Microsoft Office 365 App for the iPhone (free) http://goo.gl/EHjCz Microsoft Office 365 App for the iPhone … free App but you need a subscription to Office 365.
Click on the link above for a review.
At the time of writing this it is only available in the USA iTunes Store (15June2013)
Free copy of Quickoffice from Google Play http://bit.ly/Z7v2SH Use Google Apps for Business? Grab a free copy of Quickoffice from Google Play
Google is now providing a way to edit and create Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents for Google Apps for Business users
Since Microsoft Office is the de facto standard for business documents, Google is trying to alleviate any problems a bit by offering up a free copy of Quickoffice -- which is very compatible with the various MS Office format. If you're a Google Apps user, grab it free from the Google Play link above.
CloudOn : Android App [Free] http://phandroid.com/2013/02/21/cloudon-android-app/ CloudOn version 4.0 brings another option to edit Microsoft Office documents
CloudOn carries the distinction of being one of the only solutions in the market to offer full Microsoft Office editing, with an Office-like editing ribbon which changes based on whatever you’re doing and whatever you need. Now available for both phones and tablets, CloudOn 4.0 will bring a nice slew of features for the low, low initial cost of free. Here’s what you can expect ...
9 Low-Cost Alternatives To Microsoft Office http://bit.ly/MAVVu9 9 Of The Best Free & Low-Cost Alternatives To Microsoft Office
Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office http://tools.google.com/dlpage/cloudconnect Google Cloud Connect for Microsoft Office brings collaborative multi-person editing to the familiar Microsoft® Office experience.
You can share, backup, and simultaneously edit Microsoft Word, PowerPoint®, and Excel® documents with coworkers.
OffiSync http://www.offisync.com/ OffiSync
OffiSync Now Lets You Co-Author Files With Most Versions Of Microsoft Office (And Google Docs)
A plugin for Microsoft Office that serves as a bridge between Office and Google Docs.
OffiSync is a Microsoft Office 2003, 2007 and 2010 software extension that adds to the core functionality of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint real time co-authoring capabilities as well as the ability to save and manage files on the cloud.
Free Office Software http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/shopping/free-office-software Free Office Software
The open source movement has meant there's now more top quality, legit free software floating around the web than ever. We've cherrypicked some of the best downloads for PC and Macs (and a few for Linux), to help you completely kit out your computer for nowt.
Editing Office files on Windows Live http://bit.ly/hIlLzu Editing Office files on Windows Live
On a computer that isn’t equipped with Microsoft Office? If you have an Internet connection and a Windows Live account, you may still be able to edit your Word, Excel, or PowerPoint documents.
Gaggle Apps https://www.gaggle.net/ Gaggle Apps
"What are Gaggle Apps you ask? They are a suite of safe online learning tools that will propel your students and teachers into true 21st century learning."
Gaggle was launched in 1999 and was one of the pioneering companies to provide a safe student email solution. Since then Gaggle has grown to offer so much more. We have grown to be a leader in “safe technology” within the K-12 market. Gaggle currently provides safe student communication tools to more than 15,000 schools in 57 countries, while managing over 2 million accounts and storing more than 750 million emails. Our online tools include safe student email, shared calendars, homework drop boxes, message boards, blogs, digital lockers, online document editing and collaborative, safe SMS Texting and filtered YouTube access.
You can purchase individual accounts for $6.00 each or as little as $3.75 per student on a district wide basis. The accounts are sold as an annual subscription service.
Google Docs Welcomes (means 'buys') DocVerse http://bit.ly/b3Ay3Q Google Docs Welcomes (means 'buys') DocVerse
DocVerse is a small, nimble team of talented developers who share our vision, and they’ve enabled true collaboration right within Microsoft Office.
With DocVerse, people can begin to experience some of the benefits of web-based collaboration using the traditional Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint desktop applications.
Revamped Microsoft Office Will Be Free on the Web http://nyti.ms/dzNevr Revamped Microsoft Office Will Be Free on the Web
Microsoft has created a chimera in its new Office 2010 software, part desktop software and part Web app.
This latest version of Office, which includes applications like Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, is Microsoft’s long-awaited effort to modernize one of its most lucrative products and to thwart rivals like Google that are nipping at its heels with free Web software.
For the first time, Microsoft will provide a free online version of Office that lets people store their documents on the Web rather than on their personal computers.
