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Microsoft Office Excel is described as 'Microsoft Excel, part of the Microsoft Office Suite, is Microsoft's spreadsheet application. With the Microsoft Office Fluent user interface, rich data visualization, pivot table views, and professional-looking charts are easier to create' and is a very popular Spreadsheet app in the office & productivity category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Microsoft Office Excel for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is LibreOffice - Calc, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Microsoft Office Excel are LibreOffice, Google Sheets, ONLYOFFICE and Apache OpenOffice.

Microsoft Office Excel alternatives are mainly Spreadsheet Apps but may also be Office Suites or Word Processors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Microsoft Office Excel.
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  1. LibreOffice - Calc icon

    LibreOffice - Calc

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    58 alternatives to LibreOffice - Calc 

    LibreOffice Calc is the spreadsheet program you've always needed. A fork of OpenOffice.org Calc, professional data miners and number crunchers will appreciate its comprehensive range of advanced functions.

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    1.  Import CSV DataLibreOffice - Calc can import data from a CSV (Comma seperated values) file.
    2.  PortableLibreOffice - Calc can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in LibreOffice - Calc without registration.
    4.  Works OfflineLibreOffice - Calc can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    5.  Ad-freeLibreOffice - Calc doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    Almost everyone thinks LibreOffice - Calc is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Excel.
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    externitoritus

    Does the same (at least what I need of it) for free.

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    Guest

    Highly compatible functionality

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    not only open source also user friendly in many areas fan of libre

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    LucaFinizio

    I've been able to do the same things that I did with Microsoft Office. The interface is very similar and easy to use.

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    brymda

    It looks and feels very similar to Microsoft Office Excel, but it's free, opensource, it has horizontal scrolling, feels more stable, UI a bit less polished, but it's full featured and it was super easy to migrate from Excel to Libre Calc, I'm happy that there is such a great alternative. There's possibility to open all Excel spreadsheets in Libre Calc and save Libre Cals spreadsheets in Excel format, so it's fully compatible, which is a great plus!

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    Guest

    The only stable alternative to Excel, when you need to edit small databases : add records, copy, paste, without keeping text format, etc.

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    Small size of software and has all necessary functionality

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    LibreOffice

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    • PortableApps.com
    52 alternatives to LibreOffice 

    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.

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    1.  Ad-freeLibreOffice doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Works OfflineLibreOffice can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    3.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsLibreOffice can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    4.  Spell CheckingLibreOffice can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    5.  PortableLibreOffice can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    LibreOffice Writer on Linux
    LibreOffice Calc on Linux


  3. Google Sheets icon

    Google Sheets

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    101 alternatives to Google Sheets 

    Google Sheets, part of Google Drive , is an online spreadsheet app that lets you create and format spreadsheets and simultaneously work with other people. Here's what you can do with Google Sheets:

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    1.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Google Sheets simultaneously.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsGoogle Sheets can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    3.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    4.  Import CSV DataGoogle Sheets can import data from a CSV (Comma seperated values) file.
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    Most users think Google Sheets is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Excel.
    hercrug

    To my mind - one of the best option for Sheet job. Everything you need could be found here.

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    Glen157

    MS Excel is a free application which is user friendly

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    ab1

    Excel used to be just offline application... Now clear choice is more difficult.

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    Guest

    Realtime online collaboration is awesome. Sharing a spreadsheet that has to be filled with a simple link, have the other side fill it online and get the results instantly is great.

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    IgorP

    Google Sheets steps in 21st century and for modern collaborative business office environment is "for now" a way ahead of MS Office. You have "query" command which is quite powerful, as well as "importrange". Seamless integration with Google Forms and mail service plus plugins and scripts goes far beyond MS slow-online trying.

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    ONLYOFFICE

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    56 alternatives to ONLYOFFICE 

    ONLYOFFICE is an open-source online collaborative office combining editors for documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and forms. It is compatible with all popular formats and features maximum support for MS Office files.

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    1.  Works OfflineONLYOFFICE can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    2.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in ONLYOFFICE simultaneously.
    3.  PortableONLYOFFICE can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    4.  End-to-End EncryptionONLYOFFICE has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    5.  Dark ModeONLYOFFICE supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    6.  Ad-freeONLYOFFICE doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    Apache OpenOffice

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    • PortableApps.com
    49 alternatives to Apache OpenOffice 

    Apache OpenOffice is a leading open-source office suite that offers free applications for word processing, spreadsheet, presentations, graphics, databases and more. All data is stored in an open standard format, though Open Office can also read and write files from other common...

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    1.  PortableApache OpenOffice can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Syntax HighlightingApache OpenOffice supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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    Apache OpenOffice Calc

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    52 alternatives to Apache OpenOffice Calc 

    Calc, part of the Apache OpenOffice suite, is a spreadsheet application. It is similar to Microsoft Office Excel , with a roughly equivalent range of features.

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    Almost everyone thinks Apache OpenOffice Calc is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Excel.
    martintin_916

    It's comprehensive, often updated and it is free.

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    Gnumeric

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    • PortableApps.com
    • AmigaOS
    • Xfce
    45 alternatives to Gnumeric 

    The Gnumeric spreadsheet is part of the GNOME desktop environment: a project to create a free, user friendly desktop environment.

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    Gnumeric vs Microsoft Office Excel opinions
    Most users think Gnumeric is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Excel.
    yofaw78034

    Fast, great functionality. Great performance when pasting or applying formulas to entire columns, with smaller file size.

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    Tableau

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    179 alternatives to Tableau 

    Tableau can help anyone see and understand their data. Connect to almost any database, drag and drop to create visualizations, and share with a click.

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    hercrug

    Tableau - is a software that help you work with collected data: create charts and sheets. But it's product for IT teams only, because it's really hard to build anything without appropriate knowledge

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    Office Online

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    • Microsoft Edge
    40 alternatives to Office Online 

    Office Online is an online office suite offered by Microsoft, which allows users an easy way to access, view, create and edit documents using lightweight, web browser-based versions of Microsoft Office applications:

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    Calligra Suite

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    37 alternatives to Calligra Suite 

    Calligra Suite is an office and graphic art suite by KDE. It is available for desktop PCs, tablet computers, and smartphones. It contains applications for word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, vector graphics, and editing databases.

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    1.  Ad-freeCalligra Suite doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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