From time to time we need to collaborate with others and co-write articles. For example, doing team report assignments assigned by the instructor; completing project summaries with colleagues; graduate students are more likely to be required to co-author papers with their instructors and classmates ......
Co-writing articles is supposed to be enjoyable。 Economically speaking， We each have our own comparative advantage， So it's better to work with someone else than to go it alone。 so-called“1+1>2” modal particle indicating that sth. is obvious。
In reality, however, the process of co-writing an article is always painful.
You wrote some content in word and sent it to each other by email, WeChat or QQ. After receiving it, find time to read, make comments or revisions, and then send the word document back to you.
You read the other person's changes and accept some of them. There were others that you wished to discuss further, so they were sent back with additional annotations and revisions to the original ones.
A few rounds later, you're tossed by this cycle of picking up alerts, checking emails, placing attachments, making changes, passing attachments, reminding each other to check, and waiting for feedback on results. You know it's inefficient to do that. While one person revised, the other actually stayed idle. You can't make further changes and must wait for the other person's comments to be returned or the version will be messed up.
What we listed above is still only collaboration between two people. What if it's 3 people, or 4 people, or 5 people? You probably have a headache just thinking about it, don't you?
It's good to know that new tools always surprise us. I recently found a great tool for co-writing articles. It enhances efficiency and reduces pain. I'm sharing it with you here.
This tool, the phone can install apps, the computer side does not need to download anything. Because it offers a web-based interface, it works when you open your browser.
The first step is to register for an account. You can sign up using your email address, or you can directly select a micro-signal to log in.
I signed up for both separately. Because that's how you can fight left and right and show you how to collaborate on writing an article.
Sign in and let's create a new document.