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497 testimonials

Works. Is reliably available. *Almost* no bugs. :-)


It is private, end-to-end encrypted, and open source. They can't read it, and make advertising profiles based on what I write, Metadata about my browser, have ads, or any other crap like that!


absolute privacy <3


its privacy, i started using it as a part of my "degoogle" and, as soon as more ppl i know start using it, i intend to abandon all other similar services. this one is my favourite bc of its simplicity and the fact that it's very user-friendly.


I love that cryptpad gives me all the features I need and respects my privacy and the privacy of my students. Especially the Kanban Board has been a Game changer during the pandamic and homeschooling but also in the daily Business.

Jan - Otto-Brenner-Schule Hannover Vocational Educational Training

Super secure platform.


Although the free version limits you, it gives you so much more to work with and with ensured privacy. I was astounded by what was capable in the free version, compared to the rest of the competition. CryptPad surely knows what it's doing.

Brandon R. Montes

Working, secure, private, anonymous collaboration. It's hard to overstate how big of a deal this is in this day and age.

Anonymous - cyber security

I love that it's open source, it's E2EE, and that the interface is very well designed for good user interaction. Thank you again for creating this.

Do Not Want My Name Here

I love that I don´t need to submit personal information to use it, it's intuitive interface and clear help messages.

Niño Artillero

Spreadsheet just works smoothly with all functionalities you can expect from other famous shared spreadsheet apps, without spywares.

Vincent - scopyleft

I love that I have a secure and private service to collaborate with friends and colleagues all without the need for them to create accounts or download apps. I have planned camping trips and setup client briefs and shared files with ease.

Sven Lite - Light Life Photography

You won't find a Shared Document Service that is more easily accessible and also works encrypted and anonymous than the CryptPad service. If you happen to work with people from various organizations or companies it's always a hazzle finding a shared working space that does it for all participants. Fire up CryptPad and you're ready to go.

Magnus Rembold - munterbund, LudwigsKlima, AspergAnders, KlimalisteBW

End-to-end encryption AND realtime online collaboration without any hassle :-)


It's encrypted, has a lot of functions, is free to use, and has team settings

***** - Human Rights sector

Easy and no tracking (hope so) way for publishing.


I like CryptPad because of its minimalist design, which allows me to better focus on the file I'm working on.


I use Cryptapd for school and its simle and easy to understand


Every thing. CryptPAd is a very friendly tool for safe and professional work

Iduvina - Seguridad en Democracia (SEDEM), a Human Rights organization

Finally a live group word processor (and more!) I am inclined to trust. I happily have been using CryptPad for personal projects so far, and will be using it for work as well in the future.

Florian Sesser

I love that I can work better together with others.


ergonomic & doesn't require account to share sth & not google


It never stops developing, it is free of tracking and there are a lot of nice features.


It a google docs replacement that is private and really nice to use.

Paul Ayling

At last Open source alternatieve to office tools from Big Brothers clan.


It's open-source, it has a range of applications, not only rich-text documents, spreadsheets and forms but also some more uncommon and very useful ones, like kanban boards, markdown slides, whiteboards and code documents with syntax highlighting. On top of that, everything is encrypted on the client side.


It's easy to use, because it is not bloated with thousands of features.


In general it is very cool.


E2E, how good it works in a browser


CryptPad is the best safe place to keep my documents by accessing both PC and smartphone


It has all the applications required! From notes to kanban boards, spreadsheets and everything! All that with complete privacy! Excellent for working with colleagues, knowing that there is no need to rely on external services which are not secure enough for sensitive data.


I love the relative ease-of-use and the privacy-conscious design. I really appreciate the addition of office suite capabilities, to create spreadsheets for example. This makes it easy to move away from Google applications, especially when more confidence in data protection is needed.

Frank Lemmers

It's private and for everyone!


I love privacy CryptPad gives while simultaneously awesome sharing options are available as well. Drive is very well done, rich text is awesome, and I simply adore simple Kanban board creation.

Oskar - Environment protection

I trust it, because it's included with parrot OS. I can use it to store my remote tools for CTFs, and do writeups. Really useful alternative for the Google suite, that is more trustworthy. 9/10, would apreciate more storage space in the free version though.


I love the easy handling and its effectiveness to publish own digital content in a secure way with healthy data treatment. It is thought to be used by my pupils to get in contact with special content during their lesson-free time or whenever they like.


Simplicity, security, code, price.


easy to use multi OS


Open source is a huge amount of the appeal. On top of being pretty much the only online collaborative document editor I can trust, the fact that anybody can deploy it and audit it and increases that trust. Allowing free use while also providing extra support via subscription also seems like a good model for longevity of the project. I really hope to see it continue to flourish, and perhaps become a subscriber myself soon!


Simplicity. Speed. Privacy. No-frills.

Kalle Rasmusson

fast, secure, shareable, good


is free and you cane use everywhere


Privacy-focus, response time for the typing is surprisingly well


We love CryptPad's ability to simply and securely collaborate on documents with sources, external vendors, and even friends and family.

Anonymous Correspondent - Broadcast Television

I can safely use it anywhere at anytime with anybody

Matthias - Gymnasium (Germany)

I was looking for a tool where I can throw my pictures in the document and they go full page directly.

Pierre - Laboratoire d'aérologie, CNRS, Toulouse

Well protected, Collaboration and many features. Perfect tool for collaboration.

jakob - Political Education

CryptPad is very easy to use and I love that you can work on documents simultaneously.

Janina - Sector: Nature and Environment Conservation

I like the design it has, that it is open source, that it is free of trackers and ads, and that it is end-to-end encrypted. It's also fast, easy to use, and it's energy efficient compared to Google Docs. What more could I ask for? <3

Sergio Varela

Everything. This is so much better than all the Google collab tools and is much more private and secure.


Cryptpad is perfect as an easily accessible collaboration tool which provides rich editing options and is secure at the same time. I'm using it whenever password protection is needed for frequently revisited documents.

Georg von Rechenberg - Project digital youth participation in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

It's easy to work with and for free. It's a great alternative in terms of privacy protection


Sharing folders and files does not require an account of the persons to whom the data is to be shared and the data is not necessarily traceable to an account that created the data.


Private alternative to google docs


Given the abusive commercial data mining activities of other cloud based productivity tool providers, the suite of tools offered by CryptPad and their dedication to data privacy and implementation of data encryption is both laudable and the future. They actually respond to issues promptly. The free tier is generous and allows shoe-string independent developers like myself to get my fledgling business started. I will have no hesitation in switching to a paid tier when cashflow permits.

Droyd - Game Development

Made for getting stuff done. A clean user interface, secure, and doesn't get in the way of what I am trying to do. Should be the standard for shared and personal file creation and organisation.


I love the confidentiality the most - not being required to use an email address, meaning my data is not being tracked all over the internet.


I love how easy and intuitive is CryptPad. It let you do everything you could do with other big companies but with a security level those companies will never going to give you. Vive CryptPad! 🇨🇵

Uncle Reaton

Cryptpad is a service that I know I can trust. I love to have a service which respects my privacy and works fluently all the same.

