Wednesday, April 22, 2009
I signed up for a beta of TextFlow months ago but forgot all about it until this month's review in Technology Review. TextFlow bills itself as the "first parallel word processor"; it uses Adobe Air software and merges multiple versions of the same document into a single version with suggested changes arranged side by side. I tried it out on two different versions of a translation, and found it very cool and very easy to use - and far less confusing than working through a document that has been marked up with "track changes" comments. If you're interested, the 2 minute video explains the essentials.