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ONLYOFFICE Documents for Android - Overview

The Documents app for Android allows you to access the files stored in your ONLYOFFICE account on your mobile device. Using this app, you can view, create and edit text documents, spreadsheets and presentations, open and fill out DOCXF form templates and OFORM fillable forms, manage your documents as well as connect third-party cloud storages. You can provide different access types to your files and edit documents collaboratively with other portal users or share files via external links.

It's also possible to create new, view, edit, and manage files stored on your device in addition to connecting third-party cloud services which support WebDAV protocol.

Supported devices

The application runs under Android 6.0 or higher.

First launch

The Documents app is available on Google Play, Huawei AppGallery, and Xiaomi GetApps. After you've downloaded and installed the application on your mobile device, tap the ONLYOFFICE Documents icon to launch it.

Application sections

The Documents app contains four main sections which are available at the bottom panel.

Bottom toolbar

Recent Recent section contains the files you have recently opened both on the portal and on the device.

Clouds Clouds section allows to connect your existing ONLYOFFICE cloud or create a new one and work on the files stored on your portal in online mode. Using this section you can also connect third-party clouds, such as Nextcloud, ownCloud, KDrive, OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, and other storages which support WebDAV protocol.

On Device On Device section allows to create new and work on your local documents without internet connection.

Profile Accounts section allows to view current user profile, manage accounts and adjust the application settings.

Recent section

The Recent Recent section contains the files that you have recently opened both on the ONLYOFFICE portal and on the device.

Here you can:

  • quickly access recently opened/edited files,
  • search and sort the files,
  • remove a file from recent using the corresponding file menu option.

When you open the Recent section for the first time, you will be asked to allow the app to access photos, media and files on your device.

Clouds section

The Clouds Clouds section allows you to connect cloud services. Here you can:

  • connect your already existing ONLYOFFICE cloud or create a new one and work on the files stored on your portal in online mode, share documents with other portal users and edit them collaboratively with your team,
  • connect third-party clouds, such as Nextcloud, ownCloud, KDrive, OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, and other storages which support WebDAV protocol.
Connecting to the ONLYOFFICE portal

When you launch the Documents app for the first time and switch to the Clouds section, the following screen opens:

Start screen Clouds

To sign in to your portal:

  1. tap the GET STARTED option to open the Connect ONLYOFFICE cloud panel.
  2. on the PORTAL tab, enter your existing portal address (https://portalname.onlyoffice.com) and tap NEXT.
  3. enter your email address and password you use to access your portal.
  4. tap the SIGN IN button.

Alternatively, you can specify the portal address and sign in to your portal using your Facebook or Google account, if you have previously connected one of these accounts to your profile on the portal.

Start screen Portal

To access your Personal account (previously created at personal.onlyoffice.com), switch to the PERSONAL tab, enter your email address and password, then tap the SIGN IN button.

You can also log in by using the SignOn. To do this, tap the corresponding icon and in the window that opens, enter the account credentials. At the moment, authorization through Google and Facebook accounts is supported.

Start screen Personal

Creating a new ONLYOFFICE portal

If you do not have an ONLYOFFICE account, you can easily create a new portal right from the mobile application when it is launched:

  1. tap the CREATE PORTAL link at the bottom of the Connect ONLYOFFICE cloud panel,
  2. fill in the registration form: create your Portal address (e.g. portalname.onlyoffice.com), enter your Email, First name, Last name and tap NEXT,
  3. enter and repeat a password, then tap the CREATE button.
    The password must be at least 8 but no more than 30 characters long.

To create a new Personal account,

  1. switch to the PERSONAL tab,
  2. tap the SIGN UP link at the bottom of screen,
  3. enter your email address, then tap the SIGN UP button,
  4. a confirmation link will be sent to the specified email address. Follow the link from the email message to confirm the registration and set a password.

To recover a password from the personal portal,

  1. switch to the PERSONAL tab,
  2. tap the Forgot password? link,
  3. enter the email to which your portal was registered,
  4. a recovery link will be sent to the specified email address. Follow the link from the email message to resotore your password.
ONLYOFFICE portal sections

To quickly switch between the Documents module sections, tap the necessary caption on the top: MY, SHARED WITH ME, FAVORITES, COMMON, PROJECTS, and TRASH or just swipe left or right in the folder and file list.

Top panel

Your Portal contains the following sections:

  • My is a section that contains your personal documents;
  • Shared with me is a section that contains documents that were shared with you by other portal users;
  • Favorites is a section that contains documents and files previously marked as 'Favorites';
  • Common is a section that contains files and folders available to all portal users;
  • Projects is a section that contains folders corresponding to existing projects from the portal 'Projects' module;
  • Trash is a section where all deleted files are stored and can be restored or permanently deleted later.

