Etherpad Lite’s goal is to make it easy to integrate real time editing into your website or publishing platform. This major release is a complete rewrite of Etherpad, it is a culmination of roughly 2 years work funded mostly by Primary Technology and supported by the Etherpad Foundation.
Etherpad is currently being used in Libya, Egypt and various other places of conflict to rewrite constitutions and policies. Etherpad Lite’s “portableness” and simplicity to deploy make it a perfect choice for these types of environments where it is not an option to rely on third party services to ensure internet connectivity/data privacy/protection.
Every day we are seeing new creative ways the community is using Etherpad Lite. Because the community is such a huge part of Etherpad Lite we have released all of the code open source so developers can be sure they are maintaining privacy, security and data ownership.
- Dramatic hardware resource savings over original Etherpad
- Windows, Mac and *nix deployment options
- Beautified interface
- Fully documented API
- Better parameter support
- Infinite colour options
- Super simple to embed into your own website/CMS with jQuery and PHP examples
Installing Etherpad Lite on Windows
Installing Etherpad Lite on Debian
Sandbox environment for testing and experimenting
We have a Sandbox deployment available for API testing and general playing around here. The API key is EtherpadFTW
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