Alternatives to PiratePad for all platforms with any license





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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...

    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...

    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...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

  • hackpad icon


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

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

  • Cryptpad icon


    Zero knowledge, collaborative, real time editing of WYSIWYG and text documents, and now polls, with more applications under...

    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...

    Free Web / Cloud Etherpad

  • eduPad icon


    Real-time collaborative text-editor. No account required. Edits highlighted in authors color. Infinite undo history. Syntax...

    Free Web / Cloud Etherpad

  • Firepad icon


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

    Open Source Self-Hosted Firebase

  • DBook icon

    DBook Discontinued

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

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • 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...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • Airborn OS icon

    Airborn OS

    Store and edit documents in the cloud without sacrificing your privacy

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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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...

    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...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Etherpad

  • AmigaWriter icon

    AmigaWriter Discontinued

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

    Commercial AmigaOS

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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...

    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...

    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...