Best Free Alternatives to Microsoft Office Suite
Almost all Windows users install Microsoft Office suite in their computer system. Microsoft Office is one of the essential software which are installed immediately after a fresh installation of Windows OS.
We use Microsoft Word to create documents, MS Excel to create spreadsheets, PowerPoint to create slides for meetings, etc. But the sad part is that Microsoft Office is not free and you need to spend lots of bucks to purchase it.
Many people download or purchase illegal pirated copies of Microsoft Office to use. Wouldn't it be great if you could get an absolutely free Office suite which works similar to Microsoft Office and can be used as an alternative to Office suite?
Today in this topic, we are going to share a few free Office suites which can be used as alternative to Microsoft Office:
OpenOffice.org is one of the most popular open-source office suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages.
2. Kingsoft Office Suite
Kingsoft Office Suite is a complete Office suite which provides a UI similar to Microsoft Office 2003. Its very light on resources and runs very fast. It comes with Kingsoft Writer (Microsoft Word), Kingsoft Spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel), Kingsoft Presentation (Microsoft PowerPoint) and Built-in PDF converter. Its highly compatible with almost all Microsoft Office file formats.
3. SoftMaker FreeOffice
SoftMaker FreeOffice is a full-featured office suite that comes with a word processor, a spreadsheet, and a presentation-graphics program. SoftMaker FreeOffice comes with TextMaker (Word processor), PlanMaker (Spreadsheet) and SoftMaker Presentations (Presentation graphics). You can download a fully functional version of the SoftMaker FreeOffice using following link:
4. IBM Lotus Symphony
IBM Lotus Symphony is a richly-featured set of productivity tools like Lotus Symphony Documents, Lotus Symphony Spreadsheets and Lotus Symphony Presentations. Lotus Symphony is based on the open source OpenOffice.org code and supports the Open Document Format (ODF) standard, which means you're not locked into proprietary file formats, software licensing agreements and upgrades.
LibreOffice is the power-packed free and open source Office suite for Windows, Macintosh and GNU/Linux, that gives you six feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing needs: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base.
KOffice is another free Office suite which comes with KWord which is an intuitive word processor application with desktop publishing features, KCells which is a fully-featured spreadsheet application, Showcase which is a powerful and easy to use presentation application, Kivio for diagramming and flowcharting and Artwork for drawing vector graphics.
Download Link (No longer available...)
Please let us know your opinion about these free alternatives to Microsoft Office suite. Which one do you like the most and why? Feel free to share other free alternatives if you know...
Other similar articles that may interest you
- How to Restrict Users from Changing Internet Explorer Homepage Settings?
- Get Windows 7 Like “Color and Appearance” Tab in Windows Vista
- How to Disable Alphabetical Sorting and Manually Change Order of Start Menu Programs List in Windows 7?
- XLaunchpad: Download Free Portable Tool to Get Mac OS X Lion “Launchpad” in Windows
- LockHunter: Yet Another Free File Unlocker for Windows
- Hidden Secret Features and Useful Hotkeys in Windows 8 and Later