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 Price 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
4.1.1 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 2.9.7 (3 September 2015; 0 days ago (2015-09-03)[1]) [±] Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, BSD, Solaris/Illumos Free GNU LGPL and GNU GPL Import Import Native format Export[2]
Feng Office Community Edition Feng Office 2007 1.6.1 Fully online Free GNU AGPL No No No No
GobeProductive Gobe Software 1998 3.04 / 2.01 Windows, BeOS 49.95 Proprietary Yes No No No
Google Apps for Work Google 2006 Writely 2014 Fully online 60.00 per account per year (free trial 30 days); free for some versions (education, non-profit) Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Yes
Google Docs Google 2006 Writely 2014 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 Proprietary Yes Import[4] Native format Export
iWork Apple Inc. 2005 AppleWorks[5] 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
LibreOffice The Document Foundation formerly Sun Microsystems and Go-oo 2010 September OpenOffice.org, Go-oo
StarOffice
  • "Fresh" version:
    5.0.1 (August 27, 2015; 7 days ago (2015-08-27)[6]) [±]
  • "Still" version:
    4.4.5 (July 30, 2015; 35 days ago (2015-07-30)[6]) [±]
Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, BSD, Unix, Solaris/Illumos Free GNU LGPL Yes Yes Native format Yes
Lotus SmartSuite IBM 1992[7] 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
Microsoft PowerPoint
2013 (15.0) (Windows), 2011 (14.4.9) (Macintosh) Windows, Mac OS X 89.95 - 679.95 Proprietary Yes Yes[8] Windows and Office 365
versions only
Yes
Microsoft Works (Discontinued in 2009) Microsoft 1986 Discontinued Windows, Macintosh Discontinued 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/yr, $29.99 Mac App Store (free old versions) GNU 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 (Windows, Linux, Windows Mobile, Windows CE, Android),
2006 (Handheld PC)
Windows, Linux, Pocket PC (Windows Mobile, Windows CE, Android) Version-dependent, e.g. Windows 2012 99.95 (19.95 Acad.); free for FreeOffice Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Export
OnlyOffice Ascensio Systems 2010 Fully online Free for non-commercial use, 75-7,200 per year for commercial use Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Yes
TeXmacs Joris van der Hoeven 1996? 2012 Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux, BSD, Unix Free GNU 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[9][10] Yes
Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware Tiki Software Community Association 2002 12.2 LTS, 9.8 LTS and 6.14 LTS Fully online Free GNU LGPL search search search Export and search
WordPerfect Office Corel 1991 WordPerfect (1982) X7 Windows 69.99 - 399.99 Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Some versions
WPS Office (Kingsoft Office) Kingsoft 1988 2015 Windows, Linux, Android, iOS 44.99 annual subscription or 79.99 perpetual license for Business; free for Personal Proprietary Yes Import support for .docx and .xlsx No[11] Export
ZCubes ZCubes Inc. 2006 2007 Fully online Free Proprietary No No No No
Zoho Office Suite ZOHO Corporation 2005 Fully online Up to 96 per user per year, depending on feature set Proprietary Yes Yes Yes Yes
Developer First public release 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
Ability Office Yes No No No No
Apache OpenOffice Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
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 for Work Fully online Fully online Fully online Fully online Fully online
IBM Lotus Symphony Yes Yes Yes ? ?
