No more sending your stuff back and forth via email, just set up a pad, share the link and start collaborating. Etherpad allows you to edit documents collaboratively in real-time, much like a live multi-player editor that runs in your browser. Write articles, press releases, to-do lists, etc. together with your friends, fellow students or colleagues, all working on the same document at the same time.


  • All instances provide access to all data through a well-documented API
  • Supports import/export to many major data exchange formats.
  • Tons of plugins that allow you to customize your instance to suit your needs.
  • No need to set up a server and install Etherpad in order to use it.

For servers just pick one of publicly available instances that friendly people from everywhere around the world have set up. Alternatively, you can set up your own instance by following our installation guide.