# Online physics collaboration tools

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I.e. online discussion with your friends. A forum is probably too overkill in this case.

Yet so far nothing can beat direct communication. Important feature: the ability to archive discussions. We don't want to retell our story to people who just missed the "conference" (let the newcomers dig through the archives by themselves).

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-04-01 17:40 (UCT), posted by SE-user pcr
I stumbled upon convore because I desperately tried to find a nice google wave replacement.

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-04-01 17:40 (UCT), posted by SE-user pcr
If this is to stick around, it has to be CW as there is no one correct answer. Also, it would be much better to remove the suggestions from the question and post each one as a separate answer.

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-04-01 17:40 (UCT), posted by SE-user David Z
related blogs.nature.com/mfenner/2010/08/09/…

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-04-01 17:40 (UCT), posted by SE-user pcr

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-04-01 17:40 (UCT), posted by SE-user Tobias Kienzler
Tangential question over at TeX.SE: Latex live preview plugin for Tiddlywiki ?

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-04-01 17:40 (UCT), posted by SE-user Tobias Kienzler

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I should mention the wonderful userscripts written by Valery Alexeev which utilize mathjax and allow you to render latex on any webpage, even if it does not support such rendering internally. Currently supported webpages include arXiv and gmail, though it should be easy to add your own to the list.

Used in combination with mathim.com and Tiddlywiki we have a powerful platform for online tex-enabled collaborations.

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-04-01 17:40 (UCT), posted by SE-user user346
answered Mar 30, 2011 by (1,985 points)
thank you for your userscript suggestion! with this, I could turn convore into "mathim.com" but with archive and topics.

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-04-01 17:40 (UCT), posted by SE-user pcr
@pcr have you succeeded in getting the userscript to work with convore? That would be sweet.

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-04-01 17:40 (UCT), posted by SE-user user346
yes! that's why I was so excited.

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-04-01 17:40 (UCT), posted by SE-user pcr
What did you do? Just include the convore website address in the userscript?

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-04-01 17:40 (UCT), posted by SE-user user346
yes. I managed to do that because in convore "... everything is assembled at once: all messages, the sidebar, and the header are all rendered on the server instead of being pulled in after-the-fact with JavaScript"

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-04-01 17:40 (UCT), posted by SE-user pcr
Nice. I'll get back to you if I have any trouble ;) Cheers.

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-04-01 17:40 (UCT), posted by SE-user user346
I still need to refresh my page in order to render new equations (not a big issue for me). hmm.. there seems to be a lot of hype around convore (especially among YCombinator hackers), so check it out. I think they'll implement the latex feature eventually, just like in quora.com

This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2014-04-01 17:40 (UCT), posted by SE-user pcr