Upgrade Office with Google Docs http://mashable.com/2010/05/12/upgrade-office-google-docs/ Google Wants You to Upgrade Office with Google Docs
Google takes an interesting standpoint on Office.
Instead of claiming you should simply ditch Microsoft Office altogether and switch to Docs, Google assumes that most users already own a copy of Office 2007 or 2003.
But, instead of upgrading to Office 2010, Google says, you should simply switch to Docs, which, in Google’s eyes, is the perfect partner for one of the older versions of Office.
SharePoint Competitor Central Desktop http://tcrn.ch/bk7mOz SharePoint Competitor Central Desktop
Central Desktop, a SharePoint-like SaaS collaboration platform for the enterprise, is launching a new tool that allows for cloud-enabled document collaboration for Microsoft Office users.
Central Desktop’s tool allows users to simultaneously co-author Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents in real time, as well as open and save files directly into the cloud.
DocVerse http://www.docverse.com/ DocVerse, a service that lets users collaborate around Microsoft Office documents
Painless, real time sharing and simultaneous group-editing editing of Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel and Word documents.
Docverse lets users collaborate directly on Microsoft Office documents.
DocVerse was purchased by Google in Dec 2009 ... so may change.
Collaboration Inside Microsoft Office http://mashable.com/2009/11/06/docverse/ DocVerse Puts Google Docs-Like Collaboration Inside Microsoft Office
DocVerse brings the collaboration functionality of products like Google Docs to the 600 million users of Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
It’s a plug-in for Microsoft Office that adds this type of functionality to a new sidebar within Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, and Word.
This sidebar is where all of DocVerse’s magic happens. You can invite friends and colleagues to collaborate on any documents. As you and others make edits, those changes are synced to the cloud. In addition to a hard copy, the plug-in automatically saves a web-based version of the doc that others can see to make collaboration easy.
DocVerse’s collaboration suite isn’t free, though. It’s $49/month for 10 users and 500 documents and $99 per month for 25 users and 1500 documents.
Open Office Blog http://openoffice.blogs.com/ Open Office Blog
OpenOffice.org Training, Tips, and Ideas
Blogging by Solveig Haugland, author of the OpenOffice.org Guidebook and owner of GetOpenOffice.org. Tips for using, transitioning, and more.
Peepel is a Collaborative Online Office Suite http://www.peepel.com/ Peepel is a Collaborative Online Office Suite
The Peepel Online Office Suite provides our Users with the freedom to communicate and work online (and, before long, offline) without the expense of propriety software, the technical hassles and the inevitable pain of upgrading both operating systems and applications.
ThinkFree Office http://member.thinkfree.com/ Welcome to the world of ThinkFree Office 3. An office suite of high performance word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications that is extremely compatible with Microsoft® Word,
Online and downloadable client versions
Adobe does a Google Docs with online suite https://acrobat.com/ Adobe does a Google Docs with online suite
The site, which treads on the toes of services such as Google Docs and Zoho.com, allows visitors to create, store and share documents online.
Acrobat.com inlcudes the Adobe Buzzword word processor, which was launched at the start of the year, along with the option to turn up to five documents into PDFs.
The site also provides online document storage and ConnectNow collaboration facilities, which allow people to work on documents together using instant messaging, voice or video conferencing.
The Fifth Element (Free) http://ssuite5element.webs.com/thefifthelement.htm The Fifth Element (Free)
The Future of Desktop Office Suites
This office suite runs on all Windows platforms and all hardware systems. With its full 32-bit architecture and stability, it can improve your productivity and document format compatibility. This office suite introduces some new innovative concepts in interface design and user-friendly application interaction. You get instant system access, top class application design and a cleaner desktop to name a few.
The graphical-user-interface has been made into a more iconic-toolbar, mouse centric type of interface. This increases user-interaction speed and user productivity.
So... if you enjoy a more uncluttered desktop, cleaner looking application interfaces, and faster software interaction, then this office suite is for You!
Google Pack Adds StarOffice http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2007/08/google-pack-adds-staroffice.html Google Pack Adds StarOffice
Google Pack, the collection of applications recommended by Google, includes a new software: StarOffice, an office suite developed by Sun. In 2000 Sun released StarOffice's source code, which became the foundation of OpenOffice.org, an open source project sponsored by Sun.
