What software lets multiple people work on a document together?

Shakir Awan September 25, 2012
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Actually we have many books available in pdf format. And we would like to convert them into unicode word format, which is not possible through OCR as our language (Urdu) can not be recognized through OCR. Anyway, me and my friends would like to jointly type one book at a time through some online system, as all of my friends are on different locations. How can we do that?

If this could be done through software we can buy it or if this could be done through some website, we can use it. We just need your guidance if this type of system is already available?

  1. Freud Iomc
    October 19, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Google Docs
    Sharepoint
    Subversion

  2. Pwince Khan
    October 16, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Google DOCs ,Skydive or dropbox

  3. G. Calamita
    October 12, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Hello, https://hackpad.com/ is really good. With it you always know who has written what and much more.

    Thank you.

  4. Alex Perkins
    October 3, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    I would agree, Google Drive is the way to go, only 5GB of storage free though, but for text documents that should be plenty.

  5. Kernel Recovery Tools
    October 3, 2012 at 5:19 am

    Google docs is the best option and solution for your problem. Even you can review what change made by your friend on which and what time. So it will be easy for you to manage.

  6. Nicki Vigil
    September 29, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Google Docs works great for this!

  7. macwitty
    September 27, 2012 at 6:00 am

    As you didn't want Google Docs maybe you can take a look at Volpen http://www.volpen.com/ and use private group
    or maybe try
    http://www.gathercontent.com
    https://www.celtx.com/services

    • Shakir Awan
      September 28, 2012 at 6:31 am

      Actually volpen.com is for new books writing and not for the typing projects from scanned books , pdf. No clue who typed what page.

      gathercontent is also for website contents.
      celtx is for scripwriting projects.

      There must be some services which could help typing pdf to unicode as a team. Please please help out.

  8. Ahmed Khalil
    September 26, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    google Docs is what you need

  9. Shayne Selwonk
    September 26, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Try Google DOCs or Skydive

  10. Nikhil Chandak
    September 26, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    hmmm....
    u must ask this question on google or yahoo
    & see the reviews to ur post
    i hope this helps u ;)
    ...!!

  11. Muhammad Ahmad
    September 26, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Google docs is the best choice for collaborate work.

  12. HLJonnalagadda
    September 26, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Google docs is incredible. Easily the best solution for your needs.

  13. susendeep dutta
    September 26, 2012 at 11:33 am

    SkyDrive is also good cloud storage and allows editing of documents -

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/web-apps-help/edit-office-documents-in-skydrive-HA102530248.aspx

  14. Shakir Awan
    September 26, 2012 at 7:21 am

    Thanks for the answers. I already know google docs and dropbox services and constantly using them as well. However, what I want is some service (software or website) dedicated for team work on projects like typing. Because it is very difficult to know what pages are already typed and what needs to be typed yet.

    Also, for example the system should automatically tell the team members what page you should start typing etc. And at the end we could get some statistics as how much contribution was there from every users.

    • Phuong Doan
      October 2, 2012 at 1:17 am

      have you tried Microsoft OneNote??

      • Pwince Khan
        October 16, 2012 at 3:59 pm

        Microsoft OneNote is for per person..he wants something which everyone can use from different parts in a single file

    • Naval Gupta
      December 11, 2012 at 5:59 pm

      I would say don't complicate. Simply divide and assign the pages amongst our friends and yourself and merge later.

  15. Rajaa Chowdhury
    September 26, 2012 at 2:01 am

    The ideal solution for that is Google DOCs, in the broswer type in docs.google.com and loging with your Google/Gmail id. Create the document and share it with your friends by typing in their gmail email id separated by commas and in the share give fuul read / edit rights to them. Google Docs also automatically maintains a revsion history, so you can even see all the revision back in time also. If there is any conflict in any section, where both two authors have written, as the original owner of the document who created, he or she will have the rights to choose the one to keep. This is the link to Google DOCs : http://www.google.com/google-d-s/documents/index.html

  16. Rajaa Chowdhury
    September 26, 2012 at 2:01 am

    The ideal solution for that is Google DOCs, in the broswer type in docs.google.com and loging with your Google/Gmail id. Create the document and share it with your friends by typing in their gmail email id separated by commas and in the share give fuul read / edit rights to them. Google Docs also automatically maintains a revsion history, so you can even see all the revision back in time also. If there is any conflict in any section, where both two authors have written, as the original owner of the document who created, he or she will have the rights to choose the one to keep. This is the link to Google DOCs : http://www.google.com/google-d-s/documents/index.html

  17. Bruce Epper
    September 26, 2012 at 12:30 am

    You can do this with Google Docs. You can even see the changes others are making as they type.

  18. Henry Lahman
    September 25, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    I'd recommend something like google docs drive or dropbox
    that way you can share the original pdfs and the resulting Unicode documents

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