A collaborative real-time web-based editor

What is it?

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.
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How does it work?

  • Create a pad.
  • Start to write your text
  • and invite your collaborators.
  • 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.

Private Pads

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 indefinitely.
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.

An emancipatory tool

The economy of your attention

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.

Controlling your data

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.

Respecting your freedoms

Framapad is based a Free-libre software¹. Its code is transparent, publicly auditable and there are no hidden features.

It is built by the community, and everyone is free to fork it and lead the project in new directions.

¹ Etherpad – License Apache 2.0

Framapad is an installation of the free software Etherpad on the Framasoft servers. Its free license allows you to study its code, contribute to it and install it on your own server.

Why offer Framapad?

Using Framapad is the first step on the road to your digital autonomy.

Entrusting your data to a host implies having reasons to to trust it. Framasoft commits to clear conditions¹ to host services with respect to your integrity.

¹ see our Terms of Use and our charter

Creating a resilient ecosystem

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!

Contributing to the digital commons

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.

Who is behind Framapad?

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.

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