Collaborative office suite, end-to-end encrypted and open-source. (by cryptpad)

CryptPad Alternatives

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CryptPad reviews and mentions

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  • Browse Self-Hosted Software
    3 projects | | 4 Apr 2024
    In my frustration with MS Office, I gave it a chance and searched for MS Office alternatives ... and found ! Looks quite nice. Maybe I should set that up on a server.
  • Google suspends romance author's account for writing sexually explicit content
    2 projects | | 28 Mar 2024

    There's a public instance in France to try it out.

  • 🔍Underrated Open Source Projects You Should Know About 🧠
    9 projects | | 20 Mar 2024
    CryptPad provides a full-fledged office suite with all the tools necessary for productive collaboration.
  • Ask HN: What Underrated Open Source Project Deserves More Recognition?
    63 projects | | 7 Mar 2024
    I discovered these 3 amazing projects recently:

    Cryptpad, essentially google docs/sheets/forms e2e encrypted. It does include collaboration.

    Immich, google photos self hostable, with share options

    Nginxproxymanager manages certificates and proxies to self hosted stuff through nginx

    Great self hosting stuff!

  • Edit This Blog Post
    3 projects | | 6 Feb 2024
    I work for XWiki SAS. Two products we develop have it:

    - XWiki, a extensible wiki platform, experimentally [1] but soon to be fully supported

    - CryptPad [2], an end-to-end encrypted collaborative platform. And actually, CryptPad was accidentally born as a first attempt to have this feature in XWiki.



  • Google Docs adds tracking to links in document exports
    3 projects | | 5 Oct 2023
    Hey, very happy to see you so enthusiastic!

    I'll be sure to transmit your feedback to the CryptPad team.

    I'm not an expert myself so while I might know some stuff, it'd be better to talk to them directly.

    Come say hello on the Matrix #cryptpad-general channel [1], don't hesitate to open issues on the bug tracker, and to browse the CryptPad's website [2].



  • Collabora / Onlycloud/ libreoffice online
    1 project | /r/selfhosted | 8 May 2023
  • Looking for a team collaboration spreadsheet software
    1 project | /r/opensource | 6 Apr 2023
  • Google reverses 5M file limit in Google Drive
    2 projects | | 4 Apr 2023
    It's not LibreOffice, but while revisiting CryptPad (which I thought was a multiplayer notepad like etherpad or codimd, except with an encryption key in the url fragment identifier) I was impressed to see that they're expanding to become an entire office suite. You get a WYSIWYG editor (I'd rather wish for markdown but ok), spreadsheet editor, survey forms, and more which I don't remember, all live like google docs but (as I understand it, I didn't audit it) end to end encrypted between the users. It's a bit sluggish because everything has to happen on the client side, so it's a lot of JavaScript, but after the page loads it works smoothly. You can self host it as well, there's a list of instances somewhere on with the official instance being

    LibreOffice has a ton more features and is way harder to port. Case in point: I was at an open source conference where LibreOffice proudly demo'd their new server version, saying it used mapnik. Me, confused, asked huh why'd you use an OpenStreetMap rendering library? Turns out they basically run the ancient C++ UI on the server and make a VNC-like connection and that map tiles is the easiest or fastest way to load the screen. At least, that's what I remember from that presentation, I haven't looked into that madness further, but that's LibreOffice online...

  • suckless collaborative text editing like google docs
    1 project | /r/suckless | 21 Mar 2023
    Currently I'm looking at But maybe there is an alternative that sucks even less?!
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Basic CryptPad repo stats
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cryptpad/cryptpad is an open source project licensed under GNU Affero General Public License v3.0 which is an OSI approved license.

CryptPad is marked as "self-hosted". This means that it can be used as a standalone application on its own.

The primary programming language of CryptPad is JavaScript.

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