Alternatives to Google Drive - Docs for all platforms with any license

  • LibreOffice - Writer icon

    LibreOffice - Writer

    Writer has all the features you need from a modern, full-featured word processing or desktop publishing tool. It's simple...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    Simplenote

    Simplenote is an easy way to keep notes, lists, ideas, and more. Your notes stay updated across all your devices. No buttons to press....

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Kindle Fire

  • WPS Office icon

    WPS Office

    The perfect free office suite that includes updated versions of WRITER, SPREADSHEET, PRESENTATION and build-in PDF readers. Highly...

    Freemium Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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    AbiWord

    AbiWord is a free software word processor. The name "AbiWord" (pronounced "Abby Word") is derived from the root of...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD Haiku AmigaOS Xfce

  • Zoho icon

    Zoho

    Zoho is an all-in-one online office suite. Zoho geares itself towards businesses, increasing your productivity and offering easy...

    Free Personal Web / Cloud

  • iWork - Pages icon

    iWork - Pages

    Pages is a streamlined word processor and an easy-to-use page layout tool for the Mac. It allows you to be a writer one minute and a...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

  • Write! icon

    Write!

    Write! is a distraction-free text editor that boosts your productivity. It supports markdown syntax, spell-checker, cloud integration...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

  • Quip icon

    Quip

    Quip is a modern word processor that enables you to create beautiful documents on any device, including the iPad, iPhone, and the...

    Commercial Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • Etherpad icon

    Etherpad

    Etherpad is a highly customizable Open Source online editor providing collaborative editing in really real-time. Collaborating in...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

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    hackpad

    Smart collaborative documents. Personal notes. Classroom collaboration. Company wiki. Hackpad has you covered.

    Free Personal Web / Cloud

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    PiratePad

    Real-time collaborative text-editor. No account required. Edits highlighted in authors color. Infinite undo history. Copy of the down...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • WPS Writer icon

    WPS Writer

    WPS Writer, part of WPS Office , is dependable and fast word processing software that is highly...

    Freemium Windows Linux

  • WordPad icon

    WordPad

    WordPad is a simple word processor that is included with almost all versions of Microsoft Windows from Windows 95 onwards. It is the...

    Commercial Windows

  • Zoho Writer icon

    Zoho Writer

    An online word processor that lets you create and edit documents in your web browser and save them in the cloud, so that you can share...

    Free Personal Web / Cloud Android iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad ... Chrome

  • Airborn OS icon

    Airborn OS

    Store and edit documents in the cloud without sacrificing your privacy

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • Cryptpad icon

    Cryptpad

    Zero knowledge, collaborative, real time editing of WYSIWYG and text documents, and now polls, with more applications under...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

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    Nuclino

    Your Team's Collective Brain - A lightweight real-time wiki that works the way you think

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • Nevron Writer icon

    Nevron Writer

    Nevron Writer is a powerful word processor that can be used for any purpose - from writing a simple document to producing an entire...

    Commercial Mac Windows Web / Cloud

  • Fidus Writer icon

    Fidus Writer

    Fidus Writer is an online collaborative LaTeX editor especially made for academics who need to use citations and/or formulas. The...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

  • eduPad icon

    eduPad

    Real-time collaborative text-editor. No account required. Edits highlighted in authors color. Infinite undo history. Syntax...

    Free Web / Cloud Etherpad

  • Atlantis Word Processor icon

    Atlantis Word Processor

    Atlantis is an innovative, no-nonsense word processor carefully designed with the end-user in mind. Compact, fast-loading, but still...

    Freemium Windows Windows RT

  • Firepad icon

    Firepad

    Open source collaborative code and text editing that relies on Firebase for real-time data synchronization.

    Open Source Self-Hosted Firebase

  • Notion icon

    Notion

    Notion is an expressive and collaborative document editor that gives your ideas a place to grow Drag. Drop. Work as fluidly as you...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • TextMaker icon

    TextMaker

    TextMaker is a Microsoft Word-compatible word processor, part of SoftMaker FreeOffice. It's...

    Freemium Windows Linux Windows Mobile Android Android Tablet

  • Bean icon

    Bean Discontinued

    Bean is a small, easy-to-use word processor (or more precisely, a rich text editor), designed to make writing convenient, efficient...

    Free Mac

  • NimbleNotes icon

    NimbleNotes

    NimbleNotes is an online note taking and study platform, designed to help students learn more efficiently. Our digital notebook...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Nisus Writer icon

    Nisus Writer

    Nisus Writer feels like home with support for Mac OS X autosave, document versioning, and iCloud. Built from the same core as Nisus...

    Commercial Mac

  • DBook icon

    DBook Discontinued

    DBook is a online service and solution to write large documents in a structured, collaborative and secure way.

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • WebODF icon

    WebODF

    WebODF is a JavaScript library that makes it easy to add Open Document Format (ODF) support to your website and to your mobile or...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

  • Mellel icon

    Mellel

    A Multilingual word processor that lets you paste images, objects and make tables

    Commercial Mac iPad

  • Jarte icon

    Jarte

    The Jarte word processor uses Microsofts reliable, fast starting WordPad word processing engine while adding many features missing in...

    Freemium Windows

  • NoteAway icon

    NoteAway

    NoteAway is the simplest, most convenient way to take quick notes on OS X. NoteAway has lots of powerful features for free, like...

    Free Mac

Google Drive - Docs Comments

It saves!

Positive Comment by Jop
about Google Drive - Docs Oct 2016

It's stupid that it's a webapp, but this is one of the rare applications that actually saves your work! (so you don't have to press Ctrl+S every few seconds)

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Online-only -1 Helpful

Negative Comment by littleblueduck
about Google Drive - Docs Sep 2013

Such a shame that the app is online-only. I have a poor mobile phone connection most of the time, so editing stuff on the go is impossible.

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Running Google Docs with the Prism add-on for Firefox. So i ...

Comment by Pr1me
about Google Drive - Docs Jun 2011

Running Google Docs with the Prism add-on for Firefox. So it has his own shortcut in the taskbar. With the 'Fixed-Width Page View' it replaced my always slow OpenOffice.org office suite. The only thing I miss is the lack of 'real' pages, now your unable to see where you are on the page.

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