Even though majority of the world uses Microsoft Word in their daily life, it still has many flaws which don’t allow people to be comfortable enough. Moreover, when you are connected to the internet and have to deal with a lot of sharing, you tend to prefer something that is easily shareable.
Also, despite the common belief, MS Word is not the only word processor. And, one also has to purchase the Microsoft Office to work on the processor legally. So why not look out for some free alternatives to this popular word processor?
There are numerous others available such as Google Docs, Scieee, Pages, and so on. All of them allow you to create your document with ease, review it and share it further. So let’s look at what all are the other good options.
If not MS Word, you will find people using Google Docs. This is a part of Google’s office suite, which allows you to create, edit, and share the documents as long as you are connected to the internet. All of this forms a part of Google Drive itself. There are numerous benefits attached to it, which MS Word does not offer you, such as:
- Multiple people can edit the document at the same time.
- No need to worry about your software or system getting hanged. The document will be auto saved on the internet every second.
- It also has support for third party add-ons, and so on.
All you need is a Google account, and you are good to go.
This is another free word processor developed by Apple. So, of course you need to have Apple device to access Pages. Apple Pages form a part of iWork productivity suite, that also includes several other software such as Keynote and Numbers.
Even though Apple Pages is not a head to head competitor of MS Word, still this is pretty much loved by Apple users. Also, there are many advantages to it, which MS Word does not offer you. For example, something that would take a lot of clicks to get it done on Word, would only take 1 click to get it done on Pages.
It is also a good competitor to MS Word. This office suite has numerous features, that include writer, spreadsheets, presentation, and PDF tools to take care of all your document needs. Plus, you will find support for .doc and .docx files in this office suite. So if you are looking to avoid paying for MS Office, then this is the much better option for you.