LibreOffice 24.2

Free An office suite compatible with major suites, offering word processing, spreadsheets, presentations,
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A comprehensive office suite that includes a word processor, spreadsheet, presentations, and drawing tool. It is designed to be fully compatible with other popular office suites. The Document Foundation manages the development and upkeep of this software, which is a fork of Download various language versions to meet your specific needs.

LibreOffice is a comprehensive and free suite of business applications. In addition to text documents, spreadsheet, and presentations, LibreOffice is capable of creating and managing drawings, databases, and formulae. In this way it offers an alternative not only to Microsoft Office but also to MS Paint, LaTeX, and database managing software.

Although I cannot claim to have used LibreOffice as extensively as one who uses it as a complete substitute for commercial products, my impressions of it are highly favorable. The interface may not be quite as slick as I've become accustomed to with modern Mac software, but the integration of basic image creation and database manipulation seems like the perfect complement of this software to me. Back in the days of Appleworks, bundling basic graphical software with text software was a no-brainer - how is it that no basic Mac application today is capable of permitting a freeform squiggle? Databases, perhaps, aren't quite as useful to the average user, but the programmer in me rejoices at having an alternative to spreadsheets, one with the logic of a database built in rather than slapped on top. more

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Review summary


  • Provides alternatives to necessary digital functions at an unbeatable price
  • Well suited to personal use
  • Just as powerful as, if not more than, Microsoft Office


  • Less sophisticated look to presentations
  • Templates need to be downloaded manually from the website

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Errol Brumm
Can this program be used to write a book?

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rating Polain
To my mind, it has an urgly interface compared to MS office.

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Warren Berckmann
Responding to one person's comment, Who cares how ugly the interface is? The actual software is very elegant and complete and it's free. I just dumped the MS suite for LibreOffice and I couldn't be happier.

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rating Guest
Use it for daily private and company work. Full replacement of MS Office.

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