Do you want to know more? 2-in-1 devices are fast becoming very popular, and after the success of Krita Gemini, the team behind it realised there were plenty of reasons to apply that same concept to other applications, and especially the others in the Calligra suite. In particular the Words and Stage components were deemed ripe for this treatment.

With that realisation was born the desire to create Calligra Gemini, an application encasing word processor and presentation components which would function both as a traditional desktop application with a mouse and keyboard, and transform into a touch friendly application on the go, changing the experience to one suitable for all-touch devices without the inconvenience of having to switch to a different application.

The Gemini applications combine the power of Calligra's main applications (in Calligra Gemini's case the main office desktop applications, at the moment Words and Stage), with pleasant and explicitly touch optimised experiences based around the same document types.

Calligra itself is a large suite of applications, split into three main categories (click on each type to read a deeper explanation of that type on the Calligra website):

Office Applications
All the office power that you need.
Graphics Applications
Create stunning graphics with vectors or pixels.
Project Management
Keep full control over your projects.
Common Features

The applications in the Calligra Suite shares some common UI concepts that gives it a modern look better suited for the wide screens of today. One of them is that most formatting is done using dockers which are placed at the side of the windows instead of on the top. This makes more space available for the actual document contents and avoids opening dialogs on top of it. If the user chooses, s/he can rearrange the placement of the dockers around the document area or even tear loose them and let them float freely. The arrangement is saved and reused the next time Calligra is opened.

Embeddable Objects

There are many objects and shapes that you can insert into your document, such as geometric shapes, sheet music score, and many more amazing options. All of these shapes are available in all applications, which makes implementing these objects much easier.

Standard file format

Calligra uses the Open Document Format (ODF) as its main file format which makes it compatible with most other office applications including OpenOffice.org, LibreOffice and Microsoft Office. It can also import the native file formats of Microsoft Office with great accuracy, in many cases the best you can find.


Screenshots


Selecting a template variant

Editing a novel in Words desktop mode

Showing a presentation in Stage touch mode

Videos

Create, Edit and View Presentations with Calligra Gemini
from Dan Leinir Turthra Jensen on Vimeo.


Create, Edit and View Documents with Calligra Gemini
from Dan Leinir Turthra Jensen on Vimeo.


Downloads

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Open Build Service

A set of packages created using the Open Build Service, which allows for the creation of packages for a variety of targets. This also includes Windows, but we're not using that functionality for now.

The package which contains Calligra Gemini is named, simply, calligra-gemini, and after adding the appropriate repository for your setup, you should be able to simply request that package from the package manager. From the command line this would be zypper install calligra-gemini, and in Yast you should be able to simply search for calligra-gemini.

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Calligra Gemini for 64bit Systems (9/12/2014, 192MiB)

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Calligra Gemini for 32bit Systems (4/12/2014, 180MiB)

The package which contains the Calligra Gemini application.

Requirements:
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Release notes

Download the release notes for the current release of Calligra Gemini. This is a run-down of which features are currently available, and which things are not working as intended.

Old versions

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Calligra Gemini for 64bit Systems (28/08/2014, 285MiB)

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Calligra Gemini for 64bit Systems (29/08/2014, 285MiB)

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Calligra Gemini for 64bit Systems (03/09/2014, 291MiB)

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Calligra Gemini for 64bit Systems (03/09/2014, 291MiB)

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Calligra Gemini for 32bit Systems (04/09/2014, 250MiB)

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Calligra Gemini for 64bit Systems (08/09/2014, 290MiB)

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Calligra Gemini for 32bit Systems (08/09/2014, 249MiB)

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Calligra Gemini for 64bit Systems (09/09/2014, 293MiB)

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Calligra Gemini for 32bit Systems (09/09/2014, 249MiB)

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Calligra Gemini for 64bit Systems (12/09/2014, 293MiB)

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Calligra Gemini for 32bit Systems (12/09/2014, 252MiB)

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Calligra Gemini for 64bit Systems (19/09/2014, 294MiB)

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Calligra Gemini for 64bit Systems (02/10/2014, 350MiB)

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Calligra Gemini for 64bit Systems (09/10/2014, 225MiB)

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Calligra Gemini for 32bit Systems (09/10/2014, 179MiB)

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Calligra Gemini for 64bit Systems (10/10/2014, 201MiB)

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Calligra Gemini for 32bit Systems (10/10/2014, 179MiB)

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Calligra Gemini for 64bit Systems (12/10/2014, 201MiB)

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Calligra Gemini for 32bit Systems (12/10/2014, 179MiB)

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Calligra Gemini for 64bit Systems (28/10/2014, 202MiB)

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Calligra Gemini for 32bit Systems (28/10/2014, 191MiB)

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Calligra Gemini for 64bit Systems (10/11/2014, 192MiB)

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Calligra Gemini for 32bit Systems (10/11/2014, 180MiB)

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Calligra Gemini for 64bit Systems (11/11/2014, 192MiB)

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Calligra Gemini for 32bit Systems (11/11/2014, 180MiB)

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Calligra Gemini for 64bit Systems (12/11/2014, 192MiB)

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Calligra Gemini for 32bit Systems (12/11/2014, 180MiB)

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Calligra Gemini for 64bit Systems (24/11/2014, 192MiB)

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Calligra Gemini for 32bit Systems (24/11/2014, 180MiB)

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Calligra Gemini for 64bit Systems (4/12/2014, 192MiB)

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Demo Documents (9MiB)

A zipped collection of demo documents, including Open Document, binary Microsoft and OOXML versions for both the word processor and presentation components of Calligra Gemini.

Contents:
calligra-free-office-anywhere.odp
A presentation created with Calligra Stage, which contains a run-down of the state of Calligra and its various states, as of 2013. An updated version of this presentation would be useful, and could be created if desired.
chapter2.odt
The first two chapters of an in progress novel. This is good for demoing the touch mode reader functionality.
Location 1 - The crime scene.docx
Mayor.doc
projekt.pptx
Prototyper.ppt
Four semi-random real-world documents, representing all four types of supported Microsoft formats (binary and ooxml of both word processing and presentation formats). They are the legal property of the university students who produced them, and available here with permission for demoing this application and the hardware on which it runs.

External

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The Calligra Website

Home of the Calligra office suite, which Calligra Gemini is a part of. There you can find development news and information on new releases, and the various other parts of the suite.

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KO GmbH

The creators of the Calligra Gemini and Krita Gemini code bases, as well as authors of WebODF, the web based ODF viewing and editing component in pure javascript.

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Intel®

The sponsors of KO's Gemini efforts, and producers of some very impressive processors.