SSuite Ex-Lex Office Pro is a free office suite for Windows which is lightweight, small in size and can be used as Microsoft Office alternative. Next to office tools, out of which only word and spreadsheet processing is available, there are also other smaller tools important for office use, like note taking, planner, address book and there’s even a free game included.
Interface of the free word processor can be seen on the image above. Several other screeenshots could have been put there, from any of the other tools that are available, since there’s no unified start page from where all the free office tools from this suite can be accessed easily. SSuite Office Pro is intended for older laptops, netbooks or ultrabooks where hardware isn’t that great, and Microsoft Office would be too cumbersome to run. Key features of SSuite Ex-Lex Office Pro are:
- Good format support – RTF, RTC, DOC, TXT, SQL, VLS, XLS, XML, etc.
- Small in size, less than 40MB, works fast even on older hardware
- Offers word and spreadsheet processing tools – main office utilities
- Smaller tools – address book, notes, planner, presentations viewer
- Easy to use, and much of the same Office functionality is available
One of the things that’s sort of a drawback of SSuite is that there’s no presentation editor, which is let’s be honest very important tool when it comes to office use. Users who are on a budget and only need spreadsheet editor and a word processor can still benefit from this free office suite. Let’s see SSuite in action, to see how it does.
WordGraph: free word processing – Word alternative
WordGraph is a very feature rich text editor, especially when you look at the size of this free office suite. Interface is different from that of Office, it’s a bit simplistic, but all the tools are there.
All the tools you’d expect from a word processor are there, text formatting, tables, images and various other objects can be inserted, mathematical formulas can be written and much more. Work can, next to formats mentioned in the feature list, also be exported as PDF or images, JPEG for example.
Accel: free spreadsheet editor – Excel alternative
Spreadsheet editor supports math functions, which is good news. You can add, subtract, divide one group of cells in another. Table formatting is available, charts also.
SSuite Ex-Lex Office Pro – Other Tools
By other tools, we’re here referring to the address book, planner, notes manager and several others that didn’t make it in the screenshot above, like image and presentation viewer and there’s even a tetris game which you can play. These small tools round up this free office suite nicely.
There are some drawbacks which might deter some people from using SSuite Office, missing presentation creator and editor for example. The fact that you can’t open Office documents is also a big setback for existing Office users to make the switch. Even though there’s support for them, document that we tested didn’t open properly, we got strange symbols. Despite all that, for a lightweight office suite, SSuite does its job rather well. Free download.