Alternatives to Microsoft Office Word for Windows 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

    • It is better than Open Office. It could redraw the MS-Word-created diagrams which Open Office could not.
      Guest • May 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • It's very easy to use, Small. I asked for a new feature. The team debugs fast.
      mohammadetemaddarNov 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • LibreOffice can do 90%+ of what Microsoft Office can do, and it costs 100% less!
      Guest • Dec 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • LibreOffice Writer has all the same features, plus a few extras that make commonly used things in Word easier, and in my opinion, I like the interface better than Word's more complicated one.
      Guest • May 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

    • Will not use later than word 97 documents
      Guest • Nov 2015 Disagree   Agree
    • Poor features and quite complicated interface
      Guest • 11 days ago Disagree   Agree
  • LyX icon

    LyX

    LyX is a document processor. It combines the power and flexibility of TeX/LaTeX, an advanced typesetting system, with the ease of use of a graphical interface. Although in some respects its user interface resembles that of...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Xfce

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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

    • AbiWord is a great simple word processor. However it doesn't have many advanced features. Just a simple text document. And it's free!
      kaylinTechAU11 days ago Disagree   Agree
  • Write! icon

    Write!

    Write! is a distraction-free text editor that boosts your productivity. It supports markdown syntax, spell-checker, cloud integration and much more! Features: Native Cloud Clean UI With Tabs Writing Sessions ...

    Free Personal Mac Windows Linux

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    Scrivener

    Scrivener is a word processor and project management tool created specifically for writers of long texts such as novels and research papers. It won't try to tell you how to write - it just makes all the tools you have scattered...

    Commercial Mac Windows iPhone iPad

    • It's a hole research/writing management tool, extremely flexible, generous in it's licence and allowing easy data recovery if anything goes wrong by keeping every piece of work in an open format!
      Guest • Nov 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    WPS Writer

    WPS Writer, part of WPS Office , is dependable and fast word processing software that is highly compatible with Microsoft Office Word , and can read and edit DOC and...

    Freemium Windows Linux

    • Fully Functional with .docx and various formats that are compatible with Microsoft office word. The Features and layout are also very similar and shouldn't take long to learn the program :)
      Guest • Sep 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • It has Microsoft-alike interface and has much features
      Guest • 11 days ago Disagree   Agree
    • I think WPS Office is the closest you can get to Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint). It handels .docx witch was my main problem. The WPS Writer may be in a early stage but I see alot of potential of it becomming better, more easy to use, beautiful and more stable.
      Guest • 3 days ago Disagree   Agree
  • 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 desktop. It combines documents and messages into a single chat-like “thread” of updates — making...

    Commercial Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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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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    TextMaker

    TextMaker is a Microsoft Word-compatible word processor, part of SoftMaker FreeOffice. It's available for free included in the FreeOffice suite. It runs lean (using around 12MB of RAM on my...

    Freemium Windows Linux Windows Mobile Android Android Tablet

    • Really fast, really compatible with Microsoft Office.
      Guest • May 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Powerful features with a very intuitive interface. Outputs in MS Word formats plus ODT, PDF, HTML and ePub, among many others. Reads most common formats, including MS Word. Fully customizable interface. Fast and compact. Excellent documentation. The best word processor for personal use, period.
      DiegoAzetaOct 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • 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 powerful and efficient, Atlantis will be the perfect companion for a wide range of your word...

    Freemium Windows Windows RT

    • light.....fast....full with every thing you need to write
      Guest • Oct 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Dictanote

    Switch effortlessly between using the keyboard and your voice to type out notes. Work smarter and more productively with fast, accurate dictation and transcription using Dictanote. Dictanote supports over 40 different languages...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Chrome OS Chrome

    • It has a WYSIWYG editor similar to MS Word and its online.
      anilsDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    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 book.

    Commercial Mac Windows Web / Cloud

  • 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

  • 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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    ConstEdit

    ConstEdit is a word processor that writes documents in the html format, which is the standard internet webpage format. Documents written with ConstEdit can therefore be directly viewed with a web-browser.

    Free Personal Windows

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    QJot

    QJot is a relatively small, completely USB portable, alternative rich text editor with Unicode support that saves text files, inserts images and more. Its native format is RTF and it can be used with any script that is supported...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 5.9.1, released in December 2008, can be still downloaded from MajorGeeks.
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    DevVicky

    DevVicky Word is a stable, feature-savvy word processor unbound by a proprietary file formats. Besides handling an equally impressive number of file formats, DevVicky Words feature set includes everything one would expect in a modern...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 2.0, released on June 04, 2010, can be still downloaded from Download.com
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    Simple Words

    Simple Words is an easy-to-use yet robust word processor with a modern user interface, Rich Text processing, and compatibility with all popular file formats.

    Commercial Windows

    • Discontinued No news from the company since January 2015. Last version of the program can be still bought from the official website.
  • Rizonesoft Verbum icon

    Rizonesoft Verbum

    Verbum is a simple, user friendly word processor that works with a wide selection of file formats. When working with Verbum, do not expect to find fancy ribbon menus or lots of tools, like in Microsoft Office. Verbum aims to be a...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer avalable. Last version, 1.2.1.1, was released on December, 2011. You can still download it from SoftPedia.com
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    RoughDraft

    RoughDraft is a freeware word processor for Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000 and XP. Although suitable for general use, it has features specifically designed for creative writing: novels, short stories, articles, plays and screenplays....

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued No longer developed since 2009. Last version, 3.0, released in 2005, can be still downloaded from the official website.