Framasoft has created a sprawling suite of online collaboration tools, all free and usable without registration.
Framacloud includes a text editor (Framapad), a spreadsheet (Framacalc), a survey tool (Framaforms), a shared calendar (Framagenda), a mind mapper (Framindmap), project planners (Framaboard, Framaestro), a lightbox for creating and sharing slideshows (Framaslides), a team chat room (Framateam), a mailing list manager (Framalistes), a videoconferencing tool (Framatalk) and a shared file store (Framadrop).
The services aren’t just free to use, they’re also free as in freedom. (Framasoft is French: Remember freedom fries?) That means that you can also download the code and install it on your own server, creating your own instance of the apps.
Not all of Framasoft’s offering has been translated into English, so it might help to speak a little French, at least to begin with. Given the common design language used by so many of the services we’ve looked at, though, you’ll probably figure it out without trouble, and when you do, you can help your colleagues using the free collaborative translation tool, Framalang.
If you think it looks as though Framasoft is trying to match Google’s Gsuite feature for feature, you may be right. The organization is also behind a campaign called “De-google-ify internet.”