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. macOS app to create & share beautiful documents on web without any design skills.
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    2. Nevron Writer is a Free Text Processor, which serves as replacement of the Microsoft Word text editor in the most popular desktop operating systems used nowadays - Windows and Mac.

      Discontinued

      Last version is v2016, which shows the last time it was updated

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    3. SSuite NoteBook Editor is a free portable text editor that has all the functionality to start you on writing that important novel, short-story or article, with enough bells and whistles to help out.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      BACK TO BASICS Inspired by word processors from the 1980s. Simple interface puts the focus on your writing. Stylized look and feel keeps you creative. Auto-save, gestures, and retina support. Immersive fullscreen mode.

      Discontinued

      App hasn't been updated since 2014, company website is parked. See version history: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/blinky/id550873221

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    4. Folia is the professional way to share documents for feedback and discussion. Stop printing, avoid lengthy email threads, modernize meetings, and more. Our state of the art annotation and commenting tools enable deep conversations, so you can be more effective with your content.
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    5. Manuscripts helps you get started on the right track. The app understands the format you need when submitting to your target journal. It can even warn you of missing sections, violated word limits, and many more factors affecting your submission.
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    6. RoughDraft is a freeware word processor for Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000 and XP. Although suitable for general use, it has features specifically designed for creative writing: novels, short stories, articles, plays and screenplays.

      Discontinued

      No longer developed since 2009. Last version, 3.0, released in 2005, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    7. Bit.ai is a next-gen document collaboration platform that offers a smart editor to create interactive live docs, robust digital content library, & document tracking so teams can see how audiences interact with documents they share.
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    8. ConstEdit word processor is a Google Chrome / Microsoft Edge web browser extension. It writes doc in the html format, which is the standard internet webpage format. Documents written are therefore directly viewable with any web browsers.
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    9. Live Documents is a web-enabled Office productivity suite (word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, mail) that can be used as software on your desktop or as services within your browser whether you are online or offline.
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