Download Office Tools - Best Software & Apps

  • Microsoft Office 2010

    Home and Business 2010

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    The quintessential productivity suite

    6
    30268 votes
    • PROS: Enhanced design in the 'ribbon' interface, Support for videos in PowerPoint, Lots of improvements in Outlook, Translation and screen capturing tools, Faster and lighter on system resources, Lets you share documents online in SkyDrive
    • CONS: None so far
  • Microsoft Excel 2013

    15.0.5031.1000

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    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    Smarter and easier workbooks

    6
    3385 votes
    • PROS: Quick analysis suggests best way to present data, Redesigned interface makes it easier to use, Insert photos from online sources, Automatic pivot table creation, Helpful error messages
    • CONS: Still intimidating to the novice
  • Camtasia Studio

    9.1.1.2546

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Superb Video Creation For Home or Office

    7
    12353 votes
    • PROS: Nicely designed interface, Powerful and rich with features, Large choice of output formats, Easy to get to grips with
    • CONS: An expensive one-off payment, Some minor knowledge of editing may be useful
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2013

    15.0.4420.1017

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    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    Create presentations with ease

    6
    10582 votes
    • PROS: Useful prompter for secondary monitors, Pulls in photos and video from online services, Useful welcome screen, Save, share, and collaborate in the cloud, Ribbon and tools aren't distracting
    • CONS: Could be more streamlined for novices, Photo editing feels tacked on
  • Google Drive

    1.3.33.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    Cloud storage and document support

    7
    887 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, 5 GB of free storage, Connects to Google account
    • CONS: Moderate learning curve, Paid storage a little more expensive than other services
  • Celtx

    2.9.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Free scriptwriting alternative to Final Draft

    7
    663 votes
    • PROS: Free to use, Solid editing tools, Good for breaking down scripts
    • CONS: Online collaboration features not clear, Supported by ads
  • Microsoft Office 2010

    Professional Plus 14.0.4760

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    Platform
    Windows

    The productivity suite for professionals

    6
    2564 votes
    • PROS: Enhanced design in the 'ribbon' interface, Support for videos in PowerPoint, Lots of improvements in Outlook, Translation and screen capturing tools, Faster and lighter on system resources, Lets you share documents online in SkyDrive
    • CONS: None so far
  • Foxit PhantomPDF

    8.0.1.628

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    Platform
    Windows

    Excellent alternative to Adobe Acrobat

    7
    258 votes
    • PROS: Includes a handy bunch of tools, Installs PDF virtual printer, Light on resources, Nicely designed interface, Good security options, Create PDFs from scratch or from Office documents
    • CONS: Doesn't really include any new, original features
  • Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2

    (SP 2) 1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Hundreds of fixes and improvements for Office 2007

    7
    1783 votes
    • PROS: Installs in a breeze, Support for OpenDocument and PDF, Important improvements for Excel and Outlook
    • CONS: File size
  • Ginger Spell and Grammar Checker

    2.7.53.0_

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Contextual grammar and spell checker

    7
    205 votes
    • PROS: Offers great English corrections, Works in Microsoft Office and browsers, Lightweight application, Nice design
    • CONS: Only includes a dictionary, Not compatible with all text applications
  • WPS Office

    (Kingsoft Office) 7.2.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    Create, edit and store your Office documents in the cloud

    6
    120 votes
    • PROS: Compatible with Word, Excel and PowerPoint , Many tools , Integration with Dropbox, OneDrive, Box and Drive , Convenient , Editing options
    • CONS: Not easy to use on small screens
  • Microsoft Office File Converter Pack

    11.0.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A free Software utilities program for Windows

    5
    132 votes
    • Portable OpenOffice.org

      4.1.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      An alternative to Microsoft Office that goes where you do

      7
      342 votes
      • PROS: Portable!, Handy launcher to access all tools, Compatible with Microsoft Office 2008, Fully documented
      • CONS: Few templates included
    • HP All-in-One Printer Remote for Windows 10

      40.0.130.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free Software for Print Lovers

      7
      39 votes
      • PROS: Free to download and use, Performs a wide range of office tasks
      • CONS: A bit limited in its scope, Can be a bit slow at times
    • OfficeSuite 8

      (replaces OfficeSuite Viewer) 8.6.5044

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      Outdated office suite option

      6
      61 votes
      • PROS: Coompatible with lots of file formats, Good usability, Supports cloud services like Google Drive and Dropbox
      • CONS: You cannot edit most files, You can't open Access documents, Other "minor" Office programs not supported
    • Serif DrawPlus Starter Edition

      2.0.3

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Use DrawPlus Starter Edition to create attractive vector artwork for the home, school and office

      5
      44 votes
      • Camtasia for Mac

        2.5.1

        License
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        Platform
        Mac

        Superb Video Creation For Home or Office

        6
        315 votes
        • PROS: Take new video footage or import existing footage, Editing tools allow for multi-track editing, adding audio files, animated backgrounds, icons and more, Exports to multiple formats
        • CONS: Some minor knowledge of editing may be useful, A paid license is required for use beyond the trial
      • Office Home & Student 2016 for Mac

        License
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        Platform
        Mac

        Office for Mac gets a massive overhaul

        5
        287 votes
        • PROS: Brings Office on Mac up-to-date, Looks much more attractive, Easier to use and find functions, Collaborative and productivity focused tools, More functions in Excel and PowerPoint
        • CONS: You will need a 365 account
      • Microsoft Office 2008 Update

        for Mac 12.1.4

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac

        A Free Microsoft Office Update For Older Operating System Users

        5
        128 votes
        • PROS: Plenty of bug fixes, Installing is not difficult, Makes changes to almost all the Microsoft Office tools
        • CONS: Only useful for people using Microsoft Office 2008, Not vital for the security of the Microsoft Office software
      • Chrome Office Viewer

        2.8.7.25

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Open Office documents in your browser

        6
        32 votes
        • PROS: Adds useful functionality, Print, save or zoom, Open documents in the browser
        • CONS: Only available for Chrome beta, No editing
      Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
      #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
      19.1.1.2546123536.5Windows
      2Home and Business 2010302686.5Windows
      3Professional Plus 14.0.476025646.3Windows
      415.0.5031.100033856Windows, Android, iPhone
      515.0.4420.1017105825.6Windows, Android, iPhone