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Five free or low-cost alternatives to Microsoft Office

Over the years, Microsoft Office has established itself as an industry leader. However, these days you can find serious alternatives that, depending on the application, are quite sufficient and, in some cases, they perform even better. In this article we’re bringing you a brief overview of a few of the most interesting office alternatives out there today. We’ll also recommend what type of user these Office alternatives benefit most; in other words, one might be a better fit for an individual user, while another might be a good fit for a company seeking an office alternative.

Microsoft Excel Online vs. Google Sheets: Comparing Twelve Features

The vast majority of organizations use some sort of browser-based spreadsheet app, and Microsoft Excel Online and Google Sheets are industry leaders in this area of professional software. Both are also part of larger collections of business software organized into office suites: Excel Online is a Microsoft Office 365 module and Google Sheets is a G Suite application. In many ways Excel Online and Google Sheets are quite similar, especially functionally. I’ve chosen to focus on reviewing twelve functions where I could really see differences between the two pieces of software. These twelve areas are especially relevant for more advanced users; those who have extensive experience working with spreadsheets software.

Exclaimer: professional email signatures for G Suite and Gmail

Many companies stress the importance of maintaining a certain degree of uniform formality in how they use email to communicate with the outside world. It’s impossible to establish such universal standards across hundreds or even thousands of employees in an organization if they don’t have any options to control outgoing emails centrally.

Thankfully there are solutions such as Exclaimer, which offers professional, centrally controlled email signatures for G Suite with Gmail as well as other platforms. At a Google Cloud breakfast in Wiesbaden, representatives from Exclaimer gave us a tutorial presentation.

Alternatives to Office 365: How poor usability makes it difficult to correctly configure MS Office

If you’ve considered moving to a cloud-based office solution, you may be unaware that you’ll find a good alternative in Google: G Suite. My goal with our video series on this subject is not to make a feature-by-feature comprehensive software comparison between Office 365 and G Suite. Instead, I walk you through by using Office 365 like a normal administrator and user. In this episode I actually wanted to take a look at SharePoint but had frustrating administrative problems!

Switching from Google Inbox to Gmail – Comparison of features and tips

After releasing Inbox in May 2015, the free supplement to Google’s primary email service, Gmail, was taken offline in April 2019. Luckily, many of the popular features found in Inbox have been integrated into Gmail, so users can still enjoy the increased productivity promoted by many of Inbox’s helpful functions. In this article, we’ll consider several Inbox features and look at how we can recreate them in Gmail.