Applies to Collaborator 13.3, last modified on November 20, 2020

This chapter describes various desktop client applications and plug-ins that simplify and expedite your daily work with Collaborator.

In order to use any of Collaborator clients, your administrator must first install and configure the server part of Collaborator.
Old clients (versions 11.x and earlier) are incompatible with Collaborator server 12.0 and later. To work with it, you will need to upgrade your clients to version 12.0 or later.

In This Section

Desktop Clients - Overview

Provides general information about Collaborator desktop clients.

Client Installation

Contains information on your Collaborator user account settings, logging in and logging out operations and subscribing to notifications.


Describes how to configure client's connection to Collaborator server and to version control system.

GUI Client

Describes a cross-platform GUI client.

Command-Line Client

Describes a cross-platform command-line client.

Microsoft Office Plug-ins

Describes plug-ins for Microsoft Office that allow creating reviews directly from Word, PowerPoint or Excel.

Tray Notifier

Describes a helper tray notifier client.

External Diff Viewer Launcher

Describes a helper tool that allows to launch an external difference viewer for Collaborator reviews.

Related Topics of Interest

Collaborator Server

Describes the server component of Collaborator.

Web Client

Describes the web user interface of Collaborator.

IDE Clients

Describes plug-ins for Eclipse and Visual Studio that allow creating reviews directly from these IDEs.

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