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Microsoft Word Alternatives & Competitors

(640)4.7 out of 5

Looking for alternatives to Microsoft Word? Tons of people want Document Creation Software. What's difficult is finding out whether or not the software you choose is right for you. Google Docs, Adobe Acrobat DC, Adobe InCopy, and Ulysses are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Microsoft Word.

Top Alternatives to Microsoft Word

  • Google Docs
  • Adobe Acrobat DC
  • Adobe InCopy
  • Ulysses
  • Pages

Top 20 Alternatives & Competitors to Microsoft Word

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  1. Google Docs

    (5,449)4.7 out of 5

    Work Together Better with Google Docs. Create or upload documents, spreadsheets and presentations with Google Docs. Share securely.

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  2. Work Together Better with Google Docs. Create or upload documents, spreadsheets and presentations with Google Docs. Share securely.

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    VB
    it is easy to use with an attractive interface and also there are numerous features

    Reviewers say compared to Microsoft Word, Google Docs is:

    Easier to do business with
    Easier to set up
    Easier to admin
    #2
    #2
  3. Adobe Acrobat DC

    (1,724)4.5 out of 5

    Adobe Acrobat DC means a more seamless experience for your users, fewer hassles for your IT team.

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  4. Adobe Acrobat DC means a more seamless experience for your users, fewer hassles for your IT team.

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    UF
    Adobe Acrobat DC makes it super easy to reorder pages in a large packet, import and export pages when you're creating documents for a mass mailing, and probably best of all, edit text directly in...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat DC is:

    Slower to reach roi
    More expensive
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    #3
    #3
  5. Adobe InCopy

    (17)4.2 out of 5

    Adobe InCopy is a word processing program that integrates with Adobe InDesign. It is a fully functional word processor but is rarely used without InDesign.

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  6. Adobe InCopy is a word processing program that integrates with Adobe InDesign. It is a fully functional word processor but is rarely used without InDesign.

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    Jeff L.
    JL
    The collaboration tools are really fantastic when working with a team. I use this primarily for large document and report writing and find that the app is really quite uncluttered and streamlined....Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Microsoft Word, Adobe InCopy is:

    More expensive
    #4
    #4
  7. Ulysses

    (16)4.7 out of 5

    Ulysses for Mac lets you focus when you need to concentrate. It keeps all your texts neatly stuffed in its intuitive library. With a few clicks, Ulysses can create beautiful documents from your manuscripts: PDFs, web pages, even iBooks-ready ePubs.

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  8. Ulysses for Mac lets you focus when you need to concentrate. It keeps all your texts neatly stuffed in its intuitive library. With a few clicks, Ulysses can create beautiful documents from your manuscripts: PDFs, web pages, even iBooks-ready ePubs.

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    Nicholas G.
    NG
    Ulysses transforms your relationship to your writing software. Unlike a word processor, where you pick and futz and monkey around with formatting, fonts, and grid, Ulysses enables you to focus on...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Microsoft Word, Ulysses is:

    More expensive
    Better at support
    #5
    #5
  9. Pages

    (262)4.3 out of 5

    Pages for Mac is a powerful word processor that gives you everything you need to create documents that look beautiful.

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  10. Pages for Mac is a powerful word processor that gives you everything you need to create documents that look beautiful.

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    Lauren B.
    LB
    I can create a wide number of types of documents and share them easily.
    #6
    #6
  11. Foxit PhantomPDF

    (544)4.6 out of 5
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    Intuitive and easy to use, FoxIt PhantomPDF is a powerful, fast, secure, and affordable PDF editor for anyone who needs to convert, create, collaborate, or edit PDF files.

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  12. Intuitive and easy to use, FoxIt PhantomPDF is a powerful, fast, secure, and affordable PDF editor for anyone who needs to convert, create, collaborate, or edit PDF files.

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    Tammy C.
    TC
    I have found that it is very easy to use.

