Windows/Mac/Linux: LibreOffice, the open source, free alternative to Microsoft Office, just got a big update that adds in a ton of new features alongside a new cloud version you can install on your own server.
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Google Drive, and the apps in it -- Docs, Sheets, and Slides -- are great for people looking for a simple office suite. It's free, makes collaboration easy, and almost anyone can use it. But if you're used to something more traditional, like Microsoft Office, you may be hesitant to try Drive. Here's how to make Google Drive work more like the desktop suites you're used to.
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Android has several good options when it comes to productivity and office software on the go. Every option for Android rolls in word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations natively, all in the same app. Even so, we found that like its iOS counterpart, QuickOffice Pro offers the best combination of document editing features, support for the Microsoft Office documents you'll inevitably want to view on your Android device, and cloud storage and sharing services to upload and share documents after you've worked on them.
The iPhone offers a number of office suites, bundling word processing, presentations, and spreadsheets all into one app, and none of them are really perfect because this type of work is never really optimal on a touchscreen phone. But when you need to get things done on the go, we like QuickOffice Pro for its many methods of accessing and sharing files, Microsoft Office compatibility, and simple, unencumbered editing features.