Collabpad is a free online text editor that comes with revision history and real-time collaboration features. You can easily check the previous versions of the document you are working on, which is not present in most of the other similar text editors. The interesting part of this online text editor is that you don’t have to create an account to use it and edit a document. A unique public URL is generated instantly for each individual document. Whenever you want to access your document, you need to use the URL associated with it.
Apart from this, you can also share document URL with anyone and start editing the document in real-time with your collaborators. The content is saved automatically. So even if browser crashes or tab is closed accidentally, content is saved. However as everything remains in public, this online text editor is not ideal for sharing and editing important stuff. It is helpful when you need to share some to-do list or other text.
Above you can see the simple interface of this online text editor with revision history.
Using This Free Online Text Editor with Collaboration:
Go to this link to open its homepage and it will automatically create a public document for you with a unique URL. Clicking on the name (COLLABPAD) visible on the homepage will help you create more documents with different unique URLs.
Now you can start adding the text content. There are a few formatting options (bold, italic, and underline) also available that you can use in your document. If you edit the same document after some time, it stores the previous version automatically. You can use drop down icon to access revision history of your document.
You can also highlight text using Green and Red color options.
Share Document for Collaboration With Real-Time:
To share your document, copy the document URL and give it to your colleague. When he/she will open that URL, then editing can be done in the document and changes are visible in real-time.
Multiple collaborators can work on the same document.
Collabpad can’t be compared with fully fledged text editor software or tools, which let you edit DOC, TXT, and other format files, and export the time. However, it is really useful for quick text editing and collaborating in real-time with others.