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Self-Hosted Etherpad Alternatives

There are many alternatives to Etherpad as a self-hosted solution if you are looking for a replacement. The best Self-Hosted alternative is AppFlowy, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Etherpad and 13 are available as a self-hosted solution so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Self-Hosted alternatives to Etherpad are Foam, HedgeDoc, EtherCalc and Twake.

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. AppFlowy icon

    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.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedAppFlowy is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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  2. Foam icon

    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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    Foam vs Etherpad opinions
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    sjdkhgioweuhrg

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

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  3. HedgeDoc icon

    HedgeDoc

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

    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.

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in HedgeDoc simultaneously.
    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownHedgeDoc supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in HedgeDoc without registration.
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  4. EtherCalc icon

    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!

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in EtherCalc simultaneously.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in EtherCalc without registration.
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  5. Twake icon

    Twake

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

    Twake is a real-time teamwork platform. It is a suite of collaborative tools that includes the specificities of some bestsellers (Slack, Trello, Google Drive...).

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Twake simultaneously.
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  6. Notea icon

    Notea

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    Notea is a privacy-first, open-source note-taking application. It supports Markdown syntax, sharing, and works on any web-browser capable platform.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownNotea supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeNotea supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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  7. Nextcloud Text

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    Collaborative document editing of Markdown files inside Nextcloud.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownNextcloud Text supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Nextcloud Text simultaneously.
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  8. Fidus Writer icon

    Fidus Writer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    Fidus Writer is an online collaborative LaTeX editor especially made for academics who need to use citations and/or formulas.

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Fidus Writer simultaneously.
    ⚫︎ Support for LaTeXFidus Writer supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
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    • Create a pad.
    • Start at write your text
    • and invite your employees.
    • Each participant is distinguished by a color
    • and can chat with the group.
    • If necessary, restore an old version from history
    • and when your work is done, export it.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Framapad simultaneously.
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    Framapad vs Etherpad opinions
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    HonestJohn

    Framapad is simply open source Etherpad hosted by Framasoft, that anyone can use for free and without login.

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  9. Rustpad icon

    Rustpad

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    Rustpad is an efficient and minimal open-source collaborative text editor based on the operational transformation algorithm. It lets users collaborate in real time while writing code in their browser.

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Rustpad simultaneously.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Rustpad without registration.
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