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5 Best Free Microsoft Word Alternatives

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Google is among the biggest companies to offer a free Microsoft Word alternative. As tech companies were skipping making programs and introducing fully featured websites, Google had its engineers preparing Google Docs.

Google Docs is an online service that lets you create documents inside of your web browser. There’s no software to install, though you do need a Google account. This is because all the documents you create get saved on Google Drive. Drive allows for easy share and archiving.

Read: How to Use Google Drive’s New Add-ons in Google Docs and Sheets


The web app itself provides plenty of templates. It saves everything that you create in Google Docs in a format that other programs will understand. Real-time collaboration tools allow you to see changes that your friends or co-workers make as they happen. Easy sharing is included too; you can email anything that you create on the service with just a few clicks.

Read: Google Office Apps vs Office 365


Google Docs is completely free. Most people think that you have to be connected to the internet to use it. You don’t, though. The company’s Chrome browser will let you continue working on the things you create in Google Docs away from an internet connection.

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2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. FrontRunner

    07/06/2017 at 8:08 am

    Where is SSuite Office? They have been around for a long time and their software is absolutely excellent and most importantly, free!

    I’ve been using their software for a long time now and have never needed anything else. They even have an online office suite now. Much more convenient than one would think. It’s also not cloud based, so no login or accounts to create. Runs directly in your web browser, Now that is something no one else has.

    A front runner if not the best alternative out there. Check them out, you will not regret it. :-)

  2. Akshay

    10/30/2018 at 12:18 am

    Thanks for this comprehensive list of alternatives! We too are working on a Word alternative called Bit.ai. Bit allows users to create rich, dynamic, and awesome looking documents, with built-in tracking and collaboration capabilities! Do check us out :)

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