IBM Lotus Symphony is a free, full-featured office productivity suite that’s a comparable alternative to long-standing Microsoft Office. With Lotus Symphony there’s no more worrying about licensing fees, or having to pay for version updates.
Although Lotus Symphony is based on the same technology OpenOffice is developed on, IBM has managed to create an entirely unique user interface and experience.
Lotus Symphony handles documents, spreadsheets and presentations exceptionally well. It gives you the ability to customize and arrange toolbars, export documents to PDF with one-click, and provides a tabbed environment so you can easily work on multiple documents. Lotus Symphony provides decent interoperability with Microsoft Office so you can open your existing Word, Excel and PowerPoint files, and export in those formats if necessary.
Lotus Symphony becomes even more powerful and functional when you install one of the many plug-ins created by IBM or other developers.
A shift to the cloud has made Google Docs popular with businesses that need anywhere access and the ability for team members to collaborate. Lotus Symphony provides the same online collaborative functionality when it connects to LotusLive, IBM’s cloud service.
Check out the promotional video below to learn more about IBM Lotus Symphony and visit its website here.