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What are the best alternatives to Microsoft Office?

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    Deborah Hughes
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "I was a little skeptic about this one but decided to give it a try anyway since I really do get distracted easily, and to my surprise, it actually helped! It's not something like completely dramatic, but I've definitely been getting more things done with this tool, so i must admit it helps you focus!"
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      Carl Peterson
      Written on January 17, 2017
      "Gone are the days when one needed to have the docs in one place to access and transfer with something needing a license. With google docs, I have my docs on the go and anyone I sent to can open and edit them. With so many supported formats, I have not missed microsoft office in a long time."
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      Carl Peterson
      Written on January 17, 2017
      "Gone are the days when one needed to have the docs in one place to access and transfer with something needing a license. With google docs, I have my docs on the go and anyone I sent to can open and edit them. With so many supported formats, I have not missed microsoft office in a long time."
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      Daniel Dean
      Written on January 17, 2017
      "I do not typically care for Windows products. I have used Google docs effectively as any Microsoft program. It is easy to use and reliable. I use it for all my .PDF files. It works great."
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      Ethan Williamson
      Written on January 1, 2017
      "I enjoy using Google Docs and have recently started using it much more than I have Microsoft documents. It is efficient and takes very little effort to learn."
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      Israel Osorio
      Written on January 5, 2017
      "Zoho Docs is perfect for my company being that we all work from home. It conveniently connects our documents to our own shared account over the cloud. We can see when the latest work was done, and view it from anywhere!"
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      Israel Osorio
      Written on January 5, 2017
      "Zoho Docs is perfect for my company being that we all work from home. It conveniently connects our documents to our own shared account over the cloud. We can see when the latest work was done, and view it from anywhere!"
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      Peter Zhu
      Written on January 12, 2017
      "Zoho Docs is a great alternative for storing your documents. You can store literally everything on the cloud!"
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      Vivaan Venkatesan
      Written on March 28, 2017
      "Zoho Docs was a perfect replacement for office. Has just as many features with none of the microsoft gimmic!"
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      William Powell
      Written on January 7, 2017
      "Word processing, spreadsheets, visual presentations, graphs and charts, even databases and math formula editing- LibreOffice does it all! I have found LibreOffice to be user-friendly, modern, and dynamic. It has elevated my school work to a whole new level and now that I am in my first "real" job, I finding ways to use LibreOffice daily. My coworkers have taken an interest and several had already made the switch to LibreOffice. What's more, LibreOffice is open source, which means it is constantly being improved to meet its' users needs. How cool is that?"
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      William Powell
      Written on January 7, 2017
      "Word processing, spreadsheets, visual presentations, graphs and charts, even databases and math formula editing- LibreOffice does it all! I have found LibreOffice to be user-friendly, modern, and dynamic. It has elevated my school work to a whole new level and now that I am in my first "real" job, I finding ways to use LibreOffice daily. My coworkers have taken an interest and several had already made the switch to LibreOffice. What's more, LibreOffice is open source, which means it is constantly being improved to meet its' users needs. How cool is that?"
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      Jeffrey Hamilton
      Written on January 20, 2017
      "My current software would not allow me to use a specific file format that I needed for a work project. I was very happy to find this free software that had a much wider array of file formats with one that fit my need. It really saved my day."
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      Virginia Peterson
      Written on July 13, 2017
      "This solution has great value and is nearly equivalent to Microsoft office. To add to that, it is completely free for users and I look forward to using it soon in the future."
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      Gilberto Luna
      Written on April 9, 2017
      "If you don't want Microsoft Office use LibreOffice"
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      Jesse Gonzales
      Written on February 28, 2017
      "Open Office is nice because not only is a very secure and reliable alternative but it's also free and very easy to learn and become attached to for your personal or business work relations. It has all the basic functions of Microsoft Office and also has it's own unique and nice features."
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      Jesse Gonzales
      Written on February 28, 2017
      "Open Office is nice because not only is a very secure and reliable alternative but it's also free and very easy to learn and become attached to for your personal or business work relations. It has all the basic functions of Microsoft Office and also has it's own unique and nice features."
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      Sean Ye
      Written on March 5, 2017
      "Extremely easy to use, pretty much self-explanatory, runs great on my system, never any problems. Why pay for Windows Office Suite? That makes no sense...this runs just as well with just as much functionality. I will never use Windows again."
