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LibreOffice is an inexpensive alternative to Microsoft office and I would recommend it if you do not have dedicated software. Great for small businesses or start ups.
I think its a excellent cost effective tool, which provides great resistance to viruses and data breach.

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Sully S.

Internet, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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There is no need to pay for productivity

Reviewed a year ago

We've saved thousands and never missed a beat. This is a very simple way to move your software spending to a place where innovation actually matters; most of us are using productivity suites in the same way we have for decades.

Pros

LibreOffice is a highly mature, sophisticate, free and open source solution that does everything most companies need in an advanced productivity suite.

Cons

The documentation and help systems could be a little better. Impress and Draw are perhaps at a 95% level compared to Microsoft Office analogs. It would also be nice to see mobile or thin-client offerings develop a bit; these are now left to third parties like Collabra that offer these for a (less expensive) licensing fee. It is also important to remember that cloud storage systems like OneDrive are not bundled with LibreOffice.

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Kimberly C.

Construction, 1-10 employees

Used monthly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Almost as good as windows office

Reviewed 3 years ago

My overall experience is great I definitely love the ease of use and it is a overall most if you wanna alternative to Microsoft office or comparable products. I don’t think you can go wrong if you want this alternative. I also believe that it is definitely worth the money.

Pros

I like that you can edit documents with is in one software program and don’t have to download different programs like you would with acrobat. I find that the ease of importing and exporting documents is fast and reliable. There is just as much you can do with us as you would with Microsoft word although the document saving options are a little bit different format.

Cons

Document formatting can be a little bit of a con as you would have to ask for if you want to save as a normal word doc or PDF which is usually the format you need to send to college or business customers. I also do not like play all the tools our group together a little overwhelming to find one thing and go through one section and 10 grades in each section. But overall I would say there is it too much to not like about this house it is great price and exceptional for all kinds of different uses.

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Eero L.

Consumer Electronics, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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Great office toolset for those who want to avoid the market leader

Reviewed 3 years ago

I used LibreOffice for all basic "office" work, mainly writing documents and creating spreadsheets. I really like the fact that is so fast and light to use, compared to for example the newest versions of MS Office, which to me seems like getting bulkier every year. I only need the basic features, so I didn't dive really deep into the features. But I am sure that an average user can get very far with LibreOffice.

Pros

The software offers everything that I expect from an "office" type of software combination. It is lightweight, and that is great especially if running on a machine with an older processor or not much memory. Also, there is a certain feeling of "older" MS Office versions, so if you are looking for something like that, this software is a good choice.

Cons

I guess the user interface could be a bit more modern, some like it, some don't. I don't mind. I don't really have any issues or dislikes regarding this software, even though you can't even expect perfection for this price. Overall, great product.

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Nickey C.

Computer & Network Security, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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The best alternative to Microsoft Office

Reviewed 4 years ago

My overall experience with LibreOffice has been very positive since this product cost nothing to own and has the same functionality of premium products such as Microsoft Office 365

Pros

LibreOffice has the look and feel of Microsoft Office without the price tag. LibreOffice looks similar to Microsoft word and it's functionality is the same.

Cons

I have no con since this software is free and it works well for everyone that I recommend it to. I would recommend as a MS Office alternative

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Ivor B.

Music, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Why should you give this amazing software a try!

Reviewed 2 years ago

I use LibreOffice to rewrite some articles I need from time to time or to send inquiries to my clients and send them via mail.

Pros

First of all, the software is free for usage which makes it perfect for work since most of the users of similar programs don't use more than 30% of it's features.

Cons

The cons of LibreOffice are that it's not super snappy as it's competition but regarding the price you won't ever complain. Sometimes the user interface becomes laggy or when I send a document via mail, it displays an empty page at random. I don't know if this has something to do with settings or the software itself. It feels annoying but I really don't care cause I'm super happy with a free software that does the job perfectly well.

