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Etherpad is described as 'highly customizable Open Source online editor providing collaborative editing in really real-time' and is a popular Word Processor in the news & books category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Etherpad for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, SaaS, Self-Hosted solutions, Mac and Windows. The best alternative is Notion. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Google Docs or Nuclino. Other great apps like Etherpad are AppFlowy, Walling, Foam and HedgeDoc.

Etherpad alternatives are mainly Note-taking Tools but may also be Word Processors or Todo List Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Etherpad.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Online
  • Self-Hosted
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Etherpad is a highly customizable Open Source online editor providing collaborative editing in really real-time.

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  1. With so many tools, it's hard to keep everyone on the same page. Notion is a new tool that unifies them all.

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  2. 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:

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    Google Docs vs Etherpad opinions
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    Key features of Etherpad are

    • pure text editor
    • open source
    • self hosted none of these apply to google docs
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  3. Nuclino is a unified workspace where teams can bring all their knowledge, docs, and projects together in one place. It’s a modern, simple, and blazingly fast way to collaborate, without the chaos of files and folders, context switching, or silos.

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    AppFlowy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    AppFlowy is an open source alternative to Notion. You are in charge of your data and customizations.

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    Walling

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • iPhone
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Working on a project, researching a topic or writing an article? Walling makes it easy to break down your ideas, refine them and visually organize them.

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    Foam

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • Visual Studio Code

    Foam is a personal knowledge management and sharing system inspired by Roam Research, built on Visual Studio Code and GitHub.

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    Etherpad is collaborative editor. Foam is for personal knowledge management.

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    HedgeDoc

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Docker
    • Cloudron

    HedgeDoc (fcommunity-driven fork of CodiMD) is an open-source collaborative markdown editor. With HedgeDoc you can easily collaborate on notes, graphs and even presentations in real-time. All you need to do is to share your note-link to your co-workers, and they’re ready to go.

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    EtherCalc

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Cloudron

    EtherCalc is a web spreadsheet. Your data is saved on the web, and people can edit the same document at the same time. Everybody's changes are instantly reflected on all screens. Work together on inventories, survey forms, list management, brainstorming sessions and more!

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  9. A new medium for your ideas—augment your thinking with a text editor designed for structuring lists. Side-by-side views allow 3 modes of thinking.

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

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    Markdown support and live preview, but missing author colors

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    It has Markdown support out of the box.

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