Crocodoc is a simple service that allows users to quickly share and edit PDFs, Word documents, and PowerPoint files. Using Crocodoc does not require you to register for an account. To use Crocodoc just upload your file, select your marking tool, and get to work. Crocodoc provides a unique url for every file you upload. Share that url with the people you want to have comment on your document or PowerPoint slides. Crocodoc doesn’t have nearly the number of editing options that you would find in Google Docs or Zoho Writer, but Crocodoc does have the advantage in simplicity as it doesn’t require users to have accounts in order to collaborate.
Applications for Education
Crocodoc is a very simple service that could be quite useful for students to peer edit each other’s documents and slides. The sticky note option in Crocodoc could be useful for writing suggestions in the margins of a document while still giving the document’s creator the final creative control.
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Scriblink – Your Online Collaborative Whiteboard
Scribblar – Simple, Effective, Creative Collaboration
Postica – Collaborative Sticky Notes