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Writing and Editing, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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A solid MS Word alternative

Reviewed 4 years ago

Very fast up time, small footprint, efficient and effective with a familiar interface. I use it for first drafts of my books. I use it alongside MS Office (which has no problem dealing with the files) knowing that if I should ever be unable to maintain my MS licence, all is not lost. Definitely recommended for those who need some serious power without a serious price tag.

Pros

For many people, MS Office is bloated, expensive and a resource hog. While Libre Office doesn't sport all the powerful features of MS Office, as a practical, no-nonsense office suite it can do just about anything you want except the very fancy stuff which, to be fair, few of us use!). For those on low incomes or even those more used to older versions of Office, this is a very efficient alternative with a familiar front end and a much smaller footprint, making it ideal for laptop computers with minimal hard-drive space. It's kept up to date, there are forums where any issues can be highlighted and it does what it says on the tin. If you're looking for an alternative to MS Office that's free and will do the job in most cases, this is the one you want.

Cons

There are features in MS Office full version you won't find here, but as most of us are used to using a Word Processor with occasional forays into spreadsheets, the bulk of users won't miss them. There are, of course, other open source alternatives to those programmes too. The point is, if all you're looking for is the basics, this'll do it and it has the overwhelming advantage of being free (though you can donate if you care to). If you want more, you may have to download others that aren't fully integrated, which is rather more fiddly but is doable.

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Yevstakhii B.

E-Learning, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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My expirience of use LibreOffice

Reviewed a year ago

One of the significant advantages of LibreOffice is that it is free to download and use. This allows to have access to a full-featured office suite without any financial barrier. Additionally, being open-source software means that users have the freedom to modify and customize the software according to their specific needs.LibreOffice offers a suite of applications that cover a wide range of productivity...

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1. Free and open-source: One of the most significant advantages of LibreOffice is that it is free and open-source software. This means that I can download and use it without any cost and have access to the source code, allowing for customization and community-driven development.2. Comprehensive suite of applications: LibreOffice offers a suite of applications that provide alternatives to popular productivity...

Cons

1. User interface and design: I have mentioned that interface of LibreOffice to be less polished or intuitive compared to commercial office suites like Microsoft Office. While the interface is functional, it may not offer the same level of visual appeal or consistency across all applications within the suite.2. Learning curve and documentation: Users who are transitioning from other office suites may...

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Radoslav B.

Computer Software, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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LibreOffice - create your all documents with ease

Reviewed 5 years ago

I have been using the software in my work when I was Junior. On the machine I have been working there was an install of the LibreOffice. I found it pretty cool and useful for some kind of needs. I was able to create some documents and graphics that I needed. I was also able to open MS Office files, which most of our company used - that helped me not to have the need to convert the document in order to open it. I think the software supports small business needs and personal needs - when in school or University. So for everyone with that needs, I pretty recommend it because even it is open software it gives you a lot of features that can make your documents very cool.

Pros

I found it cool because of: 1. It is an open-source software. It is free and you can use it how you want for creating your powerful documents. 2. For me, LibreOffice includes applications that are enough for working - like software for creating documents, presentations, sheets with calculations and creating databases for your needs. 3. Its design is very intuitive - I think this is one of the most...

Cons

I think the product is quite good for its features. However, if you think about using it as for your business needs, I think it won't do your best job. There is no support. There are also no value-added features that can be powerful for your business. However, if you have a small starting business, you can try organizing your documents. Also, it is very cool for study purposes, where you do not need that type of support and many features.

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Karla Brigitte C.

Pharmaceuticals, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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LibreOffice: Free and Powerful Office Suite for All Your Needs

Reviewed a year ago

During my internship in the pharmaceutical product development and research department at the University, LibreOffice proved to be a valuable tool. The suite of applications, including Writer and Calc, allowed us to create scientific reports, analyze data, and present findings effectively. The compatibility with Microsoft Office file formats ensured seamless collaboration with colleagues using different...

Pros

LibreOffice offers several notable advantages. Firstly, as an open-source software, it is free to use, making it an accessible option for individuals and organizations with budget constraints. The suite includes powerful applications like Writer, Calc, Impress, and Draw, providing comprehensive solutions for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and graphic design. The compatibility with Microsoft...

