Three ways to collaborate on writing: document-sharing tools for scientists

Science is a collaborative exercise, and whether they are writing papers or grant applications, or soliciting feedback from their thesis committee, researchers frequently must author, edit, and share documents with their colleagues. Most familiar in this toolbox, perhaps, are the Google productivity applications: Docs, Sheets, and Slides, as well as Microsoft Office, which also can be used in a collaborative, joint-editing mode. But a rich suite of alternatives also exists. More in the nature index article by Jeffrey M. Perkel.