Enabling group work

Crabgrass is an online tool which enables group collaboration. It allows groups to do things like share files, track projects, make decisions and store documents online. Using Crabgrass, multiple groups can work together on projects in a way that supports a democratic process. It is possible to rate content, add keywords, and comment on or annotate content. It includes tools like private wikis, task lists, file repositories, approval voting and ranked voting. There are other similar tools currently being developed which are also designed to fulfill the needs of groups doing info-activism; these include Kune and Lorea.

What can I use it for: 

Collaborating on a planning text or research which needs to be kept private.

Keeping in touch, making decisions and giving feedback on the work of collectives in your wider network.


Secure and well-tested system.

Lots of rights advocates in some areas are already using it.


Some people don't find it intuitive to use.

The design of public pages for a group or project is a bit basic.

Platform (OS): 
Training Materials: 

Google Docs, Wikis

Tool category: