Comparison of office suites

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The following tables compare general and technical information for a number of office suites:

General information[edit]

Developer First public release Predecessor Latest Stable version Operating system Costs in USD License Microsoft Office (.doc, .xls) support Microsoft Office Open XML support OpenDocument support Portable Document Format support
Ability Office Ability Plus Software 1995 6.00 Windows 49.99 - 59.99 Proprietary Yes Yes Planned for a future version Export
Apache OpenOffice Apache Software Foundation 2012 May OpenOffice.org,
StarOffice
4.0 Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, BSD, Unix, Solaris/Illumos Free Apache License 2.0 Yes Import-only Native format Import with free plugin
Breadbox Office Breadbox Computer Company 1990 4.1.3.0 DOS, Windows 99.95 Proprietary No No No No
Calligra Suite KDE 2011 KOffice 2.8.2 (16 April 2014; 2 days ago (2014-04-16)[1]) [±] Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, BSD, Solaris/Illumos Free LGPL and GPL Import Import Native format Export[2]
Feng Office Community Edition Feng Office 2007 - 1.6.1 Fully online Free AGPL No No No No
GobeProductive Gobe Software 1998 3.04 / 2.01 Windows, BeOS 49.95 Proprietary Yes No No No
Google Apps, Google Docs Google 2006 Writely 2012 Fully online Free Proprietary Yes Yes[3] Yes Yes
IBM Lotus Symphony IBM 2007 IBM Workplace (based on OpenOffice.org) 3.0.1 Windows, Linux, Mac OS X Free Free[4] Yes Import[5] Native format Export
iWork Apple Inc. 2005 AppleWorks[6] Pages 5.1 / Numbers 3.1 / Keynote 6.1 (2014) Mac OS X 19.99 per application through Mac App Store or free on a new Mac Proprietary Yes Import No Export
Kingsoft Office (WPS Office) Kingsoft 1988 WPS (word processor) 2013 Windows, Linux, Android, iOS Free Proprietary Yes Import support for .docx and .xlsx No[7] Export
KOffice KDE 1998 2.3.3 Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, BSD, Solaris/Illumos Free LGPL and GPL Import Import Native format Export[2]
LibreOffice The Document Foundation formerly Sun Microsystems and Go-oo 2010 September OpenOffice.org, Go-oo
StarOffice
Fresh

4.2.3 (10 April 2014; 8 days ago (2014-04-10)[8]) [±]

Stable

4.1.5 (11 February 2014; 2 months ago (2014-02-11)[8]) [±]

Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, BSD, Unix, Solaris/Illumos Free LGPL Yes Yes Native format Yes
Lotus SmartSuite IBM 1992[9] 9.8 Windows, OS/2 313.00 Proprietary Yes No No No
MarinerPak Mariner Software 1996 10.0 Mac OS, Mac OS X 79.95 Proprietary Import No No No
Microsoft Office Microsoft 1990 (Macintosh), 1992 (Windows) Microsoft Word Microsoft Excel PowerPoint 2013 (15.0) (Windows), 2011 (14.2.2) (Macintosh) Windows, Macintosh 89.95- 679.95 Proprietary Yes Yes[10] Yes Yes
Microsoft Works Microsoft 1986 (9.0) (Windows), (4.0) (Macintosh) Windows, Macintosh 39.95 Proprietary Yes Yes No No
NeoOffice Planamesa Software 2005-06-02 based on OpenOffice.org re-coded for Mac OS X 3.2 Mac OS X $10/year or free for old versions GPL Yes Yes Yes Import with free plugin
ShareOffice ShareMethods 2007 May Fully online > 10,000.00 / year Proprietary Yes No Yes No
StarOffice a.k.a. Oracle Open Office Sun Microsystems for 10 years, Oracle for 1 year 1995 StarWriter 9.0 Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, BSD, Unix, Solaris/Illumos 34.95 Proprietary Yes With free plugins Native format Import with free plugin
SoftMaker Office SoftMaker 1989 2012, 2010, 2008 (Windows, Linux, Windows Mobile, Windows CE, Android),
2006 (Handheld PC)
Windows, Linux, Pocket PC (Windows Mobile, Windows CE, Android) 79.95 (34.95 Acad.) or Free (versions 2006 and 2008) Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Export
TeamLab Ascensio Systems 2010 Fully online $75-$8,000 per year Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Yes
TeXmacs Joris van der Hoeven 1996? 2012 Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux, BSD, Unix Free GPL No No No No
ThinkFree Office Haansoft 1998 3.5 Mac OS X v10.4, Windows, Linux, Fully online 49.95, Online Versions free Proprietary Yes Yes No[11][12] Yes
Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware Tiki Software Community Association 2002 11.0, 10.4, 9.6 LTS, 6.12 LTS Fully online Free LGPL search search Yes, via WebODF Export and search
WordPerfect Office Corel 1991 WordPerfect (1982) X6 Windows 69.99 - 399.99 Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Some versions
ZCubes ZCubes Inc. 2006 2007 Fully online Free Proprietary No No No No
Zoho Office Suite AdventNet 2005 Fully online 0 - 25 / User / Month,1GB free Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Yes
Developer First public rele ase Predecessor Stable version Operating system Costs in USD License Microsoft Office (.doc, .xls...) support Microsoft Office Open XML support OpenDocument Support Portable Document Format support

