Best open source Microsoft Office alternatives

Looking to ditch Microsoft Office? Try one of these open source offerings


Microsoft Office remains the go-to productivity package for many businesses, with the obvious exception to that being Google G Suite users. But high costs and a growing number of irrelevant features means that increasingly, professionals are looking for more options.

Luckily, there are a number of options out there which are completely free.

Here, we take a look at the best open source software packages that provide a successful replacement to Microsoft Office.

And don’t worry, most are also compatible with Microsoft Office documents, meaning the transition to new software needn’t be messy.

Read next: Best open source Excel alternatives.