TheCodingMonkeys have released
Hydra 1.0, a collaborative text editor that supports Rendezvous, Apple’s zero-configuration networking technology, introduced with Mac OS X 10.2 “Jaguar.”
Created with developers in mind, Hydra enables multiple users to collaborate on text-based documents on a local network or on the Internet. Each user can see what the others are typing, and the Rendezvous browser shows all shared documents in the local network, along with the name and picture of the author.
The software features text changes in different colors for each user, to help identify who’s working on what. Scrollbar indicators show users where others are working, and the “Follow” mode allows you to watch them typing, too.
Hydra also features text editor capabilities like encoding and line endings, customizable syntax coloring and function popup, bracket matching and indenting.
Hydra 1.0 is available for download from the Web site, which notes that the developers are taking a few days off to recover from their efforts for the past few weeks. At the moment, Hydra doesn’t cost anything to download or use.