Check Out These Free Offline Alternatives to Microsoft’s Office Suite
Don’t have access to the Microsoft Office suite? or Google Drive does not work well offline? Do not worry; Here are some free offline alternative productivity suites that you can use to create or edit your next document, spreadsheet, or presentation.
Originally a product of Sun Microsystems, OpenOffice has been around for over 20 years and is today maintained by The Apache Software Foundation. The office suite includes a word processing application for your text documents, a spreadsheet for your data tables, and a slides and presentation application. The suite also offers additional tools for creating math equations using a graphical user interface and another front-end application to manage databases.
Resulting from the OpenOffice project, managed by The Document Foundation, LibreOffice includes a complete suite of applications for editing all types of documents. The suite includes Writer – a word processing and desktop publishing application, Calc – an application for creating and editing spreadsheets, Impress – an application for creating and editing slides for presentations, as well as a few other productivity tools.
Similar in appearance to Microsoft’s Office suite, FreeOffice is a free productivity suite developed by SoftMaker. It consists of TextMaker – for creating text documents, PlanMaker – for creating and editing spreadsheets, and Presentations – for creating and editing slides. The suite also offers an application called FreePDF for creating and editing PDF documents, but only for Windows systems.
Gnumeric is not a complete office suite but a free and open source application for creating and editing spreadsheets.
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