What are the best alternatives to Microsoft Office?

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    #1Google Docs

    Google Docs

    Google Docs is a virtual space where you can write, edit, and collaborate with others wherever you are. This web-based app, website, and software is free and can be accessed using computers, Android, and iOS devices.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Carl Peterson
    Written on January 17, 2017
    "Gone are the days when one needed to have the docs in one place to access and transfer with something needing a license. With google docs, I have my docs on the go and anyone I sent to can open and edit them. With so many supported formats, I have not missed microsoft office in a long time."
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    #2SSuite Office Premium HD+

    SSuite Office Premium HD+
    A free office suite with cross-platform support and a well curated selection of software.
    Websites

    Free

    Anthony Dunn
    Written on February 11, 2017
    "What is nice about SSuite versus Microsoft Office is that SSuite Office Premium HD+ is optimized to fit my wide screen monitor and look good in HD. It also has some options for wordart, spreedsheets, graphs and math problems that Microsoft's platform doesn't tend to do as well. "
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    #3Zoho Docs

    Zoho Docs
    Zoho is a cloud-based Office alternative that resembles Google Docs. Its tools include a word processor, a spreadsheet, and presentation builders, and the ability to add comments or input mathematical equations.
    Websites

    Free

    Israel Osorio
    Written on January 5, 2017
    "Zoho Docs is perfect for my company being that we all work from home. It conveniently connects our documents to our own shared account over the cloud. We can see when the latest work was done, and view it from anywhere!"
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    #4LibreOffice

    LibreOffice

    LibreOffice is a free and open-source office suite, a project of The Document Foundation. The suite comprises programs for word processing, spreadsheets, slideshows, diagrams, and drawings, working with databases and composing mathematical formulae.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    William Powell
    Written on January 7, 2017
    "Word processing, spreadsheets, visual presentations, graphs and charts, even databases and math formula editing- LibreOffice does it all! I have found LibreOffice to be user-friendly, modern, and dynamic. It has elevated my school work to a whole new level and now that I am in my first "real" job, I finding ways to use LibreOffice daily. My coworkers have taken an interest and several had already made the switch to LibreOffice. What's more, LibreOffice is open source, which means it is constantly being improved to meet its' users needs. How cool is that?"
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    #5Apache OpenOffice

    Apache OpenOffice

    Apache OpenOffice is an open-source office productivity software suite. It contains a word processor (Writer), a spreadsheet (Calc), a presentation application (Impress), a drawing application (Draw), a formula editor (Math), and a database management application (Base).

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Jesse Gonzales
    Written on February 28, 2017
    "Open Office is nice because not only is a very secure and reliable alternative but it's also free and very easy to learn and become attached to for your personal or business work relations. It has all the basic functions of Microsoft Office and also has it's own unique and nice features. "
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    #6WPS Office 2016 Free

    WPS Office 2016 Free
    The smallest size office suite consisting of Writer, Presentation, and Spreadsheets, plus PDF tools to fulfill all of your document needs.
    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Sean Howard
    Written on February 1, 2017
    "If you don't want to pay money to Micro$oft for office software, WPS Office is a great alternative. It is free, has an intuitive web-like interface, and saves documents to the cloud, which is super convenient when working from multiple computers. Added bonus: PDF tools, which MS Office does not have."
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    #7ThinkFree Online

    ThinkFree Online
    ThinkFree Online is an online program that enables users to open, create, save, and send documents from their browser at no charge
    Websites

    Free

    Scott Hunt
    Written on March 4, 2017
    "As a territorial sales rep, I am constantly on the go and I depend heavily on my mobile devices since I am rarely in the office. The Thinkfree Online program has been a big boost to my productivity. I can now view my Office Suite documents and even make changes in them without having to open the document up in Microsoft Office. So I can be nearly anywhere and still get my documents edited and submitted on time."
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    #8OfficeSuite

    OfficeSuite

    OfficeSuite is a cross-platform office suite application developed by MobiSystems. It has versions for Android, iOS and Microsoft Windows and adds extensive PDF abilities to its compatibility with the most frequently used Microsoft Office file formats.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Windows

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Gerald Douglas
    Written on April 1, 2017
    "I don't have the expensive Mircrosoft Office and I was looking for some good alternative. OfficeSuite + PDF Editor has been the best choice I found, an app I suggest everyone to download."
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    #9Polaris Office

    Polaris Office

    Polaris Office by Infraware, INC is a free office suite that runs on platforms such as Android, iOS, Windows, and macOS. It allows the editing of Microsoft Office file-formats and the viewing of PDF files.

    Software

    Android, iOS, Windows, Mac

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Mark Ray
    Written on January 11, 2017
    "I was really surprised at how powerful this software is. I tried it without any particular expectation and was really taken with how efficient and user-friendly the whole thing was. You can do presentations, all sorts of documents similar to Word docs, you can do spreadsheets... It's very versatile, it's perfectly compatible with Microsoft Office, and it's not a bulky addition. I ended up being positively giddy at the freedom it offered me."
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    #10WPS Office + PDF

    WPS Office + PDF

    WPS Office+PDF is the smallest size, all-in-one free office suite app focusing on helping you quick; easy to create, view and edit office documents and homework anytime and anywhere on smartphones and tablets.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Gerardo de la Torre
    Written on January 16, 2017
    "This product seems like it is the best solution for me so I do not have to pay out all the money for Microsoft Office. Now that Office is not coming free with new computers it is nice to have an alternative that you can use. Everything is costing way too much anymore to get what we used to for free. So glad to see an alternative to Office that seems to offer so much."
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    #11FreeOffice

    FreeOffice

    FreeOffice is a complete office suite with a word processor, a spreadsheet application and a presentation program. It's compatible and works seamlessly with their counterparts in Microsoft Office. It's available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    David Holland
    Written on February 23, 2017
    "I needed a better alternative to heavy loaded Microsoft Word app. I needed something lighter, and more efficient but is just as powerful. I am not a fan of cloud word processors, so I searched google and this was the best solution I could find. It might even be a little better than Word because it works on my Android phone as well. "

Summary

Best What are the best alternatives to Microsoft Office
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Google DocsApps 27 Free
2SSuite Office Premium HD+Websites 26 Free
3Zoho DocsWebsites 24 Free
4LibreOfficeSoftware 21 Free
5Apache OpenOfficeSoftware 19 Free
6WPS Office 2016 FreeSoftware 15 Free
7ThinkFree OnlineWebsites 8 Free
8OfficeSuiteApps 7 Free
9Polaris OfficeSoftware 7 Free
10WPS Office + PDFApps 7 Free
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