Microsoft Office program is not very expensive, but it’s not cheap either. Users who rarely use Office Word, Excel or PowerPoint program might not want to spend on software that they hardly use.
Finding a free alternative to Microsoft Office is easy if you don’t need all the features and functionalities offered in Microsoft Office. LibreOffice and Apache OpenOffice are two of the popular alternatives out there for Microsoft Office. In addition to these two programs, there are few more alternatives available. One of them is SoftMaker FreeOffice 2018.
SoftMaker FreeOffice 2018
SoftMaker FreeOffice 2018 is a free office suite comprising applications to create documents, worksheets, and presentations.
As the name implies, SoftMaker FreeOffice 2018 costs nothing. It’s absolutely free. FreeOffice 2018 is based on SoftMaker 2018, which is a commercial program and offers much more than the free version.
When it comes to the user interface, as you can see, it has a resemblance to Microsoft Office user interface. So, if you have used Microsoft Office before, you will feel at home while using FreeOffice 2018.
FreeOffice 2018 allows you to choose between ribbon user interface and the classic menus and toolbars. There is quick access toolbar which allows you to easily access important functions.
If you own a touch device, don’t forget to enable the touch mode in FreeOffice 2018 which makes using the program easier on touch devices. When the touch mode is turned on, you get larger icons and more space between icons.
The TextMaker application in FreeOffice 2018 is a word processor just like Office Word. If you need to create or edit spreadsheets, use PlanMaker application. Use Presentations programs to create presentations.
FreeOffice 2018 allows you to save your documents as PDF file and e-book format EPUB, just like Microsoft Office programs. Additionally, you can also save documents in formats that are compatible with Microsoft Office (DOCX, XLSX, and PPTX). The FreeOffice 2018 allows you open files created using Microsoft Office programs (DOCX, XLSX, and PPTX).
Download FreeOffice 2018 for Windows 10
While downloading, you will need to provide your email address to which the free product key will be sent. You need to enter this free product key to activate your copy of FreeOffice 2018.
During the installation, you can select custom install if you don’t want to install one of the programs included with FreeOffice 2018. Finally, SoftMaker FreeOffice 2018 is fully compatible with Windows 10, both 32-bit and 64-bit systems.
The download size of the installer is about 110 MB and can be downloaded from the link below.
All-in-all, FreeOffice 2018 is a great office suite for PC users considering that it’s free.