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Hackpad is a web-based collaborative real-time text editor forked from Etherpad.[1]


It was used as the company wikis by multiple prominent startups of the 2010s, such as Airbnb, Stripe, and Upworthy.[2]

In April 2014, Hackpad was acquired by Dropbox.[3][4] In April 2015, it was announced that Hackpad would be released as open source[5] and source code was published on GitHub in August 2015,[6] under the Apache license 2.0.[7] On April 25, 2017, Dropbox announced that it would shut down on July 19, 2017, with users being permanently migrated to Dropbox Paper.[8]

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  1. ^ "dropbox/hackpad". GitHub. Retrieved 2018-10-15.
  2. ^ Russell, Jon (2017-04-26). "Dropbox is shuttering Hackpad, the collaborative document service it bought in 2014". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2022-07-14.
  3. ^ Mike Billings (17 April 2014). "Dropbox Acquires Startups Loom, Hackpad in Push to Expand Services". WSJ. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Hackpad is teaming up with Dropbox!". hackpad.com. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Bryan Landers on Twitter".
  6. ^ "Dropbox's Hackpad GitHub repository". GitHub.
  7. ^ "Hackpad COPYING file". GitHub.
  8. ^ "Hackpad is migrating to Dropbox Paper".

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