Questions tagged [collaboration]

Where teams work together at one task, e.g. the same document or code, the piece of software used must be able handling that. Use this tag if that's a requirement to the software you're looking for.

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Looking for a scale-able full featured ECM or Collaboration Suite

I am looking for an ECM (Enterprise Content Management) or Collaboration suite (tend to be used synonymously) solution to manage the following: Scalable: Start with 10 users, scale up to 1000+. ...
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Real-time code collaboration

I work from both at home and at school with my friends. At school, all ports except port 80 and port 443 (HTTP/HTTPS) are blocked, so it's hard to set up a collaborative "workspace". I'm looking for ...
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Stack Exchange-like open-source platform where questions are suggestions and answers are input, never solutions

I want a platform for my site where users can make suggestions on how our organization can improve. This is because good ideas are sometimes lost because the holders of the ideas don't want attention ...
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Real-time collaborative HTML source code editor, with real-time preview

I want my team to collaboratively edit an HTML page. Imperative requirements: Everyone must see other people's changes in real-time (like Google Docs). It makes it so much easier to avoid conflicts. ...
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Portable, real-time collaborative, multimarkdown editor, with live preview and version control integration

I'm looking for a tool, collection of tools and/or plugins, or even works-in-progress in this general direction, for this quite demanding (and possibly conflicting) set of requirements: user ...
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Real time interactive whiteboard for tutoring math

I ran this for a month on Math Educators, with no good answers. I'm now reposting here. I'm looking for a web app for tutoring math remotely to high school and junior high kids that ideally has the ...
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What is an open-source alternative to the Atlassian suite of products (Confluence, JIRA, etc.)?

I've periodically searched for an open-source alternative to the awesome suite of Atlassian products and always come up nearly empty. This time, the only option that seemed to exist is Tiki Wiki CMS ...
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Self-hosted collaborative real-time editor

I'm looking for a quick text outline tool that I can host on my own server supporting real-time editing for multiple users and change-history.
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Any collaborative tool/website to localize an Android app?

My open source (GNU-GPLv3) Android application has internationalization done the Android way, with strings.xml files. The community has many people from many countries, and they are willing to ...
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OS X client for Google Docs/Drive, incorporating the real-time collaboration feature?

I have several documents that are collaboratively edited in Google Drive. I'd prefer to use a more responsive, easier-to-open desktop client to edit these documents. It must: Be able to see all my ...
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Any online collaborative drawing/diagramming/brainstorming tools that support freehand drawing as well as shapes?

I have looked at several tools - draw.io, gliffy, lucidcharts. None support freehand drawing. I know there are several online whiteboards, but I'm looking for something more sophisticated. should ...
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Web platform for collaborative authoring of an ebook

We (a group of scientists) plan to co-author an open, online book. The idea is to collaboratively write an ebook hosted on a website, which is open for the public to read and comment. We are now ...
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Receipt OCR & Personal Finance Management app for Android?

Is there and app (preferably for Android or Linux) that would support receipt OCR, so I could just take photos of receipts after shopping? (preferably with option to collaborate with other people, ...
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Private Web app for a couple, similar to social networks and team communication tools (self-hosted & free/libre)

I’m looking for a Web app which two people can use to plan their free time together and share parts of their lives with each other. A platform for a couple or best friends. For the fun, not for the ...
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Web Based Story Organization Software for Fiction Writing and Worldbuilding

I'm working on a writing project and I want to know if there is a tool that I can use to organize the work. I need the following features: manage story text and link it with character sheets, ...
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Tool to comment and discuss code without modifying it

I'm looking for a tool I can use to leave comments on a codebase without having to change the code itself. I think something like this would make it easier to have developer discussions along the ...
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CMS with many out-of-the-box modules and friendly learning curve

I'm asked to recommend and possibly set up a CMS (or similar system) for a small community. We have typical Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP shared hosting where this should run. With the exception of perhaps a ...
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Track changes in a shared project folder

I frequently work together with colleagues on projects. To make it easy we create project folders (network drives) which contain all kind of information to the project. Often these are new product ...
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Looking for a collaborative whiteboard app

I would like to share my situation with you: I want to a teach geographically-distanced person some mathematics. I've been trying to explain things over the phone, but I feel that visual explanations ...
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Alternative to RhodeCode [duplicate]

Up to now we have been using an old open source version of RhodeCode. We use it to manage our git repos. The new version of RhodeCode has a new license, which is ... I don't know what to call it. It ...
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Collaborative pricing tool

I'm looking for a web-based collaborative solution for managing the pricing (sales and purchases) of many product references. I couldn't find any existing solution matching my company's needs as they ...
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Collaborative reading of a PDF (+ chat)

I'm looking for a software (or a site) [or even a combination of many] where two people can collaborate by reading a PDF where anyone can underline things and highlight them, while at the same time ...
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Many user remote desktop / screen share solution?

