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EtherPad is a web-based word processor that allows people to work together in real-time. When multiple people edit the same document simultaneously, any changes are instantly reflected on everyone’s screen. The result is a way to collaborate on text documents, useful for meeting notes, drafting sessions, education, team programming, and more.

Tool Type

Writing Tools

General Associations
authoring (6), collaboration (15), texts (10), word processor (7), writing (7)


  • Edits highlighted in author’s colors-quickly know who contributed what to the document
  • Real time-changes happen instantly for everyone
  • Infinite Undo History- all changes are saved on the server and can be undone at any time
  • Global list of pads for your organization-track all your pads and sort them by authors
  • Fully supports IE 6+, Safari 3+, and FireFox 2+
  • Allows user to create a custom name/URL for a pad
Interface Languages
English (416)