Anonymous Person

It is encrypted and fits my needs as i don't have much documents to store there !


Privacy, Security


Easy to use in every way. UI is intuitive. Anonymous. Plenty of storage space. Autosaving is a godsend. My largest document is 10k words and there's no lag. It's like Google Doc but better in every way. 10/10


ease of use, security


Privacy without causing too much inconvenience, and ease of creating notes like pastebin.


free, secure, easy to use


Open-Source, secure (encrypted)


Kanban boards, web-links and office files together in one folder hierarchy


Basically everything! ~ The fact that it's free is huge! ~I want to support and not have to be forced into it ~ likewise, I see how much effort you've put into designing this system, and it's worth a LOT! ~ I absolutely love everything and hope this project stays alive for as long as possible!


I appreciate the ability to collaborate on document creation and editing, while retaining control over how much of my identity I share. For this balance of features and privacy, I don't know any tool that compares.

Pete - Wiki Strategies, training and consulting


mvbrevern - Creation of a Consitution for Germany

It is a very good application. (Sorry I don't speak very well English)


Simple. Clean. Secure.


CryptPad is both secure and convenient. The switch was very easy. I also love that it's FOSS.

Joshua Marroquin

Simple, effective design. Security seems tight. Very user friendly.


It is easy to handle, performs fast and encrypted. This how decentralised workware should be!


It is not Google etc.


easy to write down and organise thoughts and ideas


Strong commitments to security + privacy.

Dr B. Trinlae PhD

1) Privacy 2) Sharing capabilities 3) (Presumably) what I put in my cryptpad isn't being scraped up into a giant pile of writing owned by big tech


I love how one can easily collaborate and work simultaneously on shared documents. I mainly use CryptPad to give remote tutoring lessons.


That I can work with other people on the same document.


It is anonym, has a good layout and all basic features i need.


I find it great for securely sharing documents with family members (for trip planning, or other occasions) where the sharing of the secure documents make minimal demands on their tech-savvy (or lack thereof). Very easy to use and share while keeping security intact.


Cryptpad is great because it is trustworthy. It is well encrypted and Open Source.


It's open source and gives lots of opportunities to collaborate


CryptPad is just fantastic to share documents to collaborate on, or especially code together very comfortabely and easily. Thank you for providing this fantastic free service, it should be used by anybody not wanting to be surveilled by Microsoft etc.


Great security and privacy are just the beginning - Cryptpad is also an amazing tool to educate users and show them that there are tools other than those proposed by big tech companies.

Bernard - Climate Activism

It's a privacy-first alternative to Google docs. This is one of the few tools that you don't need to give up on functionality or usability compared to the privacy-invasive alternative.


Privacy, the no-nonsense feel that gives one heaps of control (unlike Google's UI, which pampers us visually at the expense of privacy) + the list of files we can make with CryptPad

Prefer Not To Share - Environmental Justice

Easy to use, encrypted office suit in cloud = dreams come true!


1. The software is open source and provides actually an alternative that can combat Microsoft Online and Google Drive/Documents. An "online LibreOffice" 2. The CryptPad official instance collects minimal data; only that which is required to operate the service which prevents them from being able to leak data to intelligence agencies as they do not possess any. 3. It has a free option and a paid with extra features so a sustainable model. 4. ToS and Privacy Policy are summarized and clear.


collaboration, stability.

***** - Code Blau GmbH

It's simple, efficient, open to everyone, collaborative and secured. It's just like GAFAM services but in better! Thanks guys


It's GoogleDocs without any of the surveillance.

Moritz Schubert

Ease of use for people coming from Google Drive

Reed Smith

It has so much functionality, and yet it's all free, all secure, all private.

Aidan - Acorn Tuition (small tutoring company)

That it is interactive and data protection conform


Besides encryption, I appreciate excellent user interface - intuitive, responsive, customizable. Folders tree in the left pane. Rich text editor (really rich and classic). My personal favorite: automatic outline, forming clickable table of contents in the left pane, which can be shown/hidden by a "hamburger" button, perfect for mobile. I also like the simple calendar, colorful tags, monday-starting weeks, monthly view. Other types of files look even more interesting. Haven't tried yet, but: wow!

Svetlana Krstic

Cryptpad is an all-in-one platform for your collab needs.


CryptPad is one of those FLOSS projects which take user feedback seriously! It's easy to use and just works. And a love to see it grow over time. It absolutely stands the pace with bigger corporate alternatives and exceeds them from time to time not only in regards to privacy.

Erwin Ernst steinhammer - Chaos Computer Club Vienna

Cryptpad makes me feel more like a user and less like a datamine


I love that I can create private documents and only I can see it. I like the easy collaboration feature, i.e you can anonymously collaborate without a need for an account it makes it really easy.


It's great to have a secure and private platform to organise and collaborate with others. Best of all: it's entirely open source using a free licence. Setting up and maintaining a CryptPad is rather simple, so you can run your own server in no time if the fully encrypted nature of all user data is not enough for you to put trust into third party servers.

Jan S. - Digitalcourage

I like that all the content is encrypted from my own browser. Not even you can examine my content!

Roberto Martínez Pérez

Feels safe because it has crypt in the name so it's encrypted : D Better than Google things because it's my data and I don't want it out there! Thank you for all that


Easy to use, data protection on high level and open for persons without Cryptpad account. I use it for: - collaborative work on a topic, application (instead of google.docs)... - platform to save datas for other persons (instead of wetransfer) - platform to save reports of meetings with persons of many organisations - the pad can be actualised without saving again the document


Online realtime collaboration tools, encryption, open source, variety of tools, server location not in USA.


I love that CryptPad is free (libre) software and holds a privacy-first mission


easy and smart solution - European project!


Fast, easy to use and share, and seems secure

Simon B.

Its Simple, Safe and Secure Which is why i use it for academic uses, where anonymity is a must

Chris - University

intuitive interface


The encryption, and the ability to share documents for collaborative work

Fred Brown

The E2E protocol, the GUI, and the ease of use.


It's really easy, clean, speed. I've tried many tool, and i think it's the best one.


flexible possibilities, easy handling.

R. Kohaupt - Social Work

easy to use, better than the corresponding service from Google


1. protection of data privacy 2. it's not Google

Diesdas Ananas - School (german Gymnasium)

Being able to concurrently jot down notes with other people


CryptPad Kanban and Docs make it easy to manage music projects with other creatives. It's also a great cloud notepad for taking notes during school.


So simple and secure, with great functionality. I love it.


Digitalcourage, the NGO I am volunteering for, had used Etherpad for many years to write texts collaboratively. When I set up a CryptPad server, everyone switched to it within a few weeks. As a pro-privacy organization, using a zero-knowledge service is a no-brainer. As an IT admin, I am glad that I cannot read the documents stored on my CryptPad server. As a user, it feels good that I can control who gets to read my documents. There is no reason to use Google Docs or Microsoft 365 any more!

Christian Pietsch - Digitalcourage e.V.

