9. Google Docs
Google Docs which is an online-based office suite takes quite a different approach in documents creation and it’s essentially cross-platform, free and powerful.
It is the suite of choice for thousands of schools around the world and enterprises too.
Google Docs applications include:
- word processor,
- Sheets – spreadsheet
- Drawing – diagrams and flowcharts
- Forms – surveys
- Slides – presentation
10. Zoho Docs
Zoho Docs is another web-based suite similar in functionality to Google Docs but is, however, targeted at the business market (even though there’s the free version of it) because features like online collaboration and offline saving are are only available if you go for a premium subscription.
Zoho Docs can be quite pricey but it’s likewise advantageous as it also has native apps for Android and iOS with sync desktop clients for OSX, Linux and Windows.
Joeffice is another alternative with the commonly supported features like word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and database management with the exception of the fact that it’s written in Java.
Joeffice isn’t half as bad as it has a modernized look, completely open-source, and has the ability to run online.
12. Siag Office
Siag is another uncommon office suite that supports all the well-known Microsoft Office formats and quite a few components to boot – they include:
- Spreadsheet Siag – spreadsheets
- Pathetic writer – word processor
- Egon – an animation program
- XedPlus – text editor
- Xfiler – file manager
- Gvu – previewer
Siag is available for OSX, OpenBSD and Linux. The only downside I see to Siag is its somewhat dated user interface which I feel might be a turn-off for some.