Tired of using Microsoft Office Excel old versions, but don't want to upgrade? This is the common thoughts shared by a lot of home users and small businesses. If you have no plans to upgrade your operating system to keep up with the latest technologies, but only want a handy program for data analysis and processing, it is time to consider a free alternative to Excel.
The free alternative we are talking about here is Kingsoft Spreadsheets. It has minimum system requirements, and takes up only one tenth of the space required by Microsoft Excel.
Similar interface to Excel 2003/2007
Kingsoft Office Spreadsheets 2013 is ideal for those familiar with Microsoft Office Excel 2003/2007/2010. It will let you feel perfectly at home. No matter you are using the Excel 2003 interface, or the ribbon interface in Excel 2007/2010, you can choose the similar interface in Kingsoft Spreadsheets. There are three interface styles for you to switch.
Similar features to Excel 2007/2010
Kingsoft Spreadsheets features a calculator, graphing tools, and multiple other tools for complex data analysis. Besides, it supports more than 100 commonly used formulas, and rich functions to aid in data analysis.
It also supports various types of charts, makes your workbook quite professional. The chart can also be inserted into other Kingsoft Office applications, like Writer and Presentation.
Kingsoft Spreadsheets has a good compatibility with Microsoft Excel (*.xls, *.xlsx). Spreadsheets 2013 can import from Microsoft Excel and having the same cells range (65,536 rows * 256 columns) as the Microsoft Office 2003 equivalent. Considering its price - free, Kingsoft Spreadsheets is no doubt a great alternative to Microsoft Excel.
Beside Kingsoft Office 2013 free edition, there is also Professional edition which offers more advanced features like Macro and support for millions of rows and columns.
Kingsoft Office 2013 can only be downloaded as a whole suite, but you can choose to install only Spreadsheets 2013. See How to install individual Office 2013 programs.
The Kingsoft Office suite is available for platforms including Windows, Android, iOS and Linux. With full compatibility with Microsoft Office, Kingsoft Office features robust capabilities for reading and editing word documents, presentations and spreadsheets. Check more about Kingsoft Office Free 2013 and Kingsoft Office Professional 2013. Download the latest Office 2013.