What's not to love? Cryptpad is free, open source and privacy-centric. I can store whatever data I feel I need to store safely AND has solutions that mimic the best office solutions out there. Thank you Cryptpad devs!


ease of use between different file formats

Mike of Many

Online, secure, private, collaborative


Privacy and being able to work on files with other people.


free use many functions easy use

Mumpitz - German High School (Gymnasium)

Its free to use and pretty straight forward! There is a lot of space for creative application.


I like working with Pads. Now I can do it with encryption. Great!


Private, Free, Open Source, can be self hosted


It is private


I have used it rarely, but that was to ensure recording of personal anecdotes,, and descriptions of life inthe past from seniors was not compromised by recording infor example Google Docs. It allowed me to give them privacy assurances.

anonymous in UK

I love that I can work on my files anywhere I am, and not worry about losing my files due to power outages or simply forgetting about manual saving.


I enjoy having a secure, private place to create, store, and share documents. It's great to be able to get that done without the bloat of typical software packages. I also like that I get the same user experience regardless of the hardware or browser I happen to be using.


Its not Microsoft, free and easy

Manuel - Secundary level 2

It's made in Europe, it's respectful of privacy and it is quite advanced as a tool, with good functionalities.


CryptPad allows me to collaborate with my colleagues and teammates without having to compromise our data security or privacy by placing them in the hands of some third party entity. The different apps are powerful and easy to use and sharing files is as simple as sending a link. Brilliant!


Security, alternative to Google. Can share without the other users having an account


İt is not a GAFAM!

Alex - Exchanging documents between teachers and pupils in a school

I love using a secure and privacy-oriented web-based tool that offers such a great integration of the different applications.

Christian Terboven - RWTH Aachen University

Possibility to access and edit my files from any device, without additional apps - and privately.

Greg J.

Much easier to get used to than you would think! Was able to figure it out quicker than Google Docs. Good UI options and lots of different file formats.


Encryption, and the ability to share, open, and edit encrypted documents, which I cannot do with other providers. I also love the different types of documents that cryptpad allows me to create.


easy to use, safe, i can share my thoughts

iak - elearning, education

When we plan an action, privacy and security are a must. CryptPad allows us to do most of our planning online.

Claudio - Extinction Rebellion (XR)

The usability of it to work together inside documents, while having a strong security and privacy on the documents. Its integration with multiple file formats and a vision on improving free and open software technologies to work securely together.


We use CryptPad to draft up mails and resolutions, gather opinions and collect ideas. It has awesome privacy-first design and is yet easy to use, which makes it stand out against other products.

Jakob - Fachschaft Computerlinguistik, Universität Heidelberg

I Love that the movement I sympathize with use CryptPad and as this is testament to the attention and wise considerations of the IT-group.


It's so easy to use, and it's the only kanban-tool so far, which everyone could "read" without any problem. Usability is really the essence of the service. Please keep up that kind of approach! And love it for being open source and that it's got zero-knowledge-encryption.

Alois M. - Science university student

It's an extraordinarily simple, user-friendly and private Google Docs alternative, great for both collaborative editing and personal organization.


Range and features of documents, including the various programming languages available.


the online encrypt office(end-to-end), and the privacy policy is very friendly to the people who like privacy. One day I will be a paying user after I graduate from school and get a job. Hope for it!


All about it! It's secure, easy to use, reliable, and focused on helping users move forward with their projects. No bloated entertainment, no money-making - just the exact tool I need for my students and collaboration with my colleagues.

L. Fengler - German Gymnasium

The functions about Cryptpad. We are use it for Online Workshops

Dennis Kranz - Library

everything <3 and your privacy setting

Gustav Ganz, schön groß

Google independent sheets that keep my data private.


Privacy and security it provides to people.


free, safe, easy, nice to share, compatible with office projects, organized

Ivo Herrmann - School, Teacher training college

It can be accessed anywhere, it's free, and secure


Free account for Educational Anonymity and ease of use Work on shared documents in real time Sharing and linking is easy

Roman Stalla - Middle School

It's open source and a super alternative to all the proprietary apps from Microsoft, Google, Dropbox, etc.

Bert Schal

It wins the trifecta: fast, freedom respecting and fully collaborative. And a solid, simple design makes it a pleasure to use. It's easy to work with groups, small to large, at any experience level.

Brendan Howell

simplicity, and the fact that it is an alternative from google, makes sharing and collaborating easier, and again, no need to use google docs for that part!


Centralized sharing of documents and scripts, easy account setup, easy to use, encryption, open source.


free connection, english language, server in EU

Carl Christian Sievers - Studienseminar LBS Hannover

What I most love in cryptpad it's about privacy policies and cryptography. Have a service of this category for free, it's just amazing. The teams and real time working kicks out any disappointing if compare the product with Google Docs. I really would trust CryptPad for any service or doc that you must do online and would not worry at all with information leaks.

Thiago Melo

The lack of email requirement makes me feel much safer using it.


My data hosted in EU. Crypted data. Share data securely with others. Good replacement of Google Agenda. Good online OnlyOffice editors. Wish: Android app for Agenda. A desktop drive would be cool too. I think with those two features I would easily go for a paid plan because we should promote all kinds of EU services vs. US and China ones.


End-to-end encryption. FOSS. No account required for external collaborators


The possibility to keep everything neatly sorted in folders, and the sharing options.


I like CryptPad, in my opinion it is the best OSS decentralized privacy-focused alternative to commercial collaborative office suites like Google Drive. I also like that CryptDrive could be used as a secure cloud for my personal files. I am grateful to the developers and those who maintain public CryptPad instances.


CryptPad is a great example of FLOSS. It combines and enhances many other FLOSS tools. CryptPad has an active community and is well interacting with project members. It is simple by default, while providing basic/advanced productivity tool. Recently, it is becoming more powerful ("simple" pad -> encrypted OnlyOffice). And it is GDPR compliant. While I have no means to test, I see the source code and know others who trust CryptPad.

***** - Academia

It's simple, fast, private, secure, and the self-hosting ability is awesome.


I love Cryptpad, because it allows me to exchange easily and in a confidential way, information with colleagues

HVH - Management and M&A Consultancy

Easy to use and to share

Peter Schulte-Herweling

I like the variability of tools it has

Nicolás - ONG

We used cryptpad.fr in our student flat-share to assemble an address list for the health department after a Corona case in the Corona crisis.

Sebastian Kiel

The simple interface and the fact that you don't need an account. Also privacy.

Michalis Demetriou (qwazix)

Clean design, generous free storage (even after giving away more free space during the pandemic), simplicity and end-to-end-encryption all bundled into one place to put my stuff? Sign me up.


End-to-end encryption. Possibility to publicly interoperate even without account.


Its privacy and security.


Enables us to coordinate as a group while protecting our shared data and communication end-to-end.


Multiple ways to work with text. I appreciate the html. I use the rich text editor most of time and appreciate the lay out and tools available. It automatically saves. The downloaded file is accurate. It is secure. There is a goodly amount of storage.


