There is a new tool available for Sparkers: FreeOffice

What is FreeOffice?

SoftMaker FreeOffice is a complete office suite. SoftMaker FreeOffice is powerful and fast, and reads and writes Microsoft Office documents flawlessly. It comes with the TextMaker word processor, the spreadsheet program PlanMaker and the presentations software Presentations…
…With FreeOffice 2018 you can not only open, but also save documents in the Microsoft file formats DOCX, XLSX and PPTX. Share files directly with Microsoft Office users, without having to export them first.

sudo apt update
sudo apt install softmaker-freeoffice-2018

or via Sparky APTus-> Office tab.


The FreeOffice project page:
It’s completely free for both personal and commercial use.


ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors

There is a new application available for Sparkers: ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors.

What is ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors?

ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors is a free office suite that combines text, spreadsheet and presentation editors allowing to create, view and edit documents stored on your Windows/Linux PC or Mac without an Internet connection. It is fully compatible with Office Open XML formats: .docx, .xlsx, .pptx.

ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors include the following editors:
– ONLYOFFICE Document Editor
– ONLYOFFICE Spreadsheet Editor
– ONLYOFFICE Presentation Editor
The editors allow you to create, edit, save and export text, spreadsheet and presentation documents.

Installation (64 bit only):
apt update
apt install onlyoffice-desktopeditors

or via APTus (>= 0.4.x) + sparky-office (>= 0.2.3).

ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors

The application is licensed under the GNU Affero General Public License v3.0.
The project’s GitHub repository:


Updates 2015-06-12


There are a few updates available in our repository:
– EPSXE 1.9.25 – enhanced PSX emulator of PlayStation video game console, it’s targeted to 32 bit systems only
– Sparky About 0.1.3 – displays a few more informations now
– Sparky Office 0.1.0 – new package extracted form Sparky APTus; updated Kingsoft WPS Office installer up to the latest version (released 11-06-2015)
– Sparky APtus 0.2.12 & Sparky APTus Extra 0.1.15 – some changes about new Sparky Office “deb” package.

Sparky Office installation:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sparky-office

Or simply make full system upgrade if you have Sparky APTus installed already:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

If you find any problem, simply post it at our forums.