This article is sort of a repeat from a previous article, A FREE Alternative to Microsoft Office And Especially Microsoft Word, that highlighted the poor man’s version of Microsoft Office, called Kingsoft Office Suite Free 2012. Note: From what I am reading, the 2013 version will be available soon.
Kingsoft Office Suite Free 2012 is perhaps the most versatile free office suite, which includes free word processor, spreadsheet program and presentation maker. These three programs help you deal with office tasks with ease:
Although it is a free suite, Kingsoft Office comes with many innovative features, including a paragraph adjustment tool, and multiple tabbed feature. It also has Office to PDF converter, automatic spell checking and word count features. In this latest version, new features such as watermark in document, and converting PowerPoint to Word documents are also supported.
I have been so overly impressed with the compatibility of Kingsoft with Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint that I wanted to let you know (again) that you can save a considerable amount of money by using Kingsoft instead of Microsoft Office. I often see folks, at home, buying a computer then throwing in the Microsoft Office Suite which really ramps up the cost of the entire package. Kingsoft is FREE, Microsoft Office is not! For the home based user, Kingsoft will get the job done.
If you are a student or business person where Microsoft Office is the main working software product, then I can see possibly buying Microsoft Office for your home computer; otherwise, don’t waste your money, give Kingsoft a try.
There is also an Android version available, as well.