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Alternative to MS Office

I would like to end my subscription to MS Office 365 Personal because I don't need / use anywhere near all the features. Is there a less expensive or free alternative to MS Office 365? My primary concern is a dependable replacement for Outlook that will run under MS Windows 10 on my laptop as well as on my Moto Android cell phone.

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WPS Office

Hey, I've been using WPS Office as an alternative to MS Office. It's closely similar to MS so you won't have difficulties in handling the app.

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Re: Alternative to MS Office

There are good free alternatives for Word, Excel and Powerpoint. It's much more difficult for Publisher, OneNote, Access and (alas) Outlook.

You can access both your outlook.com and your gmail.com mail account (in fact: any webmail) in Windows 10 and on your phone, but there's a good chance you'll have to use different programs on both devices. Would that be a problem?

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Outlook mainly

I never use Powerpoint, Publisher, OneNote, or Access and I use Word occasionally. I have 3 Excel files for personal calculation of expenses and retirement accounts. An email client other than Outlook seems to be more of a challenge.

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Just how much of Outlook do you use?

The everyday email replacement for most is either Thunderbird or Web Mail like gmail.com. I think Microsoft has Outlook for Android now at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.microsoft.office.outlook&hl=en but it appears to be free.

I need to know what you mean by dependable. I encounter folk that don't know how to configure email apps and for them all email apps are undependable. All skill levels arrive here so tell a little more.

Here's what I'm using today:
1. PC and almost everywhere. Gmail. No app, just hit the web page.
2. Android. On my Moto G5 Plus, the stock email client.
3. iPhone. Didn't setup email as this is my backup phone.

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Thunderbird

May I use Thunderbird on both my Win 10 laptop at home and my Moto G4 Plus Android?

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check out Libre Office

for all things other than email client.

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Libre Office

Thank you - I will check-out Libre Office. I have the full Office Suite available at work if I really need to work on a document.

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An Advice

Open Office is a good alternative of MS Office. But there is a disadvantage about it. There can be some compatibility problems when you open files prepared using by MS Office.

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wps office

use wps office instead of ms office

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alternate of ms office

use of OpenOffice software

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Alternative to MS Office

Everyone will have their own favorite but I have been using OpenOffice and then LibreOffice on Linux for years. Recently, OpenOffice has made a bit of a resurgence and if anything I now prefer that again. Both are available for Windows too and I'm sure you will have no problems with either.

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7 Best Microsoft Office Alternatives For Free

There are good free alternatives for MS Office
7 Best Microsoft Office Alternatives For Free
Google Docs, Google Slide, Google Sheets. Google is known for its omnipresence in all things technology, there are few places Google hasn't touched, and the office isn't one of them. ...
LibreOffice
Office Online.
WPS Office.
Apple iWork.
Calligra Office
DropBox Paper.

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Alternative to MS Office

I've tried a couple alternatives during the years, but none came even close to MS Office. Not only in terms of functionality, but also compatibilty. Business use MS Office and nothing else. And many times I tried to open a document I created using one of the alternative software solutions in an according alternative program, styles were completely messed up.
If Office 365 isn't for you, I suggest you bite the bullet and purchase a "full" versio

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Most alternatives to Office don't

have email clients. Outlook is about the only email client available for Android and Windows. Most are available for either or except the Gmail and the Yahoo type clients .

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What you talking about?

I have used Gmail with Outlook, Thunderbird and others so what is this about "except the Gmail"?

Also, way back when you didn't have an Office Suite. What's wrong with getting Libre Office and then Thunderbird?

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Google is the answer for me

I use all tools by Google online, and I'm not turning back. They are automatically saved.

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