Calligra Suite – integrated work applications suite

Calligra Suite is an integrated set of open source applications, forked from KOffice in 2010. Whilst the project is part of the KDE community, it is not a requirement to run the KDE environment.

Calligra includes efficient and capable office components: Words for text processing, Sheets for computations, Stage for presentations, Plan for planning, Flow for flowcharts, and Kexi for database creation. Calligra uses the OpenDocument format as its default file format for most applications and it can import other formats, including Microsoft Office formats.

The suite is available for desktop PCs, tablet computers, and smartphones.

Full set of applications included in the suite:

  • Words – a word processor that makes it easy to create rich documents with images, tables, and more. Open and save ODF, and open Microsoft Office Word files .doc and .docx files.
  • Sheets – a fully-featured calculation and spreadsheet tool with a comprehensive formula list, default templates, and use shapes for notes or create flowcharts and mindmaps.
  • Stage – an easy to use yet still flexible presentation application. Built-in tools make creating slides using images, videos, animation and other special effects easy. It is extensible through a plugin system.
  • Plan – a project management application for managing moderately large projects with multiple resources.
  • Krita – a creative sketching and painting application based on Calligra technology. It has support for touchscreens, and some image editing features.
  • Kexi – a visual database creator. Design database applications, insert and edit data, perform queries and process data.
  • Karbon – a vector drawing editor with an user interface that is easy to use, highly customizable and extensible. It supports advanced layered images usable for illustrations.
  • Flow – an easy to use diagramming and flowcharting application with tight integration to the other Calligra applications. It enables you to create network diagrams, organisation charts, flowcharts and more.
  • Author – a one-stop tool for creating novels and textbooks in e-book format. It has tools for planning, writing, reviewing and publishing.
  • Braindump – a tool to dump and organize the content of your brain (ideas, drawings, images, texts) newly introduced with Calligra Suite 2.4.

Developer: KDE
License: GPL, LGPL


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