    Reviewers say compared to Microsoft Word, Foxit PhantomPDF is:

    Easier to do business with
    Easier to set up
    Better at support
    #7
    #7
  13. Scrivener

    (58)4.6 out of 5

    Project Manager & Word Processor In One! Stop Organizing. Start Writing

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  14. Project Manager & Word Processor In One! Stop Organizing. Start Writing

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    Brigitte Y.
    BY
    I love, love, love Scrivener. When it comes to ranking the software, I place it side-by-side with Microsoft in my mind. It is definitely for writing long-format projects like books, white papers,...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Microsoft Word, Scrivener is:

    Easier to admin
    #8
    #8
  15. Conga Document Generation

    (484)4.4 out of 5
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    Conga Document Generation makes it easy for Salesforce.com users to create sophisticated documents and reports using their data in Salesforce CRM with just a few clicks.

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  16. Conga Document Generation makes it easy for Salesforce.com users to create sophisticated documents and reports using their data in Salesforce CRM with just a few clicks.

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    SH
    We use it for the generation of secure PDFs for our student disability accommodations at Stanford. Great support and training materials online and ease of use with buttons for our advisers and...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Microsoft Word, Conga Document Generation is:

    More expensive
    Easier to do business with
    Better at support
    #9
    #9
  17. MadCap Flare

    (223)4.4 out of 5
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    MadCap Flare allows you to create, manage and publish content to a variety of formats, including print, online, desktop and mobile.

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  18. MadCap Flare allows you to create, manage and publish content to a variety of formats, including print, online, desktop and mobile.

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    ST
    I enjoy the layout of the final product. I like the ease of the functionality once you get used to it. Love the integrated responsive design options. I like the quick and easy way to add in...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Microsoft Word, MadCap Flare is:

    Slower to reach roi
    More expensive
    Easier to do business with
    #10
    #10
  19. Quip

    (958)4.2 out of 5
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    Quip is where you create, document, discuss, and organize the stuff that your team works on.

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  20. Quip is where you create, document, discuss, and organize the stuff that your team works on.

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    Chad C.
    CC
    Organize/clean data - I do not care about the structure of my laptops any longer. They're constantly organized, in a feeling, with numbers or letters. In reality, I will say of course. I do not...Read more
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    #11
  21. Dropbox Paper

    (4,424)4.1 out of 5

    Paper is a lightweight, web-based, word processing tool from Dropbox.

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  22. Paper is a lightweight, web-based, word processing tool from Dropbox.

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    Nafeesa S.
    NS
    What i like the most is it so easy to collaborate on paper and word document with my team and colleague. We can work and edit on the same time without any problem and it has really saves our time...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Microsoft Word, Dropbox Paper is:

    Slower to reach roi
    #12
    #12
  23. Inkscape

    (308)4.4 out of 5

    Inkscape is a free, open source vector editing program.

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  24. Inkscape is a free, open source vector editing program.

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    Michael H.
    MH
    Adobe Illustrator is one of the truly great works of software ever. With its tremendous power and flexibility and precise, pixel level control over every element on the page, it is simply perfect...Read more
    #13
    #13
  25. PDFelement

    (485)4.5 out of 5
    Optimized for quick response

    Create, edit, convert, annotate, protect, merge, watermark, compress, and sign PDF files in a better way.

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  26. Create, edit, convert, annotate, protect, merge, watermark, compress, and sign PDF files in a better way.

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    AR
    converting and editing documents purpose

    Reviewers say compared to Microsoft Word, PDFelement is:

    Easier to do business with
    Easier to set up
    #14
    #14
  27. Nitro Productivity Suite

    (177)4.2 out of 5
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    Reduce printing and enable 100% digital workflows with the only integrated solution that combines powerful PDF productivity tools and unlimited electronic signatures. It's productivity unleashed!

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  28. Reduce printing and enable 100% digital workflows with the only integrated solution that combines powerful PDF productivity tools and unlimited electronic signatures. It's productivity unleashed!

