SSuite Office is a free productivity suite that can go head-to-head with Microsoft's Office as well as other free and premium suites. It bundles a word processor, spreadsheet, PDF creator, e-mail, Web browser, and lots of extras. Many of its tools are fully compatible with other applications and file types, making it a viable alternative not just as a standalone suite but also in collaborative and business environments. We sampled SSuite Office's Excalibur Release.
Like MS Office, SSuite Office has an extensive Start Menu folder filled with its various tools as well as subfolders for Games, General Utilities, Graphics, Multimedia, Network Utilities, and Security. The bundle also includes SSuite Personal Office, which consists of two lightweight apps, SpreadForm One and WordFormat Two. We opened the main word processor, WordGraph, created a document, and saved it as a Word .doc file that we subsequently opened in MS Word--a very good start. We could also save files in many other formats. Next we opened Accel Spreadsheet, created a file, and saved it as an Excel file. As with Word, the spreadsheet file opened normally in Excel--better still. Moving on to PDF Memo Creator, we created a file and saved it as a PDF. When we clicked it, it opened normally in Adobe Reader. By now, we're pretty much convinced. Netsurfer, the IE-based browser, seemed speedy enough; it's a nice extra, though not enough to displace our default browser. As for the other extras, these are simply too numerous to summarize, but we saw everything from a VoIP utility to a full suite of EZ graphics and photo tools to address books, briefcases, calendars, and much more. Help files were well illustrated with screenshots and even offered English and Afrikaans options.
We were quite impressed with SSuite Office's Excalibur Release. Its main tools are compatible with the standard apps in use, and it bundles enough extras to run an entire business, or nearly so, which seems to be its objective. How it does it all for free is beyond us.
SSuite Office Excalibur Release consists of a set of utilities, that work together, in order to provide you with the tools you need to perform daily office-related tasks with the utmost efficiency. It is a reliable package for document processing, spreadsheet creation, multimedia file management, and LAN communications.
Create spreadsheets, process documents, and use various utilities. The integrated spreadsheet application is called SSuite Accel, providing you with easy access to options for handling large data sets, with possibilities to work on multiple worksheets at once, manage tables and cells, using complex functions, inserting emoticons and external images into your project, as well as generating intelligible charts and graphs.
With its professional word processor called SSuite WordGraph, a number of available features give you a fine degree of control over the formatting of text, pages, sections of documents, and also entire documents. You may also save your documents in a variety of industry standard formats and even export them to pdf, jpg, bmp, png, gif, and their own presentation format ssp.
The address book utility provides a way to conveniently store and browse your contacts, while the document administrator, suggestively called "My Personal BriefCase" which allows you to archive, sort and categorize your documents, just like in a dossier. View slideshows, draw items and add a clock to the desktop.
This office suite also bundles a transparent analog clock that can be placed on your desktop, a file printer, a tool to easily reopen recently viewed documents and an envelope printer to help you generate envelopes of different sizes.
No Java or DotNet required, Green energy Software. Saving the planet one bit at a time...Multiple other components to use including a desktop dock Additionally, the package includes an e-mail client, a fast Internet browser, a diary keeper, a note creator, a PDF memo generator, a screen ruler, a search tool, a wave recorder and a file sorting tool.
It also has some programs dedicated to scanning the LAN for other network clients, finding out your IP address and chatting with other users in the network through video conferencing. All these tools can be easily accessed using the desktop dock that SSuite Excalibur provides.