About SoftMaker Office

SoftMaker Office 2021 offers an affordable, lighting-fast and easy to use alternative to Microsoft Office. It comprises of TextMaker, PlanMaker and Presentations. Supports Windows, macOS and Linux. TextMaker lets you create documents of any size in next to no time – be it a flyer, a brochure, a business letter or a complete scientific paper. Thanks to its native use of the DOCX file format, your documents are always compatible with Microsoft Word. The powerful spreadsheet program PlanMaker makes creating worksheets and charts of any complexity a cinch – from a simple timetable to the complex financial planning.

Thanks to its native use of the XLSX file format, your worksheets are always compatible with Microsoft Excel. Create impressive slide shows with Presen...


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7 Reviews of SoftMaker Office

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.57 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

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May 2020

Howard from in case of emergency press

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Publishing

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

May 2020

More than a 'replacement'

We have used SoftMaker Office for many years and have always found it wholly reliable. On the occasions we have needed tech support it has been swift and helpful.

Pros

The most important feature for me is that the software suite is regularly updated and shows a logical and timely development strategy. This is reassuring for anyone looking to use SoftMaker Office in place of MS offerings. That said, I also appreciate the convenience of being able to carry the software on a USB and use it wherever I happen to be on any computer if I'm travelling without a laptop. The other important feature for me is one that may not interest others too much: I like fact that I can save documents in SoftMaker's proprietary format. I know the big selling point is that it can save in MS Office formats (and it does, and very well, too), but it means I can develop large documents with many contributors and keep the consolidated version in the .tdmx format, and never confuse versions. A secondary advantage is being able to open MS Office documents without worrying about macro viruses. The macro language is relatively easy to use and quite powerful enough for our purposes.

Cons

There's nothing I don't like about the software. The only feature we miss is Word's superior multipage printing features. I'd love to see them replicated in TextMaker.

Response from BinaryNow

Replied May 2020

Thank your for review. Stay tuned for SoftMaker Office 2021 Upgrade later this year.

September 2020

Dr. Binoy from Dr. Somervell Memorial CSI Medical College Hospital, Karakonam

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Industry: Medical Practice

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2020

The best cheaper alternative for Microsoft Office without losing any functionality

I have tried different office apps like Atlantis Word Processor, Ashampoo Office, Libre office, MS Office, Apple iwork etc. Softmaker provides the best experience so far when you take it as a collective bundle of apps. Individually I prefer Atlantis Word Processor, Apple Keynote and Microsoft Excel, but no other software bundle is as compact as a whole. It's also the best offline office software.

Pros

Cross platform availability, easy to use for anyone who has used Microsoft office and the smaller size of the software compared to MS office

Cons

The updates are buggy at times and feels like a beta version, especially with softmaker NX. Sometimes the presentations made look weird and rough when you play them using MS office. At times it takes too long to load. Google docs/slides is better if you work online.

Reasons for Choosing SoftMaker Office

I have been using softmaker for years and I find it more familiar. Also I feel like the presentations are better made using softmaker.

Reasons for Switching to SoftMaker Office

I love the 'Presentations' from softmaker, but the textmaker isn't good enough. I think I like Atlantis Word Processor which is specifically made as a word processor is way better than Office apps with much more functionality likr slides, text, spreadsheets etc.

August 2021

Thabile from New Fresh Concepts

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Management Consulting

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

August 2021

Edit on the go

The software makes it easy to present your documents weather on your phone or laptop and you can easily store everything on the cloud

Pros

I like how the software has over 20 spell checks and advanced features like cross references and footnotes

Cons

I feel like softmaker is a perfect replacement for Microsoft word and really easy to use

October 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

1.0

Functionality

4.0

October 2019

there is a free trial but not worth the money

its easy use i only tried the trial and not for long so can't comment on all features but free trial should be unlimited for office suites now adays.

Pros

compatibility with other word documents is easy, the features are easy to find with two toolbars or ribbons the new one and the classic style before their update

Cons

its cost money, to be honest there is a bunch of free alternatives for office suites so the features in this one don't make it seem worth it.

Response from BinaryNow

Replied October 2019

Thank for the review and trying trial. There is a free, feature limited version of SoftMaker Office, called FreeOffice. Here is comparison between free and paid versions. http://www.binarynow.com/office-suite/softmaker-freeoffice-comparison-softmaker-office-2018/ There is also Standard and Professional paid version: http://www.binarynow.com/products/softmaker-office/compare-editions/ This way everyone can get what they need and want.

October 2019

Angela from Cal Coast

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Graphic Design

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

3.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2019

Efficient and simple office solution.

Overall I would recommend this product to anyone who is willing to try something new but like the familiarity of the old. Get's the ob done.

Pros

This came across my desk as part of a solution on a laptop purchased. All my favorite solutions in a familiar way. This is a go-to software for making documents and spreadsheets. I dont use it much for presentations but it is way easy if needed. This is much of what we remember with some updated functions. And no more converting docs. This solution is integrated and does it all for you. It seems small but it is saving me so much time. Its fast and efficient and does the trick without over crowding space on my computer. Honestly, it's so close to Microsoft office that I thought it was Microsoft office at first. I tried the free trial and never looked back. And I love the personal touches like the "free font of the month."

Cons

The support for this is online only. No calls and no 24/7 support, and often times too much Googling.

Reasons for Switching to SoftMaker Office

Came installed.

Response from BinaryNow

Replied November 2019

Thank you for your review.

October 2019

Lav from Internet Services

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Accounting

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

October 2019

Awesome tool

Overall experience is great and as I said this is much cheaper.

Pros

Great tool and cheaper alternative to other similar softwares. We use this every day and are happy with it.

Cons

None. It works great and is very useful. We don't see any issues with the software.

Response from BinaryNow

Replied October 2019

Thank you for your review.

November 2019

Alexander from University of Central Florida

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Aviation & Aerospace

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

November 2019

Good Software

My overall experience was positive.

Pros

The software works well and did everything I needed it to. It worked just as well as other similar software such as Microsoft office.

Cons

The interface could have been a little bit nicer to look at, however that is just a personal preference.

Response from BinaryNow

Replied November 2019

Thank you for your review.