Cons

While LibreOffice has many advantages, it also has a few limitations. One of the primary concerns is the compatibility with complex Microsoft Office files, especially those with advanced formatting or macros, which may not render perfectly in LibreOffice. Additionally, the user interface of LibreOffice may feel less polished compared to commercial office suites, requiring some adjustment for users accustomed to other office software. While the community-driven development ensures regular updates, the pace of new feature introductions may be slower compared to commercial alternatives. Furthermore, the availability of technical support for LibreOffice may not be as extensive as that offered by commercial software vendors.

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Aaron M.

Religious Institutions, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Good if not Better than other office products

Reviewed 3 years ago

I use this product to prepare my weekly lessons and lectures at our church. I use it for writing welcome letter to visitors and a variety of other things for my ministry.

Pros

I like not having to pay for a monthly subscription to use a software I use every day. This software allows me to use files from other word processors and office suites without having to worry if I will be able to open them or not. I don't understand why the bigger companies have gotten so greedy with these monthly cloud services when little guys like Libre can offer the same capabilities at a fraction of the cost.

Cons

The only gripe I have of the software is: 1) I don't like how the track changes is automatically applied to documents that were from other platforms 2) It may have it, but I have yet to find a label maker on the software.

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Hagen E.

Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

Used monthly for 2+ years

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Not for everyone, but great that it's there

Reviewed 3 years ago

It's not easy to specify LibreOffice's niche, and it depends a lot on the technical abilities of the users. For scientific publishing and documents there is LaTeX. Technically also for presentations, but I didn't bother so far. For notes, simple text-based collaboration and even website publishing I recommend markdown. For posters and flyers use InDesign. All of these require more or less experience...

Pros

Well, obviously the main argument to use LibreOffice is that it's released under a free license and therefore free to use, in general. But aside the zero price, LibreOffice plays an important political role that affects companies all over the world: Microsoft Office is the undisputed market leader in native Document software, which effectively keeps people and organizations from switching to free operating...

Cons

Bad experiences mostly come from LibreOffice Impress. It works for me to create simple presentations with simple animations, which is everything I need. But even that is kind of annoying: Creating a blank slide involves changing the "Master Background" which is apparently decoupled from the slide layout, which is as unintuitive as it gets, and often starting an itemized list creates arbitrary bullet sizes, indentations and font styles you have to take care of.

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Dorothy R.

Religious Institutions, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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Excellent Quality, Price Right

Reviewed 4 years ago

We are a small women's monastery and don't have a big budget, so we look for inexpensive but dependable ways to keep costs low. LibreOffice certainly does this. I would recommend it both to individuals and organizations.

Pros

LibreOffice is similar to MS Office, enough so that moving from MS to Libre is seamless. Impress (Powerpoint equivalent) works well for slide presentations--and I also use it for desktop publishing. The only function it lacks for that use is text flow from column to column, which I always found troublesome anyway. I've been doing newsletters in Impress for many years and recommend it. I also like Libre...

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There is one function which may not be missing in Calc, but which for me is more difficult to use than the same function in MS Excel. That is searching for and deleting duplicates, for example in a mailing list. I wouldn't say it's intuitive in either software, but easier for me to figure out in Excel. The only other thing I can say that can, but doesn't always, make for difficulties, is if you are...

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Research, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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Does most things. Does them easily. Does them for free.

Reviewed 5 years ago

I have used LibreOffice for years in tandem with Microsoft Office -- largely to do work on personal systems that did not have Microsoft Office licenses. Keeping the limitations of LibreOffice and it's compatibility with Microsoft Office in mind, I have run into few issues using it in this capacity. In many ways, I prefer the more traditional outlook of LibreOffice to Microsoft Office; while Microsoft is switching its software to primarily using cloud-based saving, LibreOffice does not make the maddening assumption that the user will never want to store a file on the local system. And as LibreOffice is regularly updated, I am certain that it will continue to get better, rather than more annoying to use.

