Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Quest for Free Alternatives to Microsoft Office Suite

Looking for free alternative to Microsoft Office?  In search for the free counterpart of the popular office suite from Microsoft, I listed several free software that can be used in your windows computer.   These softwares  mostly compatible to MS office format of word, excel and powerpoint.  There will be disadvantages of each freeware compared to the MS office but there's no harm in trying, right?  Before you click the 'read more' button, try to make a list of free alternatives that you can think of and then let's see if it will be on my list. Ready? Click it away!

Needs installation.

Web-based or cloud-based alternatives.  Must use your browser and have an internet connection.

Just click the logo to go to their website.  You may try all the applications one at a time and feel free to comment below.  If I find another alternative to MS office I'll update this post.

Update 1:  The latest Lotus Symphony version will probably the last version based on IBM's own code.  IBM will start with Apache on by contributing codes to the main version.  You can read more details here.

Update 2:  Microsoft also had a web-based application to its popular Office suite.  Before you can use the web-based apps, you will need a Windows live ID which you can get for free.  Just click the banner below to go the MS Office web apps.


  1. Is there really any alternative of Microsoft Office Swift? I like to have a try with that. Thanks

    1. You may try the freeware I gave in this post.

  2. Great news!!! Now we have more professionalism or efficiency in our work. It has new features and benefits which finally enhance accuracy in the work.Please share some more information regarding this.
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