Simplicity with Encryption as a standard by default

User Y

It's practical, it's safe, it's free – perfect conditions for collaboration!

V. - university library

I love the fact that it's open source, end-to-end encrypted, allows guest users, allows registration without email or any other personal details and is self-hostable while providing free and paid hosted instances.

Rasheed - Islamic Audiobooks Central

It has a lot of great functionality and is steadily improving. An amazing alternative to google drive with a free tier option for anyone wanting to move away from proprietary software

***** - Environmental activism

Open Source and encrypted files and Kanban

***** - My Human Kit : FabLab for people wiht disabilities

It is very light, I like also its user interface ; it is also completely separated from Big Tech and opensource. I will subscribe to CryptPad.

Dany WM De Bontridder - Noalyss project

I love how easy to switch over and easy to use it is.

Lucas I.

The sandboxing layer of encryption is fantastic and the free account without restriction of features is a brilliant way to not turn people off. I recommend it's usage to anyone looking for something in this field. We are now running out of space and as a somewhat techy person I am self-hosting Cryptpad on our group's server, but there are a lot of people I'm sure who can't do that and I hope you are receiving some subscription finances from those that can afford it.

Michael - Just another local Mutual Aid group :)

CryptPad is a no-thought-response to all sharing needs with friends and family. The 0-knowledge infrastructure helps everyone feel safe about the fragments of life we share :)


It's open source and has a lot of different apps needed for free


Collaborative writing and sharing with colleagues as well as students organizing these documents in a drive

Pat - grammar school

Ease of use, while respecting privacy

***** - University

CryptPad is easy to use, secure, intuitive yet very multi-functional. The best alternative I've come across for anyone who consciously wants to avoid data-mining-based or paid services.


it's crypted, it's free, it's cool, the whole stuff for cooperation.

Gerhard - Church

CryptPad is free software, it's fast, secure and they don't trade with my data.

Juan-José de Haro - Secondary school in Barcelona

I love CryptPad because it's fast, free, powerful and secure.


This may be obvious, but it's open source, and unlike say LibreOffice, Cryptpad is not exclusively local. I also love the look and feel of Cryptpad.

Quin Delamore

When I want a document that others can view and comment on or edit, I fire up cryptpad and create one. I care too much about privacy to use google drive, cryptpad makes it easier.

Speaker Twenty Two

Online Notizen vermerken und von jedem Gerät abrufbar. Außerdem die Teamarbeit wo mein Partner sieht, was ich gerade schreibe.

Thomas K.

Privacy but online


collaborative work


data protection and security


The possibility to share and work online

***** - nature

Found CryptPad to be very easy and quite straightforward to use. Very similar to the Microsoft Office & LibreOffice software suites and would definitely say it's a smooth transition from those offerings to the CryptPad software suite. Have greatly enjoyed - and have utilised quite often - the collaboration features of CryptPad; exceedingly helpful when working with others on a file (or multiple files). In conclusion, very pleased with CryptPad and would highly recommend it!

Johnathan Anderson

The facility of its access, it’s very handy in use, free of charges, multiple forms and usages (among collègues, with students, students without teachers…) European server,

***** - Gymnasium im PAMINA-Schulzentrum

I love its convenience and rich functionality. It just always works as it should without being too much of a cognitive lift.


It's very versatile for securely transferring various sensitive text documents between my laptop, my desktop, and my phone without the need for flash drives or cables. It's already saved me in a pinch twice! Free (as in Freedom), open source, and secure. What's not to love!


Looking for alternatives that can actually replace platforms such as GoogleDrive + Sheets with encrypted privacy in mind, Cryptpad check almost all boxes making it the best of all: open-source, wth al lencryption efforts to maitain your control over your data, also making possible to share and collaborate with both other privacy enthusiasts and normies and onlyoffice users. And making it free for 1GB so you can try it out and see for yourself the great work the team have done. Thank you!

Honeybadger does care for privacy FLOSS <3

Cryptpad makes you feel your data is safe. I like the Zero-knowledge policy.


CryptPad has been my goto tool to store my notes online. I feel good about it.


free, private kanbans


I love how clean the surface looks, how easy it is to introduce my students to working with it, how smoothly everything runs. And I feel safe using CryptPad.

Canzonett - Higher Education (University)

CryptPad is the one and only high quality, end-to-end encrypted, full office suite solution available today. It has everything from spreadsheets to whiteboards and even Kanban boards. Keep up the great work!


I love CrpytPad because it's similar to Google Drive (and will become more so when the development team finally launches native CryptPad Docs, Sheets, and Slides) with the important difference that with CryptPad I know that my private documents are actually private. Not even the CryptPad team can see the contents of my Drive. Can't say the same for Google Drive.

moss piglet

It is the easiest way to share documents without an intranet.


Fast, privacy respecting, secure, reliable, collaborative

David - Lycee professionel

its simple design

Hess - linkflink GmbH

hosted in EU, easy to use, has all necessary functionalities, can be self hosted


encyptedness matter-of-fact design

Dr. Claudia Koltzenburg

It is a quite powerful cloud service with encrypted storage, where decryption takes place only on the client side.


I love the ease of use and the fact that my data is stored in encrypted form.

Kevin King

Data protection, independent of Google & Co., free of charge


The security and open sourceness of a full office suite.


CryptPad is my stop solution for its rich text editor, being able to share online and that too without ever logging in. Its so easy to share docs, be it sheets, or docs or codes or presentation or markdown. It just works out of the box and one of my most important daily tools to improve productivity.

Niket Agrawal

easy to use, great help in planning and organising lessons, benfit in office work

Helmut Gravert - Freiherr-vom-Stein-Berufskolleg

Secure Free Collaborative

M Untel

The fact that everything is private and encrypted. Also the UI is really good and it's easy to write any document with it.


encryption and security


Einfache Oberfläche, erleichtert die Organisation von Abläufen


I love that everything is encrypted and easily accessible !!


Je trouve le modèle de Cryptpad intéressant, un excellent document partagé dans les formats classiques de texte, tableur etc, un travail accessible à plusieurs personnes en temps réel et en mode privé. D'autres offrent des solutions parfois un peu plus conviviales mais font n'importe quoi avec les textes et contenus que nous produisons. Nous utilisons Cryptpad régulièrement pour organiser le travail quand il doit se faire à plusieurs dans des coopératives et associations,...


From the user point of view this is the ultimate location to withdraw from e.g. google apps. Which at some point began to be tireing with the nosy level.


I love that it is an open Source, encypted storage system, even the free account is great.


It's encrypted and offers a lot of functionality

Niklas - School

Straightforward, device-universal and feeling safe. All the possible content-types for me to play.

polx - PH Weingarten, W3C Math Group

the symplicity and the chat

sarah - school

Is complete!


Crypt pad is great. Does everything google docs or Microsoft word can do, but it’s private, secure and requires no personal info (or signup!)


It free and anomymous. It works reliable

Thomas Behrmann - FOM

It's private and highly secure. There aren't any trackers to worry about. Students don't need an account to collaborate. Cryptpad is versatile. Content created can be exported.

mrtee - ICT training for teaching staff.

