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Online Microsoft Word Alternatives

Microsoft Word is not available as a web app but there are plenty of alternatives that runs in the browser with similar functionality. The best Online 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 many of them are available as a web app so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Online alternatives to Microsoft Word are Walling, Hemingway Editor, Airborn and Dropbox Paper.

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:

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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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    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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    avasiri81

    Is google Docs good alternative to Microsoft Word? Yes and no. Usefull for internet communication when you don't need many formating but bad for offical documentation.

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    Walling

    • FreemiumProprietary
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    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    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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  3. Create and edit documents online without sacrificing your privacy.

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    Project seems dead, github repo still up.

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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.

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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.

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    Zoho Writer

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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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    Most users think Zoho Writer is a great alternative to Microsoft Word.

    Awesome interface, is does not conform to the previous stigma and innovates

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  6. 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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    Almost everyone thinks Authorea is a great alternative to Microsoft Word.
    milomord

    Much better for writing academic papers/documents

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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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    Most users think Word Online is a great alternative to Microsoft Word.
  8. Write and organize your ideas in Gingko tree documents.

    Gingko tree for screenplay "2001"
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    Dictanote

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    • 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.

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    anils

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

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