This seemed like exciting news. My favorite OS X free word processor app—Open Source LibreOffice’s Writer module—is now available, along with the other LibreOffice app modules, on the iPad. At
least sort of.
The Document Foundation, LibreOffice’s developer, affirms that the most recent version of LibreOffice is available on the iPad and Chromebooks as a cloud application, via rollApp online
With rollApp, iPad and Chromebook users don’t download or install the software, but rather access LibreOffice inside a Web browser. Once you’re signed in (a Google, Yahoo!, Facebook, or Twitter
user identity and password does the trick), rollApp streams an on-demand copy of the office application from its cloud architecture down to the iPad or Chromebook, and allows the user to work with
files (open, save, and edit documents) directly in cloud storage services:…