I’m sure we are all used Microsoft Word, the most popular Word Processor on the market. Microsoft Word is almost a complete Word Processor there you can add Images, tables, charts, SmartArt, footnotes, equations are all there, nicely formatted.

You need to purchase a full office suite to get maximum from Microsoft Word. If you aren’t a fan of Microsoft Word and not interested in purchasing a full office suite, need just a Word Processor this article is just for you.
Here we go with the best free word processors to try in 2016.

1. Google Docs

Google Docs comes first into our list as one of the best free word processors. You can easily Create, edit, and collaborate with others on Google Docs documents easily.

Google Docs comes with a clean layout, it makes distraction free and easy to use. You can type up to 1.02 million characters on a single Google Docs file and you can convert a text document to Google Docs format with the maximum file size of 50 MB.

2. Quip

Quip is the productivity suite currently I’m using to get my work done. If you never heard about Quip, I highly recommending you to try and I’m sure you love it.

You can create documents and spreadsheets with Quip. One of the major highlights I love on Quip is we can easily import our existing documents from Evernote, Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, Hackpad, and Basecamp.

Quip is free for unlimited personal documents and folders, and a 1,000 message archive. Quip already released native apps for Desktop that runs on both Mac (version 10.8+) and Windows (version 7+).

3. Jarte

Jarte comes next into our list. Jarte is a lightweight and fast word processor that is fully compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, and 10.

Jarte boots really quickly can be run as a portable word processor directly from a USB flash drive, CD, or DropBox folder. Jarte comes with a quality spell checker with custom user dictionary included spelling dictionaries for languages like English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Dutch.

4. OpenOffice

Apache OpenOffice included 6 suites like Word Processor, Spreadsheets, Presentations, Graphics, Database Manipulation, and Mathematical Equations. Apache OpenOffice is easy to learn and entirely free to use of any license.

5. AbiWord

AbiWord is another word processing program similar to Word. AbiWord is a cross-platform program that you can run on Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux.

6. WPS Office

WPS Office comes next into our list. WPS is a free office suite comes with a word processor, a spreadsheet program and a presentation maker.

WPS Office supports English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Polish languages. WPS Office has a PDF converter, spell check, and a word count feature makes WPS Office great for writers.

7. Etherpad

Etherpad comes next into the list. Etherpad allows you to write articles, press releases, to-do lists, etc. Etherpad is an open source project main development happens on Github.

Through Etherpad, you can edit documents collaboratively in real-time together with your friends, fellow students or colleagues, etc.

8. LibreOffice

LibreOffice is a powerful, user-friendly office suite that available for free to use even for commercial purposes. LibreOffice recently released their latest version 5.1 that feels better and works better with other Office Apps.

You can create text documents, spreadsheets, presentations with LibreOffice and can save in Microsoft formats.

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