“I have to work with ancient manuscripts and find that the online Open Library record interpreter is really helpful when it comes to Latin roots. I use two screens and scan the manuscript into Word and then add notes in comment boxes.”
The Open Library offers books and papers that can be read online and in several other formats including PDF, Plain text, DAISY, ePub, DjVu, MOBI as well as sending a copy to a Kindle
“I use Gtalk or Google talk as a way to chat with friends and collaborate – sharing files with those who also have Google accounts. It is possible to see entire conversations and to ‘sync’ them with a Google account on your PC. I am also on a Google Group about hearing discussions.