Marginalized and vulnerable people are the most impacted by the surveillance economy. CryptPad’s end-to-end encryption protects everyone’s privacy and digital rights. Share resources, conduct research, organize a campaign, all without forcing people onto surveillance platforms.
CryptPad offers many features to facilitate teamwork and collaboration, real-time editing of course but also: contacts, shared folders, team drives, sharing, and granular access control.
Whichever cause you are fighting for, we doubt that giant corporations extracting billions of dollars from personal data are a good match for your ideals. Invest in open and secure tools that would still exist in the world you are striving to build.
CryptPad is fully open-source and freely available. We are funded by public grants and our users, not investors looking to monetize user data and make an exit. Are you receiving donations or grants from the public? When you buy our services you invest in making this project sustainable and help us improve it for everyone.
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Spreadsheet just works smoothly with all functionalities you can expect from other famous shared spreadsheet apps, without spywares.
Vincent - scopyleft
Easy to use collaboration platform with nice design.
Michael - Makerspace Gütersloh e.V.
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 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.
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)
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
It is a simple, self-explanatory tool, handy when collaborating on a text or other files.
Christine Schubart - SKA Darmstadt e. V.
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 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.
La confianza en su uso seguro y la accesisibilidad de los recursos disponibles
Iduvina - Human rights defenders organization
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
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.
I like the variability of tools it has
Nicolás - ONG
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)
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.
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
data security, ease of use, my documents available nearly everywhere, free with option to support
***** - Piratenpartei Deutschland
flexible possibilities, easy handling.
R. Kohaupt - Social Work
The functions about Cryptpad. We are use it for Online Workshops
Dennis Kranz - Library
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)
That it is like a full fledged "cloud" solution, including polls, with end-to-end encryption.
anonymous - Extinction Rebellion
Every thing. CryptPAd is a very friendly tool for safe and professional work
Iduvina - Seguridad en Democracia (SEDEM), a Human Rights organization
it's crypted, it's free, it's cool, the whole stuff for cooperation.
Gerhard - Church
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
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
Cryptpad rocks. You've made the most usable, secure and privacy friendly office tool under the sun.
JT - environmentalism, migrant rights.
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
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.
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
It's realy easy and fast to setup a collaborative document.
Thomas Behrmann - VDIni Club Bremen
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.
Open Source and encrypted files and Kanban
***** - My Human Kit : FabLab for people wiht disabilities
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
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
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