LibreOffice Vanilla 5.1 available directly from the Mac App Store



LibreOffice Vanilla is the most recent release of the LibreOffice productivity suite on OS X and is almost identical to the latest copy of LibreOffice Fresh by Document Foundation contributors. The suite has improved significantly as explained in the Release Notes page on

One of the new features that stands out is the Remote file open/save dialogue. You can now easily open and save remote files from resources as Google Drive, OneDrive, SharePoint, Alfresco and others. In the Start screen and “File” menu you can find the “Open remote files” option, and to save to a remote resource, just select “Save to remote server”.

Writer – new features

Calc – new features

Collabora Office for the Mac, the enterprise-ready version of LibreOffice Vanilla

While LibreOffice Vanilla is recommended for early adopters who wish to experience new features, Collabora Productivity also released Collabora Office for the Mac. Collabora Office is the enterprise-ready version LibreOffice Vanilla, for users seeking professional stability and support options and combines Collabora’s latest compatibility and document integrity features with a host of improvements from the LibreOffice community. Redesigned toolbars, menus, rulers, and dialogues make these powerful additions more attractive and efficient to use.

Changes from 4.4 to 5.0

A lot of changes have been made. Many of the improvements are under the hood, but the Mac version of Collabora Office 5.0 also significantly improved the User Interface. Now there are style previews in the sidebar and there is image cropping, table management, conditional formatting (in Calc) and more. Additionally, the Remote file open/save dialogue from LibreOffice Vanilla 5.1 has been backported, so that this useful functionality is also included.


LibreOffice Vanilla 5.1 and Collabora Office 5.0 are now available directly from Apple’s Mac App Store.



LibreOffice Vanilla 5.1

  • Community edition
  • Maintained for 6 months
  • For early adopters

Get if for free at the Mac App store
or download for free from



Collabora Office 5.0

  • Enterprise-ready LibreOffice
  • Maintained for 3 years
  • For users seeking professional stability and support options

Get it for 9.99 at the Mac App Store *
* This funds Collabora’s own ongoing improvement of LibreOffice for Mac.


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