Alternatives to Apache OpenOffice Writer 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

  • Google Drive - Docs icon

    Google Drive - Docs

    Google Docs is an online word processor, part of Google Drive , that lets you create and format text documents and collaborate with...

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad

  • LyX icon


    LyX is a document processor. It combines the power and flexibility of TeX/LaTeX, an advanced typesetting system, with the ease of use...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Xfce

  • AbiWord icon


    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

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

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

  • WPS Writer icon

    WPS Writer

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

    Freemium Windows Linux

  • WriteRoom icon

    WriteRoom Discontinued

    For Mac users to write without distractions. WriteRoom is a full screen writing environment. Unlike the cluttered word processors...

    Commercial Mac

  • Byword icon


    Byword is designed to make writing more enjoyable with Markdown on your Mac, iPhone and iPad. Features - Designed to make writing...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

  • WordPad icon


    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

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  • TeXmacs icon


    GNU TeXmacs is a free wysiwyw (what you see is what you want) editing platform with special features for scientists. The software aims...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Xfce

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Authorea icon


    Authorea is a collaborative text editor for research. Write and manage your documents in one place.

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • 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

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  • TextMaker icon


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

    Freemium Windows Linux Windows Mobile Android Android Tablet

  • 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

  • Notion icon


    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

  • WebODF icon


    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

  • Airborn OS icon

    Airborn OS

    Store and edit documents in the cloud without sacrificing your privacy

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • Mellel icon


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

    Commercial Mac iPad

  • Jarte icon


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

    Freemium Windows

  • ConstEdit icon


    ConstEdit is a word processor that writes documents in the html format, which is the standard internet webpage format. Documents...

    Free Personal Windows

  • Scientific Workplace icon

    Scientific Workplace

    MacKichan Software now offers version 5.5 of Scientific WorkPlace, Scientific Word, and Scientific Notebook. You write text and...

    Commercial Windows

  • AbleWord icon


    AbleWord is a very capable word processing application that can read and write most popular document formats including PDF's. It...

    Free Windows

  • Simple Words icon

    Simple Words Discontinued

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

    Commercial Windows

  • Document Maker icon

    Document Maker

    THE BEST DOCUMENT EDITING AND OFFICE MANAGEMENT SUITE FOR IPHONE AND IPAD. + Create and Edit Rich Text Documents on your iPhone or...

    Commercial iPhone iPad

  • Documents Viewer icon

    Documents Viewer Discontinued

    Documents Viewer allows you to preview Word, Excel and Powerpoint documents on iPad as Microsoft Office originally displays them....

    Freemium iPad

  • Cisdem PDFSigner for Mac icon

    Cisdem PDFSigner for Mac

    Free Cisdem PDFSigner for Mac lets you sign PDF securely and legally. Even without printer and scanner, you can directly sign PDF with...

    Free macOS

  • QJot icon

    QJot Discontinued

    QJot is a relatively small, completely USB portable, alternative rich text editor with Unicode support that saves text files, inserts...

    Free Windows

  • Mariner Write icon

    Mariner Write

    Mariner Write is your Mac OS X go-to word processing tool if your a professional writer, educator or student.

    Commercial Mac

Apache OpenOffice Writer Comments


Comment by sam2016
about Apache OpenOffice Writer and LibreOffice - Writer Jan 2016

In 2010 split into Apache OpenOffice and LibreOffice. Most of the developers switched joined the LibreOffice fork, so that has received far more work (fixes, improved compatibility and new features) over the past 5 years.


The fact that two people can edit a document at the same ti ...

Comment by UncleNinja
about Apache OpenOffice Writer Jun 2011

The fact that two people can edit a document at the same time in Google Docs is just awesome. You can also edit your stuff on different computers because it's in the cloud.

I wouldn't use Docs exclusively, but for most tasks Google Docs does whatever I need to do in OpenOffice. IMO, it's an alternative.


But Google Docs is Online and so it's not a real alternativ ...

Comment by kwoxer
about Apache OpenOffice Writer Jun 2011

But Google Docs is Online and so it's not a real alternative to Word or Writer.


Writer is a good word processor, though I personally prefer ...

Comment by OmgItsTheSmartGuy
about Apache OpenOffice Writer Jun 2011

Writer is a good word processor, though I personally prefer using an online word processor like Google Docs as an alternative to Microsoft Word.


This is better than MSWord and it's FREE! How can you not l ...

Comment by UncleNinja
about Apache OpenOffice Writer Jun 2011

This is better than MSWord and it's FREE! How can you not like that? :)


I like Open Office. However, many times when I send out a ...

Comment by Ronnie
about Apache OpenOffice Writer Jun 2011

I like Open Office. However, many times when I send out a resume I get complaints from prospective employers they can not open Open Office Word with their Microsoft Office Word.
If I convert the Word .doc to a Rich Text Format it is too large for many online applications. Same can be said to Adobe PDF files.
So it makes me hesitate when I'm sending a resume if they are actually able to read my resume. If they can't are they simply discarding my resume?
If anyone has a more reliable alternative to Microsoft Word I'd appreciate it.


I use this every day, I find it be better than Microsoft Wo ...

Comment by Aaron
about Apache OpenOffice Writer Jun 2011

I use this every day, I find it be better than Microsoft Word. I use the export to pdf feature a lot, especially when I am sending a document to teachers, classmates, colleagues, or anyone else.