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Free Microsoft Suite Alternatives

The best free alternative to Microsoft Office Suite is LibreOffice, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Microsoft Office Suite and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Microsoft Office Suite are WPS Office, ONLYOFFICE, Apache OpenOffice and SoftMaker FreeOffice.

Microsoft Office Suite alternatives are mainly Office Suites but may also be Word Processors or Spreadsheet Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Microsoft Office Suite.
This page was last updated May 24, 2022
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  1. 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.

    LibreOffice vs Microsoft Office Suite opinions
    Almost everyone thinks LibreOffice is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Suite.
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    jjsalinger

    Comparable to Microsoft Office but free and open-source.

    Top positive comment  about 1 year ago
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    I have been using LibreOffice for many years and it does exactly what I expect it to do.

    Top positive comment  almost 5 years ago
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    tdfsouza

    Messes up all the formatting from .docx files

    Top negative comment  2 months ago
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    Anipe

    Wish they had an online version but it is great software that has all the features you'd need without any awful code!

    Positive comment 2 months ago
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    LucaFinizio

    You'll be able to perform the same things, but it's open source!

    Positive comment 3 months ago
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    calender

    Not god as real office but its ok

    Positive comment 4 months ago
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    danialbehzadi

    Libreoffice is the defacto standard for office works. It has the most logical and understandable user interface among all.

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  2. WPS Office

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    WPS Office is a free, lightweight, feature-rich comprehensive office suite with high compatibility. Capable of handling texts in Writer, Presentation, Spreadsheet, and PDF files.

    WPS Office vs Microsoft Office Suite opinions
    Almost everyone thinks WPS Office is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Suite.
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    xbones

    This office suite provides the best compatibility with Microsoft Office. The lifetime licence is a good investment. You can switch the user interface from menus to ribbons.

    Top positive comment  8 months ago
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    anshubhatnagar

    It has all the basic functionalities for DOCX, PPTX and XLSX.

    Top positive comment  over 4 years ago
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    cannot be save as .doc etc.

    Top negative comment  over 6 years ago
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    Very polished interface with ribbon toolbar and feature rich. Paid version allows a vast collection of high quality templates.

    Positive comment almost 2 years ago
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    fleshboy

    It's all compatible with MS Office, ant it is the fastest office software under Linux, I think it's more better than open office and LibreOffice; and it's availible on many platforms like Windos, MacOS, iOS, Linux and Android

    Positive comment almost 2 years ago
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    ValekoZ

    This is the best alternative to Microsoft Office Suite, and you can use it easily if you are familiar with MS Office

    Positive comment over 2 years ago
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    kasunhr

    Updated, polished and is highly compatible with ms office almost in every way.

    Positive comment over 2 years ago
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  3. ONLYOFFICE

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Cloudron

    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.

    ONLYOFFICE vs Microsoft Office Suite opinions
    Almost everyone thinks ONLYOFFICE is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Suite.
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    thomickcz

    Runs on Linux, open source, fast, nice and easy, compatible with MS Office documents.

    Top positive comment  5 months ago
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    It's much faster than Microsoft Office, it's compatible with MSO, can do the same, and it's free. I have tried several MSO alternatives, and OnlyOffice is by far the best.

    Top positive comment  3 months ago
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    forgionealberico

    Clean modern interface, more compatible with MSOffice than Libre or Open, but heavier to run on slow hardware probably

    Positive comment over 1 year ago
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    Between OnlyOffice, FreeOffice, WPS and LibreOffice, the closest i could get to a Microsoft Word document was with OnlyOffice and since i need the best compatibility possible, i liked OnlyOffice.

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    jilv220

    Great compatibility and similar layout to MS office suite.

    Positive comment over 1 year ago
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    komp12321

    Simply the best, free, working everywhere (Windows, Linux, Browsers...) and great-looking

    Positive comment over 1 year ago
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    hirawatt

    Open Source and Self Hosting Option

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  4. Apache OpenOffice is a leading open-source office suite that offers free applications for word processing, spreadsheet, presentations, graphics, databases and more.

    Apache OpenOffice vs Microsoft Office Suite opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Apache OpenOffice is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Suite.

    Free, no ads like many other "free" programs, and open source.

    Positive comment over 4 years ago
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    It has all that MSO has and is more user friendly, faster and free!

    Positive comment over 3 years ago
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    dansker13

    Apache Open Office is based on the old StarOffice, which 10-15 years ago was way ahead of MS Office - and so is AOO to-day. The other alternative is LibreOffice, which is also based upon the same old platform. Those two are especially efficient for work, but also fill any need a private user can have

    Positive comment almost 4 years ago
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  5. SoftMaker Office is an office suite for Windows, Linux, Android, Windows Mobile, and Windows CE.

    SoftMaker FreeOffice vs Microsoft Office Suite opinions
    Almost everyone thinks SoftMaker FreeOffice is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Suite.
    fris

    I was using only Libre Office for years on Linux. Now I use FreeOffice and Latex via VS Code the most. FreeOffice is fast and streamlined, the UI is well built and looks good, very compatible with MS proprietary formats. It's also available for several platforms. There's a commercial alternative with more features too if you need support. Just try it.

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    I use a SoftMaker Office and SoftMaker FreeOffice in Linux O.S., it isn't problem with print, eletronic plan XLSX and DOCX.

    Positive comment almost 5 years ago
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    ndlinn

    Easily the easist, fastest & best designed MS Office alternative, though it may lack some advanced functionality (I wouldn't know, as I primarily use it for standard, basic office suite use)

    Positive comment almost 2 years ago
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    nice but not as polished as office365

    Positive comment almost 3 years ago
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  6. Office Online

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Microsoft Edge

    Office Online is an online office suite offered by Microsoft, which allows users an easy way to access, view, create and edit documents using lightweight, web browser-based versions of Microsoft Office applications:

    Office Online vs Microsoft Office Suite opinions
    Most users think Office Online is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Suite.

    Office online is basically a no-download version of office suite

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  7. CryptPad is a private-by-design alternative to popular office tools and cloud services. All the content stored on CryptPad is encrypted before being sent, which means nobody can access your data unless you give them the keys.

  8. OfficeSuite is a cross-platform office suite for Windows PC, Android, and iOS. It has powerful modules for DOCUMENTS, SPREADSHEETS, PRESENTATIONS, and PDF files.

    OfficeSuite vs Microsoft Office Suite opinions
    Almost everyone thinks OfficeSuite is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Suite.
    KostantinStambolov

    This is the only real alternative to Office 365. It's the most feature rich complete office solution for Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations and PDF files. You can work on any device and sync all you work with ease.

    Positive comment about 5 years ago
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  9. iWork is an office suite by Apple. It includes Pages, a word processing and desktop publishing application, Keynote, a presentation package, and Numbers, a spreadsheet application.

    Most users think Apple iWork is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Suite.
  10. Calligra Suite

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • KDE
    • FreeBSD

    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.

    Most users think Calligra Suite is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Suite.
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