Leading collaboration software and enterprise wiki for intranets and knowledge management.
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Trusted by 8,000 businesses, Confluence is the leading collaboration software and enterprise wiki for intranets and knowledge management. Free 30-day trial.
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Confluence 7.13.7 sidebar can be resized to almost any width and can be toggled at the user's request.
Very user friendly!
Great stuff for teams! If you are creating knowledgebase for your team, Confluence probably the best tool for it.
I switched to Confluence because it supported both blog and wiki sites at the same time without resorting to hacks, plus, it had enough dev support so you could theme it and have it not look like a boring enterprise site.
But then they got greedy.
They backstabbed their users by pulling support for the self-hosted version, threatened price increases for the last 3 years they would grace us with their ability to not deliver a finished product, ignored the fact that it's usually the bedroom dev who contributes the most which now would be turned away by this, they "pulled an ownCloud".
The last versions of the on-prem version is attempting to collect analytics and they're solution is for you to find a way to block it. Even if you do, there's this code in the site that keeps doing that even if you disable it and this code makes privacy tools flag your site.
They removed all of the sections for the self-hosted Confluence's, user-contributed help so it's harder for you to find any help at all. They didn't have to support users but they didn't actively act against them either. The rest of the site is still running so it's unlikely it was a burden on a company that moved entirely to cloud services. Although, if the servers are anything like Confluence... (slow, buggy, in Java…) I get it.
In the online version there's of course no way to stop them from collecting analytics yet despite how valuable is this information they still charge you a rental for the product as if it was worth it. Confluence now makes SharePoint look ethical.
In the end, you still have to get tons and tons of plugins, which are all rentals, it's a very convoluted solution on an already confusing product which makes you second-guess — or at least made me second-guess — if having a wiki+blog in one platform is really worth it.
I think there's only one thing that shoudl matter anyway, even if you're OK with everything else, just ask yourself if you'd be comfortable doing business with a company that have actively seek to hurt its users. Who's to say they won't do it again but now they hold everything (your data, your time) on their side.
Knock knock it's 2007 and the iPhone has just been released - yay! Now in addition to desktop computers, millions of consumers have mobile devices for surfing the Internet. Fast-forward three years - now the ipad has been released - and wow! Now as well as cell phones, people use tablet devices for Web browsing! Skip 10 years - whoops! It's 2020 and Confluence has spent its hundred million dollar product budgets on who knows what - not on mobile device support that's for sure! So you can look forward to non-responsive, mammoth-in-a-tar-pit load times, unusable fixed editing window sizes, and mobile apps that are even worse than the entirely unusable desktop Web layout! There are at least a dozen great alternatives - ones made by companies which are aware of non-desktop users. Try any one of those instead of Confluence.
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Extremely feature-rich wiki solution with excellent user experience. Among the best cloud-collaborative writing tools I've ever used (and I've used A LOT of them).