Microsoft Office has been the King over a long period of time for office applications, but a change has been noticed in the last few years, a lot of free alternatives for Microsoft Office have emerged off late. They can be accessed in any workspace having an internet connection. So, with these alternatives, you can access word documents, spreadsheets and presentations at ease without keeping your wallet in mind.
1. Google Docs
Google Docs leads the list of open office software; there are strong reasons to support this fact. Firstly, it possesses all the applications Microsoft Office has – Word processor, spreadsheets, etc. and secondly, all of it is absolutely free. You can access all the documents online through the Google Drive and also share them with other people. Apart from all these features, you can also edit images and create forms using Google forms. Google Docs is highly compatible with Gmail and Google+. In a nutshell, Google Docs is a revolution in the world of Office Applications.
2. Open Office
11 years old in the market, Open Office is the most popular and entrusted open office software. The package contains word processing, spreadsheets, databases and much more. Open Office can be downloaded for free and the software is compatible with Microsoft Word Documents so you can easily read and save MS documents. Though this software doesn’t have as good collaborative features as Google chrome but has some irreplaceable features that keep getting upgraded.
3. Libre Office
The Working pattern of this software is closely similar to that of Open Office. The important difference between the two is that a lot of development has been a part of Libre Office recently. Libre Office presents a lot more advanced characteristics and features like Wiki Publisher; moreover the functioning of LibreOffice is easier and better. The Striking characteristic about this software is that you can install it in a Pen Drive and keep it in your pocket wherever you go.
4. King soft Office
This software is made in China and runs in concordance with Microsoft Office. It contains Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Its features reflect an uncanny resemblance to Microsoft Office, though at times, it stands by itself with its variations. Its notable feature is the PDF converter; also it allows us to add watermarks to documents. The workability of this software is fast and its’ easy to use. The Mobile version of this software is also available on android mobiles.
5. Zoho Docs
5th on the list, Zoho Docs lingers around footmarks of Google docs. One of the packages of Zoho Docs provides for 1 GB free storage online along with a word processor and measures for creating spreadsheets. The interface in Zoho docs is not user oriented as it promises to be. The plus about this software is its allowance to utilize 5 GB space.