I was reflecting on Google Docs today and wondering if there are any graphic design software that include some real-time collaborative features? I'm talking about creating per se, not project management.

I could see this being potentially useful for remote working or teamwork. I've never seen anything like this in the Adobe suite but I'm not knowledgeable of open source/online/or mobile graphic design oriented software. Does such a thing exist?

  • @Billy Kerr when I say real time, I mean drawing together simultaneously, not just file sharing features
    – curious
    Commented Aug 28, 2017 at 19:14
  • Sorry I turned that into an answer, but you are right Adobe's Creative Cloud is essentially a file sharing service.
    – Billy Kerr
    Commented Aug 28, 2017 at 19:16
  • There are few conference suites that make a shared whiteboard, does that count.
    – joojaa
    Commented Sep 28, 2017 at 3:54
  • @joojaa IMO yes, as long as it's possible to sketch in them
    – curious
    Commented Sep 28, 2017 at 4:03

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You might want to chek out Figma which emphasizes its real-time collaboration features.

It is geared towards interface design, bit since it's a vector editor, it could potentially be used for anything else.

There is also vectr, which seems to have collaboration features (but I have not tested that)

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    Looks like vectr's collaboration feature is effectively a view-only link which allows clients or collaborators to watch the designer work in close-to-realtime. A bit voyueristic. <br/>figma however, looks like exactly what OP was asking for - online, real-time collaboration, connexions between graphcis and coding for interface design - pretty slick really. However, worth noting it's optimised FOR UI design - not say logo dev or generalised illustration. Commented Mar 2, 2018 at 17:49

Adobe's Creative Cloud allows collaboration with others. You can read more about it here

You can collaborate with other users and share a private Creative Cloud Library or folder from your Creative Cloud account with specified users. All invited users can then work co-operatively with read-only (locked) assets in a shared private folder or library. Collaborators can view, edit, rename, move, or delete contents of the shared folder or library if they've been granted the necessary access rights and permissions.

Another thing that might be useful is Adobe's InCopy - which allows collaborative working in InDesign while a document is open. More info here

  • See my comment on question above
    – curious
    Commented Aug 28, 2017 at 19:15

Not sure how you define "graphic design", but try Drawpile

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