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Document management has always been tricky, especially when you want to centrally store documents with all of their updates and revisions, and give people an easy way to collaborate on them. Wikis seem like the perfect solution, but they’re usually complicated, requiring at best HTML formatting and at worst a special markup language that you’ll have to get used to.

On the other end of the spectrum, Markdown formatting has been steadily increasing in popularity as a simple markup language to make rich formatted documents and HTML without having to use anything other than plain text and simple characters. It’s used in everything from new CMS apps to simple writing tools on the web and in native apps.

Bring the two together to create a web app that allows insanely simple editing, what have you got? Scribble, of course.

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When working with a large team, there is one inevitable need — document management. As the habits of office workers has slowly but inexorably changed in recent years, wikis have become a popular type of tool to manage the documentation needed by a team. With the ability to work together and share responsibility with any particular document, wikis have made document creation easier to do with less meetings.

And when it comes to well designed, yet simplistic wiki-based web applications, you need look no further than cctext.

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Everyone is familiar with Wikipedia, a wiki that is collectively created and curated. Well, wikis of various size, color and shape have been around for the past five years or so. There are desktop based wikis (such as VoodooPad for OS X), self hosted wikis and web application wikis.

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