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      Billy Gutierrez
      Written on January 24, 2017
      "Openoffice is a great solution. It can open and save as microsoft formats for free and has the same functionality, all for free."
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      Sean Howard
      Written on February 1, 2017
      "If you don't want to pay money to Micro$oft for office software, WPS Office is a great alternative. It is free, has an intuitive web-like interface, and saves documents to the cloud, which is super convenient when working from multiple computers. Added bonus: PDF tools, which MS Office does not have."
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      Sean Howard
      Written on February 1, 2017
      "If you don't want to pay money to Micro$oft for office software, WPS Office is a great alternative. It is free, has an intuitive web-like interface, and saves documents to the cloud, which is super convenient when working from multiple computers. Added bonus: PDF tools, which MS Office does not have."
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      Parakram Rangan
      Written on March 1, 2017
      "WPS Office looks to be a fairly robust alternative to Microsoft Office. However, I was specifically interested in learning about multiple Microsoft Office alternatives. To that end, I was not satisfied that the solution provided consisted of only ONE alternative to Microsoft Office."
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      Anthony Chapman
      Written on March 11, 2017
      "As a small business owner, I need to save money everywhere I can. Microsoft Office is prohibitively expensive from the get-go. WPS Office 2016 Free allows me to do everything I could do in office without having to take out a small business loan to pay for it!"
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      John Allen
      Written on January 4, 2017
      "I would use SSuite Office Premium HD+ as it offers many features with a low price. It also is very small as a file and this makes it more appealing. Also there is no need for Java or .Net in this suite office."
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      John Allen
      Written on January 4, 2017
      "I would use SSuite Office Premium HD+ as it offers many features with a low price. It also is very small as a file and this makes it more appealing. Also there is no need for Java or .Net in this suite office."
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      Alexander Richardson
      Written on February 13, 2017
      "I installed on my Windows 7 machines. It installs a word processor (Writer), a spreadsheet (Calc), a presentation editor (Impress) and some other smaller programs. These are comparable to Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. I can access the files I already had with my Office software"
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      Anthony Dunn
      Written on February 11, 2017
      "What is nice about SSuite versus Microsoft Office is that SSuite Office Premium HD+ is optimized to fit my wide screen monitor and look good in HD. It also has some options for wordart, spreedsheets, graphs and math problems that Microsoft's platform doesn't tend to do as well."
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      Georgia Olson
      Written on January 23, 2018
      "Runs and operate as described. Very modern interface with no menus, which I like. Has a few very productive apps that makes my daily tasks so much easier to accomplish. For such a full featured office suite, it puts everything else to shame. :) A must have for anyone that needs a free office suite."
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      Scott Hunt
      Written on March 4, 2017
      "As a territorial sales rep, I am constantly on the go and I depend heavily on my mobile devices since I am rarely in the office. The Thinkfree Online program has been a big boost to my productivity. I can now view my Office Suite documents and even make changes in them without having to open the document up in Microsoft Office. So I can be nearly anywhere and still get my documents edited and submitted on time."
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      Scott Hunt
      Written on March 4, 2017
      "As a territorial sales rep, I am constantly on the go and I depend heavily on my mobile devices since I am rarely in the office. The Thinkfree Online program has been a big boost to my productivity. I can now view my Office Suite documents and even make changes in them without having to open the document up in Microsoft Office. So I can be nearly anywhere and still get my documents edited and submitted on time."
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      Raúl Ramos
      Written on February 14, 2017
      "Great alternative to Microsoft Office! It's completely free to use and gives you 1 MB of online storage. Allows you to read and edit microsoft files (doc, xls, ppt) without paying the steep Microsoft fees."
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      Gregory Hunter
      Written on February 23, 2017
      "When I want to use an Office alternative, I jump straight to ThinkFree. It's great to have choices and they help fill in the gaps when I can't use MS Office."
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      Gerald Douglas
      Written on April 1, 2017
      "I don't have the expensive Mircrosoft Office and I was looking for some good alternative. OfficeSuite + PDF Editor has been the best choice I found, an app I suggest everyone to download."
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      Gerald Douglas
      Written on April 1, 2017
      "I don't have the expensive Mircrosoft Office and I was looking for some good alternative. OfficeSuite + PDF Editor has been the best choice I found, an app I suggest everyone to download."
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      Howard Garcia
      Written on January 30, 2017
      "Good app to help you manage your documents on the go. Many features and file types supported, plus the benefit of having cloud storage to access your documents anywhere."
