Microsoft Word is described as «part of the Microsoft Office Suite but also sold as a standalone application, is Microsoft»s word processor» and is a leading Word Processor in the office & productivity category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Microsoft Word for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and iPhone. The best alternative is LibreOffice — Writer, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Microsoft Word are Google Docs, WPS Writer, Apache OpenOffice Writer and TextMaker.Microsoft Word alternatives are mainly Word Processors but may also be Note-taking Tools or Novel Authoring Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Microsoft Word.