Friday, February 11, 2011

Open Format and MS Office Alternatives

 We have lot of Alternatives to MS Office available today to get the work done. Here are dozens of FREE alternatives to what Microsoft Office has to offer. We can select a web based or normal productivity suite. If you are always connected you can go for a web based office software suite.

With my experience I suggest to use Zoho (Zoho offers a suite of online web applications which is easy to collaborate. Zoho suite goes beyond that by offering a wiki, a planner, email , CRM etc..

Zoho provides a wide, integrated portfolio of rich online applications for businesses. With more than 20 different applications spanning Collaboration , Business and Productivity applications

The second choice is Google docs, Zoho  is
far better than google docs) In both you can create word processing documents, spreadsheets ,presentations and lot more. You can share these documents with friends and co-workers quite effectively with the push of a few buttons. 
Open Office can install in Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, it is better solution for those who are looking for a free open source alternative to the MS Office.

  have distros for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux , there are eight packages in this suite, including  project planning and image editing tools.

Lotus Symphony ,Libre Office,Abiword,Atlantis Nova ,SSuite Office and too many are in the list, but till this time MS office have one only competitor product , that is Zoho.

I am sure people have tried all most all these free suites to abandon MS Office, but the reality is, they always come back to MS office suites. The main reason for this trend is compatibility problems. So what we need along with Free Software and Open Source, we need Open Format in Software and in hardware too.