Apache OpenOffice vs. Wondershare EdrawMax

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Apache OpenOffice
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Apache OpenOffice is a free open source office suite that includes six applications: Writer (word processor), Calc (spreadsheets), Impress (presentations), Draw (diagramming and graphics), Base (database), and Math (formulas).N/A
Wondershare EdrawMax
Score 9.4 out of 10
N/A
Edraw Max, from Wondershare, is an all-in-one diagram software designed to make it simple to create professional-looking flowcharts, organizational charts, network diagrams, business presentations, building plans, mind maps, science illustration, fashion designs, UML diagrams, workflows, program structures, web design diagrams, electrical engineering diagrams, directional maps, database diagrams and more.
$14.95
per month
Pricing
Apache OpenOfficeWondershare EdrawMax
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Monthly Plan
$14.95
per month
Half-yearly Plan
$77.70
per 6 months
Annual Plan
$99.00
per year
Annual Plan
$138.00
per year
2-year Plan
$169.00
per 2 years
Lifetime Plan
$495.00
one-time fee
Enterprise
Custom Pricing
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Apache OpenOfficeWondershare EdrawMax
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Apache OpenOfficeWondershare EdrawMax
Top Pros
Top Cons
Best Alternatives
Apache OpenOfficeWondershare EdrawMax
Small Businesses
Google Workspace
Google Workspace
Score 9.1 out of 10
OmniGraffle
OmniGraffle
Score 9.4 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Google Workspace
Google Workspace
Score 9.1 out of 10
OmniGraffle
OmniGraffle
Score 9.4 out of 10
Enterprises
Microsoft 365 Business Premium
Microsoft 365 Business Premium
Score 8.9 out of 10
OmniGraffle
OmniGraffle
Score 9.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
Apache OpenOfficeWondershare EdrawMax
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(19 ratings)
9.7
(8 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(3 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(2 ratings)
9.7
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Apache OpenOfficeWondershare EdrawMax
Likelihood to Recommend
Apache
In my opinion, Apache OpenOffice is best suited for writing, editing and proofreading texts in any language. You can also download additional language packages that really take up little space in your PC's storage. Of course, Apache OpenOffice is comprehensive of spreadsheet-/drawing-/database-related softwares and so on, but I primarily use it for writing and editing my own texts. I don't see any scenarios where it is less appropriate, at least so far.
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Wondershare Technology
I have used over a dozen apps of this sort across 50 years of computing. None are even close to being as good!!
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Pros
Apache
  • The number one strength of OpenOffice is the flexibility it gives. We can open any file type, save any file type - it's pretty much invincible. Even if we're going to work on this in a different program, just being able to open some of these ancient files that we get from local city governments is a huge win for us.
  • It's also administrator friendly - I'll use it a lot on the road because the licensing is so much easier to deal with than trying to check out a license from a server or make sure that everybody has internet connectivity.
  • It just looks pretty! It's legitimately a quality product, the layout looks good, it's not nearly as pushy as "other suites," and for the money it's the best!
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Wondershare Technology
  • Flow charting
  • Depict a complex process so its easily understood
  • Its structure and organization are very similar to how mainstream apps work.
  • Its huge and expandable feature set blows away all other apps
  • I want the right tools because my time is precious. This is the right choice by far.
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Cons
Apache
  • There seem to be issues using this app in Windows 10. It worked fine when we used it on Windows 7, but after we upgraded the network with NEW Win 10 computers, it takes a very long time to process commands.
  • It will not allow any upgrades.
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Wondershare Technology
  • One-click auto-export feature to a preferred format. Currently, you'd have to go through at least 3 steps to export)
  • More ready-to-use Icon libraries
  • API to adjust vector graphics
  • AI augmentation to provide user input during complex diagramming
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Likelihood to Renew
Apache
It is a cheap alternative; however, with Microsoft 365 licenses also dropping significantly, we might opt to go in that direction to maintain uniformity.
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Wondershare Technology
No answers on this topic
Usability
Apache
It is so easy to use and produces quality work comparable to its paid competitor, Microsoft Office. I highly recommend this free software to any who need to make the switch to powerful and free Office software.
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Wondershare Technology
It is super easy to use because it works like the mainstream apps. Almost everything's familiar and easy to access
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Support Rating
Apache
Is there really support? There is a user forum but I do not see much developer input. Support options are limited. The most recent (Sept 2019) version of the product seems to have issues operating under Windows 10, yet there are few recent comments in the community forum, most comments are regarding older versions.
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Wondershare Technology
Needed to contact the support team as I had lost license details. Their response was fast, professional and what's more, very helpful. All the needed data was sent to me and I was able to reinstall Wondershare EdrawMax again.
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Implementation Rating
Apache
We found that it is possible to use Open Office to accomplish everything we need. Some tasks required searching for steps on Google.
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Wondershare Technology
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Apache
Apache OpenOffice is less intense on our computer systems and saves us a ton of financial resources. Since our document creation and editing needs are typical of a small business and not very complex, Apache OpenOffice is sufficient for us. We think that almost any smaller to medium sized business would feel the same way if they don't have a need to make or edit complex documents.
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Wondershare Technology
Obviously, Visio is considered the Gold standard, But you are locked into the MS ecosystem. Lucidchart felt less polished and cumbersome to use. ConceptDraw UI was a bit more cluttered and the learning curves were a bit step.
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Return on Investment
Apache
  • Moving to OpenOffice will save the company the cost of 500+ of Microsoft Office licenses in our company.
  • Because it is cross-platform, we could also save 500+ of Microsoft Windows licenses if we move everyone to Linux.
  • On the negative side, the lack of online collaboration and browser support may be an issue when you use clouds like Box, Workboard etc.
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Wondershare Technology
  • Intellectual leverage
  • Develops a large-scale trust (good graphics is always appreciated even if its complex to read)
  • Impactful visualization (hard to enumerate)
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ScreenShots

Wondershare EdrawMax Screenshots

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