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does LibreOffice work with iPad?

asked 2012-04-07 12:18:19 +0100

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Does LibreOffice work with iPad?

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answered 2012-06-26 06:48:04 +0100

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updated 2012-06-26 06:51:13 +0100

No, not currently.

There is interest in building a version of LO that runs on iOS (the operating system used by iPhones and iPads), but there are a few hurdles to overcome before that is possible.

One issue is that LO is currently available under a Free Software license (LGPLv3) that seeks to protect user's rights with respect to their devices. For example, the license gives the user the right to replace the software with a different/newer version of the software whenever they like.

Apple does not believe in giving users the freedom to replace the software running on their own hardware, and so software under the LGPL is not legally compatible with the Apple App Store. One way around this problem would be to jailbreak an iOS device.

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Outline of historical links in alternate forum thread here. Also note that development can be followed via commit history against core/ios/ on OpenGrok.

oweng ( 2014-07-12 09:05:57 +0100 )edit
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answered 2012-07-07 14:30:57 +0100

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Shortly: Yes and No, probably more NO than Yes.

No: LibreOffice is a desktop application which, probably will never run on iPad devices.

Yes: You can use one of the many remote desktop products to access a copy of LibreOffice that is running on a desktop computer and control it from your iPad. This could be an acceptable alternative for some people but definitely the experience is not going to match the one of a native iPad application.

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answered 2013-03-01 18:22:20 +0100

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AstralPad now offers an iPad Office App built on LibreOffice, with a touch optimized interface.

You can download it at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/astralpad-office-collaboration/id571462034?ls=1&mt=8

It's currently available in the US and Canadian App Stores (other countries coming soon). For more information visit www.astralpad.com

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No mention of LO on the app page, but a mention here

The AstralPad service is built using by LibreOffice(TM) software running on our servers. We are grateful to the Open Document Foundation

Unfortunately AstralPad is not FLOSS.

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answered 2012-04-11 09:05:23 +0100

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No ! as well as Iphone, There is NO realise version for IOS(5.x)

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answered 2012-08-01 07:49:37 +0100

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Too bad i am really waiting for a version of libreoffice writter for iPad

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answered 2012-08-01 07:53:45 +0100

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found that https://www.rollapp.com/libreoffice

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answered 2012-07-06 19:23:27 +0100

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Yes, you can use LO on iPad: https://www.rollapp.com/libreoffice

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Rollapp appears to be a site that offers remote access to various applications through the web browser. So just to be clear, we're not talking about a native version of LO running on the iPad, but a remote version running "in the cloud."

qubit ( 2012-07-07 07:32:06 +0100 )edit

Vlad Pavlov appears to be the CEO of rollapp.com, so he's probably a good resource for answering any questions you might have about the service, how well LO runs over the browser, any new features they've added, etc...

qubit ( 2012-07-07 07:33:25 +0100 )edit
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