List of office suites

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In computing, an office suite is a collection of productivity software usually containing a word processor, spreadsheet and a presentation program. There are many different brands and types of office suites. Popular office suites include LibreOffice, Microsoft Office and Google Docs.

Multi-platform office suites[edit]

Free and Open Source suites[edit]

Proprietary suites[edit]

  • Hancom Office Suite & ThinkFree Office
  • Kingsoft Office (Chinese version known as WPS Office) — Available as a paid Professional edition, with a less capable freeware version as another option. (for Windows or Android or Linux only)
  • Yozo Office (formerly EIOffice (Evermore Integrated Office)) — a Chinese / English / Japanese / French language integrated office suite. Available for Windows / Linux operating systems using Java
  • SoftMaker Office The current edition is available for a fee, the 2006 and 2008 edition is available as freeware.

Office suites for Microsoft Windows only[edit]

Proprietary suites[edit]

Office suites for DOS[edit]

Proprietary suites[edit]

  • Breadbox Office — A word processor, spreadsheet, address book and drawing program. It is part of a broader software package called Breadbox Ensemble which also includes programs such as email, web-browser and html editor. Breadbox Ensemble runs under the GEOS (16-bit operating system) and effectively requires a version of DOS to be installed on the host system.
  • Corel WordPerfect for DOS - A word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation software from Corel (containing WordPerfect 6.2, Quattro Pro 5.6, Presentations 2.1, and Shell 4.0c).

Office suites for Mac OS X only[edit]

Open source suites[edit]

  • NeoOffice — NeoOffice is a Mac-specific open-source software development project dedicated to integrating OpenOffice.org with native features of Mac OS X as well as other enhancements that give the suite a more "Mac-like" look and feel. While source code is available for free, developers charge for the binary version of this application.[1]

Proprietary suites[edit]

Office suites for Unix/Unix-like operating systems only[edit]

Free software suites[edit]

Mobile and tablet office suites[edit]

Office suites for Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, Symbian, Windows Mobile, Windows Phone, and others. Used in smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices.

Proprietary suites[edit]

Online office suites[edit]

Freeware suites[edit]

  • Kingsoft Office Suite;— a free office suite Includes writer, spreadsheet, presentations.
  • ContactOffice - an AJAX-based online office suite. The suite includes personal and shared Calendar, Document, Messaging, Contact, Wiki,... tools. Available free and as an enterprise service.
  • Google Docs — an AJAX-based online office suite from Google, Inc. The suite includes a word processor, a spreadsheet program, and a presentation editor. Available free and as an enterprise service.
  • Windows Live Office - an online office suite from Microsoft which is based on Windows Live SkyDrive. It includes a word processor, a spreadsheet, a presentation application and a notetaking program. Allow users to create, edit, save and share documents.
  • Zoho Office Suite — a free online office suite from Zoho Corporation. Includes a word processor, spreadsheet, presentations, and collaboration groupware.

Open source suites[edit]

  • Feng Office (formerly OpenGoo) — an open source, fully featured online office suite. The application can be downloaded and installed on a server.
  • Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware is a full-featured web application, which includes a spreadsheet, webmail, etc.

Proprietary suites[edit]

  • ShareOffice — a Web-based office suite from ShareMethods. This suite utilizes separate word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation applications from other vendors. It is distributed through Salesforce.com's AppExchange program.
  • Simdesk — an online office suite from Simdesk Technologies, Inc. This suite offers partial compatibility with the Microsoft Office file formats (Word, Excel, and Powerpoint). With a monthly subscription to Simdesk Services (costing $3.50 – $20 per month), one is allowed to install the application anywhere. (not available any longer)
  • ThinkFree Office — an office suite written in Java, from ThinkFree, Inc. It includes a word processor (Write), a spreadsheet (Calc), and a presentation program (Show). For Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.

Comparison of general and technical information[edit]

Historical[edit]

  • AppleWorks (previously known as "ClarisWorks") — an early Mac Office suite. It has morphed and branched into AppleWorks and GoBe Productive. When the original developers split up, ClarisWorks continued as AppleWorks after being bought by Apple, and GoBeProductive was redeveloped from the ground up using ideas from the original. Apple discontinued this suite after the release of iWork '08 in August 2007.[3]
  • IBM Lotus Symphony — Freeware. Based upon OpenOffice.org.
  • IBM Works — was an office suite for the IBM OS/2 operating system. It included word processing, spreadsheet, database and PIM applications.
  • Island Office was available in the 1990s on many Unix platforms. This included Island Write, Draw, Paint, Presents, Calc, Chart, Table and Equation. Island Draw was, at the time, an extremely powerful PostScript editor. The company that created this software was/is called Island Software.
  • Jambo OpenOffice, an abandoned project to translate the OpenOffice.org project into Swahili.
  • Lotus Symphony — Following the popularity of office suites made by competitors, the makers of the wildly popular Lotus 123, tried their hand at a suite for DOS. (Name resurrected by IBM in September 2007 as IBM Lotus Symphony)
  • Lotus Jazz — Mac sister product to Lotus Symphony.
  • Open Access — Integrated software by Software Products International (SPI).
  • Q&A (software) — Featured a flat file database whose "intelligent assistant" could answer natural language questions, and integrated word processor.
  • StarOffice (Discontinued except as part of paid Solaris licenses)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.neooffice.org/neojava/en/faq.php#donations
  2. ^ MacTech Editorial Staff. "Office 2004 Benchmarks on Intel-based Macs". MacTech. Retrieved 2008-04-06. 
  3. ^ Evans, Jonny (2007-08-15). "Apple cans AppleWorks". Macworld UK. Retrieved 2007-08-15.