StarOffice 8 is a full-featured office suite that contains a word processor, a spreadsheet tool, applications for presentations, databases, math formulas and drawing. It has support for most Microsoft Office formats (except for the formats introduced in Office 2007), but it can also export documents as PDF out of the box. The software normally costs $70, but it's available for free in Google Pack.
It's worth noting that StarOffice has a huge installer (more than 140 MB), so you should download it only if you have a fast Internet connection.
Web Office Suite: Who's Leading The Pack? http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/web_office_suite_comparison.php Web Office Suite: Who's Leading The Pack? .. coparisons
Read/WriteWeb is a popular weblog that provides Web Technology news, reviews and analysis. It began publishing on April 20, 2003 and is now one of the most widely read and respected Web 2.0 blogs
KOffice is a free, integrated office suite http://www.koffice.org/ KOffice is an integrated office suite for the KDE (K Desktop Environment) consisting of several applications like for examples a word processor (KWord) and a spread sheet (KSpread). Based on the KParts component model, KOffice offers a lot of interoperability between all its components. For example, you can embed every KOffice component into another component (for example a KSpread table into your KWord document.)
KOffice is an open-source project and completely free.
gOffice http://www.goffice.com/ gOffice
web 2.0 | online | free | word processing | DTP | presentations | spreadsheets |
Zoho Virtual Office http://www.zoho.com/ Zoho Virtual Office is a groupware that provides a virtual collaboration platform using which individuals and groups can communicate, collaborate, organize and share information seamlessly using number of useful applications like E-mail Client, Virtual storage for Documents, Personal and Group Calendar, Task Scheduler, Contacts Manager, Instant Messaging, Discussions board, etc.
Zoho Virtual Office allows users to create multiple groups, and use all of these components within groups unleashing the real power of collaboration.
web 2.0 |
Zoho Virtual Office http://www.zoho.com/virtual-office/ Zoho Virtual Office
Web-based groupware & collaboration software. It gives you an array of applications, that includes Email, Documents, Calendar, Tasks, Contacts, Notes, Links, IM and more.
Think Free Office Online (Free) http://online.thinkfree.com/ Think Free Office Online : Free
A web-based FREE word processor, presentation software, and spreadsheet that 'look and feel' very similar to Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
As well as these three robust cross-platform applications, users of ThinkFree Online have access to 30 Mb or more of secure online file storage.
They can create and edit documents right in their Web browser, save their documents online, and open them later using any computer connected to the Internet, or open existing .doc, .ppt, or .xls documents on computers not equipped with Microsoft Office. ThinkFree Online delivers the flexibility and freedom to edit documents anytime and anywhere.
Office 2003/XP/2000 Add-in: Office Sounds (free) http://www.tinyurl.com/8z4e6 Office 2003/XP/2000 Add-in: Office Sounds (free)
You can install these sounds to have fun audio cues play as you work with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Word. For example, you will hear sounds when you:
Work with toolbars, scroll bars, or dialog boxes | Zoom in or out | Send e-mail | Open the task pane |
OpenOffice 2.0 http://www.openoffice.org/dev_docs/features/2.0/ OpenOffice 2.0
OpenOffice.org 2.0 - word processor, spreadsheet application, presentation tool and more
OpenOffice.org 2.0 is an open, feature-rich multi-platform office productivity suite. The user interface and the functionality is very similar to other products in the market like Microsoft Office or Lotus SmartSuite, but in contrast to these commercial products OpenOffice.org is absolutely free.
NeoOffice : Open Office for Mac OS http://www.neooffice.org/ NeoOffice : Open Office for Mac OS
Welcome to the online home of "Neolithic Office", or NeoOffice?for short. NeoOffice the main development project for making OpenOffice.org to run natively on MacOS X. It is a free software port of OpenOffice.org to the MacOS X platform.
NeoOffice/J is a full featured office productivity suite including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, vector drawing, database, and macro functionality. It can be used as a free alternative to Microsoft Office:Mac. You can exchange documents with Microsoft Office and OpenOffice.org users, even on other platforms!
