In selecting collaborative writing tools, you might consider if you would like to:

  • Organize/track multiple versions
  • Track individual contributions
  • Back up documents
  • Protect private information

Google Drive is the UMN campus solution for working collaboratively on documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. 

If Google Drive does not fit your needs, there are a range of tools available that aren't part of the U of M infrastructure that have free and paid versions such as  Authorea and Overleaf. You can request a consultation with your subject librarian to discuss what tools and workflows might work for you.