Your Personal account contains the My documents, Favorites, and Trash sections.

Connecting third-party clouds

The Clouds Clouds section allows to connect third-party clouds, such as Nextcloud, ownCloud, KDrive, OneDrive, Dropbox, and other storages which support WebDAV protocol. This option can be used if you do not want to create an ONLYOFFICE portal, but want to work on your documents from a third-party storage using ONLYOFFICE app.

Tap the OTHER STORAGES option at the Clouds panel and choose the necessary service icon: Nextcloud, ownCloud, KDrive, OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, or Other WebDAV storage:

Connection to third-party storage

To connect the selected storage, specify the following data:

  • specify your WebDAV server address in the Connection URL field (it's not required for KDrive, OneDrive, Dropbox, and Google Drive).
  • enter the Login and Password that you use to access your third-party account.
  • press the Next button.

Starting from v.5.3.0, you can connect OneDrive and Dropbox. These services are connected without using the WebDAV protocol. You will need to specify your login and password.

After you connect a WebDAV account, you can:

The connected third-party storages are displayed in the connected clouds list at the account management panel. To open a different connected cloud, tap it in the list.

Account management

You can connect several cloud accounts to the Documents app (e.g., your accounts from both the corporate portal and personal office as well as several third-party storages) to quickly and easily switch between all your existing accounts and access necessary files.

If you have already signed in to a cloud account, tap the downward arrow icon Downward arrow icon next to your profile displayed in the left part of the top panel.

The account management panel opens. The selected radio button on the right designates the currently used account. To switch to another account, tap one of the connected accounts in the list.

Account management panel

To connect another account:

  1. at the account management panel, tap the Add cloud account Add cloud account menu item,
  2. on the Clouds panel that opens, connect another account as described in the Connecting to a portal section above.

You can also manage accounts using the Accounts app section.

On Device section

The On Device On Device section allows you to create new, view and manage documents stored on your device in offline mode without internet connection.

Use the Browse icon icon in the right part of the top toolbar to browse the local file you want to open.

Using the file manager in this section you can:

You can open local files for editing. OOXML (DOCX, XLSX, PPTX), ODF (ODT, ODS, ODP) and DOCXF file formats are supported. You can also open local OFORM files for filling out fields.

When a local file is opened for editing, the following operations on documents are available:

Accounts section

The Profile Accounts section allows you to view the information about the current user, manage accounts, adjust some application settings as well as view info about the app.

Managing accounts

You can tap the necessary connected cloud to switch to it, or use the Add cloud account option to add a new ONLYOFFICE account or third-party storages.

If you tap the Options icon icon next to the account in the list, the following screen appears:

Account options

To view the information about the current user, tap the Profile icon Profile menu item.

To sign out from the current account, tap the Log out icon Log Out menu item.

To disconnect a certain account, tap the Remove account Remove account menu item and tap YES in the confirmation window. You will be logged out from this account and it will be removed from the list (you will be able to connect it again later, if necessary).

Adjusting settings

Tap the Settings Settings option to open the available application settings.

Tap the Share app analytics to allow error messages to be sent and analyzed for further application improvements. This option is enabled by default.

You can turn on the Upload files only using Wi-Fi switcher in the Wi-Fi settings section.

You can enable a passcode protection for your application in the Security settings section. To do that:

  1. tap the Passcode lock Passcode lock icon menu item,
  2. tap the Enable passcode option,
  3. specify your 4-digits passcode and confirm it.

When the passcode is turned on, you will be able to change it or turn it off using the corresponding options in the Passcode Lock section.

If you forget your passcode, you will have to delete and reinstall the application.

If your device supports biometric authentication, you can also enable the Use fingerprint to unlock option to access the app using fingerprint. When enabling this option, it's also required to enter your passcode.

Use fingerprint to unlock

To free up space on your device, you can clear the application cache. To do that:

  • tap the Clear cache option in the Common settings section,
  • tap the Accept button in the confirmation window.

Change the Color theme to your liking:

  • Same as system - apply the current theme that is used on the device. You can change the default theme in Settings > Display & brightness > Dark mode.

    The app supports dark theme starting from v.5.3.0.

  • Light theme - always use a light theme, regardless of the set device parameters.
  • Dark theme - always use a dark theme, regardless of the set device parameters.
Viewing information

The Settings section also contains the About section with the information about the application, the Help option that allows to open the application help, and the Feedback and support option that allows to leave a review.

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