GoEdit vs. Edit with Atlassian Companion App

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

Terminal Server
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

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

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

Attachments Lock

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

Direct Editing

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

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.

Compare-Table

GoEdit

"Edit with" Atlassian Companion App

Confluence Long Term Support (LTS)

Supports Confluence 5.10+

Confluence 6.11+ only

Jira-Integration

Yes (Jira 7.0.0+)

No (not available)

Confluence Works with all programsTerm Support (LTS)

Yes

Yes

Default programs to edit are adjustable

Yes

No

Works with all browsers

Yes

Yes

Works with all operating systems

Yes

No Linux support

Installation & Updates

MSI-Install Package

MSI-Install Package

Working on terminal server environments - Remote Desktop Service (RDS) and Remote Desktop Session Host (RDSH)

Yes

No

Windows Remote Desktop Services Support

Yes

No

Citrix XenApp Support

Yes

No

Single Sign-On Support
Crowd, Kerberos, SAML, NTLM

Yes

Yes

Data Center compatible

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Attachment Locking function

Yes, free built-in

No. For proper work, you have to buy a Third-Party Locking App additionally.

Auto-Start

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:

  • Attachment links

  • Attachment table

  • Attachment preview

  • Attachment Table Macro

  • Word & Excel embedding

  • Space Attachment List

  • Attachment preview

  • Attachment table

  • Attachment Table Macro

User-friendly popover-links

Yes

No

Certifications

Certified by Microsoft SmartScreen, McAffee and Symantec Endpoint Protection.

Not certified

Price

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.

Summary

Compared to the Atlassian Companion app (aka Edit with App), GoEdit works in terminal server environments with multiple desktop sessions like Windows Remote Desktop Services and Citrix XenApp. GoEdit is one of Atlassians Top rate Apps and proves it’s quality and convenience to many companies since nearly 10 years. As an enterprise grade application GoEdit supports sophisticated security infrastructure like Content Security Policy (CSP), Web Application Firewalls (WAF) and Endpoint Security. GoEdit was crafted to optimise your day by day workflow, including must have features for your whole team, like a built-in concurrent editing protection.