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    Self-Hosted Google Docs Alternatives

    Google Docs is not available as a self-hosted solution but there are plenty of alternatives for power users and business that want to host a solution on-premise. The best Self-Hosted alternative is ONLYOFFICE, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Google Docs and 18 are available as a self-hosted solution so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Self-Hosted alternatives to Google Docs are CryptPad (Freemium, Open Source), Etherpad (Free, Open Source), Foam (Free, Open Source) and Twake (Freemium, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Mar 11, 2022
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    1. ONLYOFFICE is an opensource office and productivity suite that enables you to manage documents, ONLYOFFICE Projects, team and customer relations in one place.
      ONLYOFFICE vs Google Docs opinions
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      ricardobiehlpasquali It's a web application and it's open source.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

      intp It's open source and free, and can integrate with many other services like NextCloud
      Positive comment 7 months ago

    2. CryptPad is a private-by-design alternative to popular office tools and cloud services. All the content stored on CryptPad is encrypted before being sent, which means nobody can access your data unless you give them the keys.
      CryptPad vs Google Docs opinions
      Almost everyone thinks CryptPad is a great alternative to Google Docs.
      Zero Knowledge collaborative editor. None of the other editors have this feature which is nescesary in today's world!
      Top positive comment  about 5 years ago

      newbread It's an online collaborative editor not like libreoffice and open office. But it's also not harvesting my data and can be used without registratition.
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

      Etherpad isn't a fully-featured word processor. It's only allows text editing with some functionality.
      Top negative comment  about 2 years ago

      It's way better as it is much safer than the data-eating Google Docs.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      zokris Everything on CryptPad is encrypted by design and you can create notepads, sheets, presentations, code, polls, whiteboards and to-do lists. Of course you can share them with collaborators and on top of that you don't even need an account to use CryptPad!
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

      sheets and slides are missing
      Negative comment about 3 years ago


    3. Etherpad is a highly customizable Open Source online editor providing collaborative editing in really real-time.
      Most users think Etherpad is a great alternative to Google Docs.
      • 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.
    4. 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...).

    5. Documize creates the Enterprise Knowledge Backbone by unifying docs, wiki, reporting and dashboards — composition + coordination + discovery + distribution + workflows = faster business outcomes.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      recordando (Spanish for remembering) is a program in which to keep your written thoughts
    6. Collabora Online is a powerful LibreOffice-based online office suite with collaborative editing, which supports all major document, spreadsheet and presentation file formats and works in all modern browsers.
    7. Fidus Writer is an online collaborative LaTeX editor especially made for academics who need to use citations and/or formulas.
    8. - 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.
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