A Free Office Suite

LibreOffice is a powerful office suite consisting of six components: Write, Calc, Impress, Base, Draw, and Math. The app is compatible with other office suite formats on the market, which makes it perfectly suitable even for commercial uses. Cross-suite compatibility, reliability, and simplicity of LibreOffice have earned it a reputation of the best free office suite for Apple computers.

The six components of LibreOffice provide everything one needs from their office suite. Powerful LibreOffice instruments allow its users to draw, calculate, write, and make presentations among others. Instead of using a ribbon-based interface, which is closely familiar to anyone who’s been using Microsoft Office, the developers of the app have opted for a more traditional look. Therefore, to navigate LibreOffice one can simply use icons and toolbars. There are no hidden tools that can be uncovered by clicking a tab. This approach to the interface makes it really easy to use the office suite.

LibreOffice has some downsides that should be addressed by its developers to make it more attractive for Apple users. For example, there is no mobile app support, which is a considerable drawback for iPhone owners. The use of LibreOffice is restricted to desktops. There is also a limited selection of templates when compared to Apple and Microsoft office suites. The last but not least is the lack of advanced plugins for third-party apps. These drawbacks aside, there is little difference between LibreOffice and its commercial counterparts. 

Overall, LibreOffice is a well-rounded office-suite, which will find many applications in both home and professional settings.

Version: 6.0.3.2

Latest updates:

  • Regression fixes;
  • Eliminated bugs and crashes.

Price: Free

Developer: The Document Foundation

Requirements:

  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.9 or later
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