German software company SoftMaker are giving away free copies of commercial office suite ‘SoftMaker Office 2008’ – but with a very welcome catch: for every successful download of the application set they will donate € 0.10 to charity.
The biggest thing to realize here is that SoftMaker Office isn’t at the cutting edge of user-interface design or feature set. The suite is a perfectly capable tool for basic office needs and with a lightweight footprint is responsive in use.
The suite comprises of:
- TextMaker – a word processor app that can read and write to various formats including .doc, .odt, .sxw and its own .tmd format.
- PlanMaker spreadsheet tool – compatible with Microsoft Excel with Excel-compatible charting and an Excel-compatible AutoShapes drawing layer.
- SoftMaker Presentations is compatible with Microsoft PowerPoint.
An easy-to-install .deb version of the 2008 suite can be download for free @ loadandhelp.de until December 31st.
Thanks to Bartosz