Programs for Odt

The best programs to view, create and edit ODT files.


When you are talking about programs for ODT, it is impossible not to immediately think about LibreOffice. LIbreOffice is a project born from a rib of whose development has surpassed that of the original software in quality and quantity. As easily understood, it is a formidable one free alternative to Microsoft Office which supports the file formats of the Microsoft suite but uses the open ones as default, as is precisely theODT. It is available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Download from here.

Microsoft Office

Hard to think that Microsoft Office still needs no introduction. We are talking about the most famous work suite in the world in which there is Word, famous word processing and word processing program that in the latest versions has opened up to numerous formats, In addition to the classic DOC, DOCX and RTF, the new Word allows you to work with other types of documents, such as ODTs which are supported both in reading than in writing. The software is paid but is available in a free trial version that allows you to test all the functions for a limited period of time. Download from here.


AbiWord it's a small one free word processing software designed for those who only need to write text documents and not other office programs, such as presentation software or spreadsheet development. It has a spartan user interface but very simple to use (fully translated into Italian) and supports all the main functions of word processors, including spell checking. It supports Office files and those ODT allowing you to view and edit them without problems. It is available for Windows and Linux. Download from here.


MdCharm it's a very basic text editor designed for the creation of wikis and other material for the Web. It supports formatting in markdown (a system much loved by geeks to format texts while keeping them in plain text format) allowing you to view a real-time preview of documents in their rich text version. It supports drag-and-drop, CSS language and find / replace function. Documents created with it can be exported as HTML, PDF or ODT. It is available for Windows and Linux. Download from here.

Universal Viewer

As his name easily suggests, Universal viewer is a free application definable as universal viewer through which it is possible to view various formats of digital documents. It supports all major digital photo formats (including over 40 types of RAW formats), video files (e.g. AVI MPG WMV MP3 MP4 FLV MKV, etc.), Office files, PDFs, Web pages and documents in format ODT. The latter, however, need a free plugin available on the official website of the program. Universal Viewer is also available in portable version and in paid Pro version (15-day trial). Download from here.


FileOptimizer is a small free application that, as the name suggests, allows you to reduce the size of various types of files, from photos to text documents to music and office files. The full list of supported formats is as follows: AIR, APK, APNG APPX, BMP, CBZ, DOCX, DLL, EPUB, EXE, GIF, GZ, ICO, JAR, JPEG, MNG, MP3, MPP, PNG, PPTX, ODT, OGG, OGV, PDF, PUB, SCR, SWF, TIF, VSD, WEBP, XAP, XLSX, ZIP. Compressions do not alter the original formats of the files and do not negatively affect the quality of the same. Download from here.