Comparing Online Office Software

While 1.2 billion people use the desktop version of Microsoft Office, when it comes to collaborating using online office software, the numbers are more varied. Users can pick from choices including the big 3 productivity suite options: Microsoft Office Online, Apple iWork, and Google Apps.

Microsoft Office

Desktop or Subscription

Apple iWork Google Drive OpenOffice or LibreOffice
Operating systems Windows and Mac Mac Online only Windows, Mac, and Linux
Apps iOS, Android, Windows Phone iOS Android and iOS N/A
Cost Starts at $100 for subscription service Free Free Free

Learn more about Microsoft Office Online, Apple iWork and Google Apps, and compare your options.