Free software comparable to Microsoft Office!
November 27, 2018

Free software comparable to Microsoft Office!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Apache OpenOffice

OpenOffice is a great free alternative to Microsoft Office, used to create presentations for other employees, briefs, bulletins and to organize information.
  • It is free software!
  • The user interface is very simple to adapt to
  • It saves to Microsoft’s Office formats (like .docx)
  • I don’t have anything to critique OpenOffice for
  • OpenOffice has streamlined employee project organization
  • It has made it easier and cheaper to communicate with clients in a professional manner
  • It has completely removed the cost for office software
I selected Apache because it provides the same tools and performance (as well as the Microsoft Office formats) for absolutely no price tag. It is produced by people who care about making a product that works— great updates are made periodically. The interface is very similar and takes very little time to get used to. It should be a no-brainer!
OpenOffice is great for quick presentations and organization of information in the basic office setting. I do not recommend it for situations where more aesthetic is desired (such as a marketing campaign presentation) as templates are very basic.

Evaluating Apache OpenOffice and Competitors

Yes - It replaced Microsoft Office. It just does the same tasks but costs nothing, no license or initial price tag.
  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
I chose this software mainly due to the price being $0, and doing the same tasks as competitors like Microsoft Office.
I would not have changed my selection. It is simply the best choice for office software.

Using Apache OpenOffice

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.
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Quick to learn
Feel confident using
  • Formatting paragraphs is a breeze
  • Producing slideshows
  • Saving documents