Create and collaborate in Markdown using the Self Hosted HedgeDoc
What's a great self hosted markdown editor where you can collaborate on notes and share them? HedgeDoc!
What is HedgeDoc?
HedgeDoc (formerly known as CodiMD) is an open-source, web-based, self-hosted, collaborative markdown editor. You can use it to easily collaborate on notes, graphs and even presentations in real-time. All you need to do is to share your note-link to your co-workers and they’re ready to go.
HedgeDoc Core Features
These are the main, core features that make HedgeDoc so great!
You don’t need extra software. The editor runs in your browser.
Stay in control of your data. Keep it on your server.
- Real-time collaboration
Collaborate in real-time with friends, family and colleagues.
- Presentation mode
Use HedgeDoc to build and present slides in markdown. Powered by reveal.js!
- Graphs & diagrams
HedgeDoc supports many types of graphs, diagrams and embedded content.
- Easy to use permission system
Manage permissions of your notes with a simple drop-down selection.
Revisions keep track of changes to your notes and even let you revert to any older version.
- Low system requirements
HedgeDoc doesn’t need much resources. It even runs smooth on a Raspberry Pi!
Install HedgeDoc using Docker Compose
You can easily install and deploy HedgeDoc using this Docker Compose stack.
version: '3' services: database: image: postgres:13.4-alpine environment: - POSTGRES_USER=hedgedoc - POSTGRES_PASSWORD=password - POSTGRES_DB=hedgedoc volumes: - database:/var/lib/postgresql/data restart: always app: # Make sure to use the latest release from https://hedgedoc.org/latest-release image: quay.io/hedgedoc/hedgedoc:1.9.6 environment: - CMD_DB_URL=postgres://hedgedoc:[email protected]:5432/hedgedoc - CMD_DOMAIN=localhost - CMD_URL_ADDPORT=true volumes: - uploads:/hedgedoc/public/uploads ports: - "3000:3000" restart: always depends_on: - database volumes: database: uploads:
You might have to change some volumes and the CMD_DOMAIN to your host IP or domain name. For more detailed installation instructions, please see the HedgeDoc documentation website.
You can then go to the server IP on port 3000 to create a user account and begin creating notes.
Sometimes I use HedgeDoc to mock-up posts for Noted. I can easily copy and paste the content over to Ghost when I am finished.
Out of the box, HedgeDoc supports Markdown with a built in WYSIWYG editor to boot! So if you don't know Markdown, you can use the editor to format your notes.
Final Notes and Thoughts
HedgeDoc can be used for simple notes to very complex notes, to-do lists, slideshows, presentations and more. HedgeDoc is a powerful tool for those looking for a note taking app that is easy to use but packs a ton of valuable features.
If you find HedgeDoc useful, be sure to give it a star on the HedgeDoc Github repo!