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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 a Office Suite 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, Apache OpenOffice, WPS Office and SoftMaker FreeOffice.

Microsoft Works alternatives are mainly Office Suites but may also be Word Processors or Spreadsheet Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Microsoft Works.
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  1. LibreOffice icon

    LibreOffice

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    49 alternatives to LibreOffice 

    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.

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    1.  Ad-freeLibreOffice doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Works OfflineLibreOffice can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    3.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsLibreOffice can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    4.  Spell CheckingLibreOffice can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    5.  PortableLibreOffice can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    LibreOffice Writer on Linux
    LibreOffice Calc on Linux
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    LibreOffice vs Microsoft Works opinions
    Most users think LibreOffice is a great alternative to Microsoft Works.
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    Because Microsoft Works was so simple I can easily teach the elderly how to use it. This is too complicated.

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  2. Microsoft Office Suite icon

    Microsoft Office Suite

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    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
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    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    41 alternatives to Microsoft Office Suite 

    De facto suite of applications, servers, and services that many associate with online productivity.

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    1.  Works OfflineMicrosoft Office Suite can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    3.  Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Microsoft Office Suite simultaneously.
    4.  Ad-freeMicrosoft Office Suite doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    5.  Support for scriptingMicrosoft Office Suite supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    6.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsMicrosoft Office Suite can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Microsoft Office Suite vs Microsoft Works opinions
    Some users think Microsoft Office Suite is a great alternative to Microsoft Works, some don't.


  3. Apache OpenOffice icon

    Apache OpenOffice

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    46 alternatives to Apache OpenOffice 

    Apache OpenOffice is a leading open-source office suite that offers free applications for word processing, spreadsheet, presentations, graphics, databases and more. All data is stored in an open standard format, though Open Office can also read and write files from other common...

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    1.  PortableApache OpenOffice can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Syntax HighlightingApache OpenOffice supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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    Apache OpenOffice vs Microsoft Works opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Apache OpenOffice is a great alternative to Microsoft Works.
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    Works was extremely simple to learn.

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    WPS Office

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    41 alternatives to WPS Office 

    WPS Office is a free, lightweight, feature-rich comprehensive office suite with high compatibility. Capable of handling texts in Writer, Presentation, Spreadsheet, and PDF files.

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    1.  Spell CheckingWPS Office can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    2.  Sign PDF filesWPS Office support signing a PDF document digitally on a touch screen etc.
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    WPS Office vs Microsoft Works opinions
    Most users think WPS Office is a great alternative to Microsoft Works.
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    SoftMaker FreeOffice

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    35 alternatives to SoftMaker FreeOffice 

    SoftMaker Office for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android – the fast, powerful and compatible office suite.

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    1.  LightweightSoftMaker FreeOffice consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    2.  PortableSoftMaker FreeOffice can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    FreeOffice 2018 PlanMaker running on Windows 10
    FreeOffice 2018 TextMaker running on Windows 10


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    Office Online

    • Online
    • Microsoft Edge
    40 alternatives to Office Online 

    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:

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    Calligra Suite

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • KDE
    • FreeBSD
    37 alternatives to Calligra Suite 

    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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    1.  Ad-freeCalligra Suite doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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  8. Apple iWork icon

    Apple iWork

    • Mac
    • Online
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    37 alternatives to Apple iWork 

    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.

    Science fair poster in Apple Pages.
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    NeoOffice

    • Mac
    63 alternatives to NeoOffice 

    NeoOffice is an office suite for Mac that is based on OpenOffice and LibreOffice. With NeoOffice, you can view, edit, and save OpenOffice documents, LibreOffice documents, and simple Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents.

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    1.  Dark ModeNeoOffice supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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  10. SSuite Office icon

    SSuite Office

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    39 alternatives to SSuite Office 

    SSuite Office is the foremost provider of Free quality office software on the internet today.

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    1.  DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
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