Self Hosted

Using self hosted version of Plainpad will give you complete control of your data as notes will be exchanged between your clients and server.

Simple Installation

installation

Plainpad requires a few steps and minimum configuration for the installation to your server.

  1. Upload the contents of the zip archive to your server.
  2. Make sure the web server points to the public directory.
  3. Create a .env file based on the .env.example provided.
  4. Run php artisan migrate:fresh --seed to setup the database.

Alternatively you can open the browser to the /url/to/public/setup.php file and submit the installation form.

Make sure the application has writable permissions so that the auto update feature works smoothly.

Auto Update

The self hosted version supports an automated updates that will notify admin users whenever new packages are available for download.

updates

It is important the Plainpad installation directory is writable so that the modified files can be replaced and the old can be removed. In addition Plainpad requires the PHP Zip extension to be installed for the update process to work.

Seamless Integration

Plainpad was building using the latest technology standards and allows seamless integration with all modern operating systems. Modern browsers will prompt you to install the application on your home screen or application menu. This step can also be done from the profile page.

seamless integration

For this to work the Plainpad installation needs to run under HTTPS, otherwise browsers will not prompt you for an installation.

User Management

users

Although optional, Plainpad gives you the option to allow multiple users to host their notes on your server. Administrators are able to manage the accounts that have access to the app.

Note Taking

With Plainpad you are able to create as many notes as you want. The editor is intentionally kept simple, so that you only concentrate on the content.

notes

Notes are synchronized across different devices so that you can use them anywhere you are.

Offline Data

offline

Plainpad can also work while you are offline. You can read, edit or remove your notes while being offline from any device. The notes will be synced the next time you connect to the internet.