SoftMaker Office

SoftMaker Office 2016

All-in-one office suite

Microsoft Office is probably the most widely-used office suite in the world, but that doesn't necessarily mean you can't use other office packages instead. SoftMaker Office is one of them. View full description

PROS

  • Handles all Microsoft Office formats
  • Includes a Basic code editor
  • Can be installed on a USB memory stick
  • Perfect for netbooks

CONS

  • Doesn't feature as many options as Microsoft Office
  • Doesn't include an email client

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Microsoft Office is probably the most widely-used office suite in the world, but that doesn't necessarily mean you can't use other office packages instead. SoftMaker Office is one of them.

SoftMaker Office includes four applications: TextMaker, a text processor that works with DOC and DOCX; PlanMaker, a fully Excel-compatible spreadsheet; BasicMaker, a coding editor to create BASIC macros and automate certain tasks;and finally SoftMaker Presentations, a powerful yet easy to use tool to create presentations.

As you can see, SoftMaker Office is not as complete as Microsoft Office (it lacks an email client like Outlook and a database utility like Access, to name a couple of examples). On the upside, SoftMaker Office is perfectly compatible with Office standard formats (DOC, XLS, PPT and more), it's also remarkably faster and, of course, a lot cheaper.

Despite its limitations, SoftMaker Office gives an overall impression of a professional office suite. It's the perfect package for netbooks – thanks to its low system requirements – and can also be installed on a USB pendrive so you can use it anywhere without leaving traces on the host computer.

If you'd like to try an alternative app to the almighty Microsoft suite, SoftMaker Office is a very good option. Just bear in mind that it's not that complete.

SoftMaker Office 2016: the fast, powerful and compatible office suite

SoftMaker Office 2016 for Windows: fast, powerful, compatible. With SoftMaker Office 2016, documents, calculations and presentations are handled just as fast as E-mail correspondence or your appointment and task planning. SoftMaker Office 2016 is the professional office alternative 'made in Germany' that works seamlessly with all your Microsoft Office files. Choose SoftMaker Office to become more productive immediately. SoftMaker Office 2016 for Windows includes: * TextMaker 2016, the reliable word processor that reads and writes all Microsoft Word files faithfully and comes with great desktop-publishing features * PlanMaker 2016, the Excel-compatible spreadsheet that lets you create even the most elaborate worksheets * Presentations 2016, the presentation graphics program that reads and writes all PowerPoint files but is easier to use * BasicMaker 2016, the VBA-compatible macro language that lets you automate repetitive tasks in TextMaker and PlanMaker * Thunderbird 'powered by SoftMaker' for your e-mails, tasks and calendars TextMaker 2016, PlanMaker 2016 and Presentations 2016 offer modern, but familiar user interfaces. If you have worked with Word, Excel or PowerPoint before, you will feel right at home. With SoftMaker Office 2016 you can create and edit extensive documents, complex worksheets as well as beautiful presentations at lower cost than with Microsoft Office. The resource-friendly system requirements allow a quick workflow with nearly any hardware setup.
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— User reviews — about SoftMaker Office

  • maltelandsberger

    by maltelandsberger

    "really worth a try"

    Fast and reliable. Perfect when You have to use different OS. Helped me to switch to Linux. . More.

    reviewed on July 13, 2015

  • Numeroprime

    by Numeroprime

    "FirstChoice"

    Note; I am not affiliated at all with Softmaker. - Its blindingly fast and easy to use - Doesn't waste your time huntin... More.

    reviewed on April 19, 2011