Five online office suites beyond Office 365

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This gallery is also available as a post in the TechRepublic Five Apps Blog.

Microsoft has released Office 365 and for those that like the idea of having an on-line office suite, but don't want to have to pay the cost of the Microsoft solution, where do you turn? Are they comparable alternatives? I am happy to answer with an emphatic 'yes'. Some of the available alternatives offer a feature-for-feature alternative, whereas some go a few extra miles and offer additional features that make them superior to the Microsoft offering.

But what are these alternatives? Outside of Google Docs, most of the alternatives live on the fringes. That doesn't mean they aren't worth giving a try. In fact these alternatives should very easily fill all of your on-line office suite needs.

Let's dig into the list of applications so you can see if one (or more) of them can serve as an alternative for you and/or your company.


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