The main reason is that a lot people use office software (I mean a lot). Sometimes they get frustrated or spend too much time creating a document the way they want it. Having an easily adaptable open source office suite will increase everyone's productivity, and that will only become more so as more and more people contribute to it.

The top 10 reasons to choose Joeffice

  • Have a lot of documents open at the same time and easily switch from one to another.
  • It's free and you can install it next to your existing office suite.
  • It's written in Java - the most popular computer language
  • It's open source, released under the Apache 2.0 license.
  • Docking system allow you to visualize several documents in the same window.
  • Works on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux
  • It can be deployed online
  • Smart favorites files
  • It has an update and plug-in online system
  • It works with Microsoft document formats (docx, xslx, pptx)

It's an Open Source Java-based office suite:

    • Get data from Java libraries (JDBC, JPA, LDAP, ...).
    • Get data through web services (RMI, SOAP, REST)
    • Get data from text files, xml files or your own specific format
    • Add your customs actions (e.g. Swing actions/UI or JavaFX).
    • Reuse the components in your company software (JTable, JTextPane)
    • Java developers can easily improve or customize the software.
    • Can be distributed with commercial products, thanks to the Apache 2.0 license.

Advantages of the NetBeans Platform

    • A lot of available documentation online & in books.
    • Plug-in management with online plug-in catalog.
    • Widely tested / used.
    • Window docking system.
    • Quick search in actions, options, file names, help
    • Module management (e.g. add your own module)
    • Update system

Open Source Advantage:

    • Community: Profit from the community patches / feedback / help
    • Customize: Adapt it your way (no need to wait for a patch)
    • Quality: Everybody can review / improve code
    • Freedom: No vendor lock-in
    • No per-copy fee: Deploy on unlimited computers for unlimited users during unlimited times