Operating system support[edit]

The operating systems the office suites were designed to run on without emulation; for the given office suite/OS combination, there are five possibilities:

  • No indicates that it does not exist or was never released.
  • Partial indicates that while the office suite works, it lacks important functionality compared to versions for other OSs; it is still being developed however.
  • Beta indicates that while a version of the office suite is fully functional and has been released, it is still in development (e.g. for stability).
  • Yes indicates that the office suite has been officially released in a fully functional, stable version.
  • Dropped indicates that while the office suite works, new versions are no longer being released for the indicated OS; the number in parentheses is the last known stable version which was officially released for that OS.
Office suite Windows Mac OS X GNU/Linux BSD Unix
Apache OpenOffice Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ability Office Yes No No No No
Breadbox Office DOS, Windows No No No No
Calligra Suite Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Feng Office Community Edition Fully online Fully online Fully online Fully online Fully online
Gobe Productive Yes No No No No
Google Apps Fully online Fully online Fully online Fully online Fully online
IBM Lotus Symphony Yes Yes Yes ? ?
iWork No Yes No No No
Kingsoft Office (WPS Office) Yes No some versions[13] No No
KOffice Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
LibreOffice Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lotus SmartSuite Yes No Some (with Wine) No No
MarinerPak No Yes No No No
Microsoft Office Yes Partial (not all features available) Some (with Wine) No No
Microsoft Works Yes Dropped (4.0; Classic only) No No No
NeoOffice No Mac OS X v10.3 or above No No No
OpenOffice.org Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
SoftMaker Office Yes No Yes Dropped (2006) No
StarOffice Yes Yes (Intel only) Yes Yes Yes
TeXmacs Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
TeamLab Fully online Fully online Fully online Fully online Fully online
ThinkFree Office Fully online Fully online Fully online Fully online Fully online
Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware Fully online Fully online Fully online Fully online Fully online
WordPerfect Office Yes No Some (Ver. 2000) No No
ZCubes Fully online Fully online Fully online Fully online Fully online
Zoho Fully online Fully online Fully online Fully online Fully online
Office suite Windows Mac OS X Linux BSD Unix

Main components[edit]

Offline capabilities[edit]

