Need An Office Software Suite? This One's Free.


Free Office windowWith so much top-quality freeware available nowadays, there's no longer any need to shell out for Microsoft Office in order to get a quality word processor or spreadsheet program. There are a number of perfectly good alternatives that you can download and install free of charge.

One such example is Free Office, from Softmaker. You'll find the very latest version at and it's a 75 MB download which works just fine on Windows 7, 8 and 10. It includes word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation graphics which contain all the most important features from Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The program is malware-free according to VirusTotal and Web of Trust.

To obtain the program, all you need to supply is an email address on the download page. Make sure you enter a valid address, though, as you'll be sent a registration code that you'll need to enter when you run the program for the first time.



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What I would like is a simple application whereby I can just write a letter to a to a solicitor who is trying to rip me off. Just what is necessary for a private individual who would have just used a typewriter. (Is that still in the dictionaries!). I get very confused with the all singing all dancing apps which require a college degree and half a year to set up then change themselves back to what THEY feel what you need. I can not comprehend most of the technical jargon and end up typing Ancient Mongol in a Double Dutch font!

I've used OpenOffice and now LibreOffice which I am quite satisfied with. Is there any advantage(S) to FreeOffice?

Then I would recommend that you remain on LibreOffice.

How does this compare to Open Office?

What kind of comparison are you looking for? I have been using FreeOffice for a few years now and it's more than adequate for my purposes, however, your needs may vary. You may want to read this article and come to your own conclusions...

FreeOffice 2016 replaces FreeOffice 2012.

Thanx, will check out the article. Wanted basic info, such as comparisons of the various components like the word processing, spreadsheet, etc. Will probably get Free Office and do my own comparisons...was just trying to save a bit of time.

I tried to download this onto my Nokia Lumia 920 phone and I was unable to do so. It gave me the message: Windows doesn't support this file type. I tried to save it and also to just download it thinking that might help but it didn't. Do you know why it gave me the message?

As per the site, there is no version available for the Windows phone. You can install on Windows computer, but not on a Windows phone such as yours. If you had an Android, then, there's a version available for Android.

In the Spreadsheet utility when u cut a text no blinking border is shown, unlike MS Excel.

This is a serious fault. You will never know from where you cut the text in a large spreadsheet.

Seems there is also a Portable version under Support > Tips n Tricks > Portable tab. But you have to install the full version first.

We have discussed this one before here, it used to be SoftMaker

SoftMaker is the name of the company. They have a paid office suite known as SoftMaker Office 2016 as well as a free one called SoftMaker FreeOffice 2016. SoftMaker FreeOffice 2016 was released recently and supersedes SoftMaker FreeOffice 2012.

I believe SoftMaker is the Parent Company, still is.

I used to use Free Office and found it to be quite adequate. But Free Office was (and is) pretty good. Better than some of the free alternatives, or so I've heard.