On-Line Technology Practice Modules http://www.internet4classrooms.com/on-line.htm On-Line Technology Practice Modules
Step-by-step tutorials for learning a variety of applications commonly used in K-12 classrooms.
word | excel | powerpoint | windows | access | claris |
Ability Office http://www.ability.com/ Ability Office is an integrated suite of five software applications - a word processor, a spreadsheet, a database, a photo-editor, and a drawing module - and is ideal for use both in the office and at home.
A true integrated suite, Ability Office is designed from the ground up to facilitate cross-application linking through special fields. It is straightforward and easy to use for beginners, displays an industry-standard interface, and has a high degree of file compatibility with Microsoft Office. A PDF Creator enables users to create email-friendly PDF files in any of its five applications.
Windows only - about US$50 for a single licence with attractive newtwork licenses.
WPS Office (China) http://www.wps.com.cn/ WPS Office (China)- widely used "Office" suite in China ... the page is in Chinese.
EasyOffice http://easyoffice.sourceforge.net/ EasyOffice
EasyOffice is a multilingual (available in german & english) office suite that features an innovative easy-to-use user interface.
Wordprocessing | Database | Spreadsheet |
WordPerfect Office http://www.wordperfect.com WordPerfect Office 11 is a different kind of productivity suite. It? not just innovative, it? intelligent.
The way it responds to your needs, extends beyond your desktop, and integrates with the tools and technologies you use every day - this type of intelligence is essential to how you create, exchange and interact with content. From flexible file-sharing capabilities to XML integration to PDF publishing, WordPerfect Office 11 helps you work smarter and more efficiently.
There is an 'Education' edition available ...
WordPerfect Office 11 Education Edition includes WordPerfect 11, the latest version of the world-famous word processor, spreadsheet application Quattro?Pro 11, multimedia presentations application Presentations?11 and the relational database application, Paradox? For eligibility and other information on WordPerfect Office 11 Education Edition, please visit www.corel.com/education/eligibility
2Simple Software http://www2.2simple.com/ 2Simple Software
This toolkit offers applications similar to those in MS Office ... but designed specifically for children.
Products also include:
Infant Video Toolkit - The winner of 2 Gold BETT awards in 2002, the IVT was developed to meet the specific needs of Nursery, Reception and KS1 pupils, but has also proved ideal for children with learning disabilities . Created for the UK curriculum, to make developing ICT skills simpler. Six easy to use programs and over 50 example video lessons to create books, borders, envelopes, letters, pictures, pictograms, graphs, teach directions, make branching databases. No reading and writing skills are required.
Junior Video Toolkit - Building on the success of the award winning 2Simple Infant Video Toolkit, 4 new programs are available from 2Simple Software aimed at KS2 pupils. These will build on the same principles that have made the Infant Video Toolkit a winner in the classroom.
Videos of Ideas - This product includes lots of on-screen videos. These explain how to use the software and suggest good data handling activities that take place in contexts within ditfferent subject areas across the curriculum. These include learning objectives linked to the NC & QCA schemes of work for ICT & other subjects.
KS1 | KS2 | Office | word processor | database |
ThinkFree Office http://www.thinkfree.com/ ThinkFree Office
CD runs on Mac OS X, Mac Classic, and Windows operating systems.
Free online upgrades and Cyberdrive for
The award-winning ThinkFree Office is an affordable suite of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation graphics applications.
Its powerful, yet easy-to-use applications can seamlessly open, edit, and save directly to the corresponding Microsoft(R) Office file formats like .doc, .xls, and .ppt. ThinkFree Write, Calc and Show allows users to effortlessly exchange files with friends and co-workers using Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
Its unique, pure Java architecture enables it to run on Windows or Macintosh ( Apple ) operating systems. ThinkFree Office features integrated, Internet-based file sharing and storage with end-to-end security.
Star Office http://www.sun.com/products-n-solutions/edu/commofinterest/staroffice/ Welcome to the StarOffice Teaching Community and explore the resources that Sun has to offer primary and secondary (K-12) schools who have adopted StarOffice (Sun's full features office and productivity suite), and are working to integrate this powerful tool into curricula and instruction.
While Sun is committed to supporting schools in their integration efforts, we realize that the greatest body of knowledge resides among the teaching community itself. Therefore, Sun is pleased to host this virtual community of teachers and provide tools for ongoing collaboration, communication, support and recognition.
There is also a link on this website to a page that outlines how schools can get a free whole-school licence.
Star | Office | Whole School Licence