LibreOffice vs ONLYOFFICE
Last updated: August 07, 2017
LibreOffice is the power-packed free, libre and open source personal productivity suite for Windows, Macintosh and GNU/Linux, that gives you six feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing needs: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base. Support and documentation is free from our large, dedicated community of users, contributors and developers. The online and mobile version (for Android and iPad) are coming soon
ONLYOFFICE is a cloud business service that enables you to manage projects, customer relations and documents in one place. In other words, you don't need to switch back and forth between multiple applications to perform different tasks. Here you obtain a single multi-featured system to organize every step of your work improving your productivity and optimizing efforts for success.
Latest news about LibreOffice and ONLYOFFICE:
07.08.17. ONLYOFFICE integrates with SharePoint. ONLYOFFICE, one of the main Microsoft Office alternatives, released an app for SharePoint. So from now companies running SharePoint Server can use the most complete online office suite in SharePoint web interface. ONLYOFFICE is an open-source solution, free for up to 20 users that can be deployed on your private network. It promises 100% compatible with Microsoft Office formats and allows to collaboratively work on Word and Excel documents with a really complex formatting. Besides document editors it provides document management, email client, calendar, project management and community.
18.02.17. LibreOffice released in-house web version with collaborative online editing. Document Foundation released the new version of its open-source office LibreOffice 5.3. It includes a bunch of new features, including a ribbon interface that resembles Microsoft Office. The foundation also made available the LibreOffice Online source code, which can be installed on servers. It noted: “The Document Foundation doesn’t have the resources or desire to set up an online service like Google Docs or Office 365. Instead, it is offering LibreOffice Online code that you can install on your own server. All you need is a single sign-on service and a file sync and storage solution like Nextcloud. Then just install LibreOffice, add users and start collaborating on documents. While individuals can install LibreOffice Online on their own servers, it’s aimed at ISPs and other cloud providers, giving them the ability to offer open source online collaborative suites to compete with Google Docs and Office 365.”
01.04.16. Edit documents offline with ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors. ONLYOFFICE released Desktop Editors, an office suite that combines viewers and editors for text documents, spreadsheets and presentations working offline. Desktop editors support Copy/Paste, direct print options, local fonts, language detection. ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors are absolutely free for personal use. For business use the desktop applications are available by subscription: 1 year subscription for $39 and an unlimited subscription for $59. Regular updates and email support are included.
19.08.15. LibreOffice 5.0 includes mobile editor for Android. LibreOffice just got a major update with the release of version 5.0 — and developers claim it will give other productivity suites a run for their money. With this launch the same source code will be used for the desktop version as well as the Android and the cloud versions. That means users will have a similar set of features, regardless of platform. The new version also offers a better interface, better management of screen space and better interoperability with other office suites like Microsoft Office and Apple iWork. There are also virtualization solutions to bring LibreOffice to Chrome OS and iOS, although these are not optimized for mobile. An online version will be available late this year or in early 2016. Version 5.0 also includes mobile clients on Android and Ubuntu Touch (the Ubuntu operating system for mobile), new icons and improvements to menus and sidebars, improvements to document import and export filters, for an enhanced document conversion fidelity.
10.07.15. Online office suite ONLYOFFICE launched free cloud version. On the occasion of its 5th birthday ONLYOFFICE announced the launch of the free SaaS version ONLYOFFICE Free Cloud. It includes mail server to create corporate mailboxes, 2 GB of Amazon cloud storage space, online editors for text, spreadsheets and presentations, Calendar, Chat, Feed and Mail Aggregator, and 5 full-featured modules: Documents, Projects, CRM, People and Community. ONLYOFFICE Free Cloud is listed on our new website – www.onlyoffice.org - where you will find the information about all the solutions provided by ONLYOFFICE at no cost.
