Introducing the emerging office suite, OnlyOffice Desktop Editor

Conclusions

The newcomer OnlyOffice Desktop Editor does a pretty good job as a desktop office suite. The cloud connection, and the related options for efficient collaborative work, turn out to be particularly mature and practical, with the suite interlinking stationary applications and web-based work in an excellent way. Another positive feature is the good conversion filter for Microsoft document formats.

If we were to find fault at all, it would be with the modern-looking, but fairly pale, and not particularly ergonomic, user interface in the individual modules. Although the settings are uncluttered, the often-illogical positioning of the controls means a learning curve for users. But these quibbles apart, OnlyOffice provides a good alternative to existing suites and cloud services.

Infos

  1. SoftMaker Office: http://www.softmaker.de/softmaker-office
  2. WPS Office: https://www.wps.com
  3. Apache OpenOffice: https://www.openoffice.org/
  4. Calligra Suite: https://www.calligra.org/
  5. OnlyOffice: https://www.onlyoffice.com
  6. OnlyOffice Server Community Edition: https://www.onlyoffice.com/de/download.aspx
  7. "Installing Community Server for Linux on a local server": http://helpcenter.onlyoffice.com/server/linux/community/linux-installation.aspx
  8. OnlyOffice Enterprise Edition: https://www.onlyoffice.com/de/enterprise-edition.aspx

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