FreeOffice is a popular freeware version of a commercial SoftMaker Office. Often, when we ask people to purchase SoftMaker Office, they balk: “Why should I pay for SoftMaker Office, when I can use FreeOffice for free?” they ask. Actually there are a lot of reasons why SoftMaker Office Standard or Professional is worth paying for. The key differences are listed below.

SoftMaker Office Standard 2018

SoftMaker Office Standard 2018 is packed with numerous extra features. Here are just a few:

  • Spell checking using high-quality commercial dictionaries in twenty (20) languages.
  • Synonym dictionaries (thesaurus function) in eight (8) languages.
  • FreeOffice reads the old Microsoft formats DOC, XLS, and PPT seamlessly. SoftMaker Office 2018 can also save in these formats.
  • Documents are displayed in tabs that you can dock, undock and rearrange – just like in a web browser.
  • The ribbon can be customized by users.
  • An enhanced version of Thunderbird for your e-mail messages, tasks, calendars and contacts.
  • Free technical support from SoftMaker.
  • Additional features such as envelope and label printing, macros, mail merge, cross references, and figure captions.
  • True 64-bit architecture allows working with larger files and use more than 4G of RAM.

SoftMaker Office Professional 2018

SoftMaker Office Professional expands upon the features of the standard edition by adding Berlitz dictionaries for translations from/to English, German, French, Italian, and Spanish, administration with group-policy objects and corporate volume licensing. See comparison between Standard and Professional version here.

Other applications (part of Standard and Professional editions)

  • BasicMaker 2018 (macro).
  • SoftMaker add-ons for Thunderbird for email & calendar integration.

BinaryNow is official SoftMaker distributor in North America. If you would like enhance the functionality of FreeOffice with above features and move up to SoftMaker Office Standard or SoftMaker Office Professional just click on store button on the top right. Your license key and download will be provided to you instantly. If you are interested in corporate license or have a need for more than 50 licenses, contact us for custom quote.

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