We're keeping Open Office on this list, even though our word-processing and spreadsheet tasks have largely migrated to Google Docs.
This free suite of productivity apps has been a lifesaver more times than we can count. It reads and writes all the major Microsoft Office file formats, and makes knocking out blog posts and reviews while on the road easy and painless. Plus, it's great for Netbooks, which can groan under the strain of current bloated versions of MS Office. Just be sure to select the correct file format when saving.
December 18, 2009 2:21 PM PST
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