Softmaker Office 2016 now free
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Softmaker Office 2016 now free

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Found 18th Jan
A good replacement for the long standing 2012 free (Free full version again)
The main release has moved to Office 2018, once again with a trimmed free version

Comparison for the 2016 Free, Standard, Pro
softmaker.net/dow…pdf
The giveaway full version appears to be Standard, minus a little - has Thesaurus, but can't find the commercial spell checking dictionary (uses the same Hunspell as the Free) - those may be components that would cost them to distribute
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The best free office suite is WPS Office formerly known as Kingsoft Office. Have been using it since 3 years and can rate it 10/10.

It is a copy of Microsoft Office. Best copy.

Hope it helps someone.
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Anybody know how it compares with Libre Office please: libreoffice.org/
How can I get Microsoft Office for free, please?
sam80053 m ago

How can I get Microsoft Office for free, please?



Google it and you shall find it
Just use Google docs, installation not required!
You can use Microsoft office for free via the office website , it isnt as full featured as the paid for version but its free.
The best free office suite is WPS Office formerly known as Kingsoft Office. Have been using it since 3 years and can rate it 10/10.

It is a copy of Microsoft Office. Best copy.

Hope it helps someone.
hitman18th Jan

The best free office suite is WPS Office formerly known as Kingsoft …The best free office suite is WPS Office formerly known as Kingsoft Office. Have been using it since 3 years and can rate it 10/10.It is a copy of Microsoft Office. Best copy.Hope it helps someone.


thanks for the info -
Hitman by Name - Hitman on Microsoft's profit margins lol
Kudos for finding free stuff
Thank you.
viniteng17 m ago

Kudos for finding free stuff


Yep!.

That's what we all kinda live for?, lol. ;-)
hitman1 h, 23 m ago

The best free office suite is WPS Office formerly known as Kingsoft …The best free office suite is WPS Office formerly known as Kingsoft Office. Have been using it since 3 years and can rate it 10/10.It is a copy of Microsoft Office. Best copy.Hope it helps someone.


Yep!, I use WPS Office (amongst a few other's too).

I'd rate WPS Office wayyyy up there for it being a very competent Office Package (despite it's obvious budget price). :-)

I have Softmaker Office also (but I believe I have the 2012 version?), but, I'll definitely be upgrading to this currently freeSoftmaker Office 2016 version too though, hehehehe. :-)
NAZ171 h, 22 m ago

thanks for the info - Hitman by Name - Hitman on Microsoft's profit …thanks for the info - Hitman by Name - Hitman on Microsoft's profit margins lol


Believe it or not, I have got many people hooked on it. It's not bad at all.
hitman26 m ago

Believe it or not, I have got many people hooked on it. It's not bad at …Believe it or not, I have got many people hooked on it. It's not bad at all.


I hear you, Agent 47 ... lol.
hitman10 h, 58 m ago

The best free office suite is WPS Office formerly known as Kingsoft …The best free office suite is WPS Office formerly known as Kingsoft Office. Have been using it since 3 years and can rate it 10/10.It is a copy of Microsoft Office. Best copy.Hope it helps someone.


WPS: Have to watch ads to gain time-limited access to extras like printing. Or pay $30/year
Google Drive and OneDrive have typical Office utilities and should be more than enough for your average home user.
I purchased a heavily discounted copy of Office but uninstalled it as I just don't use it. Cloud services also take away that worry of having to backup your docs.
sam80018 h, 55 m ago

How can I get Microsoft Office for free, please?



Its easy if you know how, Nudge Nudge say no more.
Cloud-enabled Office Packages are fine too, but not good for everyone ...

As/when I've traveled abroad (like a lot of people do every once in awhile), and I'm in need of typing a few things up 'locally' in whatever Country I'm in, it's good to have a non-Cloud based Office Package on your System of some sort (personally speaking that is).

As you may/may not come into an immediate 'source' of ready Internet (and then what?).

And even if you soon do, that could perhaps easily kill off a few hours of your time doing such research for such to begin with? (not to mention the potential wasted money required to then establish that now required permanent 'connection' ...

Whereas a normal Office Package (that's main focal point is not Cloud facilities that is), you simply up and go, job done, lol. :-)

I will never 100% warm to Cloud only Office Packages I don't reckon (especially when I know there's more than enough notable competent Office Packages out there, that are not die hards insistent on running away from the already former longgggggg established status quo? (going back some 20+ Year's now ... )

But that's me anyway, lol. :-)

But I also get why some may love the alternative instead though (I'm realistic). :-)
buglawton6 h, 11 m ago

WPS: Have to watch ads to gain time-limited access to extras like …WPS: Have to watch ads to gain time-limited access to extras like printing. Or pay $30/year


Funnily enough, even the paid version of WPS (the £60-£80 or so one-off price for the Product) gives you those 'discreet' ad's (I thought paid meant paid right?, lol).

But either way, I prefer it anyway. :-)

That, along with with the free Office Packages like Open Office, and Libre Office (all are competent in my book). :-)

SoftMaker Office isn't too bad too if I'm honest?. :-)

Microsoft Office is now obviously the defacto level to which most Office Packages pitch their fork, but with the ever ballooning costs of the Package + ever ballooning size of it too etc, it's now proving itself not for everyone?.

Microsoft Office has certain 'unique features' that some of it's competitor's may lack perhaps?, but to go with it, Microsoft Office also has a 'unique price' in line with such also?, so ... lol.

Pick your poison accordingly basically?. :-)
morrig25 m ago

Its easy if you know how, Nudge Nudge say no more.


That's true but to be fair, I can't honestly remember the last time I used carrier pigeon though?.

Or maybe that's just me?, lol.
Edited by: "amour3k" 19th Jan
The best thing about Softmaker Office is the speed, it's so fast from startup to in use, it's fast fast fast
hitman18th Jan

The best free office suite is WPS Office formerly known as Kingsoft …The best free office suite is WPS Office formerly known as Kingsoft Office. Have been using it since 3 years and can rate it 10/10.It is a copy of Microsoft Office. Best copy.Hope it helps someone.


Agreed been using this for a couple of years on my work phone now does everything the top office programs do for free
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