Review: WPS Office 2020

Something that every computer user needs is an office suite of some sort. For most that means using Microsoft Office. But given that Microsoft is pushing Office 365 aggressively, and also making it increasingly difficult to buy a single purchase copy, many are looking for other options. I recently got the chance to try out one of those options which is WPS Office 2020. It’s available for the following platforms:

And recently they have expanded to the Mac platform. That’s the version that I tested. The user interface is simple to use and resembles Microsoft Office to some extent. If you know how to use Office, you will figure out how to use WPS Office 2020 very quickly. WPS Office 2020 offers a tab-based user interface which can group your documents, spreadsheets, and presentations in a single window. That makes it even easier to use. The performance of the suite is very good on my 2015 MacBook Pro so there’s no issues on that front. Seeing as WPS Office is cross platform, you get the advantage of being able to work on any document on whatever platforms you use. One added bonus is that WPS Office 2020 supports macOS dark mode which is very cool. In terms of compatibility, I found no issues with any file I threw at it. Everything looked and behaved the way it should from that perspective.

So, is WPS Office 2020 perfect? No. The only thing that I can find that is missing is the ability to real-time collaborative editing that you get with some other suites. Is it a deal breaker? No. But it would be nice to have.

WPS Office 2020 is free to download office suite. However, users could also opt for a premium version which will set you back by $29.99 per year. The ad free premium subscription comes with a number of features, including document recovery support, file compressor, 20GB of cloud support and more including OCR functionality on the Windows platform. Given that Microsoft Office is in the triple digits in terms of costs, $29.99 is a small cost to pay for what you get here. If you need an office suite, WPS Office 2020 is a great option to look at.

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