Etherpad is an online editor providing collaborative editing in real time.

Cost: Free. Open source
Availability: Download/Online

Overall rankings in the 14 surveys: 2007-2020

2020: – 2019: 120 2018: – 2017: – 2016: – 2015: – 2014: –
2013: 62 2012: – 2011: 74 2010: 50 2009: 71 2008: – 2007: –

Comments from some of those who selected Etherpad as one of their top tools

“”Notebooks” for collaboration at seminars and trainings are very useful. They load quickly even with poor internet. Must have” College Professor, Russia, 2019

“Quick and easy to use to set up a document on the fly” 2013

“Easy tool to create documents in real-time with colleagues” 2013

Quick Guide to Etherpad 

Here you will find some basic guidance and links to resources on how to use Etherpad for teaching, training, learning and development.

Get access to the Quick Guide sections at the bottom of each of the Tools page (for guidance and resources on how to use the tool for teaching, training and learning) for just £15.

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