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We've been using the free version of Collabora Office for about 11 months now. (This version is called CODE). They won't do under-20 count licensing. If your org/corp is under 20-count, just use it. So far, it has been 98% perfect. One or two hiccups, yet: we own our data, in our Debian servers. Android app works awesome. Browser works awesome. Download Collabora Office 6.4.3 for Android for free, without any viruses, from Uptodown. Try the latest version of Collabora Office 2021 for Android.

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I'm an engineer (not software, not a developer, not in 'tech') and we have been switching a lot of our workflows to open source software and the like. This isn't because we have a 'free' or 'libre' fetish, it's more that the open source technologies tend to plug and play better with others, have open standards for file formats etc., and we can have clients and collaborators work on any OS they want. I don't think Collabora is going to be alone in their struggles with this type of business model.

From what I can see / understand is that there a few large corporations / govts whatever you like that provide financial support in the form of the Pareto distribution. One or two organizations provide the majority of support (85%+). What this usually means is that the organization(s) pays for support, has the company like Collabora write all the code, and in the end they just take what they want and either re-implement it in a different way or actually have a whole different product than the 'public' one. This has a double-edge effect; the few organization who pay for all the time for programmers implement the features they want (why not? they foot the bill) and the developers end up building a product that may or may not be good for the rest of the users. Case in point with LibreOffice and Collabora. Collabora pushes most all the commits, yet they are an online version of an office suite to plugin to Nextcloud, etc.

To be honest, LibreOffice should be charging for their product. I'm not sure how they would or what the mechanism would be, but it's great software and has $ value.

Collabora Online is a powerful LibreOffice-based online office suite with collaborative editing, which supports all major documents, spreadsheets, and presentation file formats and works in all modern browsers. The recent release of Nextcloud Hub v19 introduced an easier way to install Collabora Online without Docker or proxy configuration in your web server. On a fresh installation, this is done automatically, but for an existing installation, you have to do the steps manually. It is easy, though, read on to find out how!

View and edit documents directly in your Nextcloud

Collabora Online supports editing your documents in real-time with multiple other editors, showing high fidelity, WYSIWYG rendering and preserving the layout and formatting of your documents.

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Users can insert and reply to comments and invite others without a Nextcloud account for anonymous editing of files with a public link shared folder.

Collabora Online supports dozens of document formats including DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLSX + ODF, Import/View Visio, Publisher and many more!

Collabora Online Development Edition (CODE) is free and under heavy development, adding features and improvements all the time! Enterprise users have access to the more stable, scalable Collabora Online Enterprise version through a Nextcloud support subscription.

How to install it?

As already mentioned, on a new installation, this is done automatically, but for an existing installation, you have to do the following steps manually.

1. Install Collabora Online – Built-in CODE Server. (It has to be installed and used together with the Collabora Online app – step 2). This app provides a built-in server with all of the document editing features of Collabora Online. Easy to install, for personal use or for small teams. It is a bit slower than a standalone server and without the advanced scalability features.


2. Install the **Collabora Online **app.
3. That’s it and you can get to work! If that doesn’t happen, make sure you checked the second option “Use the built-in CODE – Collabora Online Development Edition that is a must step to make it really work!

A few important things to note

Note the following system requirements for the installation:

  • Linux x86-64 platform
  • 2 CPU cores
  • 1 GB RAM + 100 MB RAM / user
  • 100 kbit/s network bandwidth / user
  • 350 MB space on disk
  • Kernel supporting the FUSE (Filesystem in Userspace) which is a requirement for AppImage
  • FUSE 2 (libfuse.so.2 – required by Collabora_Online.AppImage) is recommended, but the app will work without it too
  • Fontconfig (libfontconfig.so.1 – required by Collabora_Online.AppImage)

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As already mentioned in step 1, the built-in CODE server has some limitations in terms of performance so if you choose to set up the actual Collabora Online server here is a quick installation guide on how to get started in three steps.

Well-integrated

Insert images directly from your Nextcloud. Access the Nextcloud sharing sidebar. Chat or have a call while editing. View and reply to comments.

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Mobile and desktop

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Collabora Online is not only available in the browser but also on our mobile platforms! Note that you can also edit your documents off-line with the Collabora Office app from the Android and iOS store.

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Under your control

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Most people use online services for storing their data, communication and editing documents, often giving up control over their files in exchange for the convenience of online collaboration. With Nextcloud and Collabora Online, this is no longer a trade-off.

Collabora Online is Open Source, self-hosted and secure!

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If you have problems with any of the apps, have a look at the Nextcloud community support forum.

If you are interested in our Enterprise support options, contact our team here.