5 Free alternatives to purchasing Microsoft Office 365

Do you need Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, etc) but the budget is stretched. Lets face it, Microsoft 365 is not check with the subscription service and once you stop paying, you lose use of the software and all the services that came with it.  No more OneDrive and no more Outlook. Ohhh 🙁 

Often good software is simply a case of what you get use to using.  I’ve never been scared to try new things and it only took me a couple of days to be fully comfortable with all of these Microsoft 365 alternatives. Usually I just jump in and look at the options and features of the software so I get familiar with the menus and what can and cannot be changed.  Many of these editions have some handy features you never thought possible.

For example WPS Office come standard with a high-quality PDF converter which can quickly convert PDF files to Microsoft compatible Word DOC and DOCX format.  Free Office 2018 is optimised for touch screen application, so if your environment suites this method, then Free Office 2018 will work great.

Here are 5 free alternatives to buying Office software that are actually great.
 
1. WPS Office (https://www.wps.com/)
2. Libre Office (https://www.libreoffice.org/)
3. Open Office (https://www.openoffice.org/
4. Google Docs (https://docs.google.com/)
5. Free Office 2018 (https://www.freeoffice.com/en/)