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SoftMaker FreeOffice 2018 v1.0.4650

A straightforward and free Office-compatible productivity suite

by Mike Williams

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Linux, Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8
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Languages: English, Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 16 May 2018
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Downloads To Date: 4825
Developer: SoftMaker Software GmbH
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SoftMaker FreeOffice 2018
A straightforward and free Office-compatible productivity suite

SoftMaker FreeOffice is a free Microsoft Office-compatible productivity suite.

The package includes a word processor (TextMaker), spreadsheet (PlanMaker) and presentation tool (SoftMaker), and each of these can open both the old-style and Office 365/2010 files for their equivalent Microsoft application (DOC and DOCX/ DOCM/ DOTX/ DOTM, XLS and XLSX, PPT and PPTX, and so on). And reasonably accurately, too, although there are occasional problems with more complex documents.

If you're not a fan of the Microsoft Office ribbon then the SoftMaker FreeOffice interface may appeal, as it offers a classic style (a ribbon is available an option) to the more conventional menus and toolbars.

And the suite has plenty of useful extra features, including a handy "Export to PDF" option on every File menu, and the ability to be installed on a USB flash drive.

If you need more, though, SoftMaker is hoping you'll upgrade to the commercial version, SoftMaker Office 2018, which can be yours from $99.95. The commercial version has a more flexible user-interface, including a dark mode, includes a 64-bit version, advanced document creation, advanced presentations and much more.

Note that you need a personal serial code to use FreeOffice, which you can obtain here.

What's new in v2018 (see the complete release notes for more)?

- New UI. It's your choice: ribbons or classic menus
- Optimized for touchscreens
- Numerous other improvements from the commercial edition

Verdict:

SoftMaker FreeOffice is a capable free Office-compatible productivity suite.

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Best compatibility with MSO ever!

Posted by: Georg, 23 October 2013 09:11

The only office suite that opens all of my Word, and Excel formats faithfully without formatting losses. Excellent!

Another plus is its speed, range of features, and stability.

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