Alternatives to Microsoft Office Word for all platforms with Open Source License

  • LibreOffice - Writer

    Writer has all the features you need from a modern, full-featured word processing or desktop publishing tool. It's simple enough for a quick memo, but powerful...

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    • LibreOffice can do 90%+ of what Microsoft Office can do, and it costs 100% less! Guest • Dec 2016 • 13 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is better than Open Office. It could redraw the MS-Word-created diagrams which Open Office could not. Guest • May 2016 • 13 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It handles large documents better than word does. Guest • Mar 2017 • 8 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • If you do not need some very rare functions, LibreOffice Writer is better and totally libre alternative! KuboFHromoslavMay 2017 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is absolutely free and handles .docx and .doc files better than the other alternatives provided. Additionally, it supports more features than other alternatives like Google Docs. Guest • Jun 2017 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's very easy to use, Small. I asked for a new feature. The team debugs fast. mohammadetemaddarNov 2016 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • LibreOffice Writer has all the same features, plus a few extras that make commonly used things in Word easier, and in my opinion, I like the interface better than Word's more complicated one. Guest • May 2016 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Because Microsoft Office is expensive and slow, while LibreOffice is free and fast. rose64bitApr 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Tries to provide a lot of useful tools. Opened a piece of artwork for me that nothing else would. Has a thesaurus (very,very, useful). The builder(s) deserve compensation for providing it. Guest • Dec 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • So easy and free (used with Grammalecte for french revision) BricolasJan 2018 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Free, multiple platform, and probably the richest set of functionality, other than Microsoft Office Word. Word improved recently for the Mac, but is still not as good as on Windows, but LibreOffice is pretty much the same everywhere. Google Docs and IBM Docs are probably closest, otherwise, and have web forms. Apache OpenOffice seems to be losing momentum, would be nice if the code bases would merge, they'd focus on a combined effort. Guest • Jan 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Freedom. If you care about that go for LibreOffice. Also you've got pretty much the same common feature, which is quick enough for everyone. Word stay good if you really want to go deeper in some modificatio, but it's really not worth the price (alone without Office 365). Guest • Apr 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • LibreOffice is the best free alternative to MS Office I have tried. It offers all I need in word processing software. It has a smart modern interface and does not require a steep learning curve if you are accustomed to MS Office. A truly great package. Guest • Apr 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • It is cross platform which is very useful when you need to edit a document in either windows, gnu/linux, and mac. Microsoft Office is not able to run on gnu/linux for now. 9y0xwefhpwApr 2018 Disagree   Agree
  • Apache OpenOffice Writer

    Writer, part of the Apache OpenOffice suite, is an open-source word processor. It supports the ISO standard Open Document Format (ODF) for...

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    • Poor features and quite complicated interface Guest • Jan 2017 • 3 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Microsoft Office is costly and slow, but OpenOffice is free and fast. rose64bitApr 2018 Disagree   Agree
    • Will not use later than Word 97 documents Guest • Nov 2015 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • AbiWord

    AbiWord is a free software word processor. The name "AbiWord" (pronounced "Abby Word") is derived from the root of the Spanish word...

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    • AbiWord is a great simple word processor. However it doesn't have many advanced features. Just a simple text document. And it's free! kaylinTechAUJan 2017 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
  • Calligra Words

    Calligra Words is an intuitive word processor and desktop publisher application. With it, you can create informative and attractive documents with pleasure and ease.

    Free Open Source Linux KDE

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