Free alternatives to Microsoft Word


We all have used or heard of Microsoft Word. It may be a bit pricy to some of us, especially if you purchase the entire Microsoft Office Suite. Luckily for us, there is a free alternative to us, and a very good one if you use Windows. Nearly every Windows PC comes with WordPad. WordPad is just like Microsoft Word, but has the most minimal differences. WordPad does not have to be installed, as it comes with your PC/Laptop. Yes, Laptops too. There is also a free software named LibreOffice, which is available for Windows, Linux, and Mac devices. LibreOffice is easy to use and you can get familiar with it extremely easily, as it has the same feel as Microsoft Word and WordPad. Google Docs is also an option, but you will have to use it through your browser. It is completely free, and all you need is a Google Account. Microsoft Word, being a paid software of course, has more features than WordPad, LibreOffice, and Google Docs. This is expected of course, but WordPad, LibreOffice, and Google Docs should be enough to be the software you are using to write what you need to write. If you are using Windows, we definitely recommend using WordPad, as it is one of the fastest applications to open if you need to write something quickly, and are unable to access Microsoft Word. If you are using Linux, we recommend LibreOffice, or Google Docs. We also recommend LibreOffice for Mac Devices, and Google Docs too.