Microsoft Word Alternatives

    Microsoft Word is described as ', part of the Microsoft Office Suite but also sold as a standalone application, is Microsoft's word processor' and is a leading Word Processor in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Microsoft Word for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Online / Web-based, Linux and iPhone. The best alternative is LibreOffice - Writer, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Microsoft Word are Google Docs (Free), WPS Writer (Freemium), Apache OpenOffice Writer (Free, Open Source) and ONLYOFFICE (Freemium, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 9, 2021

    1. 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.
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    2. LaTeX is a document markup language and document preparation system for the TeX typesetting program. The term LaTeX refers only to the language in which documents are written, not to the editor used to write those documents. In order to create a document in LaTeX, a .
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      LaTeX vs Microsoft Word opinions
      Most users think LaTeX is a great alternative to Microsoft Word.
      sbibauw The most powerful document preparation system, for the absolute best result ever.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      forionio16 LaTeX isn't What You See Is What You Get. It's more powerful then word, but require a learning curve.
      Positive comment 8 months ago


    3. Working on a project, researching a topic or writing an article? Walling makes it easy to break down your ideas, refine them and visually organize them.
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    4. Dropbox Paper is more than a doc—it’s a workspace that brings creation and coordination together in one place. KEEP EVERYONE ORGANIZED With Paper’s task management tools, you can assign to-dos, add due dates, and mention people—right from inside the doc.
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    5. Create and edit documents online without sacrificing your privacy.
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      Airborn vs Microsoft Word opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Airborn is a great alternative to Microsoft Word.
      Cloud based document storage and editing, without giving up your privacy.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago


    6. WordPad is a simple word processor that is included with almost all versions of Microsoft Windows from Windows 95 onwards. It is the successor of Windows 3.1s Write. From Windows 7 Wordpad includes the ribbon user interface.
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      WordPad vs Microsoft Word opinions
      Most users think WordPad is a great alternative to Microsoft Word.
      The formatting tools are nowhere near the same. Would not recommend this.
      Negative comment about 6 years ago

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      An online word processor that lets you create and edit documents in your web browser and save them in the cloud, so that you can share them with anyone. Zoho can allow multiple users to work on a document simultaneously.
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      Zoho Writer vs Microsoft Word opinions
      Most users think Zoho Writer is a great alternative to Microsoft Word.
      Awesome interface, is does not conform to the previous stigma and innovates
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

    7. Authorea is the online document editor for researchers that allows researchers to write, cite, host data, and publish research documents. Authorea is trusted worldwide by leading researchers writing and publishing content in every discipline, from astrophysics to zoology.
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      Authorea vs Microsoft Word opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Authorea is a great alternative to Microsoft Word.
      milomord Much better for writing academic papers/documents
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

    8. Atlantis is an innovative, no-nonsense word processor carefully designed with the end-user in mind. Compact, fast-loading, but still powerful and efficient, Atlantis will be the perfect companion for a wide range of your word processing tasks, – from simple to most complex.
      Atlantis Word Processor vs Microsoft Word opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Atlantis Word Processor is a great alternative to Microsoft Word.
      blalond Super lightweight (5mb!) and it is feature-rich. Just do it.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

      Superfast, supercompact, packed with tons of features, and offers plenty of customization options.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

    9. Quip is a modern word processor that enables you to create beautiful documents on any device, including the iPad, iPhone, and the desktop. It combines documents and messages into a single chat-like “thread” of updates — making collaboration easy.
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