Microsoft Works Alternatives

    Microsoft Works is described as 'was a basic office suite that is smaller, cheaper, and has fewer features than the Microsoft Office Suite. Its core functionality included a word processor, a spreadsheet and a database management system' and is an app in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Microsoft Works for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Android. The best alternative is LibreOffice, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Microsoft Works are Microsoft Office Suite (Paid), Apache OpenOffice (Free, Open Source), WPS Office (Freemium) and SoftMaker FreeOffice (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jun 4, 2020

    1. LibreOffice is a free and open-source office suite that is compatible with other major office suites, and is available on all operating systems. It is an independently-developed version of the OpenOffice.org suite. The office suite includes: ...
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      LibreOffice vs Microsoft Works opinions
      Most users think LibreOffice is a great alternative to Microsoft Works.
      Because Microsoft Works was so simple I can easily teach the elderly how to use it. This is too complicated.
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

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    2. Microsoft Office is an office suite of applications, servers and services. The office suite includes: Microsoft Word Microsoft Office Excel .
      Some users think Microsoft Office Suite is a great alternative to Microsoft Works, some don't.


    3. Apache OpenOffice is a leading open-source office suite that offers free applications for word processing, spreadsheet, presentations, graphics, databases and more.
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      Apache OpenOffice vs Microsoft Works opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Apache OpenOffice is a great alternative to Microsoft Works.
      Works was extremely simple to learn.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    4. The perfect free office suite that includes updated versions of WRITER, SPREADSHEET, PRESENTATION and build-in PDF readers. Highly compatible with MS Office. The new WRITER support for converting PDF to DOC/DOCX, plus split and merge PDF file.
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      Most users think WPS Office is a great alternative to Microsoft Works.
    5. SoftMaker Office is an office suite for Windows, Linux, Android, Windows Mobile, and Windows CE. A free version of the suite, SoftMaker FreeOffice, is available for Windows, Linux and Android at freeoffice.com FreeOffice includes: ...
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    6. Zoho is an all-in-one online office suite. Zoho gears itself towards businesses, increasing your productivity and offering easy, real-time collaboration.
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    7. Office Online is an online office suite offered by Microsoft, which allows users an easy way to access, view, create and edit documents using lightweight, web browser-based versions of Microsoft Office applications: Word Online ; ...
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    8. Calligra Suite is an office and graphic art suite by KDE. It is available for desktop PCs, tablet computers, and smartphones. It contains applications for word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, vector graphics, and editing databases.
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    9. iWork is an office suite by Apple. It includes Pages, a word processing and desktop publishing application, Keynote, a presentation package, and Numbers, a spreadsheet application.
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    10. Create high-quality documents, spreadsheets, presentations and more. Experience unmatched compatibility, with support for over 60 file types, including the latest Microsoft Office Suite formats. Open and manage PDFs with...
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