I like how it doesn't have to be too "flamboyant" in it to perform well and successfully. It's fantastic when a website or product gives precisely what you're searching for without all the frills, is easy to use, and has a clear aim. The fact that this service is free with a 1 GB data plan is also significant.


secure, encrypted document/ pad easy to share, working on texts together, summarize common topics with friends/ partners


It's easy to share text and it isn't pastebin.

L Ron Butterfly

That is like google docs, but with high privacy standards included


For me cryptpad is the all in one solution for office, cloud and encryption. It also comes with intuitive handling. Its simply my all in one tool. The option, to use the free version within all features is just great. Many thanks to all the developers and the whole team.


Security and secure sharing


Privacy, Clean interface, Speed, Open source , Themes, Sharing capabilities, Easy to understand as a new user, Security, No email required, I wish plain text documents had their own file type , Free for people who can't afford it (I appreciate it)

John C. Smith

A privacy-first, end-to-end encrypted Web application is a rare treat these days. With a nice compact interface and amazing history display on a free/open code-base it's easy to love.


It s a project with many tools and a great privacy policy. I can share my activities on CryptPad with other user.


Cryptpad is very usefull for working with others in the school without using Microsoft Teams.

lm41 - School

End-to-end encrypted and collaborative working without the hassle of signing up anywhere for co-workers. What else would I want?


It's for free and also very easy too use. No E-Mail required in logging in.


The privacy, and that it keeps improving.


It's open source and don't collect my data!


That it is so good while being absolutely free!


That it is like a full fledged "cloud" solution, including polls, with end-to-end encryption.

anonymous - Extinction Rebellion

It auto saves

Jessica Johnson

Easy to use! Access to notes on all devices!


It's a safe space. I like that I can be myself here without being surveilled - as a queer person, that is a tremendous gift that I feel CryptPad has given me.


Online, so i can use it on my work computer, ipad and home computer. And of course the privacy


Cryptpad rocks. You've made the most usable, secure and privacy friendly office tool under the sun.

JT - environmentalism, migrant rights.

CryptPad is available for all platforms, it's easy to handle, it's collaborative, it's save and it's free!


CryptPad is ideal for spinning up an isntant collaborative document without any setup (personal account, etc.), which allows us to use it very flexibly.

Dominik George - Teckids e.V.

La confianza en su uso seguro y la accesisibilidad de los recursos disponibles

Iduvina - Human rights defenders organization

Open source and privacy


It's easy and safe!


I love that I can avoid using google docs/google drive at school and still have the same sharing abilities that google services enable.


It allows simple and easy collaboration in a secure manner. It's quick and easy to create a new document and work together with others!


free, dsvgo (german for data conform), encrypted, !!easy access without registration, important in lots of context where you want to invite people to work but cant ask them to create an account


The relative security from government surveillance and the anonymous collaboration. The drive is amazing to organize documents. Everything can be solved with one more pad!

A climate activists

Dataprotection, European Software, sharing of Documents, OS independent


I can have a small but private storage space online, and I just need to remember my password to access my files in a secure way. The fact that it's zero-knowledge allows me to store highly confidential files in a secure and private manner. Did I mention it's free and open source? Anyone can verify the developers aren't lying or implementing backdoors!


It is open source and online. It has hindi language support even though minimal. It is secure, encrypted and private. Now that it has teams, drive, calendar, contacts and chat functionality together, it is great!

C Prakash

It is a simple, self-explanatory tool, handy when collaborating on a text or other files.

Christine Schubart - SKA Darmstadt e. V.

Working from everywhere with everyone.

Denis - Bremen school

it's easy, quick and easy to understand


It is very uncomplicated to use, w/o any registration. Open access via browser. No big company from overeseas in the background. Encrypted service.

Michael - w-Quadrat Immobilien GmbH

That it is a good, easy-to-use, open source and free alternative to other online office suites and storage, which, unlike the similar suites and storage, does not spy on you or profit from your data as it cannot due to the way it works. I also love that it keeps adding new tools in order to be able to do more than possibly even the other similar online software does.

A wondering reviewer

It's free and there's no data merchandising.


Works great with markdown. I like the code editing space. I was surprised there was so much in it. The forms are great, especially with the conditional options.

Good and Geeky

CryptPad makes it easy to share and collaborate on documents privately, for free.


Cryptpad helps me organize my life and it does this in a private and secure way. Very cool :>


CryptPad is super accessible, while having a lot of useful features. I like that anyone can use it, no account needed. I used it with homeschoolers I've tutored, to distribute and collaborate on a text file of productive things to do during COVID.


That students can work on it simultaneously, and it‘s easy to use.

Mrs Eppinger - Grammar School

It's private. It's trustworthy. It's free! I'm involved in a local charity and I plan to start using it to replace Google Docs for planning our events next year.

Chris Davies

CryptPad allows me to collaborate and share documents, texts and plans with people easily and safely without feeding some predatory advertising algorithm. My data is my own, and shared only with the people I choose.

Harald Eilertsen

I like that it can be used without having to provide extra information when using a free account. And even with the premium account, it requires just an email (which is still more privacy focused than Google). It is about doing what you need to do without mining more data, or trying to dig deeper to lock you into one ecosystem. Also the loading screen gives a fun kind of "hacker person" vibe while also giving an idea what it is doing.


privacy, security and being open source. also offering free services to people, some of who may not be able to afford the user experience is smooth. interface is simple


Nice and easy spreadsheet to share with other friends. Easy to use.


Security. Good Sharing capability


Its free, provides good data security


It's encrypted, private and open source. Offers generous free storage(1 GB).

Jonathan Swupper

Privacy, collaboration and Kanban.


I love that it is open source and engages end-to-end encryption. As founder of leguli.ch I know about the struggle with establishing privacy software.

Roland Steinegger

It's not google, and they aren't tracking everyting I do


I love how the UI is consistent without sacrificing security and privacy.


It´s easy to use.


The ease of handling secure, encrypted documents and files, and the ease of sharing. Another point is the well solved collaboration. And all this on a very nicely designed, easy to use and understand interface.


No messing about, no log ins, just the good stuff, gotta appreciate it


more private than gdocs


fast, no tracking whatsoever

Rate My Shoes

I love that it's open source and the importance of privacy.

***** - Feminist Moviment

Its safe, easy to use, good templates

***** - High School

I love that it is Open Source and respects user's privacy. I love the Forms as they are very well done and work flawlessly. Also, the text editor is pretty good, ant I use the Sheets and whiteboard a lot. Everything is very well-made. I always recommend CryptPad.

Paul Douglas

It is an Open Source project which fills the niche of secure, private, collaboration.

Gerardo Lisboa - EUCLIDIA

I appreciate the privacy offered by the site. I can share things with other people without having to worry about being spied on by advertisers and corporations.


Its an alternative to Google

INS Joan Brossa - Secondary School

I love that it has many editors and that it is real-time collaboration.


