Collaborate in real time in Atom

Teletype(beta) for Atom lets developers share their workspace with team members and collaborate on code in real time.

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Code better, together

Working on code together in real time is valuable for knowledge sharing and producing quality software. The Teletype package for Atom aspires to make it as easy for developers to code together as it is for them to code alone.

Teletype introduces the concept of real-time "portals" for sharing workspaces. When a host opens a portal, their active tab becomes a shared workspace. There, invited collaborators can join in and make edits in real time. As the host moves between files, collaborators follow along with the active tab automatically.

Real time portals

How code gets shared

Each portal comes to life in two steps:

  1. Real time privacy 1

    First you connect to our servers to see who is collaborating. 👋   Hi there.

  2. Real time privacy 2

    After that, collaborators share code directly with each other (peer-to-peer).

There's no centralized server to spy on your keystrokes, and Teletype uses WebRTC to encrypt all communication between collaborators. What happens in the portal stays in the portal.

Getting started

Install Atom

Download and install Atom. It's free, open source, and cross-platform. You can use it on Windows, macOS, or Linux.

Install Teletype for Atom

Install the teletype package to start collaborating today. If you need help, take a look at how to install Atom packages.

Share a portal

Click the icon in the Atom status bar, and flip the switch to start sharing a portal to your workspace. Then invite people to join your portal by sending them your portal ID.

Join a portal

Once someone has provided you with their portal ID, click the icon in the status bar, follow the link to join a portal, and enter the portal ID. The portal opens and all collaborators can edit together in real time.