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SoftMaker Office 2018 – The Premium Microsoft Office Alternative for Linux

SoftMaker Office 2018 for Linux
Written by Martins D. Okoi

I imagine this title will be most important news to Windows users who have switched to Linux and miss the workflow that Word and its sister apps provide.

SoftMaker Office 2018 is a Cross-Platform Office application that virtually features all the services Microsoft’s Office Suite provide. It features a modern ribbon UI with customizable layouts; Microsoft Office compatibility and features, among others.

With it, you can effortlessly create impressive documents, presentations, and calculations – coupled with the ability to directly exchange documents with Microsoft Office without the need for conversion.

This means that Linux users don’t need to bother themselves with themes or imports/exports any longer.

SoftMaker Office 2018 comes in 2 versions namely, Standard and Professional.

SoftMaker Office Versions

SoftMaker Office Versions

SoftMaker Office 2018 Standard

SoftMaker office offers four products for Linux.

TextMaker: New Word processing application.

TextMaker - A New Word Processing Program

TextMaker – A New Word Processing Program

PlanMaker: New Spreadsheet application.

PlanMaker - A New Spreadsheet Program

PlanMaker – A New Spreadsheet Program

Presentations: New Presentation software.

Presentation - A New Presentation Software

Presentation – A New Presentation Software

Thunderbird: A extension to manage emails, tasks and appointments.

SoftMaker Thunderbird Extension

SoftMaker Thunderbird Extension

SoftMaker Office 2018 Professional

SoftMaker Office 2018 Professional is an extension of the Standard with Administration with more than 240 group-policy objects and Berlitz Basic dictionaries for English to Spanish, French, German, and Italian.

Each version has 2 types of licenses – Non-commercial (which can be used on up to five computers at the same time), and Commercial (which is to be used on only one computer but gives the owner the secondary use right to use the app on a portable computer – among a few other features).

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All fees are a one-time payment and not subscriptions.

Features in SoftMaker Office 2018

  • Premium App with trial version
  • Closed-Source
  • SoftMaker Office 2018 Standard – €49.95 and €69.95 (one-time payment)
  • SoftMaker Office 2018 Professional – €59.95 and €99.95 (one-time payment)
  • Available for 32 and 64-bit architectures
  • OpenGL-based 2D and 3D animations and transitions
  • Compatible with DOCX, XLSX, and PPTX
  • Customizable layout
  • Beautiful UI with modern ribbon interface

SoftMaker Office 2018 isn’t free but you can take its 30-day-trial version for a test drive to see if it can win your heart.

Download SoftMaker Office 2018 for Linux

Come back and tell us what you think about SoftMaker Office 2018 in comparison to, perhaps, the free alternatives you have used.

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About the author

Martins D. Okoi

Martins Divine Okoi is a graduate of Computer Science with a passion for Linux and the Open Source community. He works as a Graphic Designer, Web Developer, and programmer.