Best Free Alternatives For Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is a very popular document, spreadsheet and presentation tool, however the software is not cheap and you will require to pay a hefty amount of money just to use the software, however there are several free alternatives to Microsoft Office, which provide you with similar functionalities but does not charge you a dime.


So what are the Best Free Microsoft Office Alternatives? Your question will be answered in this new series of Microsoft Office alternatives/replacements, where we will tell you about complete suites for Microsoft Office and more.

Also Read: Google Notebook Alternatives

In addition to that future posts in this series will cover individual replacements for the following Microsoft Office features.

  • Microsoft Word Alternatives
  • Microsoft Excel/Spreadsheet Alternatives.
  • Microsoft PowerPoint/presentation alternatives.
  • Microsoft Access Alternatives.
  • Microsoft Project Alternatives.
  • Microsoft Visio Alternatives.

One of the best alternatives available for Microsoft Office Suite, has not only received several awards and accolades, it is one of the best alternatives to managing your document, spreadsheets and presentations.


IBM 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.

Download IBM Lotus Symphony

Google Docs & Spreadsheets

is a online browser based alternative for Microsoft Office, there are several features which makes this online office suite, a very good alternative for Microsoft Office.

Google Docs also has a feature where you can edit documents and spreadsheets even when you are offline and later synchronize them with your online account.

Google Docs

Zoho Suite

Zoho is another online service which provides users with a multitude of services including Zoho Writer, Zoho Sheet and Zoho Show for creating and managing documents.

Zoho also provides user with a way to access their documents offline and later synchronize it with your online account.

Zoho Suite


If you are a Linux user, we won’t leave you behind, KOffice is a free, integrated office suite for KDE, the K Desktop Environment for Linux.

It consists of all the required applications like KWord, KSpread and KPresenter, for making working with office documents a breeze on KDE.

Download KOffice

Which is best Microsoft Office alternative according to you? Do let us know about them.

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