Free Alternatives to Excel (List)

It is possible to achieve results similar to those of using Excel with bundled, free, open source software and services.

No-cost Excel

Excelkurs Direkt courses can also be used for free Excel alternatives.

Excel Online

Microsoft Excel Online is a stripped-down no-cost cloud-based version of Excel. It contains most formula functions and some of the tools. However, it doesn't support VBA macro automation capabilities.  Internet and account registration is necessary (Microsoft account). Check out our Excel courses.

Google Sheets

Google Sheets is an on-line service covering many of Excel's formula functions and some of its features. It also has programming support for macro automation using a VBA alternative called Google App Script, very similar to JavaScript. Check out our Google Sheets course contents.

Libreoffice Calc

Libreoffice Calc is a complete suite of programs matching the Microsoft Office applications for all Java platforms. Libreoffice provides automation support via Libreoffice Basic.

Staroffice Calc

Staroffice Calc is a complete suite of programs matching the Microsoft Office applications for all Java platforms.

Apache Open Office Calc

Apache Open Office Calc is a complete suite of programs matching the Microsoft Office applications for all Java platforms. Automation is supported via Apache Openoffice Basic

Gnumeric

Gnumeric is an Excel alternative for Linux. There is no automation support available.

Numbers

Numbers is a spreadsheet software for Apple Mac. Automation of work can be achieved by using Applescript.

WPS Office Spreadsheets

WPS Office Spreadsheets is not entriely free, but comes in an ad-supported version.