08.07.14. Teamlab opens source code, renames to ONLYOFFICE. Online team collaboration service Teamlab always wanted to become an Office - since the time when it got the own suite of office document editors. It's really oystanding, and Teamlab decided to make it the primary feature. At some point the developers even renamed the service to Teamlab Office. But even this wasn't enough for them. Yesterday (in honour of the 4th birthday) Teamlab was renamed to ONLYOFFICE. Although, as you can see on the site screenshot, it still includes not ONLY OFFICE, but also CRM, project management and document management tools. Beside the rebranding, the developers decided to fully open the source code of the product, so that the users could make sure in it's security. So, from now, if you want to install ONLYOFFICE on your own server - you can do it completely free.
2013. TeamLab Office 7.5: Gantt Chart, CRM-EMail integration. The updated version of the popular collaboration service Teamlab Office 7.5 includes two new useful features. The first is Gantt Chart. It enables to get a panoramic view of all project activities, evaluate project activity status: open/closed, active/overdue, manage project milestones and tasks: create, edit, close, reopen, delete etc, link tasks within projects to create the task dependencies. The second useful feature is CRM-EMail integration. It allows to see the whole email conversation thread with a client in the contact profile and send emails directly from the profile or the list of contacts. This feature is especially useful if several emplyees communicate with one customer by email. Teamlab costs from 75$ per year for 5 users.
2013. New collaboration tools in TeamLab Office and LibreOffice. Microsoft recently launched the new Office 2013 and as usual with the release of new version there is a number of frustrated users that consider switching to competing products. So now is the best time for Microsoft rivals to push their office-suites. TeamLab (that recently became an "Office") added real-time collaboration feature. Now you can see who is working on a document at the moment, which paragraph he is editing and communicate with co-workers in comments and chat. You can even invite for co-editing users that are not registered in TeamLab. So TeamLab is now like Google Apps - they even set the same price $50/year. Only in Google Apps it's the price for 1 user, while in TeamLab - for 5 users. By the way, TeamLab's pricing is changed again: there is single edition and no free version.
2011. TeamLab adds CRM module. Freemium online collaboration service TeamLab continues to impress us with the new functionality. At this time TeamLab adds CRM-module. It's a pretty nice and easy-to-use CRM system that includes contacts, tasks, opportunities and cases. You can quickly import your contacts from CSV. For each contact you can add notes, tasks, attach files, opportunities and even link a Twitter-blog. The tasks provide email notifications, so you can create tasks for follow-up calls. In opportunities, you can plan the budget, success probability and track the stage, but there no financial reports like sales funnel. Cases section allows for example to organize different marketing events (see in one place all related tasks, contacts, documents). You can control access rights to all the records. In general, TeamLab CRM is pretty nice, and only lacks email integration. But the TeamLab developers promise to add Email-module soon as well as mobile version of the CRM system. For now the CRM module is in Beta stage and nothing is said about whether it will be paid or join the broad free functional of TeamLab.
2011. LibreOffice is going to the Cloud, iPad and Android. LibreOffice - is a fork of the open-source project OpenOffice, which was founded after Sun acquisition by Oracle last year. The development team, which stands behind the LibreOffice calls itself the Document Foundation and aims to develop a free and open-source alternative to commercial office suites. Google and Red Hat are also involved in the development of LibreOffice. So, this LibreOffice is quite serious in its plans and is going not only inherit the glory and the user base of the OpenOffice, but also step on the Microsoft's tail. This week, the Document Foundation announced that in 2012 it will launch the online version - LibreOffice Online, which will work on HTML5, as well as mobile versions of the office suite for iPad and Android tablets.
2011. TeamLab Adds Online Docs and Speadsheets. Online collaboration service Teamlab continues to surprise us. Although recently it has finally introduced the paid edition, the main functionality remains absolutely free and not limited by the number of users. Nevertheless the Teamlab developers have enough time, funding and desire to create such new features as online document editors. Instead of integrating already existing editors, such as Google Docs or Zoho Docs, they created their own (competing) apps. The text editor and spreadsheets are already available in the free version. The presentation editor is coming soon. Of course, the functionality of these applications is far from Word, Excel and even Google Docs. They provide only the basic tools. But with most daily operations on document collaboration - they may cope. Documents created in Teamlab can be downloaded to DOC, XLS files and send to business partners. You can also upload documents in these formats and edit them online in Teamlab.