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    Microsoft Office Excel Alternatives for Linux

    Microsoft Office Excel is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is LibreOffice - Calc, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Microsoft Office Excel and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Microsoft Office Excel are Apache OpenOffice Calc (Free, Open Source), Gnumeric (Free, Open Source), WPS Spreadsheet (Freemium) and PlanMaker (Freemium).

    This page was last updated May 10, 2022
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    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  about 5 years ago

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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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      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!
      Positive comment 9 days 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 about 2 years ago

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      Small size of software and has all necessary functionality
      Positive comment about 2 years 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 over 2 years ago

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      The better offimatic suite, betther than microsoft office.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      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 about 3 years ago

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      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.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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    2. 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 Spreadsheet 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 about 2 years ago

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

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

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      PlanMaker is a Microsoft Excel-compatible spreadsheet, part of SoftMaker FreeOffice, that opens all your Excel workbooks directly and gives you many time-saving features.
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      sasasmed Quick software with low memory usage perfect for older PC
      Positive comment 8 days ago

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      Extremely quick software, very fast start-up times, very good responsiveness, high compatibility to to Excel, indeed much higher than Calc. And additionally it is priced very reasonably!
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      philippelhostis94 it's free with lot of features from Excel, what else ?
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      Create workflows from your spreadsheet. Avoid buying software for every other process and use the technology you already know. Automate data transfer between spreadsheets with 15+ features.
    3. SC-IM - Spreadsheet Calculator Improvised – An ncurses spreadsheet program for the terminal.
    4. Matrify is the middle way between spreadsheets and industry-specific software. Use Matrify to work on tables and lists with your team, e. g.
    5. ZK Spreadsheet is a Google Spreadsheet like collaborative online spreadsheet. Unlike Google Spreadsheet, ZK Spreadsheet can be self-hosted in-house and easily installed in just a few clicks.
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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.
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      It is not ready-made for *Windows*.
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

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