When comparing Google Sheets vs LibreOffice, the Slant community recommends LibreOffice for most people. In the question“What are the best tools for video game design?” LibreOffice is ranked 1st while Google Sheets is ranked 4th. The most important reason people chose LibreOffice is:
LibreOffice is available for free with code available [here](http://cgit.freedesktop.org/libreoffice). It's licensed under LGPL v3 with new contributions dual-licensed under MPL.
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Pro Scalable, customized organization
Infinite row/columns and all the separate tabs to play with. Trips can be organized with as many attributes and calculations as you see fit.
Pro Good for budgeting
Since it is a spreadsheet, very easy to calculate budget, and any secondary calculations as well (e.g. cost/day, cost/location, etc.)
Pro Easy to share
Google Sheets are always accessible on the cloud, and easy to control permissions to share with relevant parties.
Pro Easy to export
Physically (printing) and otherwise (converting to excel, attaching to emails).
Can be accessed from any device via the browser, or Google's iOS and Android apps.
Pro Free and open source
LibreOffice is available for free with code available here. It's licensed under LGPL v3 with new contributions dual-licensed under MPL.
All major operating systems are supported, including Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and GNU/Linux (Arch, Fedora, Mandriva, Debian, Ubuntu, Suse).
Pro Comprehensive suite of applications
LibreOffice includes applications for word-processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and database management.
It is available in more than 110 languages.
Pro Portable version
LibreOffice offers a version of the suite that does not require installation. It can be kept on a thumb stick to ensure that you have an office suite on whichever machine you choose to use.
Pro Font embedding support
Font embedding ensures that the document will display correctly whether or not the target machine has that specific font installed.
Pro Encryption support
LibreOffice allows encrypting and password-locking files.
Pro LibreOffice can take from OpenOffice, but not the other way around
Due to licensing each office suite uses, only a one-way transfer of code is possible, offering more long-term potential for LibreOffice over OpenOffice.
Pro Ribbon design
Since 5.3, LibreOffice offers a Ribbon design view (similar to Microsoft Office). http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/02/how-to-enable-libreoffice-ribbon-notebook-bar
Pro Presentations can have 3D models embeded within them
Impress supports 3D models in gITF format.
Pro High compatibility with MS Office
Possible to use in corporations.
Con Not optimized for travel
Unlike travel-specific websites, Sheets won't be able to tell if one link is a flight, and another is a hotel reservation, nor will it be able to know which cells correspond to what leg of the trip.
Con Zero foundation
While there are sample layouts (see Travel planner), it's likely that each person's trip planning needs will be unique enough that it's better to start from scratch. Of course, once you use Sheets for one trip, it'll be easier and faster to set it up for future trips.
Con No good video editing for presentations
Con Track Changes needs to be improved
Collaborating on a single document is difficult. Track Changes makes the document hard to read as both edited and deleted text is displayed, it's not possible to print comments, tracked differences between document versions are sub-optimal and there's no system for accepting/rejecting changes.