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 enough for a quick memo, but powerful enough to create complete books with contents, diagrams, indexes...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    Microsoft Office Word

    Microsoft Word, part of the Microsoft Office Suite but also sold as a standalone application, is Microsoft's word processor. Its proprietary (but open-specification) DOC format is considered a...

    Commercial Mac Windows Android iPhone Windows RT Android Tablet ... Windows Phone iPad

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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. It just works. Your notes are synced across your devices when you create, add to or change them. ...

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

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    • Simplenote is for taking notes. Thus, it would be suited as an alternative for Google Keep. Google Docs is a word processor and therefore they are not the same kind of software. Guest • Dec 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Apache OpenOffice Writer

    Writer, part of the Apache OpenOffice suite, is an open-source word processor. It supports the ISO standard Open Document Format (ODF) for data interchange as its default file format, as well as Microsoft...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    AbiWord

    AbiWord is a free software word processor. The name "AbiWord" (pronounced "Abby Word") is derived from the root of the Spanish word "abierto", meaning "open". It runs on Linux, Mac OS X...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com Haiku AmigaOS ... Xfce

  • 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 designer the next, always with a perfect document in the works.

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

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    Etherpad

    Etherpad is a highly customizable Open Source online editor providing collaborative editing in really real-time. Collaborating in really real-time No more sending your stuff back and forth via email, just set up a pad, share the...

    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 EtherPad.

    Free Web / Cloud

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    WordPad

    WordPad is a simple word processor that is included with almost all versions of Microsoft Windows from Windows 95 onwards. It is the successor of Windows 3.1s Write. From Windows 7 Wordpad includes the ribbon user interface.

    Commercial Windows

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  • 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 them with anyone. Zoho can allow multiple users to work on a document simultaneously. Import...

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

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    Atlantis Word Processor

    Atlantis is an innovative, no-nonsense word processor carefully designed with the end-user in mind. Compact, fast-loading, but still powerful and efficient, Atlantis will be the perfect companion for a wide range of your word...

    Freemium Windows Windows RT

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  • 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 editor focuses on the content rather than the layout, so that with the same text, you can later on...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

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    eduPad

    Real-time collaborative text-editor. No account required. Edits highlighted in authors color. Infinite undo history. Syntax highlighting for editing code. Copy of Etherpad

    Free Web / Cloud Etherpad

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    NimbleNotes

    NimbleNotes is an online note taking and study platform, designed to help students learn more efficiently. Our digital notebook improves your learning workflow with instantly generated flashcard decks, study session analytics, and...

    Free Web / Cloud

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    Firepad

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

    Open Source Self-Hosted Firebase

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  • Dropbox Paper icon

    Dropbox Paper

    Create the way you want, with what you want. Paper adapts to the way your team captures ideas. FEATURES Embeds - Keep using the apps you love. Embed files from YouTube, Google, and of course, Dropbox.\ Task lists - Make lists...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone

  • Bean icon

    Bean

    Bean is a small, easy-to-use word processor (or more precisely, a rich text editor), designed to make writing convenient, efficient and comfortable. Bean is Open Source, fully Cocoa, and is available free of charge! MS Word...

    Free Mac

    • Discontinued No longer developed. Last version, 3.2.5, released on March 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website.
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    iBooks Author

    Now anyone can create stunning iBooks textbooks, cookbooks, history books, picture books, and more for iPad. All you need is an idea and a Mac. Start with one of the Apple-designed templates that feature a wide variety of page...

    Free Mac

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  • 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 Writer Pro, Express features the same elegant user interface and compatibility that has been...

    Commercial Mac

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  • Jarte icon

    Jarte

    The Jarte word processor uses Microsofts reliable, fast starting WordPad word processing engine while adding many features missing in WordPad. Jarte can save files as .doc, .rtf, or .txt. It has all the features that most students...

    Freemium Windows PortableApps.com

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    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 desktop application. It uses HTML and CSS to display ODF documents.

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

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  • AbleWord icon

    AbleWord

    AbleWord is a very capable word processing application that can read and write most popular document formats including PDF's. It is fully featured, supporting image formatting, tables, headers & footers and includes spell...

    Free Windows

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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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