A pad is an online collaborative text editor. The contributions of each user
are indicated by a colour code, appear on the screen in real time and are
recorded as they are typed.
Want a demonstration?
You have the possibility to create a password protected account and having a space dedicated to the management of your pads and their access rights.
Public pads have a limited lifespan to avoid growing our databases
The expiry date is defined according to the date of last modification of the pad.
To keep your documents, consider using the Import/Export menu.
This service is offered subject to acceptance of our terms and conditions and may be moderated according to our moderation policy.
The Framapad is free, without ads or click traps. Our goal is to host a tool that serves you and does not use you.
Contrary to the adage, here, you are not the product.
Framasoft collects as little data as possible.
You have complete autonomy over it.
We have no interest in tracking your behaviour, nor in exploiting it.
Framasoft is one of many actors offering online services hosted with a strong ethic, with the objective of decentralisation.
To take a step further in your digital emancipation, find the same service hosted near you by one of the members of the Collective of independant, transparent, open, neutral and ethical hosters: the CHATONS!
Behind a service like Framapad there is a political proposal: exploring an alternative to surveillance capitalism by experimenting with the contribution society.
By offering uses, feedback and contributions to Etherpad, we participate in maintaining the vibrancy of a common resource.
Framapad is hosted by a French not-for-profit association: Framasoft
Created in 2004, the association is now dedicated to popular education on the challenges of the digital age and the cultural commons. Our small structure (37 including 10) is known the De-google-ify Internet project (16 ethical and alternative online tools) and for the development of PeerTube, Mobilizon, etc. Recognized as being of general interest Framasoft is funded at 93% by your donations, which are tax deductible for French taxpayers.
Because freedom doesn’t mean it’s free…
Framasoft is a not-for-profit which can only keep running thanks to your donations. Do you like what we do? Do you think we’re going in the right direction? If so, and you’re able to make a donation, we’d very much appreciate it!
Share in person
Your donations allow us to participate in nearly one hundred events each year. We bring physical tools (Metacards, guides [Résolu], Framabooks, Flyers) to better approach the digital world.
Contribute to other communities
We want to put our tools at the service of people who work for a contribution company. Framasoft navigates in an archipelago of communities with similar values, and contributes to common actions in exchange and mutual aid.
Maintain the technical tools
Framasoft is about fifty open source sites and services, deployed on about thirty servers. Our members ensure the maintenance, the support, the animation and the update. Your donations ensure that it is free of charge for everyone.
Your donations ensure our independence (93% of our income in 2020).
Because creating and maintaining ethical digital tools requires time and human talent, the bulk of our time and talent is spent on the budget is used to compensate (as fairly and equitably as possible) our employees and service providers.
Each year, our accounts are audited and validated by a statutory auditor. independent accounts (we publish reports on this page).
(data updated the 9/29/2021)