ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors: now available as a snap

28 February 2018 By Ksenija 17 1,562

Great news everyone!

From now on you can easily install ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors as a snap package. Read the article to learn more about it.

onlyoffice snap

What actually is snap and its advantages

Snap is a universal package that is available for any Linux OS running snapd: Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint, Gentoo, Arch Linux, Fedora, OpenWrt, OpenEmbedded, Yocto, openSUSE, Manjaro, Solus.

What’s more, snaps work on various Linux distributions without modification, since they already contain all the necessary dependencies.

Snaps are:

  • quick to install with a single command;
  • easy to refresh, as the snapd system uses automatic and transactional updates;
  • safe to run because they are separated from the operating system, other applications, and hardware functions.
Testing the snap

Recently, we’ve posted a topic in the Snapcraft forum calling for testing our Desktop Editors as a snap. And this week we’ve promoted the snap to the stable channel. So now, you can easily install it from the command line, or GNOME Software. Besides, the snap is available in the Snapcraft store.

While testing, we’ve received a lot of feedback from various users including several suggestions:

On Snapcraft forum:

PDF, EPUB, DjVu – very good! May be U can add FB2 & MOBI support &… it will be offline publish system for authors.

On GitHub:

Congratulations on the beautiful work ONLYOFFICE as SNAP. I have already installed on my Ubuntu Budgie 17.10 and it is performing very well.

On Ubuntu Twitter:

Should have more fonts, design templates, Slide transition animations, animations for image/object. Lacks “Bells and chimes”…

How to install

To install ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors as a snap package, just run the following command:

snap install onlyoffice-desktopeditors


So, hurry up and try the snap now to assess all its benefits! Let us know your impressions and leave your comments below. If you have any questions, visit our developers’ forum. Your feedback is very appreciated!

Comments (17)
  1. Alejandro - Reply
    March 1, 2018 at 7:48 am

    Will it also be available on flathub?

    It is not very true that host systems don’t need modifications (especially those that don’t use AppArmor) and should resort to *unofficial* repositories to install snapd. The lack of popularity of the initiative is evident by the low participation in the forum or github (unlike OnlyOffice as an application).

    In any case, your attention is very much appreciated to gnu/linux users.

    • Ksenija - Reply
      March 1, 2018 at 11:17 am

      Thanks, Alejandro.

      As for Flathub, we haven’t planned it yet, but we’ll definitely look into this possibility.

      • Alejandro - Reply
        March 2, 2018 at 4:27 pm

        That sounds good. I tried to install the OnlyOffice Snap package on some computers with CentOS in the lab, but it was not possible. In addition many students use laptops with Endless OS, so that initiative would be very welcome.

  2. yotties - Reply
    April 9, 2018 at 9:32 am

    I installed Onlyoffice in Manjaro using snap and it appears to be working perfectly.

    • Ksenija - Reply
      April 9, 2018 at 11:29 am

      Thanks! We’re glad to hear that.

  3. Lucas - Reply
    May 21, 2018 at 6:28 am

    I’ve tried the snap package on a hidpi monitor and fonts of the app made it impossible to use.

    • Michael - Reply
      May 21, 2018 at 2:59 pm

      Hello, Lucas!
      Please contact us at with a screenshot and a description of your problem. You will be assisted as soon as possible. Thanks for your feedback!

  4. Yotties - Reply
    March 26, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    I have kept using OO in Manjaro, which was great. But I have started switching to Cloudready now. Cloudreaady’s Crostini allows Onlyoffice install as a deb, but cloudready also supports flatpaks natively. Not snaps.

    I noticed that Onlyoffice does have snap and appimage, is there any chance you’ll do the flatpak as well? The ability to run Onlyoffice natively on Cloudready would make it the easiest to support OS with the best docx compatibility.

    Please…please…please. 🙂

    • Ksenija - Reply
      March 28, 2019 at 12:58 pm

      Hey, Yotties! Surely, we’re planning to do the Flatpak as well. However, there is no exact date for now.

      • Yotties - Reply
        March 30, 2019 at 6:04 pm

        Thnx. 🙂

      • yotties - Reply
        April 8, 2019 at 1:01 am

        I just tried: in Crostini on an Acer R11 stable the appimage runs stable and well. When Cloudready goes to V73 in stable I hope it will start running there too. It should, because it is the same crostini container.

      • Status on stable - Reply
        September 20, 2019 at 9:06 pm

        On Crostini I can now run Onlyoffice by installing it as deb and I can run the appimage.

  5. emad - Reply
    April 7, 2019 at 4:45 am

    i need setup Onlyoffice in Nextcloud snap

    Error when trying to connect (Client error: GET resulted in a 404 Not Found response)

  6. Notaninja - Reply
    May 28, 2019 at 7:22 am

    According to my terminal on Debian, my snaps are installed, as is OnlyOffice desktop. OO shows up in my start bar but once clicked disappears into the ether i.e. nothing loads.

    Tried sudo snap refresh also, but no difference.

  7. Ksenija - Reply
    May 29, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Hi! Please contact us at with the description of the issue and attached screenshots. You will be assisted as soon as possible. Or submit an issue under
    Thanks for your feedback!

  8. Lars Olav - Reply
    December 31, 2020 at 4:41 am

    I’ve been using OnlyOffice Editors for about two months on both Windows 10 and Linux systems, laptops and desktops. Does it work? Yes, yes it does work, to the point that I’ve removed Microsoft Office from the Windows10 OS. It is easy to use with a very low learning curve.

    Will I continue to use it? You bet I will, with gratitude.

    • Ksenija - Reply
      January 11, 2021 at 11:50 am

      Hi Lars! Thanks a lot for your feedback! We’re glad to hear that.

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