EtherPad is a web-based collaborative real-time editor, allowing up to eight people to edit a text document at the same time, and see all of the participant’s edits in real-time, each in their own color.
When multiple people edit the same document simultaneously, any changes are instantly reflected on everyone’s screen. The result is a new and productive way to collaborate on text documents, useful for meeting notes, drafting sessions, education, team programming, and more.
On 4 Dec 2009, AppJet: The Platform behind EtherPad has been acquired by Google. Read more.