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Microsoft Suite Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to Microsoft Office Suite for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is LibreOffice, 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 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.
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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.

    ⚫︎ Works OfflineLibreOffice can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsLibreOffice can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableLibreOffice is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Spell CheckingLibreOffice can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    ⚫︎ PortableLibreOffice can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    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.

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    I have been using LibreOffice for many years and it does exactly what I expect it to do.

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    tdfsouza

    Messes up all the formatting from .docx files

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    ya_Bob_Jonez

    I've been using it every day and totally satisfied with all the features. It has wonderful Microsoft Office support and is FOSS.

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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!

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    LucaFinizio

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

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    calender

    Not god as real office but its ok

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  2. WPS Office icon

    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.

    ⚫︎ Spell CheckingWPS Office can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    ⚫︎ Sign PDF filesWPS Office support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
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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.

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    anshubhatnagar

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

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

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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

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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

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    kasunhr

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

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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

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    ONLYOFFICE

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
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    • Online
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    • Self-Hosted
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    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.

    ⚫︎ Works OfflineONLYOFFICE can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in ONLYOFFICE simultaneously.
    ⚫︎ PortableONLYOFFICE can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionONLYOFFICE has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeONLYOFFICE supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    thomickcz

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

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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.

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    ya_Bob_Jonez

    FOSS, looks exactly like Microsoft Office and totally compatible with it.

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    RemovedUser

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

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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.

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    komp12321

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

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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.

    ⚫︎ PortableApache OpenOffice can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingApache OpenOffice supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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    Free, no ads like many other "free" programs, and open source.

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    FashionInstitute

    I've been using it for a few years and had no problems. Recommend it!

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    It has all that MSO has and is more user friendly, faster and free!

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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

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  5. SoftMaker Office is an office suite for Windows, Linux, Android, Windows Mobile, and Windows CE.

    ⚫︎ LightweightSoftMaker FreeOffice consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ PortableSoftMaker FreeOffice can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    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.

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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)

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    nice but not as polished as office365

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

    ⚫︎ PDF annotationOfficeSuite support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineOfficeSuite can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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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.

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    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.

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    Polaris Office

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire

    Polaris Office is a free office app for documents, spreadsheets, presentations and Adobe PDF files.

    ⚫︎ Chromecast SupportCast your content to a Chromecast connected device with Polaris Office.
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    Bundleware

    Bundled with Yandex apps.

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  9. Create high-quality documents, spreadsheets, presentations and more. Experience unmatched compatibility, with support for over 60 file types, including the latest Microsoft Office Suite formats. Open and manage PDFs with .

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    Almost everyone thinks Corel WordPerfect Office is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Suite.
    xbones

    Compatibility with Microsoft Office could be better and it takes a long time to insert graphics.

    Besides that, WordPerfect is great. Its layout and academic features have always been ahead of Word (and it's stable, too!). WordPerfect won't forget your footnote numbers nor garble your text.

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    it is the most stable, with the best features. reveal codes is a god send and a life saver. has been standard among accademics and lawyers for decades. only lost to msoffice due to marketing, and ms office's inter-operable suite. the best program

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    I've used it since the `80s.

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    It has always been miles ahead of word. Every ms update includes an ancient feature of wordperfect. It is the most stable and usable. Only issues, suite compatability (between ppt and spreadsheet eg) and insert images (ie need to use insert frunction, no drag and drop) super stable super clean, awesome formatting, no gremlins. Reveal codes is super user friendly and useful

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  10. 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.

    ⚫︎ Works OfflineCollabora Office can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    Most users think Collabora Office is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Suite.
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