Security, privacy, possibility to self host, variety of document types

Romain - Digital solutions

I like the integration into the browser, not any byte of software has to be installed and I can use the whole office palette and be sure that nobody surveils me. Thank you, thmumbs up.


To collaborate with all our volunteers we use Cryptpad all the time. The beauty about it is, that the volunteers simply use the tool instead of hustling with it. Yes, there is some get-used-to-it-time necessary, but our feedback from the local groups has much improved with cryptpad.

Fred - Friends of the Earth - local group

My notes are secure and accessible anywhere I go. Also there is no need for several different servers hosting my notes, images and other files. Everything is right there where I need them along with the ability to share files.


No personal information required. No ads. Privacy friendly. Nice interface. Open source. Reliable. Thanks for your work!


I love that I know that my data are safe.

Corentin B.

free, safe, non-profit and usable. what else would you hope to find?

val - [activist and academic purposes]

range of options (cloud drive, kanbans, collaborative working), it's free, it's secure

***** - Secondary school in Germany

We can have an open-source suite of collaboration tools that respects privacy not like Google.


The fact that many people can share and write at the same time on a common document.

Laure - Education Nationale

encryption is love. encryption is life.

Dj4ng0 - cybersecurity

Privacy friendly and feature reach. Very generous plans


I like cryptpad for its attitude toward privacy.


Easy use of the pad. LaTeX implementation HTML Download Groups can easy brainstorm.

***** - High School

Easy to use, safe


Use it on ny mobile and laptop while preserving my privacy!


Everything encrypted in one place

Hobi - Education Institution

E2E encryption, Speed, Self-host opportunity

Anon Catze

I love that it offers anonymity - no emails, phone numbers, etc. It is great that it is free. It is great that data is encrypted and available through Internet.


Simplicity of the interface, maintenance of privacy and no personal information required. Can provide a one-time contribution, if that's possible.


I love that CryptPad is a privacy respecting alternative to popular office software that refuses to compromise on both security and functionality.


It is simple, secure and easy to use. One doesn't need to go through lengthy documentation or search online to solve an issue.

Alice - Education

There are so many great things about CryptPad, but the top three are: 1.) It is very secure and can be used directly in your browser! 2.) It's free for personal use! I use it for all kinds of things and haven't looked back. 3.) It's as simple as using Google Docs/Sheets and Word/Excel. I highly recommend it anyone that is concerned about their privacy.


I like the ease of use and the different options I can use. The interface is nice and efficient.

Grégory Pt

I like being able to write documents while on the go and knowing that what I write will not be used to feed tracking algorithms.


1. The pryvacy 2. No email asked 3. Perfect to take simple notes.


I used to be a Trello user, but I didn't like to share my kanbans' content with spying company. That's why I switched to CryptPad and I'm happy with that.

Lazy Bit

First of all it just works! Second there's an effort towards privacy, which immediately makes it better than most alternatives. And I really think it's great that you can use without any sort of account.

Rui Bastos

It works! It allows to share documents and to edit them in a collaborative way, with quite rich editing functions.

Pascal - French Ministry for the Ecological Transition

I use it to share project with my friends, and co-working


the security and collaborative features are great


Data protection and encryption are great and its free


Everything, so I can use this with friends


I love that first it is free software and you could host it yourself, 2) there's no access barriers - you just need a link and 3) the feature of instant collaboration on a text for my students. I often use it in my language lessons (German/French).

Daniel - Secondary School

Easy to use, end-to-end encrypted, self-hostable. What more could you ask for ?


Open source, friendly, encrypted, very usefull, lightweight


It is a space free from the big (gafam)

RICCARDO GIUSTI - Secondary School

I love that it's easy to share files with other writers without having to share any personal information, really just a link.

Liv R.

CryptPad allows me to securely store, edit, and share files across the web, ensuring quick and easy access to files from any of my devices, so I can be confident that all my files will be easily available while maintaining complete security.


Cryptpad is not one of the evil big tech companies, but provides for free an excellent intuitive tool for information and file management. This is how online tools should work and be governed, this is how the internet ought to be.


Open source, so no big data, secure, private.


The ease with which Kanban boards are worked

Francisco Miguel Berrocal Machado

end to end encrypted, password protected links, destroyable documents, collaboration tools, run your own instance, free to use, fully opensource, export to different file extensions

Sauda Mele Okonkwo

Whenever I use cryptpad, I can be assured that no one unauthorized will ever read my documents. Every web service should be built like CryptPad.


Security, and various document types


Privacy, Security, sharability, administration as Owner of documents, fair pricing, account-usage.


It's open source, privacy respecting, end-to-end encrypted, and has live collaborative editing.


I just love everything about CryptPad. It's a solid collaboration suite and a very worthy alternative to other close-source software.


Good encryption/privacy



pippo baldo

Easy to use, looks good

H. Fisher

Ease of use and set up

winston - Project organization

It's privacy by default and it's working. And working. And ... well, it's working. ;-)


Collaborative working with unlimited people, highly protected personal data, a lot of uses for educational purposes

Carl Schöning - Gymnasium Ulricianum

It's not owned by Google.

Edmund Ivonovich

data security, ease of use, my documents available nearly everywhere, free with option to support

***** - Piratenpartei Deutschland

It is private version of google drive for me. I want to get off google and the only tethers I have are Drive and Gmail, and while I need drive to interact with others, I can write my essays and papers without google reading what I write for them to track and send me ads and tell the government.


-its' not owned by Google -it respects the users privacy -it's free -it's easy to use -good UI

Nigel Balfour - Teacher training

The privacy! It functions well. It's easy to use. I'm not worried about my data being shared. Also I appreciate that I can use it without subscribing via an email. That's one of my favourite aspects. Also there are many types of files available which I love!


Next to security - I like clean, concise design, very responsive pages in the office suite.


First of all because it is not Google or another tech giant and CryptPad has privacy and security in mind.


It's easy to use and every option makes sense. It is great to share specific folders or documents. It is great that you do not register via google, Facebook or another Data collecting company. It gives the feeling of a secure, data minimised work platform.

***** - Rassismuskritisches Netzwerk der Region Trier (work against rassism)

Privacy is great and I love the usability.


CryptPad offers many services in a secure and respectful way of your privacy. You can do surveys, text documents, sheets and more all stored in a drive with end-to-end encryption. It is open source and has a very simple but effective UI that includes all the basics. Wonderfull for work or a small association.


It is data protection compliant, covers a wide range of tools, easy to share with collaborators


It's a free online office suite that respects your privacy. You can't find that very easily.

Joseph Burgan

Easy to use with end-to-end-encrypted and privacy focus


No need to have an account. Just use it. - I'm lucky to be able to pay some support for this. But, this is available to anyone.


That it is free and simple to use and NOT collecting and trading data!

Anja - Educational lectures in Germany

It just works! And it works much better than its closest commercial competitor, google docs. I have no misgivings whatsoever whenever I propose to use it. Also, it was easy to set up an own instance.

