(shows on right of working outline page)


when I think about it I could also use a German-language-only site (if one exists)
Tom

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Re: Collaborative online outliner recommendation?
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2013, 08:48:33 AM »
Not sure whether the EtherPad sites might be of interest:
http://typewith.me/
http://piratepad.net/
http://sync.in/
http://meetingwords.com
• + I think (not sure) Google docs built on that technology.

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Re: Collaborative online outliner recommendation?
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2013, 09:04:47 AM »
Not sure whether the EtherPad sites might be of interest:
[..]
http://sync.in/
http://meetingwords.com

these two are similar and both nice (and easy) but only English (I suspect the German UI requirement might be a problem).

Also I wonder if the requirement to highlight changes since last visit even exists...
(maybe I should go take another look at google spreadsheet)
Tom

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Re: Collaborative online outliner recommendation?
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2013, 09:49:35 AM »
Looks like the project has fallen through (better now than after a lot of time invested)
oh well...
Tom

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Re: Collaborative online outliner recommendation?
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2013, 10:00:57 AM »
FWIW
google docs do have this option:

"In your Drive, click the gear icon in the top right and select Document settings."
Update indicators:   [ ]  Bold any updated items
I'm not sure if that works for others who have been invited to the party - or just for the author.
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Re: Collaborative online outliner recommendation?
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2013, 02:26:09 PM »
Another option is Workflowy. You'll have to choose the Pro version to get private sharing.

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Share and Collaborate: Click "Share" in the item controls to share or collaborate over a sublist with others.


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Re: Collaborative online outliner recommendation?
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2013, 03:38:56 PM »
...I'm not sure if that works for others who have been invited to the party - or just for the author.
You could set up a doc and invite some guinea-pigs to view/edit it and see.

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Re: Collaborative online outliner recommendation?
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2013, 10:06:13 AM »
There's a recent article in MIT Technology Review about some new outliner and writing applications (Fargo, Editorially, Quip, etc.) . They seem to be pretty much totally browser/cloud based. Being an old-school guy (got my first PC in 1980), I'm not sure how I feel about not having my data and applications on my own PC. Nevertheless, the article suggests that there is a lot of development ongoing for these types of applications.
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Re: Collaborative online outliner recommendation?
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2013, 12:58:07 PM »
Collaboration is also possible in Gingko app, though I don't think it highlights the changes made by others (yet). It's probably not for basic users, as it uses Markdown, and the interface is non-traditional (though in a good way). You get 3 trees (documents) for free (or unlimited, if you make them public).

I wrote a review of it recently, and here is another one from The Chronicle of Higher Education.