SoftMaker FreeOffice v2018 Rev 982

webfork on 30 Jan 2021
  • 155MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by Stone Tablet

FreeOffice is a fast and lightweight office suite with word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation tools. The interface supports themes, a dark mode, and classic or ribbon-style toolbars. All components include a wide variety of formatting, functions, and animation.

The program will import and export to standard Microsoft formats with reasonable fidelity. A pro version is also available with additional features (including 64-bit), as well as the previous version.

NOTE: The program will eventually require email registration, but a workaround is available.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download and install
  2. Copy the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Softmaker Office 2018\ to a destination of your choice
  3. Uninstall the program
  4. In the destination folder, create two empty text files:

    portable.txt
    updater.ini

  5. Launch TextMaker.exe, PlanMaker.exe, or Presentations.exe

Optionally, delete the inst/banners subfolder and the files SoftMakerUpdaterTool.exe and usbstick.exe
Similar/alternative apps: LibreOffice
What's new? See:
https://www.freeoffice.com/en/download/servicepacks

29 comments on SoftMaker FreeOffice  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Midas 2021-05-03 07:48

@opsimathic: a typo, probably (:), meant to be "portabilized"...

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opsimathic 2021-05-01 15:45

@NunoEFSilva - can you explain what you mean by "Has to be probabilized"? Many thanks.

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NunoEFSilva 2021-05-01 12:52

A very competent Portable Freeware Office.
Snappy and pleasant: loads quickly and works with agility.
Has to be probabilized after acquired but one can use its word processor, spreadsheet and presentation apps together or individually. Very reasonable compatibility with M$ Office, also OpenOffice and LibreOffice.

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Midas 2021-01-22 14:07

@rbon: download link is correct. please check your browser.

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rbon 2021-01-22 11:47

Download link is not correct (error 404 - URL invalid) for SoftMaker FreeOffice v2018 Rev 982.
Please insert direct link that point to download folder: https://www.softmaker.net/down/freeoffice2018.msi

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webfork 2020-12-09 14:02

@aazard - could you move the really long posts to the forum topic. Also, I know there's no edit function but you can delete the old posts and repost with changes. Multiple comments like that are considered spamming.

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aazard 2020-12-01 02:44

*True portable version (via menu tool), does not contain the registration requirement of "install version"

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aazard 2020-12-01 02:34

*I forgot, it has "native" .pptx support...open/save

I know nothing FOSS/free/legal thats not MS software that does this

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aazard 2020-12-01 02:28

Portable and UPX packed, its under 65mb "single language", docx, xlsx, pptx, pdf supported (see trick at bottom of post). The BEST All-in-One suite, imho. its 10% the weight of Libreoffice or Openoffice (Kingsoft Office "may" be iffy, I am unsure HOW they access docx/xlsx format licences)

WOW! the features, the speed, the UI/ribbon! I copied it all over the place (testing) no loss of function!

*Heck It might be advisable to install it, make a portable USB copy, uninstall main app and copy USB copy back to PC's drive (as its a TON smaller.. 165mb vs 64mb)

If you go single language & all help Chm's are "joined", with redundant info omitted/combined, you can get it under 62mb FULL FUNCTION!

all 3 main apps can be "split off" (with their accompanying files/folders dll's etc), result, STILL FUNCTION (thats maddness, just want the text app, boom, just presenter...boom..any..easy to do too/well named).. works out of about 22mb to 24mb for each "stand alone", easier/smaller (well easier) using "limited option installs" then using the "make portable menu button" aka only install 1 app then make portable > repeat per app

Shocking, its 1 of VERY few app "licencee's" for use of docx/xlsx. I know of...4 other legal/fully free apps that have that ability, including spread32 & atlantis (the others are gnumeric & the "office" forks: free/libre office). Plus kingsoft (and I think they ignore copyright/PRC dev's) and freeoffice (and its cripple ware)

- It makes/edit epub (pdf with some limits/tricks)
- Plus it make pdf's from txt/rich sources, can view them, no default edit (sadly, but work-around trick at bottom of post). if thats its flaw...its hardly a "flaw" seeing they have a separate free pdf editor they offer also (but a 6mb PDFEdit will always win for me until "better" features at size come along)

This feature set is dumbfounding. It competes with FOSS, other Freeware, light payware ($5) to full business suites ($500+)...but is "free forever".

- it can edit PDF files IT MADE (or used "trick", below, on):

"Include TextMaker document:Stores a copy of your TextMaker document inside the PDF file. This enables users to open the resulting PDF file directly in TextMaker. The program will thenextract the original TextMaker document from the PDF file and display it"


*Trick*: A little conversion of "your non-self made source" pdf to an other document format (even via online), open that doc and re-export to pdf..you can now edit any pdf, no additional software needed

^ I test converted my .pdf (online) to .doc > opened in textmaker > exported back to pdf > then edited that pdf, a "T4 tax return" pdf (Canadian tax form), no issues (update rtf/docx test work 100% also)

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rbon 2020-11-25 14:09

Download link is not correct (error 404 - URL invalid)
Please insert direct link that point to download folder: https://www.softmaker.net/down/freeoffice2018.msi

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