Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Office Reader the free open source application for Symbian & UIQ3 to open ODF files

Most of us already know that Microsoft Office documents can be opened in our smartphone by using applications such as Documents To Go or Quickoffice.

But how about the documents in Open Document Format (ODF) which is the De facto standard of, IBM Lotus Symphony, Go-oo, KOffice, AbiWord, etc?

Well, Office Reader is the ODF documents reader for Symbian and UIQ3 smartphones which is able to read OpenDocument text (.odt), spreadsheet (.ods) and presentation (.odp) as well as support for Hybrid PDF file.

Being a GPL version 3 open source application, Office Reader is free for use. It is sponsored by NLnet Foundation and Odendahl SEPT-Solutions. Odendahl SEPT-Solutions is the company that produced Mobile Office.

Office Reader is capable to open ODF documents directly from email attachments, MMS, Bluetooth, filebrowser as well as webbrowser.

The main limitation is: it can only read the documents, but not write to them.


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