Is there a recommended alternative for Libre Office?

preferably available as a flatpak for elementary OS6?

I have frequent trouble with LibreOffice Calc freezing the whole elementary. The only way out is to restart the PC.

I have searched interweb and it seems I am not the only one suffering this.

I have tried all suggested remedies/settings with no change ...

It is entirely possible that the culprit is my hardware?

(Yes, I have installed correct drivers for my nvidia GPU)

but I will not be able to change it easily or quickly - I am stuck

so... what alternatives are you using/suggesting? help, please

3 Answers 3


Been using OnlyOffice for quite sometime, give it a try.. it's available in flatpak as well

  • Interesting suggestion, thank you
    – bambuko
    Commented Jun 17, 2022 at 14:38

I am trying Apache OpenOffice 4.1.12


very good installation instructions and easy to get going

So far it seems OK (hasn't frozen once yet...)


Long term update...

have been using OpenOffice 4.1.13 for a while and it was kind off OK, but spreadsheet started slowing down totally when I tried sorting and filtering large data file,

so... tried going back to Libre Office - unfortunately it started freezing Elementary when using spreadsheet (as previously).

In the OnlyOffice solved the problem - it not only easily copes when sorting and filtering large spreadsheet data file, but also doesn't cause any problems with Elementary.

I recommend OnlyOffice !!! (based on my experience - YMMV)

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