Pros

LibreOffice is actually a suite of software products. That said, the biggest pro of the entire suite is that it offers virtually all of the functionality found in the Microsoft Office suite at none of the cost. This review focuses on Writer, Calc, and Impress as those are what I use. Writer, in particular, spares no feature I can possibly imagine needing for standard word processing tasks (such as...

Cons

Navigating the GNUsphere can be a little weird for the uninitiated. For the user reading this review, you likely have knowledge of what you're getting into -- or at least a strong enough interest in using Office software for free to figure it out. However, the code behind formatting rules in Writer, as an example, differs from that of Word even if the actual formatting rules are the same. So sending...

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Ishanka M.

Computer Software, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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The best alternative for the MS Office if you are looking for free software

Reviewed 5 years ago

Of course, in some aspects, Libre Office cannot compete with Microsoft, but at the same time, it has all the software needed for work. It doesn’t demand powerful hardware and it is easier to learn. Office suite LibreOffice perfectly copes with most of the tasks associated with working in text or spreadsheet documents. This software package, without any tricks, is absolutely and unconditionally free. However, it is not perfect, especially if you switched from Microsoft Office. LibreOffice remains a highly competent office suite, and this free software continues to improve. Due to its rich functionality, LibreOffice is ideal for many people who need a free alternative to Microsoft Office.

Pros

LibreOffice is a powerful office suite with an intuitive interface and rich features aimed at productivity and creativity. LibreOffice includes several applications, such as Writer - for working with text documents; Calc - for working with spreadsheets; Impress - for creating presentations; Draw - for vector graphics and drawings; Base - for working with databases and, finally, Math, focused on working...

Cons

But like any software, LibreOffice has its disadvantages: The functionality of some LibreOffice programs is inferior to the functionality of similar programs from the MS Office package; Some programs that are in MS Office have no analogs in this package.

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Rajatkumar Z.

Information Technology and Services, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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LibreOffice - A genuine helper

Reviewed 5 years ago

My organization generally follows linux principle to work upon. Opneness of code and development in open source technology like Kubernetes, java, python. Our primary os is Ubuntu. For that reasons, LibreOffice is a natural choice for Office work and collaborative report generations. Overall happy with my choice as libreoffice as it is not expensive as MS Office.

Pros

It is freely available. It supports the Windows, Linux both environment. Adaption of notebook bar recently is very helpful in organizing menus and choosing tasks. Most important tool for me as a report maker of whole day work is .. Export to PDF. Portable format support. Rapid and active development of this project is plus one point here. zotero plugin support for libre-office is undeniably useful for researcher and uni students open server collaboration facility is useful for online collaborative work support for wide variety of extension and file format makes it a desirable choice. some small suggestion box and tools are implemented very well targeting the need of end user

Cons

some issues are regarding formatting.. several times you get a faded document once you open an MS Word document here. There is compatibility issue with respect to MS format and The document foundation format. ODF formats are not widely acceptable due to dominance of Microsoft Office products. Recent changes in interface are good. but need more of that to match with modern era

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Santiago A.

Marketing and Advertising, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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A free, safe and reliable office automation, a revelation.

Reviewed 5 years ago

For any entrepreneur, the costs of the programs are usually a limitation, as an independent worker it is vital for me to have advanced programs and high professional skills, in order to offer my clients a quality service, so I have achieved with LibreOffice, find a faithful ally to all the work I must do, from processing reports for a service request, to developing all the presentations that my clients require to know the capabilities of my work, it is thanks to LibreOffice that I have managed to save the money that other commercial options they ask for the same capabilities that I get with LibreOffice, at the cost of a donation to your project if it is to my liking, or I download it and later with the payments of my clients I can finance this wonderful experience.

Pros

One of the things I like most about LibreOffice, is that it allows you to use any of its programs just by downloading it, it's great to have free software available for your equipment, whatever your operating system, it's precisely that mobility and adaptability of your platform, which has led her to always include them in the list of programs that I must download once I format the computer. The saving...

