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  • LibreOffice - Writer icon

    LibreOffice - Writer

    Writer has all the features you need from a modern, full-featured word processing or desktop publishing tool. It's simple enough for a quick memo, but powerful enough to create complete books with contents, diagrams, indexes...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Google Drive - Docs icon

    Google Drive - Docs

    Google Docs is an online word processor, part of Google Drive , that lets you create and format text documents and collaborate with other people in real time. Here's what you can do with Google Docs: • Upload a Word document...

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad

  • Etherpad icon


    Etherpad is a highly customizable Open Source online editor providing collaborative editing in really real-time. Collaborating in really real-time No more sending your stuff back and forth via email, just set up a pad, share the...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

  • hackpad icon


    Smart collaborative documents. Personal notes. Classroom collaboration. Company wiki. Hackpad has you covered.

    Free Personal Web / Cloud

  • Cryptpad icon


    Zero knowledge, collaborative, real time editing of WYSIWYG and text documents, and now polls, with more applications under development. Only users with a secret key may edit or view a document, such that your content cannot be...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

  • Nuclino icon


    Your Team's Collective Brain - A lightweight real-time wiki that works the way you think.

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • TitanPad icon


    TitanPad lets people work on one document simultaneously. True real-time editing, a color wheel that allows eight distinctive author colors to choose from, infinite undo and you get your own private space.

    Free Web / Cloud Etherpad

  • eduPad icon


    Real-time collaborative text-editor. No account required. Edits highlighted in authors color. Infinite undo history. Syntax highlighting for editing code. Copy of Etherpad

    Free Web / Cloud Etherpad

  • Notion icon


    Notion is an expressive and collaborative document editor that gives your ideas a place to grow Drag. Drop. Work as fluidly as you think A unique & effortless way to stay organized Real collaboration in real-time ...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • Firepad icon


    Open source collaborative code and text editing that relies on Firebase for real-time data synchronization.

    Open Source Self-Hosted Firebase

  • Airborn OS icon

    Airborn OS

    Store and edit documents in the cloud without sacrificing your privacy.

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • DBook icon


    DBook is a online service and solution to write large documents in a structured, collaborative and secure way.

    Freemium Web / Cloud

    • Discontinued Site/service not accessible.
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  • Kirjoitusalusta icon


    Based on open source Etherpad. Finnish language. Supports HTTPS.

    Open Source Web / Cloud Etherpad

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    Etherpad is a highly customizable open source online editor providing collaborative editing in real-time.

    Free Web / Cloud Etherpad

  • Hive.js icon


    Extensible real-time collaboration platform that supports multiple document types (plain text, rich text, SVG images).

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted GitHub Node.JS

  • HackMD icon


    HackMD is a browser-based, real-time collaborative markdown editor. It was inspired by hackpad but focuses more on speed and flexibility.

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted GitHub

  • PrimaryPad icon


    PrimaryPad is a free web-based word processor designed for UK primary schools that allows pupils and teachers to work together in real-time.

    Freemium Web / Cloud Etherpad

  • AmigaWriter icon


    Word processing program from Haage and Partner, processed some Amiga formats and is compatible with Microsoft Office 2000.

    Commercial AmigaOS

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed since 2006. Last version, 2.2, can be still bought by Alinea Computer
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  • OurDocs icon


    OurDocs is a real-time document collaboration app that runs in the browser. Just click the button to create a new notebook, then share your link to begin collaborating! No account or personal information required. Additional...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Protectedtext icon


    The safest site on the web for storing your text! Enter any URL, e.g. You find it - its yours! Encrypt all your notes, access anywhere. Simple. Fast. Free. No ads. Secure - don't trust us, check the...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

PiratePad Comments

Open Source?

Comment by Mutant
about PiratePad and EtherPad Jul 2014

I'm not sure this is properly categorized. Unless I'm completely missing something piratepad is hosted, and based on opensource Small Etherpad (by Appjet) iconEtherpad (by Appjet) , but is not itself opensource. I couldn't find source code for piratepad anywhere.


Syntax highlighting? Where is that option? I simply can't f ...

Comment by Mickets
about PiratePad Jun 2011

Syntax highlighting? Where is that option? I simply can't find it...