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#HedgeDoc on version POEditor Mastodon

HedgeDoc lets you create real-time collaborative markdown notes. You can test-drive it by visiting our HedgeDoc demo server.

It is inspired by Hackpad, Etherpad and similar collaborative editors. This project originated with the team at HackMD and now forked into its own organisation. A longer writeup can be read in the history.

HedgeDoc 1.7.0 with its feature demonstration page open

Community and Contributions

We welcome contributions! There's a lot to do: If you would like to report bugs, the issue tracker is the right place. If you can help translating, find us on POEditor. To get started developing, take a look at the developer documentation. In any case: come talk to us, we'll be delighted to help you with the first steps.

To stay up to date with our work or get support it's recommended to join our Matrix channel, stop by our community forums or subscribe to the release feed. We also engage in regular community calls (RSS) which you are very welcome to join.

Installation / Upgrading

You can run HedgeDoc in a number of ways, and we created setup instructions for all of these:


Theres two main ways to configure your HedgeDoc instance: config file or environment variables. You can choose what works best for you.

HedgeDoc can integrate with

  • facebook, twitter, github, gitlab, mattermost, dropbox, google, ldap, saml and oauth2 for login
  • imgur, s3, minio, azure for image/attachment storage (files can also be local!)
  • dropbox for export and import

More info about that can be found in the configuration docs above.

Browser support

To use HedgeDoc, your browser should match or exceed these versions:

  • Chrome Chrome >= 47, Chrome Chrome for Android >= 47
  • Safari Safari >= 10.1, iOS Safari iOS Safari >= 10.3
  • Firefox Firefox >= 44
  • Edge Edge >= 14
  • Opera Opera >= 34, Opera Mini Opera Mini not supported
  • Android Browser Android Browser >= 4.4

Backup/restore your instance

To backup HedgeDoc, you should:

  • backup your database
  • backup your custom config file if you have one
  • backup the upload folder (see the uploadsPath config directive)

Restoring an existing instance of HedgeDoc is then just a matter of restoring these elements.

Related Tools

Our community has created related tools, we'd like to highlight hedgedoc-cli which lets you use HedgeDoc from the comfort of your command line.


Licensed under AGPLv3. For our list of contributors, see AUTHORS.

The license does not include the HedgeDoc logo, whose terms of usage can be found in the github repository.


HedgeDoc - The best platform to write and share markdown.



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