WPS Office 2014 Beta 1

WPS Office 2014 Beta 1


Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 157 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
9.1.0.4674
File Size:
57.02MB
Date Added:
July 07, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
667,375
Downloads Last Week:
4,909
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Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

One of our favorite free office suites, Kingsoft Office, is now WPS Office 2014, with an all-new look and new tools. It's still widely compatible with other office suites, tools, and document formats, including Microsoft Word. WPS Office bundles a powerful word processor (WPS Writer), a spreadsheet tool (WPS Spreadsheets), and a presentation manager (WPS Presentation) with a variety of support utilities. WPS Office 2014 Beta 1 works across many platforms, including mobile devices.

Pros

New look, familiar feel: An updated (and customizable) look borrows features and design elements from Web browsers and word processors to create an attractive, efficient workspace in each tool.

Templates: Free templates are available online for PowerPoint, Office, Education, Business, Reports, Resume, Charts, and more.

Visible means of support: Tips and guides, a support center, shortcut keys, and other resources are, in most cases, either front and center or a click away.

Awesome powers: The new and improved WPS Spreadsheets supports "one million rows."

Mobile support: WPS Office 2014's mobile versions let you use the same apps across different platforms.

Cons

Good, but: Users expecting a free version of Microsoft Office won't be disappointed by WPS Office 2014, but it isn't an exact duplicate.

Bottom Line

WPS Office 2014 Beta 1 is an excellent productivity suite, particularly because it does so much for free. There's no denying it's not Microsoft Office, however close it comes, but if price is a major consideration, WPS Office 2014 Beta 1 is an excellent option.

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  • All Versions:

    4.1

    out of 157 votes

    • 5 star: 82
    • 4 star: 42
    • 3 star: 14
    • 2 star: 7
    • 1 star: 12
  • Current Version:

    1.0

    out of 1 votes

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    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 1 stars

    "Made in China : Beware"

    July 22, 2014   |   By narayan_v

    Version: WPS Office 2014 Beta 1 9.1.0.4674

    Pros

    It saves to docx,thus the file size in reduced. Nice clean and fresh feeling to interface.

    Cons

    Made in china, Can be subverted later or right upon install or updates. Make it a spying tool of Chinese hackers or worse the state. Just don't trust it enough.

    Saving to .doc format makes it unreadable in open office and ms office. So it will not work.

    Summary

    Install at your own risk and wisdom or lack thereoff

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  • 1 stars

    "Absolute Rubbish!"

    July 19, 2014   |   By maximusnz

    Version: WPS Office 2014 Beta 1 9.1.0.4674

    Pros

    Absolutely None.

    Cons

    Didn't work. Kept Crashing. couldnt even type 1 letter, let alone a whole word or sentence.
    I give this a 1 star rating, but in reality I give it a minus 52 stars.

    Summary

    Downloaded and installed. Opened a new Document in word, and went to type and as soon as I typed the first letter, it crashed saying abnormal Error.. reinstalled it several times, re downloaded it, reinstalled again, but same results.

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  • 5 stars

    ""Fabulous Office Suite!""

    July 17, 2014   |   By Little Peppermint

    Version: WPS Office 2014 Beta 1 9.1.0.4674

    Pros

    1.It's FREE!
    2.Support many different formats,such as DOCX,XLSX,TXT, and can export to PDF.
    3.Fully compatible with MSO.
    4.Paragraph layout tool is quite handy.
    5.Three interfaces are available. Classic interface makes you easily switch from MSO.
    6.Finally, the DocProperty filed is added!

    Cons

    Still cannot export to PPTX.

    Summary

    WPS Office opens quickly and works stable. It has better compatibility with MSO, compared with other free office suites. Its UI looks much like MSO, so it's easy to learn. It meets most my daily needs about office software. If you are looking for a free alternative to the costly MS Office, WPS Office is a great choice.

    Updated on Jul 17, 2014

    "Fabulous Office Suite!"

    Pros
    1.It's FREE!
    2.Support many different formats,such as DOCX,XLSX,TXT, and can export to PDF.
    3.Fully compatible with MSO.
    4.Paragraph layout tool is quite handy.
    5.Three interfaces are available. Classic interface makes you easily switch from MSO.
    6.Finally, the DocProperty filed is added!

    Cons
    Still cannot export to PPTX.

