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.

Google Sheets

Google Sheets is an on-line service covering most of Excel's formulas and some of its features. It also has programming support for automation, a VBA-macro alternative called Google App Script, very similar to JavaScript.

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.