[Guide] Get Microsoft Office apps (including Word and Excel) for free in Windows 10

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Windows 10 doesn’t come with the full Microsoft Office suite, but it doesn’t mean you can’t get Word, Excel and other Office apps for free.

Truth be told, not everyone is using MS Office applications so often that they would be willing to buy it. While the free apps are quite functional, they do have limitations – but for someone that’s not a regular user, or doesn’t need advanced features, they will get the job done at no cost.

How to get Microsoft Word, Excel and other Office apps for free on Windows 10

Lately, Microsoft has been trying to expand its reach, software-wise, so they have a wide range of apps available for free, and not just on Windows, but also for iOS and Android devices. As a result, Microsoft’s Office apps for Windows 10 can be downloaded for free. You can get them from the links below for both Windows mobile and desktops:

Microsoft Word Universal app

Limitations of the free Office apps for Windows 10

These apps may be free, but you won’t be able to use all of their features on a PCs and notebooks as for these devices, you can only read documents. Nevertheless, those using a phone or a tablet with a screen that’s 10.1 inches or smaller can use the fully-featured versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint for free.

Desktop and laptop users that want to get complete functionality in Windows 10 Office apps will have to sign up for an Office 365 subscription which starts from $5.99 per month.

Free alternatives to Microsoft Office apps

There are various other software suites similar to Microsoft Office on the market and some of the free ones are very good products. A simple solution for all your document and spreadsheet editing needs would be to use Google Docs – the service might be available just online, but it’s absolutely free and conveniently accessible from Google Drive.

Nevertheless, there are other reliable, free Office suites you can try, such as Libre Office, Free Office and WPS Office.