If you are looking for a great free alternative to the famous Microsoft Office, you can try the famous WPS Office 2019 package.
Its interface is very similar to Microsoft Office, offers almost the same work tools and good performance thanks to its lightness given the reduced weight of its installation package. It also stands out for its high compatibility with office documents, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slide, Adobe PDF and with OpenOffice formats. Precisely for these reasons and the possibility of modifying PDF files, it is ideal for those looking for a valid alternative.
It is the heir of the excellent Kingston Office, the acronym WPS is an acronym that stands for Writer, Presentation and Spreadsheets, which respectively are apps equivalent to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
The suite, Kingston before, WPS then, over the years has always stood out for the excellent compatibility with documents created through the various versions of Microsoft Office 2007/2013/2016/2019 (.doc, .docx, .dot, .dotx , .docm, .dotm, .rtf, .wps, .wpt, .xls, .xlsx, .xlsm, .xlt, .csv, .xml, .html, .et, .ett, .ppt, .pps,. pot, .dps, .dpt) that had created a de facto standard.
Today also other products, not only free but also free, like LibreOffice have reached a high level of compatibility.
Unfortunately, WPS Office is available in almost all the languages of the old continent (English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese and Polish). A team was working on a translation, but unfortunately, the traces were lost. However, this problem does not weigh too much given the intuitive nature of the interface.
What are the differences with Libre Office?
Libre Office and WPS Office are very different: the first is a FLOSS software (Free / Libre and Open Source Software), the second one is a simple free software with advertising.
WPS Office has from its interface similar to the limits of plagiarism to that of the Microsoft suite, and an excellent compatibility with its formats. Instead, there is still no support for free open document formats (odt, odp and ods), which should be the standard.
In terms of functionality, WPS is a very refined and complete product. Unfortunately, as we have already anticipated, there is no translation in our language.
From the new 11.1 WPS version unlike Libre Office, it also offers full support for editing PDF files. On the site you will also find a convenient online PDF file converter, which can always be useful if necessary.
WPS has a good and appreciated mobile version, available free for Android and iOS. Furthermore, it offers good optimization and noteworthy performance even on older machines.
Install WPS Office
WPS Office is available for all operating systems, Windows 10, Windows 8/7 / Vista and Mac. We also find it for Linux, iOS and Android.
On Windows, installing the free suite is really very simple, just go to the program’s website and download the executable (exe) of the latest version. Once the download is complete, just double click to start the quick installation procedure.
On Mac the procedure is similar, you will have to go to the site and download the executable (it will be in dmg format), and then click on it to bring up the “Applications” folder where you drag it.
Instead, on Linux the procedure changes according to the distribution and the package manager.
On Android and iOS, the installation is very simple; just download the app from Play Store or from the App Store.