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. Free Cisdem PDFSigner for Mac lets you sign PDF securely and legally. Even without printer and scanner, you can directly sign PDF with mouse or trackpad or directly add scanned signature in image.
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    2. It’s a word processor, not a nuclear reactor Perhaps the word processor you’ve been using has 100 times more features than you need. Or it won’t work the way you want it to — too many views or too few, and nothing makes any sense.
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    3. Angel Writer is a free text editor allowing you to create impressive documents that contain formatted text, graphics and tables. You can learn how to work with Angel Writer in five minutes since it is very similar to Microsoft Word.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 3.2, released in 2009, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    4. QJot is a relatively small, completely USB portable, alternative rich text editor with Unicode support that saves text files, inserts images and more.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 5.9.1, released in December 2008, can be still downloaded from MajorGeeks.

      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      iText is an intuitive and refined text editor with word processing completely rewritten in Cocoa (so works with Afloat), and is suitable for both Power PC and Intel Macs. iText provides the simplest way to make gorgeous manuscripts on your Mac!
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    5. Vole Office is a light Microsoft Word and Excel editor, it is easy to use and low in Price. Vole Office help you create full-featured Microsoft Word DOCX and Microsoft Excel XLSX document and replicate Microsoft Office user experience.
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    6. MarkMyWords is the ideal markup-writing tool for authors. By using Markdown, MultiMarkdown, Textile, Wikitext, HTML or BBCode MarkMyWords makes writing articles for the web a breeze and remains platform-independent by using plain text documents.
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    7. FastBoss is a virtual assistant and a document automatization platform for any business or person that activates out of the office.
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      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Online
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Curvenote is a collaborative writing tool designed for open-science and reproducibility. Create & edit technical content in real-time, including equations, references, figures, and interactive plots from Jupyter, then export to any journal template.
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    8. Verbum is a simple, user friendly word processor that works with a wide selection of file formats. When working with Verbum, do not expect to find fancy ribbon menus or lots of tools, like in Microsoft Office.

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer avalable. Last version, 1.2.1.1, was released on December, 2011. You can still download it from SoftPedia.com

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