Apache OpenOffice is an office suite which is a powerful and reliable alternative to Microsoft Office. And, most importantly, it’s free.
Apache OpenOffice includes a word processor (think Word), a spreadsheet program (Excel), a tool to create presentations (like PowerPoint), a database editor (Access), a drawing tool (Paint), and a formula editor.
All components of Apache OpenOffice offer a wide variety of tools and options. The program is also fully compatible with any document format.
Well designed interface
One of OpenOffice's drawbacks in the beginning was its interface, which was less developed than other office suites. But now the interface bears more of a resemblance to Microsoft Office, with attractive icons and menus.
From the Homescreen you can access the six main applications: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Base, and Math. The menus are well organized and allow quick access to whichever option or document you need.
If you are an average user, OpenOffice more than meets your document creating and editing needs. But one of the standout features of OpenOffice is the ability to add new templates and extensions, meaning that you can customize each program to your liking.
Top quality alternative
OpenOffice is a complete office suite, and its free nature guarantees the regular addition of a wide range of accessories and templates. An excellent choice.