The best free office suites for Windows for the full office experience.
This page introduces free office suites for Windows. One of the most comprehensive and used office suites on the market is Microsoft’s Office 365, which is a paid subscription service. If you regularly send and receive documents to and from other companies, Office 365 would be the ideal office suite to choose.
If your needs for an office suite don’t justify spending money, however, then take a look at the free, fully-functional office suites on this page. They cover all the bases and get the job done.
These are the more popular free office suites in no particular order. Some can be installed on your PC, and others used online. The official download links are included, and you can click on the images to see screenshots and get an idea of how each app looks or feels.
SoftMaker FreeOffice 2018
Finally updated from the 2016 version, SoftMaker FreeOffice 2018 is younger than some of the other office suites here, but it ticks all the boxes and offers a good full office suite experience.
Microsoft Office Online
From the leader in office suites themselves, Microsoft Office Online is Microsoft’s free and easy-to-use online suite of office apps.
Visit: Microsoft Office Online
WPS Office 2016 Free
WPS Office 2016 Free is a stylish and powerful multi-language office suite, with many features, templates, and one-click language switching.
LibreOffice is probably the most popular of the community-built, regularly updated free office suites available, and I’ve used it many times for work-related tasks. The version pictured here is LibreOffice 6.0.2.
Visit: LibreOffice Home Page
Apache OpenOffice was the original free office suite. When development was temporarily paused, LibreOffice sprang up to take its place. OpenOffice is still updated, but not as often.
Visit: Apache OpenOffice Home Page
Showing off a fresh, new look, Zoho Docs is one of the youngest of these very capable online office suites. Like the others, Zoho offers Writer, Spreadsheet and Presentation apps.
Visit: Zoho Docs Home Page
Google Docs is Google’s own free-to-use online suite of office apps. These include Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides.
Visit: Google Docs Home Page
These are the main and more popular free office suites for Windows. Considering the amount of productivity you can get out of them, they really are great apps to have or use for free.
If you do happen to really like one, chances are they have a paid version too you can consider.
Before Office 365 I had LibreOffice installed, which I used for quite a few years. I started using LibreOffice when the development for OpenOffice (its older brother of sorts) slowed down at the time.
For a quick online office solution, I like Microsoft Office Online, which you can also use with a Windows phone, Android phone, and iPhone.
Over the years, the free office apps shown here have really evolved into great office suites.