The Cacoo canvas is an infinite, collaborative space where your team can work on diagrams in real time. And now, Cacoo is more collaborative than ever with real-time collaborative editing.
Real-time collaborative editing in Cacoo
One of the benefits of working on a physical whiteboard is the fact that you can watch your team members actively engage with and add things to the board. Now, working in the Cacoo editor will function similarly — but better.
Each collaborator’s live cursor shows in real-time where they are on the canvas and what shapes they’re selecting and editing. Changes sync to everyone’s screen in real-time, making it easy to interact and build on each other ideas without any lag-time, saving, or refreshing.
Working with your team in Cacoo can now provide both the tangible teamwork of a whiteboard and the benefits and features of using a piece of powerful diagramming software.
A better way to collaborate
Whether you’re sitting side-by-side or on a conference call across countries, real-time collaborative editing allows everyone on the canvas to demonstrate their ideas visually both quickly and easily.
Real-time collaboration is great for:
- Remote teams brainstorming on a collective mindmap
- Product/design teams incorporating feedback and presenting ideas in real-time on wireframes
- Marketing teams reviewing internal decks before presenting them to the organization at large
- Developers visualizing network solutions for their office
- HR teams reimagining their org charts during a time of change management
- And so much more!
You can choose to turn your live cursor on and off. Once enabled, you’ll begin sharing and viewing real-time activity from your team, including where their cursors are and what they’re editing.
Each cursor is labeled with the collaborator’s name (including your own!) and given a unique color. When someone selects a shape, the selected shape is highlighted by the same color.
If you’re the only user on the canvas, your cursor won’t have a label/color until another user joins.
As you’re editing, you can see the actions of others play out in real-time. If one of your collaborators alters a shape, edits some text, draws or moves a line, edits a table, or anything else, you’ll see each committed change automatically sync with your view, live.
When someone selects a shape, other users cannot edit it. Once unselected, others can again move or edit the item.
With Cacoo’s real-time collaboration capabilities, you can rapidly make changes, add comments, manage feedback, and work together — whether your team members are by your side or across the globe.
Spend less time going back and forth and more time collaborating to bring your ideas to life.