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Online collaboration for normal texts, you often have not only flat lists but

  • Hierarchies. Such as main issue XY, possible ways to adress that issue, pro & contra about those solutions, opinions etc. Some online editors have non-flat listing, i.e. Google docs.

  • However, if you start filling those hierarchies, it's very common to loose overview, and get lost. Folding is cool, it exists in some desktop text editors, and of course in IDEs such as Eclipse and intellij. In Google wave, there was the possibility to have comments and fold/expand. Unfortunately, it seems there is no easy to use and free on-line service offering a Google wave-like experience. The Google wave clones don't seem to be ready?

This seems like a pretty basic and obvious need, yet I can't find a solution. Is there something like this? It should be free & open source. If it's made for programmers, it's ok unless it's programming specific functions are not overwhelming for non-programmers. Furthermore, text folding often works only when writing actual code, i.e. A method body. It would be great to have it also for normal text, without having to do {} or similar.


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Please clarify -- do you want this to be web-based? I voted to close the question for that reason, but now I'm not so sure. – Daniel Beck Oct 21 '11 at 16:53
"online" = web-based – ib84 Oct 22 '11 at 18:00
up vote 2 down vote accepted

I can think of two services that I think do what you ask, Workflowy.com and Checkvist.com. The both of them have hierarchical lists and at least Checkvist has the possibility to collaborate on the editing.

workflowy looks really really nice! unfortunately it doesn't seem to be enabled for collaboration, i.e. synchronous multi-user realtime editing. thanks anyway! – ib84 Oct 24 '11 at 13:39
checkvist does allow hierarchies, folding and collaboration. thanks! – ib84 Oct 24 '11 at 13:51
If you have any questions regarding Checkvist, please ask - I'm one of the devs. – KIR Oct 11 '13 at 21:22

I dont know if this is what your looking for, it does have some text editing capability and is web based, and it's a very cool site that I only just recently discovered myself.



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