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. Mariner Write is your Mac OS X go-to word processing tool! professional writer, educator or student, Write has all the functionality you need for that important letter, technical paper or research project.
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    2. SMASHDOCs is a web-based intelligent word processor for collaborative writing and editing, featuring revolutionary change tracking technology. All changes are tracked in one single version of a document instead of creating multiple versions.
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      Much better track changes functionality. Version control on a paragraph level so every paragraph has its own history. Commenting is also much more powerful allowing private conversations to avoid emails. Great numbering capabilities
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago


    3. Quicker, simpler and easier, X Word as a fantastic word processor meets every essential need of your daily word processing tasks. To create the tables and insert the pictures make your document more rich and colorful.
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    4. DevVicky Word is a stable, feature-savvy word processor unbound by a proprietary file formats.


      The official website is no longer available. Last version, 2.0, released on June 04, 2010, can be still downloaded from

    5. Writing, processing and designing of text will always be a standard task for computers. The same goes for the Amiga. Although there are more and more voice recognition systems in use, this will only obviate typing text with the keyboard.


      The project is no longer developed since 2006. Last version, 2.2, can be still bought by Alinea Computer

    6. A family of Microsoft Word addins that let you: - Mail merge pictures as easily as text, even images on the web - Generate bar codes - Insert images and pages directly from PDF files Data from from a mailmerge database, spreadsheet and/or bookmarked document text, or...
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      A new, browser-based writing app.
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    7. Save My Research is a private, record-keeping system, online tool for teams or individuals as a searchable journal to remember the history of their decisions. Register for a 10-day free trial. $5/- only per month after the free trial period.
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    8. SecureWords is the word processor with built-in password protection and 256-bit encryption.
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    9. Multi-user, collaborative document alternative to big tech. Includes great features such as sharing to other Rocket Tech users, sharing via read-only and read-write links. export to PDF, and many more.
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