Both tools in comparison
GoEdit offers attachment editing in small to enterprise environment since nearly 10 years, while the Edit with Atlassian Companion App is available for Confluence only starting 2018. We created a comprehensive comparison of both solutions to guide you through your decision process.
Advantages & Disadvantages
Terminal Server compatible
While the Edit with Atlassian Companion App does not work in terminal server environments, GoEdit also supports terminal server environments with multiple desktop sessions. In this way GoEdit can also be used in enterprise environments like Windows Remote Desktop Services and Citrix XenApp.
Confluence 5.10+ Compatible
While the Edit with App only works with Confluence from version 6.11 and newer, GoEdit also works with productive environments starting from Confluence 5.10 up to the newest version. No need to update your system or adjust your company’s workflow. Just stay with your productive environment.
Enterprise Grade Security
As an enterprise grade application GoEdit supports sophisticated security infrastructure like Single Sign-On (Kerberos, SAML, Crowd, NTLM), Proxy setups, Content Security Policy (CSP), Web Application Firewalls (WAF) and Endpoint Security. GoEdit is also approved and certified by Microsoft SmartScreen, McAffee and Symantec Endpoint Protection.
Attachment locking function
GoEdit has a free built-in attachment locking function that protects your documents from concurrent editing. During your editing process nobody else can modify the document accidentally. It’s automatically checked out and checked in when you save. The Edit with App doesn’t protect files from concurrent editing. You additionally have to buy the quite pricey third-party Add-On to avoid the risk of users running in file update conflicts.
User friendly handling
GoEdit is integrated in every important attachment function of Confluence like attachment links, attachment tables, attachment previews, space attachment list and more. It uses popover-links to offer easy access. Whereby the Edit with App has only a few integration points.
Updates & Support
We understand GoEdit as a critical application for our customers and therefore offer a dedicated staff to support you with GoEdit questions, issues or configuration options. Frequently updates are packed with new features, improved usability and security aspects.
"Edit with" Atlassian Companion App
Confluence Long Term Support (LTS)
Supports Confluence 5.10+
Confluence 6.11+ only
Yes (Jira 7.0.0+)
No (not available)
Confluence Works with all programsTerm Support (LTS)
Default programs to edit are adjustable
Works with all browsers
Works with all operating systems
No Linux support
Installation & Updates
Working on terminal server environments - Remote Desktop Service (RDS) and Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH)
Windows Remote Desktop Services Support
Citrix XenApp Support
Single Sign-On Support
Data Center compatible
"Bob Swift Excel for Confluence" Support
Attachment Locking function
Yes, free built-in
No. For proper work, you have to buy a Third-Party Locking App additionally.
GoEdit starts on demand when you need it.
The Edit with App always has to run as a background task. Therefore, it always needs resources even if it’s not used.
Interface Integration Points
GoEdit is integrated in every important attachment function of Confluence:
Certified by Microsoft SmartScreen, McAffee and Symantec Endpoint Protection.
All in all the free built-in features like attachment locking, support for terminal server and the easy installation, it's the best value for money.
Hidden Costs - requires expenses for third party integrations to provide basic convenience and robustness.