Word processor Spreadsheet Presentation program Notetaking software Diagramming software Raster graphics editor Vector graphics editor Image viewer Formula editor Database management system Project management software Desktop publishing software
Ability Office Ability Write Ability Spreadsheet Ability Presentation No Ability Draw Ability Photopaint Ability Draw Ability Photoalbum No Ability Database No No
Apache OpenOffice
Breadbox Office Writer Spreadsheet No No No Artist Artist No No Geofile No No
Calligra Suite Calligra Words Calligra Sheets Calligra Stage Braindump Calligra Flow Krita Karbon Gwenview / Digikam[2] KFormula Kexi Calligra Plan Calligra Words
Feng Office Community Edition Yes No Yes Yes No No No Yes No No Yes No
GobeProductive Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Google Apps Google Docs Google Docs Google Docs Google Keep Google Docs Google Drawing Google Drawing Picasa, Picasaweb TeX compatible No No No
IBM Lotus Symphony Documents Spreadsheets Presentations No No No No No No No No No
iWork Pages Numbers Keynote No No No No No No No No Pages
Kingsoft Office (WPS Office) Kingsoft Writer Kingsoft Spreadsheets Kingsoft Presentation No No No No No Equation Editor No No No
LibreOffice LibreOffice Writer LibreOffice Calc LibreOffice Impress No LibreOffice Draw No LibreOffice Draw No LibreOffice Math LibreOffice Base No LibreOffice Draw
Lotus SmartSuite Lotus Word Pro Lotus 1-2-3 Lotus Freelance Graphics No Lotus Freelance Graphics No No No built in Lotus Approach Lotus Organizer No
MarinerPak Mariner Write Mariner Calc No No No No No No No No No No
Microsoft Office Microsoft Word Microsoft Excel Microsoft PowerPoint Microsoft OneNote Microsoft Visio No Microsoft Visio No Equation Editor Microsoft Access Microsoft Project Microsoft Publisher
Microsoft Works Microsoft Works Word Processor Microsoft Works Spreadsheet Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer No No No No No No Microsoft Works Database No No
NeoOffice NeoOffice Writer NeoOffice Calc NeoOffice Impress No NeoOffice Draw No NeoOffice Draw No NeoOffice Math NeoOffice Base No NeoOffice Draw
OpenOffice.org OpenOffice Writer OpenOffice Calc OpenOffice Impress No OpenOffice Draw No OpenOffice Draw No OpenOffice Math OpenOffice Base No OpenOffice Draw
ShareOffice iNetOffice EditGrid Preezo No No No No No No No No No
SoftMaker Office Textmaker PlanMaker Presentations No No No No No Yes DataMaker No Yes
StarOffice StarWriter StarCalc StarImpress No StarDraw No StarDraw No StarMath StarBase No StarDraw
TeamLab Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No Yes Yes No
TeXmacs Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes No High quality maths typesetting No No under development
ThinkFree Office Write Calc show No No No No No No No No No
Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware Tiki Wiki Tiki Spreadsheet Tiki Slideshow with S5 format Tiki Notepad Tiki Draw via SVG-edit Tiki Draw via SVG-edit Tiki Draw via SVG-edit Tiki File Gallery No Tiki Trackers Tiki Trackers, Tiki Wiki and Tiki Task No
WordPerfect Office WordPerfect Quattro Pro Corel Presentations WordPerfect Lightning Corel Presentations Corel Paint Shop Pro Corel Draw No Equation Editor Paradox Yes Yes
ZCubes ZText Editor Calci ZSlide ZHandwrite ZCharts ZPaint ZPaint ZAlbum Calci ZPlatform No No
Zoho Office Suite Zoho Writer Zoho Sheet Zoho Show Zoho Notebook No No No No No Zoho Reports Zoho Projects No
Word processor Spreadsheet Presentation program Notetaking software Diagramming software Raster graphics editor Vector graphics editor Image viewer Formula editor Database management system Project management software Desktop publishing software

Online capabilities[edit]

E-mail client HTML editor Collaborative software Online editing
Ability Office No No No No
Breadbox Office Yes Yes No No
Calligra Suite Kontact[2] Kate,[2] Quanta+[2] No No
Feng Office Community Edition beta No Yes Yes
GobeProductive No Yes No No
Google Apps Gmail Google Sites Yes fully online
IBM Lotus Symphony No No No No
iWork Mail No Yes iCloud
Kingsoft Office (WPS Office) No No No Yes
LibreOffice No LibreOffice Writer No With free plugins
Lotus SmartSuite No Lotus FastSite Yes No
MarinerPak No No No No
Microsoft Office Microsoft Outlook Microsoft SharePoint Designer Microsoft SharePoint Office Online
Microsoft Works No No No Microsoft Office Live
NeoOffice No NeoOffice Writer[14] No No
OpenOffice.org No OpenOffice Writer[14] No With free plugins
ShareOffice No No Yes Fully online
SoftMaker Office No No No No
StarOffice No StarWriter[14] No With free plugins
TeXmacs allows to read emails Yes under development No
TeamLab No Yes Yes Yes
ThinkFree Office No Note No ThinkFree.com
Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware Tiki Webmail WYSIWYG editor via CKEditor Yes Fully online
WordPerfect Office WordPerfect MAIL No No Yes
ZCubes No Yes Yes Yes
Zoho Office Suite Zoho Mail Zoho Writer Yes Yes
E-mail client HTML editor Collaborative software Online editing

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