Microsoft Office Excel Alternatives

    Microsoft Office Excel is described as 'Microsoft Excel, part of the Microsoft Office Suite, is Microsoft's spreadsheet application' and is a well-known app in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Microsoft Office Excel for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Windows, Mac, Linux and SaaS. The best alternative is LibreOffice - Calc, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Microsoft Office Excel are Google Drive - Sheets (Free), Apache OpenOffice Calc (Free, Open Source), Gnumeric (Free, Open Source) and Numbers (Free).

    This page was last updated Sep 29, 2021

    1. 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.
      LibreOffice - Calc vs Microsoft Office Excel opinions
      Almost everyone thinks LibreOffice - Calc is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Excel.
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      Highly compatible functionality
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      externitoritus Does the same (at least what I need of it) for free.
      Top positive comment  about 5 years ago

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      The only stable alternative to Excel, when you need to edit small databases : add records, copy, paste, without keeping text format, etc.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Small size of software and has all necessary functionality
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      It has nearly the same functions as Excel but costs 100% less. Perfect for individuals and small businesses.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      The better offimatic suite, betther than microsoft office.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      Robust spreadsheet at no cost!
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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    2. 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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      Most users think Google Drive - Sheets is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Excel.
      ab1 Excel used to be just offline application... Now clear choice is more difficult.
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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      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.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Glen157 MS Excel is a free application which is user friendly
      Positive comment 2 months ago

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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.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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    3. 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.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    4. The Gnumeric spreadsheet is part of the GNOME desktop environment: a project to create a free, user friendly desktop environment.
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      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.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    5. Create gorgeous spreadsheets with Numbers for Mac. Get started with one of many Apple-designed templates for your home budget, checklist, invoice, mortgage calculator, and more. Add tables, charts, text, and images anywhere on the free-form canvas.
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      Most users think Numbers is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Excel.
      It feel real. There are no secrets in this app you just can see what is capable of in the first few WPS moments of use.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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    6. 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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    7. EtherCalc is a web spreadsheet. Your data is saved on the web, and people can edit the same document at the same time. Everybody's changes are instantly reflected on all screens. Work together on inventories, survey forms, list management, brainstorming sessions and more!
      Most users think EtherCalc is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Excel.
    8. Online math solver, equation library, graphing calculator and science/engineering problem helper.
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    9. WPS Spreadsheets, part of WPS Office , allows users to perform complex data calculation and analysis. The program is compatible with Microsoft Excel and possesses an interface that is similar to the latter.
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      Most users think WPS Spreadsheets is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Excel.
      It has a pretty decent pivot table function, the closest to MS Excel I know. It is worth trying.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      It's free for personal use and is better than Excel and Google Sheets
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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      Loved excel 2003 and this is like it , but even better.
      Positive comment almost 6 years ago

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      Spread32 is a mini-Excel with all of the basic features that you would expect in a competent spreadsheet program. Run macros, draw objects, generate charts, calculate functions and formulas, its all here. And it reads and writes xls, csv, text, and pxl formats.
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      Most users think Spread32 is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Excel.
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