Free Collaborative Editor for Windows, Mac and Linux – Download Gobby

Gobby is a free collaborative editor which runs on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and other Unix-like platforms. It supports multiple documents in one session and a multi-user chat. It uses GTK+ 2.6 as its windowing toolkit and thus integrates nicely into the GNOME desktop environment.

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  • Realtime Collaboration through encrypted channels (version 0.4.0 and up)
  • Provides local group undo (version 0.4.90 and up)
  • Shows cursors and selections of remote users (version 0.4.94 and up)[advt]
  • Each user has its own changeable colour to be identified by others
  • IRC-like chat for communicating with your partners while coding
  • Syntax highlighting for most programming languages
  • Session password protection
  • Multiple documents in one session
  • Drag’n’drop of documents into Gobby
  • Document synchronisation on request
  • Zeroconf support
  • Unicode support
  • Cross-platform: runs on Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and other flavours of UN*X
  • Gobby is free software and licenced under the GPL 2

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