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For iOS its interface has reached beautiful levels, and little by little they have brought that high quality feeling to their other platforms, that is why I can not negatively qualify any of its components because LibreOffice itself is a true revelation.

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Dima D.

Information Technology and Services, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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LibreOffice - a complex tool at no cost to you!

Reviewed 2 years ago

This is really a great product, all and all! It is free of charge and you get quite a bit under the hood! If you need to do a few basic routine tasks with documents and to perform some basic spreadsheet calculations, this is a great place to start - and you don't have to pay anything for it!

Pros

There are a lot of advantages and since this is a free software, these stand out more than those of paid competitors . One can easily setup and install this on your machine, the document editing and making slide shows is very simple and after fiddling around for a few minutes you will find your way around most basic features. The spreadsheet functionality is also very good if you want to perform a simple calculation which is still a bit too complex for a plain calculator. And for more advanced users, there is a lot to sift through, there are a lot of powerful functions and formulas you can find for yourself, assuming you have a good background and know what you are looking for.

Cons

Sometimes there is a compatibility issue with margin formatting and other styling clashes where you can't save it in another format, like an MS Office format, without risking some glitches. One way around it is to export to PDF, if the end user only needs a read-only access. Another con is that there is really a myriad of different options and one needs to have some experience with document management to know how to utilise these properly. A beginner will probably use only 10% of what LibreOffice has to offer.

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Higher Education, 501-1,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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A worth replacement for commercial suites

Reviewed 3 years ago

I used for several years Openoffice and moved flawlessly to LibreOffice. Also if I have an institutional license for Office, I only use it in few occasion when I have to work on extremely macro-configured documents to be shared with colleagues. I daily work with LibreOffice, I appreciate the alternative to commercial suites and love to support it!

Pros

It is free, it has a wide support and development, with improvements and bugs correction. I cannot but support FLOSS (free libre open source). It has all the major features of other more expensive suites, and I prefer so much its interface compared with Office... There are a lot of free extensions to configure the app at your taste, and a strong community to rely when looking for support.

Cons

I find weak the image management in Write, and the lack of recording presentations in Impress (the latter not really relevant in a daily workflow).

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Suhailah S.

Retail, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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Cheap document creation software

Reviewed 3 years ago

Even though LibreOffice is free to be use, this software is often updated by the community to make it better and to have more feature and tools. I really have a great experience working with this software.

Pros

LibreOffice offer a free to use account, also with premium account that start as little as USD0.10 per month. It has every document type that Ms Office has, like spreadsheet and and word. It also has a text search function that let me to search content on the document easily without having to skimming thru all the text manually.

Cons

One of thing that i thing thing this software lacks is, they don't have a feature to convert the document to other format type like PDF file format. Sharing the file need to be done manually, as there are no cloud storage offered thus i need to use third-party cloud storage service to share it.

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Abel N.

Telecommunications, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Libre office is the best free alternative in the market

Reviewed 4 years ago

I totally recommend this product, I am a faithful follower of free software and I believe that this is one of the best indispensable tools that an office for making all kinds of digital documents has little to envy to other products with very high costs.

Pros

Of the best tools to make office documents of all kinds and for free, it has a continuous update service and a large community collaborating in this project. Simple to install and very easy to use since it looks a lot like other paid services that have a very high cost and in this case libreoffice is completely free.

Cons

The biggest problems I have seen in this software is that for computers with few resources it is quite heavy and very old versions of the product are required to avoid the high consumption of resources in the system.

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Jennie P.

Writing and Editing, self-employed

Used other for 2+ years

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Free Office Software

Reviewed 4 years ago

Overall, LibreOffice is a good software to install locally if you don't want to pay the price of MS Office, or if you don't want something cloud-based like the Google Suite. For a free product that doesn't have ads (a major bonus, by the way), you can't go wrong. I would definitely recommend this product for anyone on a limited or no budget. Or if you don't want to go with Office for whatever reason.

