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LibreOffice for Mac

Free
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Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.1.4
  • Total Downloads:
    57,146
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 24, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    201.55MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    211
  • Platform:
    Mac
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Editors' Review

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Pros

Full set of productivity apps: LibreOffice includes apps for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings, databases, and math formulas -- a collection of tools comparable to Microsoft Office. A refreshed user interface presents a modern look and better use of screen real estate.

Office compatibility: LibreOffice provides cross-suite compatibility with Microsoft Office, handling most of its important file formats. The update includes better support for Apple's Pages, Numbers, and Keynote files.

Free: The suite is free for individuals and businesses. You can make a donation to the Document Foundation, the not-for-profit group that supports the suite's development.

Cons

Limited Web-based and mobile app support: LibreOffice has an Android viewer app and plans to release mobile and Web-based apps. But at the moment, with Microsoft and Google pushing their productivity suites to the Web and mobile devices, LibreOffice's limited support beyond desktop systems is a drawback for mobile users.

Bottom line

For individuals and businesses who are budget-minded and looking for cross-app compatibility with Microsoft Office, LibreOffice is a solid alternative. The lack of Web-based and mobile apps can be an obstacle.

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LibreOffice

Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Does all I need"

May 29, 2016  |  By feedback_loop

2016-05-29 03:00:51  |  By feedback_loop

 |  Version: LibreOffice 5.1.3

Pros

* free
* opensource
* does more than I need

Cons

* could be less buggy

Summary

LibreOffice is evolving nicely. There's still a ton of work to be done, but the direction seems to be the right one.

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5 stars

"Good alternative to already other popular editor"

October 20, 2015  |  By Charlsie Iris

2015-10-20 08:57:45  |  By Charlsie Iris

 |  Version: LibreOffice 5.0.2

Pros

Full features word editor. It's free and an excellent application. Highly recommended. I use it on both Mac and Windows platforms.

Cons

None - no cons which I can think of.

Summary

5 stars app

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5 stars

"Becoming the dependable alternative"

June 20, 2014  |  By mab52

2014-06-20 21:03:08  |  By mab52

 |  Version: LibreOffice 4.2.5

Pros

I had to switch to NeoOffice awhile back, but the last few releases of LibreOffice are just fine. I hope they continue to be stable and dependable.

Cons

Chunky file size. I mostly use this for WP. Would be nice if that were a stand alone.

Summary

Try it! It's good enough unless you absolutely need MS Office for something it won't do.

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5 stars

"Perfect solution"

March 23, 2014  |  By Powmari

2014-03-23 06:39:19  |  By Powmari

 |  Version: LibreOffice 4.2.2

Pros

LibreOffice was able to convert my AppleWorks drawing software and Office 2004 templates for use in Mavericks 10.9.2.
Handles PDF files that Preview cannot

Cons

A bit slow to load, but really immaterial

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5 stars

"Does exactly what it claims on my MAC."

February 04, 2014  |  By G_Mayer

2014-02-04 11:36:04  |  By G_Mayer

 |  Version: LibreOffice 4.2

Pros

Makes the Mac Pages look like an etch-a-sketch.

Cons

None yet works great so far haven't had it that long yet.

Summary

You can't loose, the price is right.

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5 stars

"4.2 is another great update"

January 30, 2014  |  By drumsandmusic

2014-01-30 11:40:58  |  By drumsandmusic

 |  Version: LibreOffice 4.2

Pros

* new startcenter looks so much better and adds efficientcy and functionality
* the Sifr icon set (activate it under LibreOffice > Preferences > LibreOffice > View > Iconstyle) makes for a much improved modern appearance and does away with the outdated old icons we're all so tired of seeing

Cons

* still a lot of improvements to be made

Summary

Great office suite, that just got a lot better!

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3 stars

"Painfully slow, but does a few things Paged does not."

November 10, 2013  |  By mdsmith

2013-11-10 14:09:23  |  By mdsmith

 |  Version: LibreOffice 4.1.3

Pros

Will paste web copy nearly like original, whereas Pages alters format requiring numerous changes to become intelligible.

Cons

ANY action taken (save, print edit, etc.) takes 30 t0 60 seconds to complete.

Summary

If you prefer what Libre Text can do, and don't mind the lag, I recommend it.

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5 stars

"4.1 brings more stability and nice features"

July 30, 2013  |  By drumsandmusic

2013-07-30 23:23:18  |  By drumsandmusic

 |  Version: LibreOffice 4.1

Pros

* font embedding in Writer, Calc, Impress and Draw
* finally rotate images in 90°
* a lot of bug fixes

Cons

* UI could use some love

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5 stars

"Similar to Microsoft Office 2003"

May 24, 2013  |  By katnip3

2013-05-24 16:56:10  |  By katnip3

 |  Version: LibreOffice 4.0.3

Pros

Above all, it's 100% free. It can save and open in Microsoft Office file formats. In many ways, I like it better than Microsoft Office. Some things, such as borders on tables, may take a little getting used to though. LibreOffice, not OpenOffice, often comes preinstalled on Linux systems such as Ubuntu.

Cons

The spreadsheet application crashes frequently, although that may have been resolved in the lastest update.

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5 stars

"4.0.3.3 keeps getting better"

May 09, 2013  |  By drumsandmusic

2013-05-09 12:21:08  |  By drumsandmusic

 |  Version: LibreOffice 4.0.3

Pros

This is great software, very usable and reliable. But cnet still has not fixed the missing LO icon for the LO mac software entry. Is it that hard? This was first reported on 11th feb 2013. 3 month later and nothing has happened. That is of course not LOs fault but CNETs.

Cons

nothing really. You are using a opensource office suite using a free file format.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher The Document Foundation
Publisher web site http://www.documentfoundation.org/
Release Date June 24, 2016
Date Added June 24, 2016
Version 5.1.4
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Office Suites
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.11/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 201.55MB
File Name LibreOffice_5.1.4_MacOS_x86-64.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 57,146
Downloads Last Week 211
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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