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Developer(s) Ascensio System SIA
Stable release
8.5 / 20 April 2015; 2 years ago (2015-04-20)
Written in HTML, JavaScript, C++
Operating system Windows, Linux
Available in 21 languages[1]
Type Office Suite, Project management, Collaboration, CRM, Document Management
License SaaS, GNU Affero General Public License3

OnlyOffice (formerly Teamlab Office), stylised as ONLYOFFICE is a multifunctional online office suite integrated with CRM system, document and project management toolset, Gantt chart and email aggregator. OnlyOffice is written in ASP.NET and translated to 21 languages (as of October 2014).

Deployment Solutions[edit]

OnlyOffice is available in two deployment solutions:[2]

  • The SaaS version is intended for organizations interested in a ready-to-use service. Users can quickly start their corporate portal which is maintained and regularly updated by Ascensio System and hosted by Amazon.
  • OnlyOffice source code is listed on GitHub. The installation is available for download and deployment on private servers.

OnlyOffice Features[edit]

Office Suite[edit]

OnlyOffice includes an online office application suite working within a browser. It combines text, spreadsheet and presentation editors that include features similar to Microsoft desktop editors (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), but then allow to co-edit,[3] comment and chat in real time.[4]


OnlyOffice Office Suite is based on HTML5 Canvas element.[5]

Document Management[edit]

OnlyOffice provides the following capabilities for users to organize and manage documents:

  • Document sharing in view /edit modes;
  • Embedding documents into a website;
  • Integration with file storage systems: Google Drive, Box, OneDrive, Dropbox, OwnCloud, Yandex.Disk;
  • Integration with CRM, email aggregator and project management module.


An instrument for coordination of work with clients and partners that includes the following features:

  • Contact list, opportunities, tasks, client history;
  • Web2lead form integrated with a client's website;
  • Invoicing;
  • Integration with Documents module and email.

Project Management + Gantt Chart[edit]

Collaboration within OnlyOffice is possible by the means of task delegation and human resources allocation. The following tools are available:

  • Project hierarchy - milestones, tasks, subtasks;
  • Time tracking - information about the time spent on a particular task. Allows for detailed time expenditure statements.
  • Reports - a tool for either automatic or manual report generation on open tasks or projects that fall behind.
  • Discussions - a platform for brainstorming within a project.
  • The Gantt Chart - a tool that allows for project visualization and clear understanding of task dependencies.


A mail management tool that offers the following features:

  • Mail Server, based on iRedMail package, developed to create corporate mailboxes using own domain name;
  • Mail Aggregator for several email account management.

The main advantage is integration with CRM and Documents modules.

  • Emails to CRM contacts can be sent directly from the profile page.
  • A separate email or a thread can be bounded with CRM elements.
  • Attachments can be taken directly from the Documents module.


A set of tools for efficient collaboration within a team:

  • Blogs and forums - for maintaining company's blog and exchanging ideas with colleagues;
  • News, events, bookmarks - for sharing the latest news and announcements with the team;
  • Wiki - for generation of a corporate knowledge base.


Before rebranding that took place in July 2014 OnlyOffice was distributed as Teamlab and Teamlab Office

  • Teamlab started out in December 2009 as a simple collaboration platform that encompassed several social computing features (blog, forum, wiki, bookmarks). Since then product has been improved to meet companies‘ growing demands in project management functionality.
  • In July 2010 Ascensio System released 2 new modules[6] in addition to Community: Projects (intended to simplify project management) and Talk (corporate instant messenger).
  • In March, 2011 the company released a new enhanced version 3.0, which included a fourth module – Documents (intended for storing, sharing, co-authoring, editing files right on the portal).
  • By October 2011 Project management, Business collaboration and Document management modules became available on Android or iOS mobile devices. A month later two more modules were introduced, namely, Calendar and CRM.
  • In March 2012 Teamlab introduced the first HTML5 based Document Editor at CeBIT 2012[7]
  • July 2012 was marked with integration of user accounts in Google Docs, Box, SkyDrive and Dropbox with Teamlab workspace.
  • In December 2012 Teamlab reached the final of Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Moscow, was monetized and renamed as Teamlab Office.
  • In December, 2013 Ascensio System SIA released Teamlab Personal - cloud workspace, including Canvas-based processors for text documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Teamlab Personal is distributed freely for individual use.
  • In July, 2014 Teamlab Office was officially rebranded to OnlyOffice and the source code of the product was published on Sourceforge and Github, making OnlyOffice the first open source online office suite.
  • In December, 2014 OnlyOffice Linux version was released.[8]
  • In April, 2015 Ascensio System SIA announced the Online Editors Linux version release[9][10] and launched a new website for open source solution -


