10) Can Someone Tell us Why We Shouldn’t Use "OnlyOffice?"

After looking at the comparison at…




We’re trying to figure out why we wouldn’t use this app as our main way to create and view documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Their desktop version seems solid (and, in some ways, a lot clearer?). And their cloud version can be free for qualifying nonprofits. And it’s open source, right? So we can see the security holes (if there are any), right? And wow — the price is great (free for the desktop version; free for the cloud version for qualifying nonprofits). Can someone click “comment” below this item and tell us why we shouldn’t invest in this rather than corporate alternatives?

3 Responses to 10) Can Someone Tell us Why We Shouldn’t Use "OnlyOffice?"
  1. Lloyd Colston, KC5FM Reply

    If you don’t qualify for free here, you will at https://www.openoffice.org/why/index.html.

    Used both. Both are good.

  2. Henry Vermont Reply

    I agree with the comment on OpenOffice / LibreOffice. I’ve been using LibreOffice for over 10 years now, and have used it to create many non-trivial training documents including two master theses, etc. It reads and writes MS Office files. Very easy to use – my wife made the move in two days with very little complaining ;-) Totally open source and totally free. Rock solid stable.

  3. Brian Reply

    The Mac desktop version of OnlyOffice does not “call home”… a big plus.

    The version for an iPad appears link to with OnlyOffice documents on the iPad and those stored on one of the OnlyOffice servers.

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