3 Alternative Office Suites to Look At

If you like Microsoft Office 2010, but you would like to try something else. Or maybe you don’t like Microsoft Office and want to try something else, here are three Office Suite Alternatives that you can use to do the same work that Microsoft office does.

Softmaker 2010

The first MS Office alternative is SoftMaker Office 2010. This suite reads and writes Microsoft WordExcel, and PowerPoint files – and costs a lot less than  Microsoft Office. It can be used at home or in business.  It is faster than MS Office 2010, and reliable.

TextMaker 2010, a  word processor that reads and writes Microsoft Word files easily.
PlanMaker 2010, an Excel-compatible spreadsheet.
SoftMaker Presentations 2010, the PowerPoint presentation like graphics program.
BasicMaker 2010, a scripting language and environment that lets you automate recurring tasks.

SoftMaker Office 2010 is available for only € 69.95, or  $79.95.



Libre Office

LibreOffice is the free Open Source personal productivity suite. Users can install this on a Windows, Macintosh, or Linux platform. This program gives you six feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing needs: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base. Help and support, and documentation is freely available from a large, dedicated community of users, contributors and developers.

  • It is  easy to personalize – Microsoft Office users will find the switch easy and painless, with a familiar look and feel.
  • It is compatible with all major competitors’ file formats. You can easily import files from Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and many other formats.


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The two previous applications were similar in that you downloaded and installed the application. But Zoho is different because you do the work on the cloud. Zoho provides an integrated portfolio of online applications for businesses. It has more than 20 different applications that operate different services like Collaboration, Business and Productivity applications. Because the applications are cloud based, they require nothing more than a browser.





There is no need to use Microsoft Office because there are alternatives to the production system that Microsoft has created. Some must be download; while others  operate on the cloud.


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