iWork No Yes No No No
LibreOffice Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lotus SmartSuite Yes No Some (with Wine) No No
MarinerPak No Yes No No No
Microsoft Office Yes Yes 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
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
WPS Office (Kingsoft Office) Yes No Some versions[12] No No
ZCubes Fully online Fully online Fully online Fully online Fully online
Zoho Office Suite Fully online Fully online Fully online Fully online Fully online
Office suite Windows Mac OS X Linux BSD Unix

Main components[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 OpenOffice Writer OpenOffice Calc OpenOffice Impress No OpenOffice Draw No OpenOffice Draw No OpenOffice Math OpenOffice Base Import/Export capabilities with ProjectLibre and others[13] OpenOffice Draw
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 Drive/Apps for Work Google Docs Google Sheets Google Slides Google Keep Google Drawings Google Drawings Google Drawings Google Photos No Google Fusion Tables 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
LibreOffice LibreOffice Writer LibreOffice Calc LibreOffice Impress No LibreOffice Draw LibreOffice Draw[14] LibreOffice Draw LibreOffice Draw[14] LibreOffice Math LibreOffice Base Import/Export capabilities with ProjectLibre and others[13] 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 (Separate download required for Mac version) Microsoft Visio
(Viewer; Separate product purchase required)
No Microsoft Visio
(Viewer; Separate product purchase required)
Microsoft Office Picture Manager
(Discontinued as of 2011;
Word and PowerPoint have some functionality)[15]
Equation Editor Microsoft Access (Professional and Professional Plus) Microsoft Project (Separate product purchase required) Microsoft Publisher (Standard, Professional and Professional Plus)
Microsoft Works (Discontinued in 2009) 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
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
(in Professional version only)
Yes Yes
WPS Office (Kingsoft Office) WPS Writer WPS Spreadsheets WPS Presentation No No No No No Equation Editor (Currently unavailable for Linux) No No No
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
Apache OpenOffice No OpenOffice Writer[16] No With free plugins
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 for Work Gmail Google Sites Yes Fully online
IBM Lotus Symphony No No No No
iWork Mail No Yes iCloud
LibreOffice Can interface with email clients and
Mail Merge Wizard can send
email directly from LibreOffice[17]
LibreOffice Writer LibreOffice Calc Currently via free plugins;
LibreOffice Online
under development.[18]
Lotus SmartSuite No Lotus FastSite Yes No
MarinerPak No No No No
Microsoft Office Microsoft Outlook (Not included in
Microsoft Office 2013
Home & Student)[19]
Microsoft SharePoint Designer Microsoft SharePoint Office Online
Microsoft Works No No No Microsoft Office Live
NeoOffice No NeoOffice Writer[16] No No
ShareOffice No No Yes Fully online
SoftMaker Office No No No No
StarOffice No StarWriter[16] 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 has mail merge capabilities[20] No No Yes
WPS Office (Kingsoft Office) No 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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Calligra 2.9.7 Released: Calligra Suite". 
  2. ^ a b c d e Not included in this office suite, but provided in the Desktop Environment.
  3. ^ http://www.neowin.net/news/main/09/06/02/finally-google-docs-can-open-docx-and-xlsx-files
  4. ^ "What's new in Lotus Symphony 3". IBM. 2010-10-21. 
  5. ^ "Apple Unveils iWork ’05". Apple Inc. 2005-01-11. Retrieved 2007-08-21. 
  6. ^ a b "Release Notes". The Document Foundation. August 27, 2015. Retrieved August 28, 2015. 
  7. ^ Release date of Lotus SmartSuite from http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m3563/is_n7_v9/ai_14346979[dead link]
  8. ^ File format reference for Word 2013, PowerPoint 2013, and Excel 2013
  9. ^ ThinkFree on Ubuntu
  10. ^ ThinkFree features
  11. ^ Kingsoft Office 2009 has no ODF support
  12. ^ Kingsoft Office 2009 - supported operating systems
  13. ^ a b "Does ProjectLibre offer export and import features ?". ProjectLibre. January 1, 2014. Retrieved July 10, 2015. You can cut/paste spreadsheet data into the spreadsheets of ProjectLibre. You can import the .csv into OpenOffice or LibreOffice spreadsheets. You can also rearrange the spreadsheet in ProjectLibre to whatever columns match up and then just paste the data into ProjectLibre. We can do a mapping/import in the future to allow import directly of .csv. There is just a lot of things on the list. 
  14. ^ a b "LibreOffice Version 4.3 Draw Guide" (PDF). LibreOffice Documentation Team. pp. 115–137. Retrieved July 4, 2015. 
  15. ^ "What replaces office picture manager in Office 2013". Microsoft. Retrieved July 8, 2015. 
  16. ^ a b c When in WYSIWYG HTML editing mode.
  17. ^ "LibreOffice Version 4.2 Getting Started Guide" (pdf). LibreOffice Documentation Team. June 18, 2014. pp. 304–307. Retrieved April 13, 2015. LibreOffice provides several ways to send documents quickly and easily as e-mail attachments in one of three formats: OpenDocument (LibreOffice’s default format), Microsoft Office formats, or PDF. 
  18. ^ Segar Yegulalp (March 25, 2015). "LibreOffice's next big version is in the cloud.". InfoWorld, Inc. Retrieved July 15, 2015. 
  19. ^ "Choose your Office". Microsoft. Retrieved April 17, 2015. 
  20. ^ "WordPerfect Office X7 Handbook" (PDF). Corel Corporation. Retrieved June 8, 2015.