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Free MS Office alternative for Mac OS X

If you’ve just bought a Mac computer and you find yourself needing a document editor, spreadsheet and presentation software that is compatible with the MS Office software then you’re in luck. You can actually download, install and use on your Mac for free (as in free beer) an alternative to the expensive MS Office software.

It’s called LibreOffice. It offers the same document editing, spreadsheet, presentation and even drawing and database features you’d normally need. Besides being free, the good thing about it is that you can save files in MS Office formats to allow MS Office users to edit and read the files you created.

LibreOffice is actually also available for Windows and Linux operating systems. I’ve been using it on the Mac OS X and Ubuntu for some time. The LibreOffice has an active community on their web site so if you want to start learning, you can get help from the community.

You can download LibreOffice from their website at

Gerry Ilagan

Gerry Ilagan is into mobile apps and WordPress development at @speeqs. He loves to write about electronics, the Internet of Things, mobile phones, and #crazyideas.

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