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
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 Gingko, Authorea and Draft. However, these items are part of the U of M system and are free:
  • Google Drive
  • Create documents, spreadsheets, forms, presentations and drawings alone or together. Those outside the U community may be invited to view or edit.