LibreOffice 4 is the most recent and stable version released of LibreOffice with new features and several important changes and updates. Its an office suite free to use and with source code availability. There is a large number of LibreOffice users across the world and its available for all leading platforms be it Windows, Linux, Mac.
LibreOffice is considered among the tenchos, the best open source and free Office suite. Here's why.
- Free and open source.
- Availability for over 30 languages.
- Stable since its been in development phase since 20 years.
- Users involvement in its development and testing.
- Simple to use and powerful user interface.
- Easy import of office documents from MS Office, or OpenOffice.
- Writer. Its a word processor. With features like auto-completion, auto-spelling check and auto formatting, its no less than its competitors in the market. Its powerful enough to handle desktop publishing and creating brochures and newsletters.
- Calc. Analyzing data and presenting it to charts and pie diagrams is its main function. With the capability of importing data from Oracle, SQL databases, its much more powerful than you can think and with full documentation and help, you will not find it any difficult to work with it.
- Impress. Its the fastest and easiest way of creating presentation. With a rich set of in built multimedia animation and effects will let you create something that's different and more attractive in comparison to MS Office.
- Draw. Its a drawing tool. You can draw anything from a plane simple line diagram to 3D diagrams. its strength depends on the purpose of your use.
- Base. Its the front end database tool which gives you the option of either integrating your existing database structures with LibreOffice components or creating a stand alone interface to the database. Queries and Databases from Ms Access to SQL, PostgreSQL can be easily imported. Supports a wide range of Databases. Most of them are in-built. If not, they can easily be integrated.
- Math. Its an equation editor used to create complex mathematical formulas in standard notations.
You can download LibreOffice versions according to your system, versions you want, and languages you are most friendly with.
LibreOffice_4 Download. (Main website).
It comes with direct downloads, or through torrents. There is an option of downloading it as a portable software without the need to install.
If you are an existing MS Office user, giving it a try is not a bad idea.
Source Code: You can download LibreOffice Source Code here.
System requirements for Windows, Linux, Mac OS.
Open Source World.