How to install ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors in Ubuntu?

ONLYOFFICE is a free and open-source office suite developed by Ascensio System SIA. It includes online editors and a range of productivity and collaboration tools, chat, email, and project management tools.

The ONLYOFFICE desktop editors comprised text documents, spreadsheets, and presentations in a single package. Using ONLYOFFICE desktop editors have their own benefits.

Here we will guide you on how to install the ONLYOFFICE desktop editors package in Ubuntu.

Features of ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors

Some of ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors features and benefits are given below-

  • Tab based user interface to work with multiple files
  • It is compatible with MS Office and Open Document formats
  • Has support for third party plugins such as ClipArt, Symbol Table, Youtube, etc
  • You can save documents to the cloud and collaborate in real-time with your team
  • End to end encryption to protect the documents from third-party access
  • Spell checker implemented as SharedWorker
  • An interface theme support

Installing ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors

There are various ways using which you can install ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors in your Ubuntu systems.

Method 1: Installing ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors

By default, it is not available in Ubuntu’s repository you need to add an additional repository in your system.

Add GPG key:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp:// --recv-keys CB2DE8E5

Use a text editor to edit /etc/apt/sources.list –

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

And add the following in this file.

deb squeeze main

Update the repositories and install the ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors package by using the following commands –

sudo apt update
sudo apt install onlyoffice-desktopeditors

If it asks for confirmation press y and then Enter.

Method 2: Installing ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors via Snap

Snaps are containerized packages that can be used across the different distributions of Linux. This is one of the easiest methods of installing packages on a Ubuntu system.

Now to install the ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors snap package on your system use –

snap install onlyoffice-desktopeditors

Method 3: Installing ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors using Flatpak

Flatpak is another way of building, distributing, and running sandboxed desktop applications on a Linux system.

To download the Flatpak package first you need to install and configure Flatpak on your system. To install Flatpak open your terminal and execute the given command –

sudo apt install flatpak -y

Next, add the Flathub repository by using the given command –

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub

Next, install the ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors –

flatpak install flathub org.onlyoffice.desktopeditors

Open Onlyoffice desktop editors

After the installation of ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors on your system you can launch it from the activity dashboard. Search OnlyOffice and when an icon appears as given in the image below click on it to launch the application.

onlyoffice desktop editors

Next, you will see the following interface. You can connect to the cloud and save your documents on it.

onlyoffice editors


You can use any of the above methods to install ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors on your system. Now if you have a query then write us in the comments below.

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