Free Microsoft Office Suite Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to Microsoft Office Suite for Windows if you are looking to replace it. The most popular Windows alternative is Small LibreOffice iconLibreOffice, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Microsoft Office Suite and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Microsoft Office Suite are Small WPS Office iconWPS Office (Freemium), Small Apache OpenOffice iconApache OpenOffice (Free, Open Source), Small ONLYOFFICE iconONLYOFFICE (Freemium, Open Source) and Small SoftMaker FreeOffice iconSoftMaker FreeOffice (Freemium).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Nov 18, 2020

    • LibreOffice is a powerful office suite – its clean interface and feature-rich tools help you unleash your creativity and enhance your productivity. View 51 alternatives to LibreOffice
      Almost everyone thinks LibreOffice is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Suite.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • PortableApps.com
      LibreOffice vs Microsoft Office Suite
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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 4 years ago

      It covers nearly all functionality of MSOff, is frequently updated, is extensively compatible. There is one omission: it lacks e-mail client, but it's on purpose, and you can always install Thunderbird :)
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

      it's ugly, the buttons are in the wrong places (and i still love wordperfect!!) clunky, not truly compatible with industry standard MS office. selection is awkward, the UI is not userfrienldy. and the support staff are not interested in fixing it. the 'themes' rely on firefox extension and haven't worked in the last two versions. i went back to windows just for office.
      Top negative comment  8 months ago

      jjsalinger Comparable to Microsoft Office but free and open-source.
      Positive comment 8 days ago

      RemovedUser It's faster and uses fewer computer resources.
      Positive comment 5 months ago

      Bricolas It's free and also better for some situations : Calc is better than Excel for data interpretation and format !
      Positive comment 9 months ago

      imjohndoe Free and open-source alternative to MS office. Easy to use and has a superior interface (no ribbon menu).
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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    • The perfect free office suite that includes updated versions of WRITER, SPREADSHEET, PRESENTATION and build-in PDF readers. Highly compatible with MS Office. The new WRITER support for converting PDF to DOC/DOCX, plus split and merge PDF file. View 55 alternatives to WPS Office
      Almost everyone thinks WPS Office is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Suite.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Chrome OS
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      WPS Office vs Microsoft Office Suite
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      In my opinion WPS gives you the closest thing to MS Office. If you are familiar with MS Office you should be able to use WPS right away. This is the main reason I prefer it to OpenOffice or Libre Office
      Top positive comment  almost 2 years ago

      This is microsoft office, for free. All the other options are having compatibility issues, but this one does not.
      Top positive comment  about 4 years ago

      cannot be save as .doc etc.
      Top negative comment  over 5 years ago

      Very polished interface with ribbon toolbar and feature rich. Paid version allows a vast collection of high quality templates.
      Positive comment 10 months ago

      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 10 months ago

      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 about 1 year ago

      kasunhr Updated, polished and is highly compatible with ms office almost in every way.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    • Apache OpenOffice is a leading open-source office suite that offers free applications for word processing, spreadsheet, presentations, graphics, databases and more. View 52 alternatives to Apache OpenOffice
      Almost everyone thinks Apache OpenOffice is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Suite.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • PortableApps.com
      Apache OpenOffice vs Microsoft Office Suite
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Free, no ads like many other "free" programs, and open source.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      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 over 2 years ago

      It has all that MSO has and is more user friendly, faster and free!
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

    • Open source productivity suite for managing documents, collaborative projects, and CRM. View 54 alternatives to ONLYOFFICE
      Almost everyone thinks ONLYOFFICE is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Suite.
      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Self-Hosted
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      • Cloudron
      ONLYOFFICE vs Microsoft Office Suite
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      124MB download, no invasive services, doesn't spike CPU or HDD I/O, less cluttered GUI, seems to be compatible and efficient. What's not to love?
      Top positive comment  almost 4 years ago

      Runs on Linux, open source, nice and easy-to-use interface
      Top positive comment  almost 2 years ago

      forgionealberico Clean modern interface, more compatible with MSOffice than Libre or Open, but heavier to run on slow hardware probably
      Positive comment 2 months ago

      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.
      Positive comment 3 months ago

      jilv220 Great compatibility and similar layout to MS office suite.
      Positive comment 3 months ago

      komp12321 Simply the best, free, working everywhere (Windows, Linux, Browsers...) and great-looking
      Positive comment 5 months ago

      hirawatt Open Source and Self Hosting Option
      Positive comment 6 months ago

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    • SoftMaker Office for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android – the fast, powerful and compatible office suite. View 39 alternatives to SoftMaker FreeOffice
      Almost everyone thinks SoftMaker FreeOffice is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Suite.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      SoftMaker FreeOffice vs Microsoft Office Suite
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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 over 3 years ago

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

      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 8 months ago



    • 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 is compatible with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe PDF files. View 36 alternatives to OfficeSuite
      Almost everyone thinks OfficeSuite is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Suite.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Chrome OS
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Apple Watch
      • Kindle Fire
      OfficeSuite vs Microsoft Office Suite
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      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 almost 4 years ago

    • 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. View 39 alternatives to Calligra Suite
      Most users think Calligra Suite is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Suite.
    • Polaris Office is a free office app for documents, spreadsheets, presentations and Adobe PDF files. View 47 alternatives to Polaris Office
      Most users think Polaris Office is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Suite.

      Bundleware

      Bundled with Yandex apps.

      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Kindle Fire
    • Create, view and edit native Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files * View, edit and create Word 2007/2008 files * View, edit and create Excel 2007/2008 files * View... View 50 alternatives to Docs To Go
      Most users think Docs To Go is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Suite.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
    • SSuite Office is the foremost provider of Free quality office software on the internet today. View 39 alternatives to SSuite Office
      Most users think SSuite Office is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Suite.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      SSuite Office vs Microsoft Office Suite
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It does not require DotNet or Java to run. It runs natively on all WIN32 systems. That means it can be installed and run on Windows 95 right up to Windows 10 without any problems. It supports only open document formats, like the Rich Text format (*.RTF), that can be opened by any office suite on any operating system without any formatting errors. It is a very small download and install and also does not use any resources from the system.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      It does not require Java or.NET to be loaded on your computer!
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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