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Apache OpenOffice Portable v4.1.9 Updated

Andrew Lee on 30 Apr 2021
  • 612MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 28 Apr 2021
  • Suggested by Mark Williams

Apache OpenOffice is a full-featured, cross-platform office suite compatible with all major office suites and 100s of file formats. Includes word processor, spreadsheet, database, presentations, drawing and math/formulas software.

Apache OpenOffice Portable is a modified version of Apache OpenOffice. Alternatively, X-ApacheOpenOffice is also available.

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Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: Apache License 2.0
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch ApacheOpenOffice.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: LibreOffice, FreeOffice
What's new? See: https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OOOUSERS/Releases
Latest comments
webfork on 2015-07-08 22:49

The reason to choose this office suite over LibreOffice is stability; while it's missing a lot of features, compatibility, customization, and other improvements in LibreOffice, crashes are very unusual.  I keep both on my machine depending on my needs.

PAFuser on 2016-09-02 20:49

Came across this today: "OpenOffice, after years of neglect, could shut down" at http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/09/openoffice-after-years-of-neglect-could-shut-down/

PAFuser on 2017-12-29 03:27

https://portableapps.com/apps/office/openoffice_portable Version: 4.1.4 10/19/2017. Version: 4.1.5 is listed on OpenOffice site 12/28/2017 release.

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LibreOffice Portable v7.1.2 Updated

Andrew Lee on 15 Apr 2021
  • 493MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 15 Apr 2021
  • Suggested by JohnTHaller

LibreOffice is a complete productivity suite including word processor, spreadsheet, presentations, database, drawing tool and more. Includes strong compatibility for 100s of file formats including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio etc.). The program is similar to OpenOffice, a program that it was derived from, but has added many new features and improvements.

LibreOffice Portable is a special build developed in conjunction with the publisher. On systems without Java installed, some functions such as document creation wizards and the Base database application etc. can be enabled by adding jPortable, though this is optional and can be skipped if those functions are not needed. Alternatively, X-LibreOffice is also available.

Other available portable versions:

  • Still - more tested and stable but with fewer features/capabilities
  • Legacy - for WinXP/Vista users (unsupported)

The program is cross platform with versions available for Mac, Linux/BSD (comes default with most distros) and supports a variety of extensions.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Automatic compensation for dynamic drive letter in removable storage devices
License: GPL/LGPL
How to extract: Download the portable installer and install to a folder of your choice. Launch LibreOfficePortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: OpenOffice, FreeOffice
What's new? See: https://www.libreoffice.org/download/release-notes/
Latest comments
CornHolio the Gringo on 2018-09-01 13:58

LibreOffice 5.4.7 is last ever version for WinXP

CornHolio the Gringo on 2020-08-28 22:29

LibreOffice 6.4.7 is last ever version for 6 series?
I guess soo

NunoEFSilva on 2021-05-01 12:41

The most capable Portable Freeware Office.
Pity it takes sooo long to load in old machines ... oh, well ... that's the price.
With very capable Word processor, spreadsheet (Calc), presentations (Impress), expression builder (Math, physics, chemistry, etc.), Drawing (vector) editor and dataBase, one only misses specialized apps like diagram (like Dia) and raster image editors (The GIMP, MyPaint, LazPaint) to build an office to rival (and maybe even best) M$ Office.

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SoftMaker FreeOffice v2018 Rev 982

webfork on 30 Jan 2021
  • 155MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by Stone Tablet

FreeOffice is a fast and lightweight office suite with word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation tools. The interface supports themes, a dark mode, and classic or ribbon-style toolbars. All components include a wide variety of formatting, functions, and animation.

The program will import and export to standard Microsoft formats with reasonable fidelity. A pro version is also available with additional features (including 64-bit), as well as the previous version.

NOTE: The program will eventually require email registration, but a workaround is available.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download and install
  2. Copy the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Softmaker Office 2018\ to a destination of your choice
  3. Uninstall the program
  4. In the destination folder, create two empty text files:

    portable.txt
    updater.ini

  5. Launch TextMaker.exe, PlanMaker.exe, or Presentations.exe

Optionally, delete the inst/banners subfolder and the files SoftMakerUpdaterTool.exe and usbstick.exe
Similar/alternative apps: LibreOffice
What's new? See:
https://www.freeoffice.com/en/download/servicepacks
Latest comments
NunoEFSilva on 2021-05-01 12:52

A very competent Portable Freeware Office.
Snappy and pleasant: loads quickly and works with agility.
Has to be probabilized after acquired but one can use its word processor, spreadsheet and presentation apps together or individually. Very reasonable compatibility with M$ Office, also OpenOffice and LibreOffice.

opsimathic on 2021-05-01 15:45

@NunoEFSilva - can you explain what you mean by "Has to be probabilized"? Many thanks.

Midas on 2021-05-03 07:48

@opsimathic: a typo, probably (:), meant to be "portabilized"...

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