The product has been reviewed by TechRadar,[11] CMSWiRE,[12] LiveEnterprise,[13],[14] Business Insider,[15] TechRepublic,[16] Unixmen,[17] NoobsLAB,[18],[19] PCMag,[20][21],[22] Softpedia,[23] FOSS Force[24]

OnlyOffice Personal has been covered by TechCrunch,[25] Liventerprise,[26] Gizmo's Freeware,[27]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "TeamLab Linguistic Success and Plans". Retrieved 2012-03-19. 
  2. ^ rob.schifreen. "Want To Host Your Own Online Office Suite?". Gizmo's Freeware. 
  3. ^ "How to edit your documents collaboratively on Linux". Xmodulo. 
  4. ^ "TeamLab, A Canvas-Based Document Editor, Wants To Send Microsoft Office 365 Back To The Drawing Board". Retrieved 2014-01-09. 
  5. ^ "TeamLab Reveals World's First Online HTML5-Powered Word Processing Solution". Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  6. ^ "TeamLab is out into the world!". Retrieved 2010-07-20. 
  7. ^ Schick, Shane. "W3C CEO calls HTML5 as transformative as early Web". IT WORLD CANADA. 
  8. ^ Steven, Rosenberg. "Have you heard of ONLYOFFICE? It's like Google Docs, only it's not from Google ... and you might be able to run your own instance". 
  9. ^ "Document Server 3.0 Release and Other News for Open Source Community". ONLYOFFICE Blog. 
  10. ^ Steven, Rosenberg. "The Latvian-coded ONLYOFFICE adds document server for Linux". 
  11. ^ "20 best web apps you've never heard of". Retrieved 2010-07-29. 
  12. ^ "Open Source Enterprise Collaboration Tool TeamLab Offers New Modules". Retrieved 2010-07-20. 
  13. ^ "TeamLab — free and open-source Basecamp alternative". Retrieved 2010-09-28. 
  14. ^ "Teamlab: Free Social Networking for Your Business". Retrieved 2011-02-08. 
  15. ^ "Office 365 Outage Shouldn't Affect You: 2 Productivity Suite Alternatives". Retrieved 2011-08-25. 
  16. ^ "DIY: Employ TeamLab as your company's collaboration tool". Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  17. ^ "How To Install ONLYOFFICE – An Online Collaboration Suite For SME". Unixmen. 
  18. ^ "OnlyOffice: Another Free Office Suite for Linux (Complete Selfhost Office Solution - OwnCloud Compatible)". NoobsLAB. 
  19. ^ "OnlyOffice REVIEW CRM Software". 
  20. ^ "Ascensio System OnlyOffice". PCMag. 
  21. ^ "Ascensio System OnlyOffice". PCMAG. Retrieved 2016-08-04. 
  22. ^ "Get Desktop Access to Your OnlyOffice Account from Linux". | The source for Linux information. Retrieved 2016-08-04. 
  23. ^ "ONLYOFFICE Mac Word Processing". Retrieved 2016-08-04. 
  24. ^ "OnlyOffice: A FOSS Office Suite for the Cloud | FOSS Force". 2016-07-13. Retrieved 2016-08-04. 
  25. ^ "TeamLab, A Canvas-Based Document Editor, Wants To Send Microsoft Office 365 Back To The Drawing Board". Retrieved 2014-01-09. 
  26. ^ "Teamlab launches free alternative to Google Docs and MS Office". Retrieved 2013-12-24. 
  27. ^ "An Online Office Suite That's A Real Alternative To Microsoft Or Google". Retrieved 2014-01-21. 

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