    Summary
    WPS Office opens quickly and works stable. It has better compatibility with MSO, compared with other free office suites. Its UI looks much like MSO, so it's easy to learn. It meets most my daily needs about office software. If you are looking for a free alternative to the costly MS Office, WPS Office is a great choice.

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  • 5 stars

    "Fantabulous! Spectacular!"

    July 17, 2014   |   By pickycustomer

    Version: WPS Office 2014 Beta 1 9.1.0.4674

    Pros

    Great for home and students

    Cons

    Still does not work with open source formats. (Microsoft Office does.)
    Use caution during installation since the free version is ad supported.

    Summary

    If you need an office suite which is Microsoft compatible WPS Office is for you. WPS Office Free is ideal for ninety percent of home and student use. Although WPS Office Free lacks some of the features found in either LibreOffice or OpenOffice this office suite will get the job done quite nicely. WPS Office Free opens quickly to a browser style start page with links to templates and an online help file. The start screen also features a plethora of hints and tips. Use "extreme caution" during the install or you will get a bunch of junk you probably don't need and/or want. The only "con" I have found is WPS Office Free "still does not support" ODF and other formats found in open source office suites while Microsoft Office does. For many this "con" may be a deal breaker. Otherwise if you need a MS Office compatible office suite then WPS Office Free is perfect.

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  • 5 stars

    "A wonderful office software, I love it!"

    July 16, 2014   |   By Cindarala

    Version: WPS Office 2014 Beta 1 9.1.0.4674

    Pros

    1.Similar to Microsoft Office but with more fonts and better design, the skins/themes are attractive.
    2. WPS Office 2014 supports most, if not all, MS Office formats.
    3.This product is fast and stable, operates very like MS Office, but it's snappier
    4.It is very well focused on education, better tools for endnotes, references etc, which is good for us students.
    5.The functionality of the tools for spreadsheets is great.The new and improved WPS Spreadsheets support "one million rows".
    6.Small package, easy to download and install
    7.Convert documents to PDF files
    8.Support split window vertically and horizontally

    Cons

    1.Not much, but I want the ability to save in more file formats.
    2.This new version still does not solve the problem that the Writer cannot check grammars

    Summary

    It is free, and what's most important to many people - it is quite compatible with MS Office. If you have ever used MS Office, switching to WPS Office is as easy as can be. It's a great alternative to MS Office. WPS Office offers a tabbed interface, supports most, if not all, MS Office formats.What's more, it provides more fonts and better design.I like the design and features very much. WPS Office 2014 opens to a "homepage" offering templates which also contains information about updates . The "homepage" also has links to the on-line "support center" ,"forum"and other "tips and guides" which can help us users settle some problems we encounter.
    Overall, WPS Office 2014 is the suit to go for any basic home users and for any school students that don't need the extra tools offered by Microsoft's Office.
    Great product and so glad I found it.

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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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  • 5 stars

    "really good!"

    April 27, 2014   |   By JohnnyMiri

    Version: Kingsoft Office Free 2013 9.1.0.4514

    Pros

    this product is fast and stable, operates very like MSOffice, but is snappier. It only provides word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software but does an amazing job with those. I like it and it is much cheaper than MSOffice. It does some stuff better. It is very well focussed on education, better tools for TOCs, endnotes, references etc.

    Cons

    Still to much Chinese. A lot of dialogues are presenting me stuff in simplified HAN, although all the English stuff is there as well.This localisation of software needs to be improved. Having said that, it is only an eyesore and in no way affects the performance or ease of use of the interface.

    Summary

    If you are a student on a budget this will DEFINITELY work for you. I've tested it over and over and it does all it's supposed to do. If you have a small business with a few employees it is a great affordable solution. I am surprised at the thoroughness of development and innovation here, it does some things that the competition cannot do. The functionality of the tools for spreadsheets is great.

    For anybody who uses Linux, it is available from the company's website completely for free, gratis... (as in free beer). However, Linux users, it is not free software, for tinkering about with, and you have to sign an EULA license agreement not to change the software or remove logos etc. etc.

    Updated on Apr 27, 2014

    I must mention that it does not work with file formats other than Microsoft standards (doc,docx,xls,xlsx, etc + its own native formats) Hence, it will not open ods, odx files from open sources or other file formats like .rtf
    If this is a problem for you, then it's not worth trying.
    But I am honestly surprised by this software and find it a true alternative to some of the industry standard offerings out there.

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