Nils Erik Flick - Hamburg Werbefrei, popular initiative aimed at reducing aggressive advertising in public spaces.

The Cryptpad family of web applications is built on the principles that I would use to build software for my friends, family and myself: - Data security by end-to-end-encryption - Control over one's own data - Enable uncomplicated collaboration


Open Source, Encrypted

Sachin Kadam

First of all, I love the lightweight interface design of CryptPad. It makes it very easy, especially for less digital people, to start using the online collaboration tools. Another thing I love is that we can work with a high level of privacy here. That's hugely important in tool selection in associations I work with. For collaborative writing CryptPad is my tool of choice, for the overview to small projects I immediately start a Kanban board. CryptDrive is super as we can store all files here.

DoSchu - coworking communities / women's associations

CryptPad offers similar services to GoogleDocs, except that it's privacy-minded.


Assez pratique pour partager mes écrits


Ease of use and respect of user privacy.


to have a workspace all time


In our modern world we share share data in our professional and private life to conveniently engage with other people every day. But this convenience comes at a cost. Your data reveals a lot about you and your businesses, your thoughts, your partners, your loved ones, and it can easily be used to harm you. This is not exclusively, but very important to investigative journalists, human rights defenders, and members of oppressed and marginalized groups. That is why these data must be protected.


It has the features I need inside a secure environment


I love Web-Application in general. I like that CryptPad is fully encrypted an I tihnik privicy is very important for the futere


I love that it's NOT Google.

Jon Klement

simple easy and open

Alain R.

Open Source tool

Marie-justine GUERQUIN - Université Paris Cité

free and open source software, nice tools, collaborative work is possible

dowel - school

Cryptpad is very useful for me to work on my essays with my study group and it is in line with my beliefs about free software and privacy.


Privacy and ease of use - I have tried quite a few tools in last 1-2 years and CryptPad is both easy to use and fully featured!

private :)

I enjoy that this medium is open source and privacy focused!

Digital Fyre

Finally a usable encrypted drive !


privacy, ease of use


good functionality and security

Stefan - -

secure, clear, easy , working fully with firefox and since now never freezed or something else

Rüdiger Bachmann - potentialeentfalten (.de) : education of educators, free schools, coaching, building new schools

Anonymity, safety of my informations, reachable via TOR

cbro - NGO doing medical aid in regions of crisis

End to end encryption


Variety of intuitive tools, respect for anonymity


It's transparency and great privacy/security, cloud and sharing functions, and the amount of tools that keep expanding.


Cryptpad makes it easy for me to take my documents on-the-go, without trading my privacy for convinience. I see merit in the project and had been a paid member to support the team and have my team to work on various documents simultaneously, and it had been best investment. It is truly a magnificient alternative to the proprietary solutions and does exactly what it claims to do.

Ramesh Anand - Persanal branding and digital services organization

I love the ease of use of CryptPad, that I have all my documents organized in one place and the possibilities for collaboration. New documents are available in an instant for other team members and I can invite others to my documents without the need for third party communication and thus compromising the privacy of the documents.

Adrian - Piratenparty of Germany (Political Party)

Desktop/Mobile compatibility, share documents to users w/o account, pragmatic set of functions

Uwe, Berlin

CryptPad has a great user interface, and is end-to-end encrypted which is perfect for private business data!


Black theme, easy to use, Kanban, Spreadsheet... easy to share

David ROUMANET - Lycée Aristide Bergès (38171 Seyssinet)

It's easy, secure, and AWESOME for asynchronous (and anonymous) collaboration. For me, it's magic. It contains everything I need and I LOVE creating documents and sharing them, both for view only and editable.


better than google docs 🙏


I love that CryptPad is Open Source and E2EE.


I love that it is secure and is an excellent tool to work remotely on content with my colleagues.

Sabine Faure - KDAB (France) - IT training and services

Free end-to-end encryption for document collaboration! Have not seen anything that compares for this purpose


It's realy easy and fast to setup a collaborative document.

Thomas Behrmann - VDIni Club Bremen

I love because is a good alternative for google drive, in CryptPad there is many options, it's secure and is a open source, that is enough for me


Wir arbeiten sehr gerne mit Cryptpad, weil wir da gemeinsam Dokumente teilen können, und gleichzeitig bearbeiten. Es ist simpel, man muss sich nicht anmelden, um mitzumachen, und wir vertrauen dem Datenschutz.

Karin, GranDeliSee - GranDeliSee, solidarische Landwirtschaft

- very easy to use, for non geek people - trust


great collaborative suite! encrypted and open source as it should be!

Marco - research institute

efficient, trustworthy, reliable, easy to use, it simply works

Annette Leiderer - German High School

With CryptPad's zero-knowledge encrypted storage, I'm able to keep my documents in the cloud without having to worry about them ever being compromised.


Easy to use interface, strong privacy, and it just works well. CryptPad offers a lot of different document types, including spreadsheets, plain text documents, and whiteboards. It can be self-hosted so it doesn't rely on a single provider, and it's free software, allowing anyone to study, modify, and share it.


easy, safe, many document types available,

Judith - Parents for future group, climate activism

CryptPad is the Zero-Trust Secure Note and Collaboration Suite for Journalists.

Raymund K.D. Kho - Connecting the Dots Institute Netherlands (CTDI-NL) - Journalism.

CryptPad is a great alternative to "leading" cloud document host that don't respect our privacy. Safe, secure, private, functional, and well-documented. CryptPad offers a personal drive with a generous free tier for organizing one's ongoing affairs, as well as anonymous self-contained URLs for single-use "throw-away" documents. Thank you for this awesome service, CryptPad!

Jobu Tupaki

I really appreciate not having to worry about security issues. It's user-friendly. It had everything I needed to feel good about leaving GoogleDocs behind.


perfect online tools for educational use

***** - Education

end to end encryption and the Sheet implementation


Clear interface, full featured, privacy friendly, open source.


I love how I can collaborate with my friends on documents for school while not having the school or my internet provider seeing what I do. Oh, it's also faster and more effecient than Google Docs.

Forever XML

While Italian universities and schools are mindlessly giving away students and researchers' data to the surveillance capitalism corporations, pretending there is no alternative, CryptPad is showing that alternatives exist, if you only care to look for them.

MCP - University

- Everything is end-to-end encrypted - Lots of document types - Mixes Google drive and Google docs functionalities


I love that with CryptPad there is finally a privacy-friendly and open-source, still fully-featured alternative to well-known Google services. I love the ease of use and the simple yet genius security concept behind sharing document links which ensure that only end-users can read the content. And I love the spirit behind the product and their creators. It's really great to see that there are companies like XWiki SAS that believe both in privacy and free and open-source software products.


it works!

M Fröhlich

Everything is good, perfect. This is the best for me. I like the mystery and the independent. In the future I will use for the company where I work, because it's safe and man can easy navigation and share files in CryptDrive.


It is easy to write with the whole class.

Ole - In our history class

Simple, private sharing.