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      Dennis Schneider
      Written on April 13, 2017
      "Seems perfect for people who never stop working. If you are so busy you edit PDFs on the phone, maybe you need an easier job."
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      Mark Ray
      Written on January 11, 2017
      "I was really surprised at how powerful this software is. I tried it without any particular expectation and was really taken with how efficient and user-friendly the whole thing was. You can do presentations, all sorts of documents similar to Word docs, you can do spreadsheets... It's very versatile, it's perfectly compatible with Microsoft Office, and it's not a bulky addition. I ended up being positively giddy at the freedom it offered me."
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      Mark Ray
      Written on January 11, 2017
      "I was really surprised at how powerful this software is. I tried it without any particular expectation and was really taken with how efficient and user-friendly the whole thing was. You can do presentations, all sorts of documents similar to Word docs, you can do spreadsheets... It's very versatile, it's perfectly compatible with Microsoft Office, and it's not a bulky addition. I ended up being positively giddy at the freedom it offered me."
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      Michael Weber
      Written on March 3, 2017
      "I like polaris office. Its well build and has a lot of features like microsoft office."
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      Jerry Carlson
      Written on February 26, 2017
      "Seems great"
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      Gerardo de la Torre
      Written on January 16, 2017
      "This product seems like it is the best solution for me so I do not have to pay out all the money for Microsoft Office. Now that Office is not coming free with new computers it is nice to have an alternative that you can use. Everything is costing way too much anymore to get what we used to for free. So glad to see an alternative to Office that seems to offer so much."
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      Gerardo de la Torre
      Written on January 16, 2017
      "This product seems like it is the best solution for me so I do not have to pay out all the money for Microsoft Office. Now that Office is not coming free with new computers it is nice to have an alternative that you can use. Everything is costing way too much anymore to get what we used to for free. So glad to see an alternative to Office that seems to offer so much."
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      David Griffin
      Written on January 1, 2017
      "I wasn't able to afford the pricey software package the Microsoft Office sells, but I needed a way to create, edit, and safe documents. WPS Office with PDF was a free alternative that offered all the benefits that Microsoft does, but without the hefty price tag."
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      Gerald Hudson
      Written on February 17, 2017
      "I really liked this app. It's very small, and it's compatible with so much. You forget that it isn't Office!"
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      David Holland
      Written on February 23, 2017
      "I needed a better alternative to heavy loaded Microsoft Word app. I needed something lighter, and more efficient but is just as powerful. I am not a fan of cloud word processors, so I searched google and this was the best solution I could find. It might even be a little better than Word because it works on my Android phone as well."
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      David Holland
      Written on February 23, 2017
      "I needed a better alternative to heavy loaded Microsoft Word app. I needed something lighter, and more efficient but is just as powerful. I am not a fan of cloud word processors, so I searched google and this was the best solution I could find. It might even be a little better than Word because it works on my Android phone as well."
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      Austin Jimenez
      Written on January 20, 2017
      "Microsoft Office is too expensive, and why purchase something when you can have something just as good (if not better) for free? I now exclusively use FreeOffice - all Microsoft Office documents are compatible with it, and I actually find the interface more user-friendly. Overall a great deal, and I'm never looking back."
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      Jose Stone
      Written on January 15, 2017
      "FreeOffice is absolutely one of the best alternatives for Microsoft Office. I have been using it for few months already, and I am very satisfied with it. It has roughly the same features as Microsoft Office. FreeOffice has a word processor, a spreadsheet application and a presentation program. Most importantly, it is 100% free."
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      James Wallace
      Written on April 19, 2017
      "I tried this and it was not very good! While it says that it is compatible with the counterparts in Microsoft Office, I had major issues with transferring an excel file to the spreadsheet application. I missed my deadline because I thought I would be able to finish my work on a road trip without internet. Very misleading!"

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    Summary

    Best alternatives to Microsoft Office
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Google Docs Software 247 Free
    2 Zoho Docs Websites 223 Free
    3 LibreOffice Software 202 Free
    4 Apache OpenOffice Software 189 Free
    5 WPS Office 2016 Free Software 132 Free
    6 SSuite Office Premium HD+ Websites 129 Free
    7 ThinkFree Online Websites 79 Free
    8 OfficeSuite Apps 69 Free
    9 Polaris Office Apps 68 Free
    10 WPS Office + PDF Apps 62 Free
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