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Screenshot of example QikPad users collaborating
Screenshot of example QikPad users collaborating
Available inEnglish, French and Spanish
TypeCollaborative software

QikPad was a free collaboration software tool based on EtherPad that allowed multiple users to see text updates in real time.[1][2][3][4]

QikPad shut down in late 2014.

QikPad allows multiple users to see updates made to a pad in real time. Users can collaborate on a range of different documents and projects.[5][6][7][8][9][10]


QikPad works with no sign-up required. Once a pad has been created, functions include:

  • Collaborative text editing - all users can update a pad without having to sign in
  • Chat – there is chat box that allows users to talk without changing the text window
  • History rewind – users can cycle back through the history of a pad


QikPad is a browser-based application that runs on various operating systems, including Windows, Mac OS and Linux. Tested browsers include Internet Explorer 7+, Firefox 3.0+, Chrome 4+, and Safari 4+.


QikPad is a web-based tool, so will work on any computer with a broadband connection.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Etherpad Lite Github "Sites That Run Etherpad" Retrieved on 2013-02-23.
  2. ^ Times of India "QikPad" Retrieved on 2013-02-19.
  3. ^ Examiner.com "5 sites for web 2.0 applications from 2012 to integrate into the classroom" Published 2012-12-18.
  4. ^ MakeUseOf "QikPad: Collaborate Notepad Online" Retrieved on 2013-02-07.
  5. ^ Addictive Tips "QikPad: Create, Modify & Share Documents In A Collaborated Environment" Retrieved on 2013-02-23.
  6. ^ Free Technology For Teachers "QikPad - An Instant Collaborative Writing Platform" Retrieved on 2013-02-23.
  7. ^ Freeware Genius "Collaborate on projects and keep documents and code in sync with QikPad" Retrieved on 2013-02-19.
  8. ^ I Love Free Software "Free Online Collaboration Service: QikPad" Retrieved on 2013-02-23.
  9. ^ DE Tools of The Trade "QIKPAD: Document Collaboration App"[permanent dead link] Retrieved on 2013-02-23.
  10. ^ ESC Region 13 "QikPad – Free and Easy Co-Authoring" Retrieved on 2013-02-23.

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