Lucky Bhumkar's Blog: Free Microsoft Office Alternatives

May 8, 2011

Free Microsoft Office Alternatives

Microsoft Office is one of the best suite among the office application. User friendly, ribbon interface, bundled lots of tools are some of the featues of MS office. But due to budget constraint or heavy pricing forces to think about other alternatives. Online office suites are also best alternative to offline one as they takes lots of hard disk space as well as ram memory. Here are ten Free Alternative to Microsoft Office, lets discuss.


1. OpenOffice 3 is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose. 

OS Platform Support : Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris 

2. KOffice

KOffice is free software, meaning it's open for anyone to improve and does not cost anything. There is eight packages in this suite, including a spreadsheet, presentation, project planning and image editing.

OS Platform Support: Windows, Linux, Mac OS X

visit KOffice official website

3. NeoOffice

NeoOffice is a full-featured set of office applications for Mac OS X. Created in 2003 when there was no Mac OS X version of available, Patrick Luby and Ed Peterlin have devoted their decades of Mac software engineering experience to create an office suite that is adapted to the unique needs of Mac users.

OS Platform Support: Mac OS
visit NewoOffice official website

4. Lotus Symphony

IBM® Lotus® Symphony™ is a richly-featured set of productivity tools that are intuitive and easy to use and provided at no charge. There are three applications that make up Lotus Symphony: Lotus Symphony Documents, Lotus Symphony Spreadsheets, Lotus Symphony Presentations.

Lotus Symphony puts you in charge – take control over spiraling upgrade costs, ensure access to documents well into the future with new standard file formats (ODF), get more from your current investments with support for Microsoft Windows and Office file types.

OS Platform Support: Linux, Mac OS, Windows
visit Lotus Symphony official website

5. GnomeOffice

There are a bunch of GNOME/Gtk applications that are useful in an office enviroment. That included Word processor, document view, groupware and email application, spreadsheet, graphics and presentation creation. And other office supporter application like financial application, label designer, database designer and diagram creation, note taker.

OS Platform Support: Linux, Windows
visit GnoneOffice official website

6. Jarte (Word Processor)

A free word processor based on the Microsoft WordPad word processing engine built into Windows. A fast starting, easy to use word processor that expands well beyond the WordPad feature set. A small, portable word processor whose documents are fully compatible with Word and WordPad.

OS Platform Support: Windows
visit Jarte official website

7. Atlantis Nova (Word Processor)

Atlantis Nova is very fast, compact, and has a very small memory footprint. But above all,it is completely free. You can install Atlantis Nova on your PC, and use it free of charge! Atlantis Nova has all the tools you might need to design simple formatted documents - letters, resumes, memos, etc.

OS Platform Support: Windows


1. Google Docs

Create basic documents, spreadsheets and presentations online from scratch or start from a template. You can easily do all the basics, including making bulleted lists, sorting by columns, adding tables, images, comments, formulas, changing fonts and more. And it's free!

2. Zoho

Zoho provides a wide, integrated portfolio of rich online applications for businesses. With more than 20 different applications spanning Collaboration, Business and Productivity applications, Zoho helps businesses and organizations get work done. Our applications are delivered over the internet, requiring nothing but a browser. This means you can focus on your business and rely on us to maintain the servers and keep your data safe.

3. ThinkFree

ThinkFree has wellknown for its good interface, virtually any platform friendly, not only office suites but also wide features have available like google docs integration, online storage, online format conversion, share document online. In other words ThinkFree is more than just an office suite. Mobile device such as TabletPC, Android device, Netbook edition,


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