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Free Office Software for Small Businesses & Freelancers


 BUSINESS BULLETPOINTS Free Business Software – Office Suites, Email, Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Presentations

What can Office suite software do for you? An Office suite is a collection of productivity software that you’re almost certainly already familiar with. Many of us have used Microsoft Office in our work, so the functionality and features of the free Office software won’t be completely different to what you know. There are some differences though, so it’s worth spending some time experimenting with the various free Office software that’s available for your business and see what works for you. Broadly speaking, this software comes in two varieties:  Locally installed software (similar to MS Office) like Apache Open Office, Libre Office and Kingston Office  Software that runs online (in the cloud) like Google Docs or Zoho Ultimately, the best advice is to try out the various free business office software yourself for a while and stay with what works for you. You don’t want to be struggling with uncooperative software at the same time as building your business. Find out about which software helps with which tasks on the next page.


 BUSINESS BULLETPOINTS Free Business Software – Office Suites, Email, Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Presentations


 BUSINESS BULLETPOINTS Free Business Software – Office Suites, Email, Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Presentations

 Please find below the main free software available by category  All of the red-outlined banners link directly through to where you can download free versions of the software  Local installation software is installed on your PC; cloud/online software works through your web browser and does not require local installation

Free Office software by type (Office Suite) What software do you need?

Office Suite Software Word Processing Software Spreadsheet Software

Presentation Software

Local Installation  Open Office

 Libre Office

 Kingsoft Office  Open Office Writer

 Libre Office Writer

 Kingsoft  Presentation

 Google Docs  Zoho Writer

 Libre Office Calc

 Kingsoft  Spreadsheet  Open Office Impress

 Google Docs  Zoho

 Kingsoft  Writer  Open Office Calc

Cloud / Online Software

 Google Docs

 Zoho Sheet

 Libre Office Impress

 Google Docs  Zoho Show

You’ll find free email and calendar software on the next page


 BUSINESS BULLETPOINTS Free Business Software – Office Suites, Email, Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Presentations

 Please find below the main free software available by category  All of the red-outlined banners link directly through to where you can download free versions of the software  Local installation software is installed on your PC; cloud/online software works through your web browser and does not require local installation

Free Office software by type (Email & Calendar) What software do you need?

Email Software

Calendar Software

Local Installation

Cloud / Online Software  Yahoo Mail

 Thunderbird

 Opera Mail

 Gmail

 Windows Live Mail

 dreamMail

 Windows Live Hotmail

 Mozilla Lightning

 Windows Live Mail

 Google Calendar

 Rainlendar

 Zoho Calendar


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 Please find links to useful books below

Further Resources – Useful books Book Title  Getting Started with OpenOffice (LibreOffice)

Amazon US

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Amazon UK

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Amazon CA

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‘This introduction and how-to for OpenOffice explores the suite of productivity programs: word processing, spreadsheet calculation, presentation, graphic page layout, database, and more.’

 Google Drive & Docs in 30 Minutes

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‘This unofficial guide to Google's free office and storage suite concentrates on the most important time-saving features and productivity tools.’

 Google Apps for Dummies

View / Buy

View / Buy

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‘This comprehensive, practical guide brings you up to speed with all of the basic information and advanced tips and tricks you need to make good use of Google Apps.’

 Google Apps Express

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View / Buy

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‘Get hands-on with each application - Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Sites and Apps - and learn the tricks, tips and shortcuts.’ Please note that the book links above are affiliate links; this means we get a small commission when you visit and purchase from Amazon. This doesn’t cost you anything but helps us to maintain and produce our free guides.


 BUSINESS BULLETPOINTS Free Business Software – Office Suites, Email, Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Presentations

 Please find links to other useful resources below

Further Resources – Useful links Business Bulletpoints Resources

Internet Resources

 Free Business Software – Projects & Tasks

 Libre Office User Guides

 Free Business Software – Note Taking & Capture

 Open Office User Guides  Google Docs Tutorial

 Free Business Software List


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