***** - Education

God, what don't I? I love the feel of the UI, the robustness of the text. The privacy is great, and why I got into it in the first place. Takes alot off my mind. Decryption's nice and quick, too, so it's not a slog. Overall, the workspace feels really nice, and almost like an online home. Definitely recommend for anyone looking for an alternative to larger online word-processors like Google Docs.

Scrawny T. Demon

That it is secure, easy to use, doesn't require an account and has professional capabilities.

Ulrich - education, independent artist

encryption. privacy. would be nice to have slides soon as well

***** - organizing, activism

the privacy that it give compare to google drive

Chris Py

easy access to collaboration, data protection, data economy, free&open software, uncommercial project

Mathias - Technical University

Seems like a nice alternative to Google docs, sheets etc.


I love that CryptPad allows me to work privately. I also love that CryptPad allows me to work anonymously. I don't have to have the documents attached to any account, I really like that. I also love that none of my associates need to have an account to use CryptPad to collaborate with me.


security and data protection oriented model. I also really appreciate the range of applications that cover my needs very well.


Cryptpad is easy to use, does not crash, is free and always available.

Phil the Teacher - Education Nationale

I love that it is opensource, free to use and i can be sure that my data is handled well and secure.. I Trust you

nonino - Waldorfkindergarten and University (Hamburg University of Applied Science)

I believe that CryptPad is one of the best free and open source cloud-storage software, that is really intuitive, easy both in the set-up process, and every day use.


It's free and open source and privacy-friendly


Full crypted, easily use, comfortable usability

Marcus - Gymnasium

It’s like a more well thought out google drive that doesn’t spy on you


Free and very easy to use.

Peter Flindt

Ease of use, markdown support and price per functionality


The ability to instantly create collaborative doucments for my students.

Nik Peachey - PeacheyPublications Ltd

its not google docs. google invades users' privacy constantly.


It's easy to use, lightweight and best of all open source.


That you can write compleatly anonymus. That there is a markdown option. In the hole big, i love all of CryptPad!


It's a good user experience. The functionality is really good with a good UI. The collaboration works really well. It's a trust-worthy service with values that align with my own and the values of my organisations.

Charles - NGO

As a FOSS advocate, i thought there will be no alternative to Google Docs, so i was struggling to manage my documents. Until i discovered "CryptPad" the best collaboration tool I've ever seen. With Cryptpad, I am sure that all my documents are safe and encrypted, the service is so reliable and perfectly suits my needs.

Saif Dhifi - Freeways ISI (Free Software Club at the higher institut of computer science Tunisia, Ariana)

- How super easy it is to use - How super easy it is to set up and run your own server

Cache On Delivery

Cryptpad is definitely the best replacement for the Google suite. Nothing else comes close to it.


Privacy. That's literally the best thing.

John Doe

I love that it's creating a more secure alternative to shared software and collaborative tools! Thank you!


Free anonymous account creation, the Google docs alternative I've been looking for! Using it guilt free by donating, which can be done without a digital trail back to the account I'm using. Love it!

Rob Ottwok

nice, safe, functions increasing, not google

Chris - University and MINT education

easy to use and share

Sebastian - City of Ulm, Office for Education and Sport

CryptPad is a serious attempt to provide encrypted, comprehensive and useful drive, document and office services.


handy to cooperate and share for relevant audiences.

Pekka Ihanainen

It is very nicely designed and works well. Really happy I found it!


one-link accessible, easy to share and foster co-writing to students & colleagues, providing collective ideas, easy to use and integrate in groups: tools and features known other platforms

Florian - school

Es un servicio sólido, respetuoso del usuario y su privacidad. La funcionalidad es suficiente y hasta más de lo que necesito habitualmente. Muchas gracias por todo.


- einfache Handhabung - gemeinsames (Be-)Arbeiten von/an Dokumenten

***** - Gymnasium

CryptPad offers the right combination of openness and protection when it comes to online collaborations. It is essential to balance out the urgent need for both, transparency and opacity.

Florian Schneider - Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, Norwegian Univeristy of Science and Technology (NTNU)

It's privacy and ease of use


Very cool tools for me and my work. Instant shareable docs at a glance


Easy to use collaboration platform with nice design.

Michael - Makerspace Gütersloh e.V.

Easy collaboration, security and privacy. Obviously those are very important to us. We are an action group targeting the climate crisis. We plan non-violent but disruptive actions that meet resistance from police, financial institutions and government. Most of us have never been in an action group before. Although consequences are scary, we feel that we must do what we can, in the little time that is left. Our tools must be reliable and usable for non-professionals.

Marc (not my real name) - Extinction Rebellion

Simplicity and privacy.


I love the privacy and control I have over that privacy, as well as knowing my data is safe. The layout is fantastic, simply but has every tool you could need. The whole site is very intuitive and quick to learn! If you've used similar sites, you already know everything you need to navigate CryptPad, without worrying about your data being collected and sold to advertise to you. The anonymity is phenomenal and the reason I switched over.


CryptPad has great sharing options, and includes online concurrent editing. That makes it my default suggestion anytime someone wants to share documents: it satisfies the shared editing like in Google Docs, it includes spreadsheets, and it has folders that I can share with a group. I now have a single online service for collaboration... and I know I can export my own data any time if my projects grow in size (for me to host and directly manage, eg. P2P).

Trent Larson

Simplicity, security, the fact, that it is not used for profit maximisation of some anonymous entities. The sense of community and of the future, which feels as a more open and relaxed one.

Maria Turik

'What do I love about Cryptpad?' Utter simplicity of the interface - big, bold and tells you what's going on. Very reassuring for new users who get confused/intimidated by techy UIs with dozens of buttons. Will definitely upgrade when independent journalism funding improves. For now, tho, this pad is a great way for new teams to safely connect e.g. as here in the vast Pacific, across many timezones.


I love that it's an open-source alternative to Google's suites that WORKS (Plus, it has a free plan).


It's really secure and user-friendly.


It is an easy to use and reliable collaboration tool.

Oliver - DUIsentrieb e.V., Allemagne. (www.duisentrieb.de)

Simplicité, accessibilité et richesse des fonctionnalités proposées


Clean, secure, does what I need without any fluff, privacy respecting.


C'est gratuit et puissant ! Et français, conforme RGPD.


I love the privacy and focus on what is essential. It is also very reliable.

Oskar Gstrein

I love the idea of a my documents and writings being stored securely and offsite so I don't have to worry about my goof ups in my homelab.


I like CryptPad, because it is open source and creates to empower societal actors in a sustainable way, so that the value goes back to the society and not to a handful of shareholders. Also this creates a way for lots of people to learn coding. Another positive effect for us is that people get control over their data.

***** - ANSOLE e.V.

The privacy and easiness when using it


I adore Cryptpad. Privacy and reliability. I don't care as much about fancy features; no need to add any more. Regular audits are a good idea though. Publicize the next one! Keep being awesome and thank you.


I love it because we can easily work on texts and tables anonymous together with other people who are not in our organisation without the obligation to create google accounts or accounts on other platforms.

K. Krüger - LIFE e.V.

Privacy, ease of use, simple and functional interface