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Free Microsoft Excel Alternatives

The best free alternative to Microsoft Office Excel is LibreOffice - Calc, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Microsoft Office Excel and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Microsoft Office Excel are Google Sheets, Apache OpenOffice Calc, Gnumeric and Numbers.

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.
This page was last updated Jun 24, 2022
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  1. LibreOffice - Calc

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • ReactOS

    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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    externitoritus

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

    Top positive comment  over 5 years ago
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    Highly compatible functionality

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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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    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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    It has nearly the same functions as Excel but costs 100% less. Perfect for individuals and small businesses.

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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:

    Google Sheets vs Microsoft Office Excel opinions
    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.

    Top positive comment  5 months ago
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    Glen157

    MS Excel is a free application which is user friendly

    Top positive comment  11 months ago
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    ab1

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

    Positive comment over 1 year 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 almost 2 years 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.

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  3. Apache OpenOffice Calc

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

    Apache OpenOffice Calc vs Microsoft Office Excel opinions
    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 3 years ago
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  4. Gnumeric

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • PortableApps.com
    • AmigaOS
    • Xfce

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

    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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  5. Numbers

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Online
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Create gorgeous spreadsheets with Numbers for Mac. Get started with one of over 30 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.

    Numbers vs Microsoft Office Excel opinions
    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.

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  6. EtherCalc

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Cloudron

    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.
  7. WPS Spreadsheet

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    • Android Tablet
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    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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    WPS Spreadsheet vs Microsoft Office Excel opinions
    Most users think WPS Spreadsheet is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Excel.

    Loved excel 2003 and this is like it , but even better.

    Positive comment over 6 years ago
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    It has a pretty decent pivot table function, the closest to MS Excel I know. It is worth trying.

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    It's free for personal use and is better than Excel and Google Sheets

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  8. Online math solver, equation library, graphing calculator and science/engineering problem helper.

  9. Spread32

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Windows Mobile
    • Android

    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.

    Most users think Spread32 is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Excel.
  10. Framacalc

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    Framacalc is an an online collaborative spreadsheet.

    Currently it is uses Ethercalc software that is hosted on servers of Framasoft association.

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