Despite the fact that Microsoft Office is still the most used office suite by far, LibreOffice is an excellent free and free alternative that has nothing to envy the popular suite of tools. Following Oracle’s purchase of OpenOffice, much of their development community decided to fork out on their own. Thus, LibreOffice was born, a suite that would continue to offer everyone a free and robust alternative to the main existing office suites.
LibreOffice includes a word processor, a spreadsheet editor, a presentation editor, a graphical editor, a mathematical formula editor, and a database editor. All these tools are alternatives to Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and other components of the Office suite. The documents created with the different MS Office applications can be read from LibreOffice and modified by any of its tools, with which compatibility is guaranteed.
Furthermore, the program includes an efficient history of open documents with which you can automatically access all your work files or studies regardless of whether it is a text document, a spreadsheet or a presentation. In addition, we have at our disposal a huge number of templates for each of the available tools.
In short, if you don’t want to have to buy a commercial office suite, try using this office suite and take advantage of all the advantages that free software provides.
For a long time, the myth that any office suite other than Microsoft’s is incompatible with our documents and more cumbersome has fallen by its own weight. Nothing is further from reality. Having overtaken OpenOffice by the left, LibreOffice stands as the best freeware alternative when it comes to having an all-in-one for document management. Its new version 5.1 adds interesting changes and additions that strengthen the aforementioned ideas.
A few days ago, with the release of version 4.4.5 to the stable channel, we warned that the arrival of this great update for the fashionable free office suite was imminent and it has been. We can now download the brand new version 5.0 of LibreOffice for Windows, Linux and Mac, finally being able to affirm that the project has reached maturity since it began its journey in 2010 as a fork of OpenOffice.