We currently use teamviewer / join.me for many remote users to share their screens in a collaborative teaching environment. Usually, one instructor monitors half a dozen to a dozen students. We've ...
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Revision based plain text collaboration apps

I'm looking for a web app for small collaboration with close to plain text documents. My requirements: I don't want real-time collaboration; that messes with my workflow (the textareas are heavily ...
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Format and Software for Self-Hosted Web Based Genealogy Website

I used to host a webpage for my family history / genealogy efforts and it is still there but in very basic form and I am debating about resurrecting it but am torn on the format of what is 'effective' ...
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Need a team checklist/workflow application

We have several processes that we want everyone on the team to follow. The process could be slightly different depending on the task, and it would be great to be able to see a high-level chart showing ...
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Rapid web/app development tool for creating mockups

I'm trying to find a tool (if such a thing exists) to help in a team brainstorming session. We're trying to develop either websites (and / or) mobile apps. We're developing mockup sketches/drawings ...
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Multi user task management software

I'm looking for a software which can replace my Excel solution I'm using now. I create tasks in an Excel file, people concerned can take it from a share folder, see if any work needs to be done, if so ...
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Document management + email SaaS for BYOD school

Intro Currently I am trying to upgrade the current system we have in school. So I am thinking that a good education app should be used. After doing my homework I came across Google Apps for ...
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Free distributed wiki software with full-text search, working even offline

I'm looking for a way to organize knowledge in my company. Since we have to work disconnected from the company net many times, a server-client solution alone won't suffice. The requirements are: ...
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Self-hosted crowdsourced translation software

I'm looking for a self-hosted collaborative translation software, preferably written in PHP. I liked Crowdin but it's not free for private projects and my budget is zero. Please help me, I've ...
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Translation collaboration software for writing articles

We are interested in translating articles (meaning long paragraphed text) from our language to a few of the more widely used languages in Europe. To that end, I was looking for a way to do the ...
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Github-like collaboration platform [duplicate]

The place I do volunteer work for would like to switch from svn to git, and we really love the collaboration features of github. Unfortunately the $300/year cost for a private organisation account is ...
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Collaborative Real-time Java Coding and Compiling

I now this question has been asked somewhat similarly before, but I have done hours of research into some sort of application, whether browser based or not, that will allow multiple people (ie my ...
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CMS with real-time collaboration/co-authoring (like Google Docs)?

Is there any CMS with real-time collaboration tools like Google Docs? I mean it's very convenient when authors can simultaneously open the same article (text, maybe HTML) and edit it, then publish it ...
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Software for offline collaborative writing

I am the secretary of a students' organisation. In our assemblies, me and 2-3 assistants have to take minutes. Until now, we have used Google Docs to edit the file at the same time. However, since it'...
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Collaborative installable IDE

I am looking for a collaborative real-time writing IDE that can be installed in my own server machine. The machine is an Ubuntu 14.04 server, any dependencies that might be needed will be installed. ...
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App for collaborative shopping list

We are three user who want to cooperate regarding to the shopping list. We want to use an app that acts as a shopping list. What app can you recommend us to use? Criteria: We use Android and iOS (...
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Free software to collaborate on a film/story idea

I'm looking for software that allows me and another person to privately collaborate on a film/story idea. It should support the following content types: Text Images Short videos Groupzap is an ...
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Self-hosted collaboration like Trello

Due to privacy and data security guidelines I need to switch my team collaboration over to something self-hosted. Can anyone recommend the right tool for a scenario like this: Self hosted, open-...
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Web-based text annotation

Let's say I post a text document on my website. Users can create accounts, log-in, and post annotations to sentences in the text. Each piece of text can have multiple, unlimited annotations. It's ...
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How do I make information across our organization more transparent and accessible?

At my company, we have information spread all across various systems - gdocs, email, Confluence, and slack conversations. Slack has become an indispensable tool for us but I've felt the pain of the ...
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Availability Calendar for Finding Weekly Timeslot

I have a relatively simple need but have been unable to find any software that can fill it. I am attempting to setup a system that will allow a group of people to each enter their personal ...
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Add help tips for my coworkers to 3rd-party web apps

We have several old inventory-management websites with tons of pages of poorly-documented user settings. The knowledge of how to use these settings and tools is scattered among several people at my ...
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Offline collaborative whiteboard/sketchboard

I'm looking for an offline/self-host collaborative whiteboard/sketchboard software to use on my company. We have a need for it to be off the internet since we do some fun excursions sometimes. ...
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Collaboration platform with powerful search -> auto-building knowledge base

I'm looking for a collaboration platform similar to Asana, Trello, Podio or Wrike that has a powerful search engine with support for: Stemming: searching for "load" will find "loading", "loads" etc. ...
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Webapp that helps me get feedback/collaborators for a software idea?

Say I have an idea about a piece of software I want to develop, but it's just a basic idea, and I can't do it by myself. I just have a basic idea of something I want to create. QUESTION: Is there a ...
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Wiki (or similar knowledge base platform) that allows inline annotation/comment threads

Conventional wiki software such as MediaWiki gives users one link to a "Talk" page per article. The comments therein can each refer to different sections of the article. This often results in a bit of ...
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Is there a good way to tie a stack trace to a known solutions log?

For years now I've quietly kept notes on how to react to the more arcane exceptions our in-house developed system throws at us as we develop under it. I've discovered that other developers are doing ...
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Simple, free project management software

I'm not actually certain that what I'm looking for is called project management software. I want something very simple. Suppose three people are working on a project together. The software should ...