Best 5 Free Alternatives to Microsoft Office for Windows, Mac and Linux

Best 5 Free Alternatives to Microsoft Office for Windows, Mac and Linux

Microsoft Office the best  and popular productivity software available compare to any other applications. Microsoft continuously polish their Office suite and brings the best application every time they have updated their MS Office. But many Opensource communities put their best and brings many Office applications for the people at free of cost. Here, We have picked some of the best alternatives to MS Office here. Consider this list next time, when you are looking to purchase MS Office.

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The list of best Five Open source alternatives to MS Office

1. Libre Office

libre office

Libre Office is the Free productivity Office suite, and it was forked from in 2010. So one could say that it is the best alternative to Microsoft Office. Libre Office offers a word processor, a spreadsheet, a presentation application, a drawing tool, and a database application.

In 2010 Some office developers separated from this group and developed the Libre Office. That’s why Libre Office and Open Office suite look very identical.

Operating System Support : Windows, mac, Linux

2. Google Docs


Google Docs is free Web based Office suite Developed and provided by Google. Now Google Docs deeply integrated with the Google Drive (Cloud Based Storage service). Using this Web based service, users can create and edit the documents online with other users in real-time. Google Docs offers word processing documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and drawings. The best thing of this service is that users can edit their Microsoft Office documents.

Just click the create button and do your works. It is simple.

Operating System Support :  Fully online

3. Apache Open Office

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Apache Open Office is a free Office suite and one of the most Popular alternative for MS Office. It offers tools for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics and databases. You can read the Microsoft word format and as well as you can save a file as Microsoft Word Document using this Open Office suite. The Word and Excel tools are similar to MS Office word,Excel. But the Presentation tool is some what different than MS Power point Application.

Operating System Support : Windows, mac, Linux

4. NeoOffice


NeoOffice is an Office suite for Mac Operating system available at free of cost. This Office suite is a fork of the Open Office suite. It has all the features of open office.  It offers tools for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics and databases.

The latest version of this software supports retina display and Mac OS X Mountain Lion.

Operating System Support : Mac

5. Office Web Apps

skydrive - web apps


Office Web Apps allow users to access and share Office documents with browser-based versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote. Users can view and edit Office documents on their devices, anywhere. Like Google Drive, users can use Office web apps in Sky Drive, which offers 7 GB Of free storage.

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