Best online document collaboration software tools

The best real-time collaboration tools for business users


In the late 2000s, the Google suite of web-based office software and the release of Microsoft Office 365 changed the game when it comes to working with colleagues on documents from any device or location. Enterprise vendors promised to end the days of amended versions of documents being endlessly emailed backwards and forwards among colleagues.

With the proliferation of cloud document storage in the enterprise, there are now multiple options for real-time document collaboration. From taking and sharing meeting notes, to allowing entire finance teams to work on an always up to date spreadsheet.

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Here are the best options for real time document collaboration, from Google to newer entrants to the market.