Today CryptPad, an end-to-end cryptocurrency office and collaboration suite, announced the start of rolling out some major new features for CryptPad. The CryptPad team has integrated the remaining OnlyOffice editors for text documents and presentations into CryptPad’s encrypted real-time collaboration engine. This complements the OnlyOffice suite, where spreadsheets have been available for some time. As a CryptPad spreadsheet editor, these two new apps rely only on the client side components of OnlyOffice, not its server.
Note, on cryptpad.fr only people with a subscription will be able to create new documents and presentations in the new applications. The CryptPad team has reported that the collection is and always will be free software. The code for these new integrations is free and will be available to all other CryptPad instances if administrators choose to enable Early Access apps.
“Early access means everything remains open source and eventually will be available to everyone. It rewards the people who support the project with the premiere of the long-awaited apps. This is something new for us, but we think this delay in accessing new apps is a small step.” Comparatively.The bigger picture is that we are working towards CryptPad’s long-term success.This includes full funding by our users while they currently represent only a third of our budget (subscriptions on cryptpad.fr and donations combined).EU research projects such as NGI DAPSI currently cover the remaining two thirds. We have more ideas to encourage people to support the project and involve them in the future of the platform.Our recent work is to develop the latest technology in converting documents in the browser, rather than the server where user data is displayed.This will be released independently of CryptPad so that other projects can reuse it. If you’re curious to see this in action and to test out new document and presentation apps, please consider signing up for a plan at cryptpad.fr to help make CryptPad sustainable. A for everyone. “
– Cryptpad Team