Etherpad: version v1.7.5
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|Etherpad is a collaborative application for multi-user real-time text edition. You can reach it directly from your browser at: https://pad.disroot.org.
No user account is needed to make use of it. However our cloud comes with very handy plugin that helps you keep track of all your pads, just as if they are one of your files.
To create a pad, you can go to pad.disroot.org.
You can also create a pad directly from your Cloud account and it works the same as creating a new file.
Login in to cloud.disroot.org and go to the files app. Click on the + icon and choose to create a pad. Give it a name, and press Enter on your keyboard. A new file with a .pad extension will be created. You can move and share that file just like any other file you have on your Cloud account.
To open the newly created pad, just click on it's name. The application will open up your pad using https://pad.disroot.org within the cloud interface. You can now easily work on your document and once you're done, use the red icon on the top-right corner to close it.
In order to know who is writing what, it is useful to provide your name.
You can also change your color by clicking on the color square.
You can add a comment on text:
You can even suggest a modification to the text:
To accept the change, go on the comment and click on Accept change.
Note: this comment feature is a bit buggy...
There is the possibility to record a state of your pad at a given moment. This is called a revision. This is very convenient, because it means you can go back to an earlier version of your pad, ideal when someone else is mistakenly deleting everything! Just click on the star:
The other button allows you to see the entire history, including revisions made and authors' names. To better understand it, look at what it allows you to do:
Here are the possibilities:
In order to share with someone, you simply need to share the actual link to the pad. You can do it by opening your pad in the browser and hovering above it's name. You will see the actual link to the pad, which you can then copy and send it to anyone you wish to share the pad with.
You can also do it this way:
Sharing pads with other Disroot users is the same as sharing normal files. Click on sharing icon and select with whom you want to share the file with.
Note: Using public link will not work as easy since these are not normal files. So in order to share with someone outside Disroot cloud, you should use the previous method.
You can import any text file directly into your pad.
Note: HTML can not be import at the moment.
You can also export the content of your pad into a document file on your computer.
Note: Etherpad exportation doesn't work at the moment.
It is impossible to delete a pad. Once created they stay online. In fact anyone who could guess the url could look it up. That's why Disroot cloud's plugin creates links to your pads using random strings instead of the name you specify when creating the file. In that way the links to the pads are impossible to guess making them safe from anyone but you and users you share the pads with.
To know more about the software used, check Etherpad website