Alternatives to Apache OpenOffice Writer for all platforms with any license

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  • 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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  • 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 other people in real time. Here's what you can do with Google Docs: • Upload a Word document...

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad

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  • Microsoft Office Word icon

    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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    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 icon

    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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    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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  • WriteRoom icon

    WriteRoom

    For Mac users to write without distractions. WriteRoom is a full screen writing environment. Unlike the cluttered word processors you're used to, WriteRoom lets you focus on writing. Requires Mac OS X 10.7+

    Commercial Mac

    • Discontinued The program is no longer available for iOS. The Mac version, v3.2.1, released in August 2012, can be still bought from the AppStore.
  • 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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    TeXmacs

    GNU TeXmacs is a free wysiwyw (what you see is what you want) editing platform with special features for scientists. The software aims to provide a unified and user friendly framework for editing structured documents with different...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Xfce

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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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    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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  • 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.
  • 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 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 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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  • ConstEdit icon

    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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    Documents Viewer

    Documents Viewer allows you to preview Word, Excel and Powerpoint documents on iPad as Microsoft Office originally displays them. Documents Viewer gives possibility to open password-protected files, print and convert them to PDF, etc.

    Freemium iPad

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    • Discontinued The app is no longer updated. Last version, 1.0.0, released in April 2014, can be still downloaded from the AppStore.
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    Scientific Workplace

    MacKichan Software now offers version 5.5 of Scientific WorkPlace, Scientific Word, and Scientific Notebook. You write text and mathematics in your document without having to know a programming language or exit to an equation editor....

    Commercial Windows

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  • 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 iPad. + Work on your docuemnts even when not connected to the internet. + Convert your...

    Commercial iPhone iPad

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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.
  • 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

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Apache OpenOffice Writer Comments

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

In 2010 OpenOffice.org 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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? :)

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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.

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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.

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