PING (Ping Is Not Googledocs)

Sarah Garcin and Victor Lebeau

PING came out of a group of students’ frustration with trying to keep some real-time collaborative notes which they could use later to extract parts and create some final document, but also keep track of who “said” (typed) what when. There is an ability to add other material such as images. They had found Googledocs and Etherpad lacking in not quite having all of the capabilities they desired. It has an interesting and attractive interface.