Saturday, September 02, 2006

Gobby - a collaborative text editor

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gobby is a free software collaborative real-time editor available on Windows and Unix-like platforms. It is confirmed to run on the Mac OS X platform, albeit not natively but using Apple's X11 instead. It was initially released in June 2005 by the 0x539 dev group.



What is Gobby?
Gobby is a free collaborative editor based on libobby, a library which provides synced document buffers. It supports multiple documents in one session and a multi-user chat. It runs on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and other Unix-like platforms.
It uses GTK+ 2.6 as its windowing toolkit and thus integrates nicely into the GNOME desktop environment.
Check out the features of Gobby, take a look around in our screenshots section and download it right now.

This a wonderful collaborative tool for technical teams across many physical locations. I would personally prefer a wiki but then Gobby is real-time and has some features which I haven't seen before. It is extremely simple to start and hook the team to it and that is what I liked best about it. Its usage could vary, and the best way to find if its the right thing for you would be to give it a fling.

Link: How to Use Gobby as a Collaborative Editor
Link: An excellent Gobby review from Softpedia (By: Bogdan Radulescu, Editor, Linux Software Reviews)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You also may want to check out http://collabedit.com. Similar concept, but it's web browser based.