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Best Alternative of Microsoft Word

Microsoft word is used by almost everyone, but what if you don’t want to spend? So, many of us believe that we are locked using Microsoft word, it isn’t true Nowadays, there are many alternatives to Microsoft Word released. 

It is just unfair to pay if you don’t want all the features that Microsoft Word offers Especially someone who only wants to use the word processor It will not be worth paying. So, today we are going to list the best alternatives of Microsoft word that you can use quickly Without any delay, let’s start our tour of the best alternatives to Microsoft Word.


  • Google docs
  • LibreOffice Writer
  • Apache OpenOffice Writer
  • AbiWord
  • WPS Office Writer

1. Google docs

Google docs are the most popular alternative to Microsoft Word. Yes, it is free for everyone with google account Click on the document if you have a google account so that you can use it from now. You can create the document and share it with multiple users at the same time for the same document You can see the changes made by the other users in the document. 

Every document you write is saved on the google cloud so you don’t need to worry about losing the document. It also supports .doc and .docx formats so that it will not be difficult in exporting and editing those files. 


✔ Work from anywhere  

✔ Simple to use


✘ Fewer functions that desktop programs

✘ Slightly slower

2. LibreOffice Writer

LibreOffice Writer is another free alternative to Microsoft Word. Like google docs it also supports .doc and .docx file formats They are similar to OpenOffice Writer in many ways like Interface style, file format support, general word processing features, and real-time collaboration.


✔ Also saves Docx files 

✔ More updates


✘ Immature functions

✘ Updates can interfere

3. Apache OpenOffice Writer

Today Apache OpenOffice is named simply as ‘OpenOffice’ but before it was named It is also the most popular alternative to Microsoft Word It is almost similar to the original. It can open all Microsoft Word format and has almost all functions that you need in everyday office life. It is also available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.


✔ Similar to Microsoft Word 

✔ Can open Microsoft Word formats


✘ Doesn’t save Docx files

4. AbiWord

AbiWord comes from the Spanish word ‘Abierto’ meaning is ‘open’. It is also another alternative to Microsoft Word and is similar to the previous version of Word. It takes a 20-megabyte space of your drive. You can create a table, graphics, automatically fills the field in the email AbiWord also has the platform where you can work with the people in real-time. The program runs on different platforms like Windows and Linux on the operating system QNX, FreeBSD, and Solaris.


✔ Lean program 

✔ Also saves Docx files 

✔ Collaboration platform


✘ No export of pdf documents

✘ Extra plugin required for many features

5. WPS Office Writer

WPS Office is offering its package since the 1980s. Despite its paid version it also offers the free version. This program looks similar to that of Microsoft however has some changes. Another special feature of WPS Office Writer is it has ‘night mode’ and ‘Eye protection mode’. It can also save files in a different format. User can also protect their files using passwords and encryption.


✔ Well-designed structure

✔ Free cloud

✔ Many file formats

✔ File encryption


✘ Costs extra for the full scope

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