5 Best Microsoft Office Alternatives

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Office suite is an an essential part of every PC. Microsoft office or any other alternative is one of the first few softwares which we install on our PC after fresh installation. We all know MS office is one of the best available software in the market but again as quality comes with a price and it’s not free. Microsoft Home and Business 2010 version costs $279.99 and Office Home and Student version costs $149.99. Here I’m sharing 5 best paid and free Microsoft office alternative which you can consider to buy or download. My personal favorite is openoffice.org.

Open Office

Open Office is one of the best free Microsift Office alternative you can get.It has full office suite and it supports all Microsoft Office file format.If you are looking for a best free alternative then you must try this.


LibreOffice is also a free opens source office suite for Windows,Linux and Mac.LibreOffice is based on OpenOffice.It has six office application Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base.

Ashampoo Office 2010

Ashampoo Office 2010 is a paid alternative ti Microsoft Office. It has a full set of office applications like Ashampoo TextMaker 2010 is a word processor, Ashampoo PlanMaker 2010 for handling Excel files and Ashampoo Presentations 2010 is alternative of PowerPoint. It costs less than Microsoft Office $59.99.

Kingsoft Office 2010

Kingsoft Office 2010 offers similar user interface like Microsoft Office and it reads and writes all Microsoft Office formats.It has three essential office applications- Kingsoft Writer, Kingsoft Presentation, and Kingsoft Spreadsheets.It costs $49.95 for One PC license.

SoftMaker Office 2010

SoftMaker Office reads and writes Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files. TextMaker 2010- word processor that reads and writes Microsoft Word files
PlanMaker 2010-  the fully Excel-compatible spreadsheet ,SoftMaker Presentations 2010-  the presentation graphics program .It costs US$ 79.95.

Do you know any other alternative to MS office? Which one you like the most and recommend to others?

One thought on “5 Best Microsoft Office Alternatives”

  1. There are a lot of free alternatives available for those who need free software. This blog post is a great start to free office software. 🙂

    I have found another little known office suite called “SSuite Office”. It is also free and has a lot of very useful applications included. 😀


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