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    Google Docs is described as '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:' and is a leading Word Processor in the office & productivity category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Google Docs for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, iPhone and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is LibreOffice, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Google Docs are LibreOffice - Writer, Nuclino, ONLYOFFICE and CryptPad.

    Google Docs is mainly a Word Processor but alternatives to it may also be Office Suites or Spreadsheet Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Google Docs.
    This page was last updated May 23, 2022
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    1. LibreOffice is a free and open-source office suite that is compatible with other major office suites, and is available on all operating systems. It is an independently-developed version of the OpenOffice.org suite.
      LibreOffice vs Google Docs opinions
      Almost everyone thinks LibreOffice is a great alternative to Google Docs.
      desmondtrufantington Really like the clean interface of LibreOffice.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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      intp Not really an apples-apples comparison. A more direct alternative would be something like Microsoft Word online or Perhaps NextCloud with OnlyOffice
      Negative comment 7 months ago

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      Douze LibreOffice is an office suite, not word processing program. Check out LibreOffice Writer more specifically.
      Negative comment 10 days ago

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      xlin Docs is the word processing component of an office suite, while LibreOffice is a suite itself.
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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    2. Writer has all the features you need from a modern, full-featured word processing or desktop publishing tool.
      LibreOffice - Writer vs Google Docs opinions
      This alternative is disputed. LibreOffice - Writer is still a legitimate alternative to Google Docs, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Lehmax Google Docs makes collaboration easy. LibreOffice doesn't offer that feature.
      Top negative comment  over 4 years ago

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      Anipe More of an office clone due to the lack of online function
      Comment about 1 month ago

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      intp Not really an apples-apples comparison. A more direct alternative would be something like Microsoft Word online or Perhaps NextCloud with OnlyOffice
      Negative comment 7 months ago

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      Libre Office - Writer is more like Microsoft word not used for online sharing.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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      The primary value-add on google docs is real-time collaboration. That's not available on libreoffice.
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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    3. Nuclino is a unified workspace where teams can bring all their knowledge, docs, and projects together in one place. It’s a modern, simple, and blazingly fast way to collaborate, without the chaos of files and folders, context switching, or silos.
      Nuclino vs Google Docs opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Nuclino is a great alternative to Google Docs.
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      lynjensen Like Google Docs, Nuclino allows users to collaborate on documents in real time, but instead of getting lost in folders, in Nuclino these documents are structured in a visual and easy-to-navigate way. It's like if every Trello card had its own Google Doc.
      Top positive comment  almost 4 years ago

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      stephenbarrow895 It's very similar to Google Docs but much better organized. You can use internal links to structure your docs like a website or a wiki, so it's easy to navigate.
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

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      AlanLeiken A cleaner and lighter version of Google Docs.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      madelyn_price Does the same job, but faster and easier.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      It's like the best of Google Docs and Medium. All the same features in a better UI.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      abbystephens Easier to use and more organized,
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      PavlinaKellerova Does everything Google Docs can, and more. It's like a wiki made up of interconnected Google Docs. My company has recently started using it as an internal knowledge base and we're quite happy with it. Lucky to have discovered it.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    4. ONLYOFFICE is an opensource office and productivity suite that enables you to manage documents, ONLYOFFICE Projects, team and customer relations in one place.
      ONLYOFFICE vs Google Docs opinions
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      ricardobiehlpasquali It's a web application and it's open source.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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      intp It's open source and free, and can integrate with many other services like NextCloud
      Positive comment 7 months ago

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    5. CryptPad is a private-by-design alternative to popular office tools and cloud services. All the content stored on CryptPad is encrypted before being sent, which means nobody can access your data unless you give them the keys.
      CryptPad vs Google Docs opinions
      Almost everyone thinks CryptPad is a great alternative to Google Docs.
      Zero Knowledge collaborative editor. None of the other editors have this feature which is nescesary in today's world!
      Top positive comment  about 5 years ago

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      newbread It's an online collaborative editor not like libreoffice and open office. But it's also not harvesting my data and can be used without registratition.
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

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      Etherpad isn't a fully-featured word processor. It's only allows text editing with some functionality.
      Top negative comment  about 2 years ago

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      Douze CryptPad is both secure AND easy to use. What's not to love about that ? Privacy isn't limited to tech savvy people anymore !
      Positive comment 10 days ago

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      It's way better as it is much safer than the data-eating Google Docs.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      zokris Everything on CryptPad is encrypted by design and you can create notepads, sheets, presentations, code, polls, whiteboards and to-do lists. Of course you can share them with collaborators and on top of that you don't even need an account to use CryptPad!
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      sheets and slides are missing
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

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    6. Microsoft Word, part of the Microsoft Office Suite but also sold as a standalone application, is Microsoft's word processor.
      Microsoft Word vs Google Docs opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Microsoft Word is still a legitimate alternative to Google Docs, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      JenRitter The main benefit of Google Docs is collaboration - in MS Word it's non-existent.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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      octave_clavet Not collaborative, bloated UI... The main benefit of Word is (unnecessarily) complicated formatting options, while GDocs and more simple and geared towards content collaboration.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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      Yeah, it can be used to make documents, but you can't collaborate with other people.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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    7. Slite gives your team one place to share ideas, collect knowledge and stay in tune across time and space. Trusted by thousands of flexible and remote teams.
      Slite vs Google Docs opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Slite is a great alternative to Google Docs.
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      Way easier to find documents and to stay up to date with what your team mates have been working on. It's very transparent and all the team can simply access the knowledge accumulated.
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

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      laure Slite is a great alternative to Google Docs for teams: it allows real time collaboration and the organization is much more team-friendly so that you don't lose information.
      Top positive comment  over 3 years ago

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      lgonzalez84 In Gdocs you loser information -- in Slite you always know where things are
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      pratt_julian Better content discovery for the entire team
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      Great way to manage documents
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      victorwallspro Great writing experience. Team collaboration and sharing is made great again. Search is great so you can actually leverage on the knowledge you built. And design is a beauty. I sound like i'm in love, well i am.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      laurapeinado Made for teams from the start
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    8. Apache OpenOffice is a leading open-source office suite that offers free applications for word processing, spreadsheet, presentations, graphics, databases and more.
    9. WPS Office is a free, lightweight, feature-rich comprehensive office suite with high compatibility.Capable of handling texts in Writer, Presentation, Spreadsheet, and PDF files.
    10. Etherpad is a highly customizable Open Source online editor providing collaborative editing in really real-time.
      Most users think Etherpad is a great alternative to Google Docs.
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