Kingsoft Office Free 2013

Kingsoft Office Free 2013

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Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 166 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.1.0.4246
  • Total Downloads:
    710,976
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 13, 2013
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    60.8MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,688
  • Platform:
    Windows
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Editors' Review

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Kingsoft's Office Suite Professional 2013 offers affordable compatibility with Microsoft Office. Building on Kingsoft's popular Office Suite Free, the Pro version adds a new tabbed interface, VBA macros, intuitive table and paragraph tools, and improved exporting. And, unlike the freeware, no pop-ups. Office Suite Professional bundles Writer, Spreadsheets, and Presentation. It runs in Windows XP to 8 and works best with at least 512MB of RAM and 1GB of free disk space.

We had several choices to make when installing Kingsoft Office Suite Pro, including associating it with Office formats like DOC and XLS and choosing from three interface styles: the new-for-2013 Elegant Black and Water Blue, and Classic, which has the familiar look of previous Office Suite releases. We have no faults with any of them: Both the new and old looks pack a lot of controls and features into the available space yet manage to do so without overwhelming the user; it's something they share with Microsoft's suite but not with some other would-be Office alternatives. Though not as extensive as Microsoft's options, Kingsoft's suite offers plenty of support, including a Help file, forums, and feedback tools.

With Microsoft Office alternatives, compatibility is the crucial factor, and Kingsoft's Office Suite tools excel in that department. We created, edited, and saved compatible documents in both Kingsoft and Microsoft's tools. Kingsoft's tools acquitted themselves well in looks and performance. Of course, Kingsoft Office Suite Professional 2013 isn't Microsoft Office; there are differences, and some entities require Office. But if you're looking for a productivity suite that goes head-to-head with Office in nearly every category except cost, try Kingsoft Office Suite Professional 2013.

Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of Kingsoft Office Free 2013 9.1.0.4246. The trial version includes pop-ups.

 
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4 stars

"No Thesaurus"

December 30, 2013  |  By dbben-usa

 |  Version: Kingsoft Office Free 2013 9.1.0.4246

Pros

This review is for the writer module. The gui is nice and the editing window reminds me of old wordperfect wysiwyg.

Cons

There is no thesaurus feature/option. The suggestion has been made to download a small program called WordWeb which is a desktop spell checker and thesaurus that can work for across the board for all kinds of programs.

Summary

I am not sure how this office suite is touted to be better than MS Word and others when it is missing a highly important feature next to spell checking. Maybe it can be best summed up as it being a glorified WordPad. But adding the WordWeb program will definitely help us writers.

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4 stars

"So much like Office but FREE"

December 01, 2013  |  By gazzarazza

 |  Version: Kingsoft Office Free 2013 9.1.0.4246

Pros

Office easy

Cons

still working on them

Summary

Once again it's free

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4 stars

"Great replacement for Microsoft product"

September 23, 2013  |  By boone52

 |  Version: Kingsoft Office Free 2013 9.1.0.4246

Pros

Just downloaded , not sure of how great, but so far does the job.

Cons

Only small diffs, but seems easy to learn.

Summary

Recommend for matching Microsoft and being able to use my old docs that were from xp.

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4 stars

"Very Good MS Office alternative!"

September 05, 2013  |  By AS2013

 |  Version: Kingsoft Office Free 2013 9.1.0.4246

Pros

Easy to use & 99% compatible with all the most frequently used MS Office functions. Although I have only used the Free version of the Wordprocessing & the presentation, the spreadsheet full version is very good.

Cons

Not all the shortcut keys work in the same way as MS Office & version 2013 can only be bought as a complete package as opposed to seperate modules in version 2012.

Summary

Generally, a good package & even the Free version is a practical alternative to MS Office standard. However, the lack of a database module equvalent to MS Access makes it not quite an equivalent to MS Office Professional - but certainly much better than most of the other 'so called' equivalents!

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5 stars

"Kingsoft Products - Cannot fault them !!"

August 23, 2013  |  By benjaminjhill

 |  Version: Kingsoft Office Free 2013 9.1.0.4246

Pros

I have been an avid use of Kingsoft Office on all platforms that I use; Android, iOS, Windows and now even Linux!!

It is fully compatible with all Microsoft Office versions so that documents that I have created at work in Office 2010, I can come home and work on them, even on Linux (If you have Linux, remove Libre Office and use Kingsoft Office; although it is in an alpha stage and not a completed product, I have had no issues with it)

The user interface is intuitive to use and I prefer it over the Microsoft Office interface; not only does it look better, the layout in terms of functionality is better laid out in my opinion

Cons

The only negative point in the free version is the inability to export documents in an older format (it reads them perfectly) so I would recommend paying for the upgrade; even as a student, as it represents better value for money.

With the android version, the inability to export to PDF is a downside and I hope that they will address this!

Summary

Whichever operating system that you use I would recommend Kingsoft Office over every other free Office program out there as I believe it better than Open Office, Libre Office and why pay for Microsoft Office when this does it better and more intuitively.

I could not recommend it more!!

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4 stars

"KingSoft is the Free Office for us"

August 22, 2013  |  By davidroper

 |  Version: Kingsoft Office Free 2013 9.1.0.4246

Pros

Complete Office for 99% of us. Very nice software to use.

Cons

It's not Microsoft so it doesn't have snob appeal.

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5 stars

"Great free office suite which I'll stick with"

August 22, 2013  |  By Angileling

 |  Version: Kingsoft Office Free 2013 9.1.0.4246

Pros

It has the most used features of Microsoft Office, and it's free. Nice UI and need no learning curve.

Cons

Some features are lack, such as thesaurus. Waiting this feature in next update.

Summary

Actually I have been using this software for like two years now. I used open office and libreoffice before, but I'm more interested in the rainbow-styled interface, so I killed these two. Kingsoft Office has most used features of Microsoft Office, and compatible with all Microsoft Office files. I have to mention that their support team is great and really helpful. So I'll stick with it.

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3 stars

"Not Quite There"

August 21, 2013  |  By tommygu3

 |  Version: Kingsoft Office Free 2013 9.1.0.4246

Pros

Very much like MS Word in Office XP. Easy transition

Cons

Writer finds no errors with the following sentence: "I went to the store,then i went home." That's enough to keep me from using it.

Summary

I'm no typist, and i don't want to have to study each word and punctuation mark to see if i ran them together.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 9.1.0.4246
  • Switch freely between two interfaces: the newest and classical ones. Two color schemes are available for 2013 interface: elegant black and water blue.
  • Open XML documents.
  • Show Bookmark view in Document Map.
  • Support inserting pictures from scanner.
  • Improve the compatibility with HTML/XML.
  • Support saving as MHT/MHTML.
  • Support customizing shortcut for Macros.
  • Select a cell with a hyperlink in it by clicking the blank space of the cell.
  • Support instant calculating of current worksheet.
General
Publisher Kingsoft
Publisher web site http://www.kingsoftstore.com
Release Date June 04, 2013
Date Added August 13, 2013
Version 9.1.0.4246
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Office Suites
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 60.8MB
File Name wps2014_9.1.0.4758_21.105.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 710,976
Downloads Last Week 1,688
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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