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    UM
    I can make most documents workable if I need to change a PDF, or if I need a PDF changing to a Word Document.
    #15
    #15
  29. iA Writer

    (15)4.3 out of 5

    iA Writer is writing machine for iOS, Mac, and Android that inludes Dropbox and iCloud syncs, focus writing, formatting, Microsoft Word Import and Export, Syntax Control, and more.

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  30. iA Writer is writing machine for iOS, Mac, and Android that inludes Dropbox and iCloud syncs, focus writing, formatting, Microsoft Word Import and Export, Syntax Control, and more.

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    Chloe A.
    CA
    The profession of writer is one of the most suffered in its entire process - just like other artistic branches. The lack of inspiration, the difficulty of publishing, or as in my case the...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Microsoft Word, iA Writer is:

    More usable
    #16
    #16
  31. pdfFiller

    (459)4.6 out of 5
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    pdfFiller is a comprehensive online document management platform that provides the services of an online editor, cloud storage platform, and a signature request manager all in one package. Since 2008, pdfFiller has been allowing customers to fill and send any PDF form online. Over 2 million people access the site every year, and our customers fill 20,000 forms a day.

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  32. pdfFiller is a comprehensive online document management platform that provides the services of an online editor, cloud storage platform, and a signature request manager all in one package. Since 2008, pdfFiller has been allowing customers to fill and send any PDF form online. Over 2 million people access the site every year, and our customers fill 20,000 forms a day.

    Categories in common with Microsoft Word:

    EI
    Easily convert PDFs to word and rotate pages withing an improperly scanned PDF

    Reviewers say compared to Microsoft Word, pdfFiller is:

    Easier to do business with
    Easier to admin
    Better at support
    #17
    #17
  33. Vim

    (202)4.4 out of 5

    Vim is a configurable text editor built to help manage efficient text editing with vi editor and UNIX System that can be used on-premise or online.

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  34. Vim is a configurable text editor built to help manage efficient text editing with vi editor and UNIX System that can be used on-premise or online.

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    UI
    I like it, because it has so many valuable hotkeys, so it seems like we have everything on our keyboard.
    #18
    #18
  35. Easy PDF

    (317)4.5 out of 5

    Easy PDF is 15 tools in one. It's totally free and anonymous, you can convert files without limits and email registration. Convert PDF to most popular file formats and vice versa. Merge, compress and split PDFs.

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  36. Easy PDF is 15 tools in one. It's totally free and anonymous, you can convert files without limits and email registration. Convert PDF to most popular file formats and vice versa. Merge, compress and split PDFs.

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    Aditya K.
    AK
    Easy PDF is a simple but extremely efficient PDF web based tool which allows me to replace the PDF file inside the accessible functions of transforming from the PDF files to Word, Excel,...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Microsoft Word, Easy PDF is:

    More usable
    #19
    #19
  37. Zoho Docs

    (116)4.4 out of 5

    Zoho Docs is a web-based document management solution that helps you store all your documents in one place and seamlessly collaborate with your team from anywhere, on any device.

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  38. Zoho Docs is a web-based document management solution that helps you store all your documents in one place and seamlessly collaborate with your team from anywhere, on any device.

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    RH
    Zoho docs allows me to upload my documents as well as allows me to create new ones on it's website. I love how simple and easy to use it is.

    Reviewers say compared to Microsoft Word, Zoho Docs is:

    More usable
    Better at support
    #20
    #20
  39. Final Draft

    (32)4.4 out of 5

    Organizing your story has never been easier with the Final Draft 9 Navigator. No longer just a Scene Navigator, the new Navigator also displays ScriptNotes and Characters arcs.

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  40. Organizing your story has never been easier with the Final Draft 9 Navigator. No longer just a Scene Navigator, the new Navigator also displays ScriptNotes and Characters arcs.

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    UE
    To be honest, there isn't much to Final Draft on the surface. What make it essential is what is under the hood. The automatic formatting it does for screenplays and teleplays has become so expected...Read more

    Reviewers say compared to Microsoft Word, Final Draft is:

    More expensive
    Better at meeting requirements
    More usable