[HacktionLab] Online document editing software (free (as in beer))?

Mike Harris mike at mbharris.co.uk
Thu Apr 7 22:12:55 UTC 2022

Thanks all.  It seems then that it’s a horse race of two.  We have a very nice working well owncloud install, so upgrading to nextcloud seems like unnecessary work.  Cryptpad looks interesting and I like the working demo on the web site.  OnlyOffice seems really complex to set up.  The web page about it did with my tldr impatience! :P. Also there’s a lot about licences for multi-user installs that seemed to imply it would get expensive to use….  Anyone else paying for licences for it, or have I missed something there?

Cheers, and again, thanks for the input.


Mike Harris
XtreamLab Internet Services
07811 671 893

> On 4 Apr 2022, at 12:50, r7 <r7 at aktivix.org> wrote:
> I run both Nextcloud (for personal and will probably be doing the AktiviX one soon(ish)) and Cryptpad. For these purposes Cryptpad wins hands down from my experience. Though the both use OnlyOffice as the backend, the Cryptpad implementation seems a lot snappier and has been pointed out does much more.
> Cryptpad is marginally harder to install and self-host but has much better update policies. I am actually doing a reinstall on a different server this afternoon...
> r7
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