Microsoft Office 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 (Freemium), Apache OpenOffice (Free, Open Source), ONLYOFFICE (Freemium, Open Source) and SoftMaker FreeOffice (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jul 8, 2021

    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. The office suite includes: ...
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      LibreOffice vs Microsoft Office Suite opinions
      Almost everyone thinks LibreOffice is a great alternative to 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  about 4 years ago

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      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  about 2 years ago

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      Needed powerpoint processor for class. Libre's powerpoint processor didn't allow good note-taking (created giant text box under slide which made the slide itself super small).
      Top negative comment  over 3 years ago

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      jjsalinger Comparable to Microsoft Office but free and open-source.
      Positive comment 5 months ago

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      RemovedUser It's faster and uses fewer computer resources.
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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      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.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      Bricolas It's free and also better for some situations : Calc is better than Excel for data interpretation and format !
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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    2. 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.
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      WPS Office vs Microsoft Office Suite opinions
      Almost everyone thinks WPS Office is a great alternative to 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  about 2 years ago

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

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      cannot be save as .doc etc.
      Top negative comment  over 5 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 about 1 year 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 about 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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    3. Apache OpenOffice is a leading open-source office suite that offers free applications for word processing, spreadsheet, presentations, graphics, databases and more.
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      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 almost 4 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 about 3 years ago

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

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    4. ONLYOFFICE is an opensource office and productivity suite that enables you to manage documents, ONLYOFFICE Projects, team and customer relations in one place.
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      ONLYOFFICE vs Microsoft Office Suite opinions
      Almost everyone thinks ONLYOFFICE is a great alternative to 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  about 4 years ago

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      Runs on Linux, open source, nice and easy-to-use interface
      Top positive comment  about 2 years 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 7 months 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.
      Positive comment 7 months ago

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      jilv220 Great compatibility and similar layout to MS office suite.
      Positive comment 7 months ago

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      komp12321 Simply the best, free, working everywhere (Windows, Linux, Browsers...) and great-looking
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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      hirawatt Open Source and Self Hosting Option
      Positive comment 11 months ago

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    5. SoftMaker Office is an office suite for Windows, Linux, Android, Windows Mobile, and Windows CE. A free version of the suite, SoftMaker FreeOffice, is available for Windows, Linux and Android at freeoffice.com FreeOffice includes: ...
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      SoftMaker FreeOffice vs Microsoft Office Suite opinions
      Almost everyone thinks SoftMaker FreeOffice is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Suite.
      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 about 4 years ago

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      nice but not as polished as office365
      Positive comment about 2 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 12 months ago

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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. OfficeSuite is compatible with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe PDF files.
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      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 over 4 years ago

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    7. 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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      Most users think Calligra Suite is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Suite.
    8. Polaris Office is a free office app for documents, spreadsheets, presentations and Adobe PDF files. Polaris Office's document creation, editing, and saving features are all available without a network connection!

      Bundleware

      Bundled with Yandex apps.

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      Most users think Polaris Office is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Suite.
    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...
      Corel WordPerfect Office vs Microsoft Office Suite opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Corel WordPerfect Office is a great alternative to Microsoft Office Suite.
      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
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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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
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      I've used it since the `80s.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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