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 very popular Spreadsheet 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 Nov 2, 2021

    1. Keikai is the only Web Spreadsheet designed and architected for big data — and is the fastest web spreadsheet regardless of size. Other advanced features include embeddable in your Web Apps, providing true Excel experiences and more.
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      NatalieMW Compatible to Excel files and same Excel user experience.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Causal is as flexible as a spreadsheet, but without the inefficiencies. It lets you build: Scenario planning and sensitivity analysis Simulate new scenarios in seconds, and compare them side-by-side in charts and tables.

    2. TableEdit is a simple, clean & elegant spreadsheet application designed specifically for Mac OS X. TableEdit features a minimalistic yet intuitive interface and has convenient features like functions, CSV support and exhaustive cell styling options.
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    3. The Simple Spreadsheet is a bare-bones spreadsheet with minimal features available for free, including sources. It doesn't do even 10% of what the full-featured products do, but if you want only the basics, here is a free spreadsheet for you. Exclusive format: .sss


      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 1.3, released in February 2007, can be still downloaded from SourceForge

    4. CODAP is free educational software for data analysis. This web-based data science tool is designed as a platform for developers and as an application for students in grades 6-14.
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    5. SC-IM - Spreadsheet Calculator Improvised – An ncurses spreadsheet program for the terminal. - CSV / TAB delimited / XLSX file import and export. - Scripting support with LUA. Also with triggers and c dynamic linked modules. - Clipboard support. - GNUPlot interaction.
    6. MODLR is business modelling and planning software that provides everything needed to enable connected corporate modelling. Accessible from anywhere, simple to use, the platform empowers you to set your goals and execute better than ever.
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      elizaharbor MODLR offers a free modeller account
      Positive comment 7 months ago

      lizzietesting101 No user limit on Microsoft Excel. Accurate modeling. Stronger security limits.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

    7. With Excel Viewer, you can open, view, and print Excel workbooks, even if you dont have Excel installed. You can also copy data from Excel Viewer to another program. However, you cannot edit data, save a workbook, or create a new workbook.


      Microsoft Excel Viewer is being retired in April 2018. Microsoft recommends using the free Microsoft Office Excel Mobile app, available for free from the stores for Windows, iOS and Android

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      Calligra Sheets is a fully-featured calculation and spreadsheet tool. Use it to quickly create and calculate various business-related spreadsheets, such as income and expenditure, employee working hours, etc. Features: Use shapes to take notes or mind maps.
      Calligra Sheets vs Microsoft Office Excel opinions
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      It is not ready-made for *Windows*.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

    8. Vole Office is a light Microsoft Word and Excel editor, it is easy to use and low in Price. Vole Office help you create full-featured Microsoft Word DOCX and Microsoft Excel XLSX document and replicate Microsoft Office user experience.
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