Free Collaborative Document Sharing Tool: entri

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Entri is a free online collaboration tool that allows getting feedback on your draft article from your Twitter followers before you put your document out into the public eye. You can jot down rough drafts to take suggestions from your friends and Twitter followers, before you put the full document together.

Entri comes with a simple editor which has all the features that you need in order to write a professional looking article. All you have to do is sign in to your Twitter account and start writing. This program will save your document and gives you a link to share so that you can get feedback on your document.

 

You can include images as well as text with this particular tool. This is mainly for use by bloggers but anyone can take advantage of this. All you would need is a Twitter account and this program along with an Internet connection. There is no software that needs to be installed to your computer.  Since this is all online, there is no reason to not be able to use it. Future development is in the works to use with different platforms for blogging such as Expression Engine and Word Press.

Also Read: 4 Free Services to Collaborate in Real Time on Word Documents Online

This is quite a new idea and is catching on quickly with bloggers. All you have to do is click Share when it is done, and entri will post a tweet on your Twitter account with document URL and title. Your Twitter followers can click on that link, and start collaborating on that document.

You can lock your document to stop getting feedback from followers. This IS a great way to facilitate communication between bloggers and readers as well as interactivity. There is no download to speak of and all the content remains online. This is one online tool that bloggers will definitely appreciate.

Some of the features of Entri:

  • Ability for feedback from Twitter followers
  • Share document after completion
  • No Downloadable software
  • Totally online
  • Tweet to followers
  • Share links
  • Provides a professional looking document

Entri is an easy to use online collaboration tool. It is a pretty neat, and easy to use concept. One biggest drawback that I find with it, though, is that anyone who has the URL can see your document. This feature can potentially mean that when the link goes on Twitter, search engines can crawl that document, and your article will be in public domain before you have even finalized it. If this is a big disadvantage for you, you can try Crocodoc, or Google Docs.

Update: Entri is not operational anymore. (21 FEB 2013)

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