We often hear people ask:
"My trial version of Microsoft Word has expired, and I was wondering if there was a free word program on the internet?"
"Where can i find a free word to PDF convertor?"
"What's a good free word alternative with spell check I can download?"
"What is the best free word processor that is compatible with MS Word?"
Although Microsoft Office is still the dominant office suite, over the past few years many alternatives have been emerging to Microsoft Word and Office. They are either free or low cost alternatives for Word, Excel and PowerPoint. A notable free word alternative is Kingsoft Writer.
Kingsoft is well known for its WPS Office, with Kingsoft Writer as the key application in this office suite. Kingsoft's free office package include three applications: Writer (free Word), Spreadsheets (free Excel) and Presentation (free Powerpoint).
Kingsoft Writer has a history of more than twenty years, and it has all the features mentioned above. Converting documents to PDF, spell checking, word count etc.
In addition, it also provides features that are not available in Microsoft Word like multiple tabs. As you can see from above screen-shot, you can process more than one document without switching between different program windows.