Here, let us talk about the clash of the titans in office productivity software and for some primary reasons we’re not considering any other productivity similar software like those not mentioned here Apache Open office, WPS office so on and so forth for the sake of writing. Now let us see one by one and then finally let us dive into the conclusion.

G Suite

  • G Suite is a suite of cloud computing, productivity and collaboration tools, software and products developed by Google Cloud, first launched on August 28, 2006 as Google Apps for Your Domain.
  • It includes all the necessary tool which are of every day use as the name suggests and they have been given there dedicated/respected apps on mobile platforms for both iOS & Android.
  • Updates automatically in the cloud, so no need of human/user intervention for updating the web app all the time every single day, however this does not apply to the mobile platform, even though the updates thrown are rare and almost in a months time frame approx.
  • Runs and performs excellent on Google Chrome browser as it’s a Google product after all.
  • Has the ability to save things automatically(auto save) in few seconds as seen in Gmail the popular email client from Google.
  • Blazing fast thanks to Web kit(the rendering engine used in the Chrome browser) and Google’s own proprietary technologies, this office suite has some serious snappiness as ran and tested on Chrome.
  • Has all the ability to export and import a given document in any format as required and also export to PDF is something really handy which I’ve found to be impressive in order to make resume and other non-editable PDF’s in my opinion.
  • Can be used offline in airplane mode anywhere anytime either on smartphones, desktops and laptops.
  • Has this cool ability ti share the documents/spreadsheets etc to others and thus enabling real time collaboration.


  • A free and open source software which has it’s own open source extensions and formats to save and edit files.
  • LibreOffice is a free and open-source office suite, a project of The Document Foundation. It was forked in 2010 from, which was an open-sourced version of the earlier StarOffice.
  • All in one Dashboard this is pretty cool thing as seen on Windows/macOS, even though Linux has it’s dedicated apps but this is something which impresses me as being an open source enthusiasts.
  • It’s getting matured more and day by day better as the newer versions keep coming. This is in contrast with MS Office as they are feature rich pretty late in the business and cost’s a ton of money.
  • The newer version has support for Flatpack’s as well as Snapcraft as seen on Linux.

Microsoft Office

  • Basically a closed source software so private use is limited even though pirated copies of it exists.
  • Heavily oriented for Commercial purposes and always works offline, even though needs a sign-in from hotmail Id or Microsoft Id.
  • Updates are available only for the paid users that is the subscribers who buy the license copy of this software and requires bandwidth of the user in order to fetch the latest update’s.
  • Even though this software is considered to be an industry standard it has a lot and perhaps a tough competition ahead seeing the pricing and features overall.


Office tools are now common and maybe browser is the name of the game which people prefer than an offline native solution but all the above mentioned tools have there heads in place and have a considerate amount of market capture in there own forte. It’s early day who knows somedays there shall be a SaaS war as seen in the 90’s so called browser war between IE and Netscape.

Thanks for reading till here, In my opinion i prefer something where online wins me the game hence G Suite works for me anytime, let me know your thoughts below.

By Akash Angle

I am a Full time Linux user who has quit using Windows for unknown reasons, making my life truly open source.

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