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]

  • Ability Office
  • Breadbox Office — DOS software, but has been successfully tested with Windows 3.x, Windows 95/98/98 SE/ME, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000 and the 32-bit versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.
  • EasyOffice
  • Framework — historical but also still supported for Windows by the present developer, Selection & Functions Inc.
  • Gobe Productive — Originally written for BeOS by developers of the original ClarisWorks, GoBe Productive is a lightweight integrated Works-like office suite with a generous "Hassle-Free License."
  • Ichitaro JUST Suite 2008 — a full Japanese-language suite from JustSystems, the most direct competitor to Microsoft Office in Japan. For Windows only.
  • IBM Lotus SmartSuite — For Windows 9x, NT, 2000 and XP only
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Works —Discontinued in 2009 and replaced by Microsoft Office 2010 Starter Edition.
  • WordPerfect Office

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]

  • iWork — Apple Inc.'s Mac-only office suite. Includes Pages, for word-processing, Numbers for spreadsheets, and Keynote, for presentations. iWork replaces the now-discontinued AppleWorks suite.
  • MarinerPak — MarinerPak includes Mariner Write, a fully featured word processor, and Mariner Calc, a fully featured Spreadsheet application.
  • Microsoft Office for Mac — Microsoft's office suite for Mac operating systems. The current version requires an Intel-based Mac. Prior editions ran on PowerPC systems and Intel based systems using Rosetta.[2]
  • Microsoft Works — 4.0 is the last version for Mac. Microsoft Works was discontinued in 2009.

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.

Open source suites[edit]

Proprietary suites[edit]

Online office suites[edit]

Main article: Online office suite

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.
  • ONLYOFFICE Personal, an online office suite, combines text, spreadsheet and presentation editors.
  • 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]

Proprietary suites[edit]

  • ONLYOFFICE - an online office suite integrated with document and project management toolset and CRM system. It includes word processor, spreadsheet and presentation program written in HTML5 using Canvas.
  • 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.[7]
  • 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. ^ "LibreOffice Viewer Beta for Android Is Now Available for Download". Softpedia. Retrieved April 13, 2015. 
  4. ^ Sam Tuke (April 21, 2015). "LibreOffice for Android: Prototype Editor Preview". Collabora LTD. Retrieved April 21, 2015. 
  5. ^ Simon Phipps. "4 keys to success for LibreOffice as a service". InfoWorld, Inc. Retrieved April 13, 2015. 
  6. ^ Sam Tuke (March 25, 2015). "LibreOffice Online Questions Answered: What, Who, How, and When". Collabora, LTD. Retrieved April 13, 2015. 
  7. ^ Evans, Jonny (2007-08-15). "Apple cans AppleWorks". Macworld UK. Retrieved 2007-08-15.