Kingsoft Office Free 2013

Kingsoft Office Free 2013

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Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 152 votes
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Version:
9.1.0.4058
File Size:
57.02MB
Date Added:
June 06, 2013
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
657,238
Downloads Last Week:
2,372
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  • All Versions:

    4.1

    out of 152 votes

    • 5 star: 79
    • 4 star: 42
    • 3 star: 14
    • 2 star: 7
    • 1 star: 10
  • Current Version:

    4.0

    out of 26 votes

    • 5 star: 12
    • 4 star: 5
    • 3 star: 6
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 5 stars

    "Kingsoft Office Free - it's all you need"

    June 27, 2014   |   By MickSheila

    Version: Kingsoft Office Free 2013 9.1.0.4550

    Pros

    1. It's free

    2. Compatible with MS Office

    3. Elegant interface

    Cons

    1. Not as many file types as it should be

    Summary

    MS Office is the best Office suite by far. Full stop. MS Office is a real professional tool. Unrivaled. Full stop. But...

    It is too bundled. Too complicated. It has become a system on its own. Expensive. And it is too large.

    One can argue that an average user does not use event 10 per cent out of the MS Office's capabilities. An average user is not about to write books or to work on complicated spreadsheets. All they need is to write a simple text, to do some basics on presentations or calculations and that's it. People don't need several hundred dollars or so office suite just to write simple texts occasionally, to make simple tables or something like that.

    That's why an average user needs an alternative to MS Office. That's where we come to the question what alternative?

    AbiWord? Nice try. Really. People put lot of effort. But it is too simple. Compatibility with MS Office files is almost non-existent. If you open any formatted .doc file, for instance, in AbiWord, no one can guarantee you it will look exactly as in MS Office. Something might go wrong.

    OpenOffice? It is a serious Office suite. In some aspects, it surpasses MS Office. And it's free. But, again, compatibility with MS Office files is an issue. Most of the people still use MS Office and you really need something compatible. OpenOffice is not what you need. It loses some of MS Office's formatting when files are open in OpenOffice. In adddition to that, it still does not have an option to save files in .docx format.

    LibreOffice? Step ahead compared to OpenOffice. It's brilliant. Useful. Nice interface. Even has the option to save in .docx format, for instance. But again, try to open, say, a MS Office created spreadsheet, and see for yourself.

    That's where we come to Kingsoft Office Free (KSOF). Not only it looks like MS Office, but it is free, and what's most important to many people - it is quite compatible with MS Office. Opening, for instance, a .docx file or .xlsx file is a piece of cake. It looks as the same as in the MS Office. Will you find discrepancies? Of course. KSOF is not MS Office after all. But for an average user, it's all you need. And do not forget, it's free! Don't forget it's not an overload to your system. It occupies hundreds of MBs on your HDD compared to MS Office's GBs.

    So, just download it and install and... do your work!

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  • 5 stars

    "My Office Suite now."

    June 13, 2014   |   By jal9904

    Version: Kingsoft Office Free 2013 9.1.0.4550

    Pros

    Lots of fonts.
    Ability to open more than one document with tabs.
    Few themes.
    Similar to Microsoft Office but with more fonts and better design.

    Cons

    Not much, but I want the ability to save in more file formats.

    Summary

    I used to use LibreOffice, also on Download.com. I now use Kingsoft office instead. I like the design and features.

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  • 5 stars

    "Spectacular! Fantastic!"

    May 26, 2014   |   By pickycustomer

    Version: Kingsoft Office Free 2013 9.1.0.4550

    Pros

    See summary below.

    Cons

    Kingsoft is based in Hong Kong as in China. (My research shows no spyware.)
    Does not support ODF format.

    Summary

    If you have ever used MS Office switching to Kingsoft Office Free (KSOF) is as easy as can be. KSOF offers a tabbed interface, supports most, if not all, MS Office formats. KSOF has a capable built-in spellchecker and can save to PDF format. Like most free office suites KSOF cannot edit PDF documents. KSOF has a small HDD footprint and is easy to install. KSOF opens to a "homepage" offering templates which also contains information about updates and a small amount of advertizing. The "homepage" also has links to the online "user manual" and other "tips and guides".

    If you desire a solid free MS Office compatible office suite I highly recommend Kingsoft Office Free.

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  • 5 stars

    "Free and All I Need =)"

    May 10, 2014   |   By Rateara

    Version: Kingsoft Office Free 2013 9.1.0.4550

    Pros

    ~ Is a great alternative to MS Office.
    ~ The skins/themes make it so much easier for my eyes to absorb.
    ~ It is Free! with no nagging to buy the Professional version which is only under $70! Which if your a full user of this great product you might as well buy it, even though the free version has everything I need anyway.

    Cons

    no at all.

    Summary

    Thank you Kingsoft!
    This software is a keeper.

    Updated on May 10, 2014

    none at all*
    I need to read before I submit.

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