Dream of using LibreOffice on Android or iOS? if so, the release of Collabora Office will be of particular interest.
Collabora Office is a free and open source office suite for Android and iOS. It is powered by LibreOffice and developed (in part) by open-source consultancy firm Collabora.
But unlike previous ‘LibreOffice for Android’ style apps you may have seen this is a fully featured editing tool, not merely a document viewer.
It also features a bespoke UI crafted specifically for editing documents on mobile devices, via fingers. The UI borrows from the Collabora Online interface.
These features, along with other mobile-minded enhancements and power ups, make Collabora Office super useable on small screen sizes, and easy to use singlehandedly.
The app also works entirely offline. With no cloud or online service features come enabled by default or are required to use any of the included features (though naturally there’s support for integrations with cloud storage services, including NextCloud, should you want it).
Collabora say Collabora Office for Android and iOS lets you “…edit documents directly on your phone or tablet, guaranteeing your privacy and putting you in full control of your data and documents.”
The app can open and save to the exact same formats that the regular desktop version of LibreOffice does, including the ubiquitous
.odt text document formats.
In summary, Collabora Office is a feature rich way to edit office documents on mobile devices. It boasts a crop of mobile-focused tweaks, like pinch to zoom gesture controls, a floating mobile tool palette, rich text copy/paste, and smooth inertial scrolling.
Download Collabora Office for Free
Interested in trying the pocket-friendly productivity tool out first hand? Well, you can. Just point your phone or tablet in the direction of the appropriate app store below to download the app to your device:
Source for Collabora Office is presumably available somewhere, but I haven’t been able to locate it yet, so if you find a link do let me know in the comments below!