Floobits provides both amateur and professional developers with a way to code like they’re in the same room, regardless of their physical locations. The web-based application offers tools for sharing terminals, and uses Google+ Hangouts to give its users the ability to video chat while they edit.
If you’re a fan of pair programming, then you’ll probably be a fan of Floobits. Unlike typical collaborative text editors and screen sharing tools—which confine users by requiring that they look at the same thing—Floobits provides a way for multiple users to edit files simultaneously using the text editors they’re already familiar with. A real-time collaborative tool with a browser-based editor, Floobits supports Sublime Text, Vim, Emacs, and IntelliJ IDEA. Use organizations to manage group access to your workspaces, and set up permission levels to limit what specific colleagues or members of your organization can view.
Although public workspaces are listed under each user’s Floobits profile, unlisted workspaces are also available for people who’d like to collaborate with colleagues who don’t have Floobits accounts. For people who are interested in trying out Floobits, but hesitant to use public workspaces, one private workspace is available for the first week after signing up for Floobits.
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