Pros

The best part about LibreOffice is it's free. It will do pretty much everything you could want a word processor to do. The rest of the Office Suite is on par with MS Office and most of the other free products available. It isn't cloudbased (like the Google Suite) so if you're wanting something locally installed, this is a great option. The setup is similar to MS Office, so switching between the two...

Cons

There is a small difference in page count. So if you're going by page count, and not word count, you're going to run into some challenges. Also, LibreOffice has it's own save format, so you have to remember to choose the more common word doc extensions (.doc and .docx). You have to really search for a few features, but considering it's not a clone of MS Office, it's to be expected that not everything will be in the same place.

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Hafizah S.

Telecommunications, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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More than just a free software

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

The software provides everything I would expect from an "office" software package. It's light, which is terrific if you're running it on a PC with an outdated processor or limited RAM. Also, this software has the feel of "earlier" MS Office editions, so if you're seeking for something similar, this is an excellent option.

Cons

I suppose the user interface might be a little more current; some people enjoy it, while others dislike it. It doesn't bother me. Although you can't expect flawless for this price, I don't have any concerns or dislikes with this software. Overall, a fantastic product that i enjoy using it.

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Ethan W.

Information Technology and Services, self-employed

Used monthly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Powerful MS Office alternative

Reviewed 3 years ago

While not loaded with all of the latest features of competitors, LibreOffice has been a solid office productivity software that has served 95% of my needs with no problems. It has been especially helpful when I have needed to open or edit certain Word or Excel documents on a computer at a jobsite that has no extra Microsoft licenses available.

Pros

-Obviously the Price -Can open most Microsoft Word and Excel files -Feels more straight forward in navigating functions than newer "ribbon" versions of Office -Uses more widely compatible, non-proprietary document saving format by default, with option to save in Microsoft format if desired For most document related needs, I have found this software to be quite adequate. I like the ability to freely...

Cons

Due to not being proprietary, and funded by huge companies, LibreOffice does miss some of the cutting edge features of the new MS Office (and others) software. However, unless your primary job for it is extensively in-depth and complex functions, LibreOffice is likely to work well for your needs. LibreOffice does open and save to Microsoft Word and Excel formats, but it is not perfect at doing it all the time, and sometimes does not save or have certain specific functions and features in MS documents. It is understandable, considering the funding behind the MS Office products versus LibreOffice, but it can get in the way sometimes, depending on what you are having to work on.

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Waleed A.

Hospital & Health Care, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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the best of free and open source office suites still behind microsoft office

Reviewed 6 years ago

a great choice of office suite for windows if one can not pay for microsoft office.

Pros

LibreOffice is perhaps the best of the free/open-source office softwares. It includes all the important apps and features that a standard office suite should have. Unlike the other free office suites like Google docs/sheets etc or WPS office, libreoffice has no hidden charges and is actually available as windows software unlike Google's products. It has a decent looking user interface, and is very...

Cons

But the conns are that There are no versions for iPad or Android etc. No cloud intergation unlike Ms office whoch has free OneDrive Collaborate is way too much behind MS office or Google Docs etc. Because you still need to send the file to someone let them edit and then either accept or reject the changes unlike Ms office which let's real-time collaboration on documents It has only 4 softwares included in it. No alternative for Ms project, teams, Skype for business, onenote. No online version means it is not possible to access it anywhere (unless you download and install free of cost on windows PCs).

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Kevin T.

E-Learning, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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A Great Office Suite

Reviewed 2 years ago

I have been using LibreOffice since version 4.1, around 8 years. During that time I have seen this software suite go from strength to strength with more an more functionality being added year on year. It's compatibility with it's only real competitor (Microsoft Office) is unparalleled, providing users with the capability to switch effortlessly between the two suites with no loss of information or page...

Pros

Compatibility between it and Microsoft Office.Interoperability between the various applications in LibreOffice.

Cons

The slightly old fashioned feel to the user interface.The icons are a little clunky.