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CryptPad is a collaborative office suite that is end-to-end encrypted and open-source.

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  • Open Source
  • Freemium
  • Free Trial
  • €5.0 / Monthly (Personal 5GB)
  • Windows
  • Mac OSX
  • Linux
  • Android
  • iOS

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  • Proton launches its own version of Google Docs
    I see that they claim all of their apps and libraries are open source[0]. But they only link to the OpenPGP libraries they're using. Is this actually open source? Following the "Open Source" footer link[1], here they only link to the ProtonMail Github account with nothing mentioning ProtonDrive. And if it is actually open source, I'd love to see a comparison to CryptPad[2] > which is why we’ve made all our apps... - Source: Hacker News / 19 days ago
  • Google suspends romance author's account for writing sexually explicit content
    Https:// There's a public instance in France to try it out. - Source: Hacker News / 4 months ago
  • Edit This Blog Post
    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. [1] [2] - Source: Hacker News / 6 months ago
  • Google Docs adds tracking to links in document exports
    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]. [1] - Source: Hacker News / 10 months ago
  • Google reverses 5M file limit in Google Drive
    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... - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • suckless collaborative text editing like google docs
    Currently I'm looking at But maybe there is an alternative that sucks even less?! Source: over 1 year ago
  • Daily General Discussion - February 13, 2023
    I hear ya, I’m still running Desqview on this 8088. Sooo… I’ve got something awesome in store for us. Cryptad. Cryptad is a open source, browser based, self hosted, end to end encrypted office suite. For free! Source: over 1 year ago
  • Is zero-knowledge hosting a thing?
    I know about privatebin and cryptpad projects. They both provide (at least it is an option) zero-knowledge file hosting. For example, privatebin server doesn't know the contents of my paste, only my friend with a link can open this file. The link itself is a decryption key. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Libreoffice vs Onlyoffice spreadsheet for a newbie
    Another reason I was pleased with Only Office was due to the support. -- Source: over 1 year ago
  • Pastebin for spreadsheet documents??
    Try cryptpad. I've used it as a google docs alternative and it got the job done. It seems to support spreadsheets as well, but I can't test the mentioned formats on a phone. (It says Your browser cannot handle conversion to and from office formats.). Source: over 1 year ago
  • Participate in r/Jordan’s 2022 census!
    Also, Google forms? Do yourself a favor and use NextCloud Forms or Cryptpad Forms. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Note-taking app for programmers/tech people?
    I think CryptPad is a good option for collaborative work. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Do you know any Google Docs replacements?
    Https:// (as already mentioned) or Source: over 1 year ago
  • Smart Move, Google
    You might want to check out: (this organisation has a lot of FLOSS cloud alternatives to Google products) - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • France bans Office 365 and Google Docs from schools and public administration
    Https:// if you want to use something in the cloud which respects privacy more. But I think the more practical solution is LibreOffice/OpenOffice. I think it's encouraged (or even enforced?) to use that office suites for public service/government institutions in France. - Source: Hacker News / over 1 year ago
  • Looking for project purchase list tracking tool
    I think there's several possible solutions: * No-code/low-code database platforms (e.g., NocoDB) * Personal finance manager (e.g., Firefly III) * Spreadsheets (e.g., CryptPad for a full office suite or Ethercalc) * Task management systems (e.g., Vikunja). Source: over 1 year ago
  • Any recommendation for FOSS alternative to Google Docs.
    There is a free offer on the official instance, you should check out the other public instances. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Request for some personal advice: How could programming skills contribute to mutualist causes?
    I'd also recommend looking into anything to do with open source, peer-to-peer networks, end-to-end encryption, federation or platform co-operatives. For example: Matrix, Freenet, Cryptpad, Activity Streams, Mastodon, Aether, Scuttlebutt and Resonate. A whole plethora of services from video conferencing to online marketplaces to crowdfunding platforms to streaming platforms can be built using similar principles and... Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Estimating the Hurst exponent of GME to detect coordinated movements in the stock
    Hey there! As far as a dataset uploader I like CryptPad - they're funded in part by the Mozilla Foundation and are open source. Solid crytography in the tool too. / Source: over 1 year ago
  • Good idea to host business email/calendar/Drive on Proton Business?
    For document collaboration, I find CryptPad fairly capable, and probably the closest you currently get to an E2EE based alternative to Google Docs. Source: almost 2 years ago
  • These things happen when I install spell checker and grammar correction software addon "LanguageTool" to Libreoffice. After several attempts, this addon doesn't install or work in LO. Using the latest version "" on W10.
    I noted both LO team and LT team, but none of them are looking as why there is such an issue when that addon is made for LO. Anyway, downloaded latest but didn't work. Unfortunately, I have to to work online and use LT as addon until this doesn't gets resolved. Source: almost 2 years ago

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CryptPad is, as the name suggests, type of a Pad. Pads are created as a transformative way for people to collaborate on text (including code), any change to the code done by any of the participants is seen almost immediately. Such technology allows people who are geographically separated to work on the same project as if they were in the same room. Many projects around the world were completed thanks to this...

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