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Microsoft Excel Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to Microsoft Office Excel for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is LibreOffice - Calc, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Microsoft Office Excel and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Microsoft Office Excel are LibreOffice, ONLYOFFICE, Apache OpenOffice and Apache OpenOffice Calc.

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.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsLibreOffice - Calc can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    4.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in LibreOffice - Calc without registration.
    5.  Works OfflineLibreOffice - Calc can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    6.  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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    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

    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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    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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    Guest

    Small size of software and has all necessary functionality

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    Guest

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

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    LibreOffice

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    54 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.
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    ONLYOFFICE

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    59 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.
    7.  Privacy focusedONLYOFFICE is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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    Apache OpenOffice

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    51 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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    1.  Works OfflineApache OpenOffice Calc can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    2.  Import CSV DataApache OpenOffice Calc can import data from a CSV (Comma seperated values) file.
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      It's comprehensive, often updated and it is free.

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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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      Calligra Suite

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      39 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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      Collabora Office

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      35 alternatives to Collabora Office 

      The enterprise-ready edition of LibreOffice provides you the powerful on-premise office suites, that enable you to access documents, author new content and work collaboratively. For Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS and Chrome OS.

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      1.  Ad-freeCollabora Office doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
      2.  Works OfflineCollabora Office can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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      WPS Spreadsheet

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      53 alternatives to WPS Spreadsheet 

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

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      Guest

      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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      Spread32

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      44 alternatives to Spread32 

      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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      1.  LightweightSpread32 consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
      2.  Import CSV DataSpread32 can import data from a CSV (Comma seperated values) file.
      3.  PortableSpread32 can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
      4.  Ad-freeSpread32 doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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