“These tools work as an alternative to Microsoft’s expensive Office Suite. Choose from the products below to save money on expensive software licensing while also keeping software current with more frequent updates. These Cloud apps may also integrate with automation services (see below) for increased productivity and efficiency.”
You’ve probably never heard of Kingsoft Office. That’s a shame because it’s one of the best office suites on the market. Though it doesn’t contain all the tools offered by either Microsoft Office or LibreOffice (it offers only a word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation tools), it’s far more cost effective than the Microsoft offering and more stable than the LibreOffice alternative.
Don’t believe me? Until you actually try out the tool, the best way I can convince you is to give you 10 solid reasons why Kingsoft Office is superior to the competition.
See the article for the 10 reasons why Kingsoft Office is better than the competition | TechRepublic.
Kingsoft Office has free and paid versions. Another potential tool to consider for libraries searching for low cost/free productivity software alternatives.
Great resource with 25 different chapters so far ranging on topics such as User Experience and Experience Design, End-User Development and Semiotics.
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