A Microsoft Office Alternative That Is Totally FREE…

Many of you that explore the world of tech already know of LibreOffice. Many of you at home, do not. If you work in the business world where Microsoft Office is the core product needed to perform your job functions, then I can understand buying the product for use at home. Same goes with Students (to a certain extent), but most of us at home do not need to be paying out a handsome sum for a product that you will occasionally use and most likely will be financially tied to for many years. A good option, that is FREE and very compatible with Microsoft Office (and Google Docs) is LibreOffice. Here at “What’s On My PC” LibreOffice is my office suite software of choice that I frequently recommend to others.

LibreOffice is a powerful and free office suite (that is Open Source software), used by millions of people around the world. Its clean interface and feature-rich tools help you unleash your creativity and enhance your productivity. LibreOffice includes several applications that make it the most versatile Free and Open Source office suite on the market: Writer (word processing), Calc (spreadsheets), Impress (presentations), Draw (vector graphics and flowcharts), Base (databases), and Math (formula editing).

Source: LibreOffice – Free Office Suite

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    1. Thank you Soulja… LOve your site and what you are doing in your walk with Christ…

      I am torn between WPS and LibreOffice. Another poster mentioned FreeOffice by Softmaker. I have used WPS in the past a lot and it is very compatible with Microsoft Office. The makers of WPS are out of China and has me thinking about that; but, that may just be me being paranoid about the world right now.



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      1. Hello Rick, Thank you for your remarks about the blog I author your words uplifted my spirit today. 😊 Also thank you for your feedback about the word editors I didn’t know about the china aspect and that makes me think cautious as well. I will be giving Libre another go around and see what they have to offer since it has been a while since I used Libre.

        Reign, aka Soulja,


      2. Reign, aka Soulja,

        Here is some information I found on WPS… At one point, as you may know it was called Kingsoft… I am seeing California and China in their about statement. What do you think? I am on the fence with it. — Rick

        Palo Alto-based WPS Office Software is a leading office productivity suite for PC and mobile devices. With more than 1.2 billion installs, WPS Office is a high performing, yet considerably more affordable solution that is recognized as a preferred alternative to Micosoft® Office and is fully compatible and comparable to Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel and Word. The WPS Office suite is available for Windows and Linux-based PCs as well as Android and iOS. WPS Office Software is a subsidiary of Kingsoft Corporation, China’s leading Internet services and software company.

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      3. Quoted from Rick, “What do you think? ”

        As for the china aspect I am on the fence about it as well, but don’t believe it is enough to move me off the platform…. WPS Office has the feel and function of Microsoft Word 2016 ( I actually own a license to MS Word 2016 and didn’t like what MS offered for the $$$money price point$$$ ) I do like the aspect that I can create a free account with WPS so I can store my work in the WPS cloud platform through WPS editor and access it through my Android device. The mobile app version is not as robust, but it gets the job done. I may or may not have the desktop beta version but they are good at keeping up with bug fixes.

        When it was Kingsoft the platform sucked in my opinion. If I am remembering correctly an California based company bought the editor platform or merged with Kingsoft as an company. but since the editor became known as WPS the direction has changed with the platform build up compared to when it was the Kingsoft editor.

        WPS’s goal is to rival Microsoft by offering a close replica of Word but for free with some “optional” premium options. I use the free option and the community is huge in the template aspect for the Editor, Presentation,, and their version of Excel. I believe they did recently lock down some of the templates under the premium option but there is still many free ones and the option is still there to build your own templates….

        P.s. You also have the Microsoft word save file extensions as well so you can save the work and send it to someone that uses word. I find the WPS cloud option useful as well. Also WPS tab feature also you to word on Word document, presentation, and the excel all at the same time by switching tabs.

        I hope this answer your question or questions thank you for asking What I think. 😊

        WPS Tab Scrn Cap


  1. By accident I botched up the wording at the end

    Corrected version
    Also I like the WPS tab feature because you can work on Word document, presentation, and the excel all at the same time by switching tabs.


  2. R.E.I.G.N,

    I have been messing around, on and off all day, with LibreOffice and Softmaker’s FreeOffice. Like yourself, I have always enjoyed working with WPS. Your response (writeup) may have just swayed me back to WPS. You would make for a good salesman… LOL… LibreOffice, very powerful but is an overkill for me; FreeOffice, a basic level office suite that replicates MS-Office in appearance, but is lacking in some areas. WPS’s options, as you explained in an excellent manner, has now kicked me back into their corner. The beauty of all of this is that there are now options out there for people who cannot spend a lot of money on commercial software.

    Thank you very much for your valued input…


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