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Microsoft Word Alternatives for Chrome OS

Microsoft Word is not available for Chrome OS but there are some alternatives with similar functionality. The best Chrome OS alternative is Google Docs, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Microsoft Word and eight of them are available for Chrome OS so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Chrome OS alternatives to Microsoft Word are Zoho Writer, Word Online, Dictanote and OmniaWrite.

Microsoft Word alternatives are mainly Word Processors but may also be Note-taking Tools or Novel Authoring Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Microsoft Word.
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  1. Google Docs is an online word processor, part of Google Drive, that lets you create and format text documents and collaborate with other people in real time. Here's what you can do with Google Docs:

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Google Docs simultaneously.
    ⚫︎ File VersioningGoogle Docs has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineGoogle Docs can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeGoogle Docs supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Sync with Google CalendarGoogle Docs can be synchronized with Google Calendar
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    nightknight218

    Online, Free, Easy to use and feature-rich, and everything is saved on your G account.

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    n10m

    Cloud based document storage and editing.

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    rami_r81

    Worst than Microsoft Word. Their enormous surveillance and privacy violations are very dangerous. I suggest LibreOffice instead.

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    benwinstone

    It's free, It's online, and it's easily shareable!

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    Google docs is even worst than Microsoft Word. Their enormous surveillance and privacy violations are unacceptable. I suggest LibreOffice instead.

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    RemovedUser

    Autosave Easy to use Free No need registeration Cloud storage and can be edited from any device Privacy Online(No installation required) More at google.com/docs/about

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    jebex1307

    It looks almost the same, except is online.

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    Zoho Writer

    • Free PersonalProprietary
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    • Online
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    • Google Chrome

    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.

    ⚫︎ Spell CheckingZoho Writer can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Zoho Writer simultaneously.
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    Awesome interface, is does not conform to the previous stigma and innovates

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    Word Online

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Online
    • Chrome OS

    Word Online, part of Office Online, is the online version of Microsoft Word.

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    Dictanote

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
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    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Google Chrome

    Switch effortlessly between using the keyboard and your voice to type out notes. Work smarter and more productively with fast, accurate dictation and transcription using Dictanote.

    ⚫︎ Works OfflineDictanote can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ PortableDictanote can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    anils

    It has a WYSIWYG editor similar to MS Word and its online.

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    OmniaWrite

    • FreeOpen Source
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    OmniaWrite is a next-generation cross-platform plain text editor engineered for creative writing. It is perfect for writing novels, lyrics, poems, essays, drafts and screenplays.

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    Discontinued

    Appears to be discontinued. Main repository is set to Read-Only and last update was in March of 2021.

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    folia

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
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    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.

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in folia simultaneously.
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  7. Docster.io

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
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    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Docster.io is a document creation and collaboration platform. It is similar to google docs in ways but vastly different and with new features on the horizon every week. You can create teams, add team members, share documents and much more. Try it for free today!

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    TDSmaker

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
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    TDSmaker is a cloud-based data sheet creation and management system that reduces the time and cost it takes to create and edit data sheets by over 85%.

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