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SoftMaker Office NX Home Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — SoftMaker Office NX Home

Your new Office suite. Intuitive to use, seamlessly compatible.
$24.98 EXPIRED
User rating: 62 (70%) 26 (30%) 69 comments

SoftMaker Office NX Home was available as a giveaway on July 23, 2018!

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SoftMaker Office NX Home for Windows is the No. 1 alternative to Microsoft Office and LibreOffice. Plus, it’s easier to use and highly reliable. The software offers everything you’d expect from a professional office suite. Thanks to the native use of the file formats DOCX, XLSX and PPTX, it offers seamless compatibility to Microsoft Office. The resource-friendly system requirements allow a quick workflow with nearly any hardware setup. The office suite can be installed to a USB flash drive so that it can be used on any PC without installation.

Please note: the program includes a 6 month license!

System Requirements:

Windows 7/ 8/ 10

Publisher:

SoftMaker Software GmbH

Homepage:

http://softmaker.com/go/officedeal

File Size:

4 KB

Price:

$24.98

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#22

Did not down load only readme

Reply   |   Comment by Frederick Gilbert  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#21

This is not working Only 1 file here

Reply   |   Comment by Darrell Pagnucco  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#20

It's not bad, it's just that there are better ones - free. I recommend LibreOffice.

Reply   |   Comment by wyrwolf  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#19

freeoffice from softmaker is a better alt
they also gaveaway softmaker office 2016 a few months ago
I'll skip this 6month trial

Reply   |   Comment by ia  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#18

downloaded, and received only a readmw file. where is the rest of the software?

Reply   |   Comment by Andy  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

Andy, read it

Reply   |   Comment by buckoooo  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#17

Why not use their FreeOffice suite at www.freeoffice.com which is always free and has most the features a home user would want. Or look around and sometimes you can get the Pro version for free though an older version. The 6 month license in the main reason I will not be taking advantage of it. Thanks anyway.

Reply   |   Comment by Leland  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+26)
#16

Downloaded and all I got was zip file which only contained readme file.

Reply   |   Comment by Ron Settle  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-15)

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[ Ron Settle ],

... and what part of the readme.txt file are you having difficulty reading?

... it directs you to the link for acquisition of today's offering.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)

Peter Blaise,
This was first time I only received a readme text file as the only item in a download package which had to be unzipped/extracted.

Reply   |   Comment by Ron Settle  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

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[ Ron Settle ],

Yeah, unusual that.

Perhaps they should include a second file:

-- No-really-read-the-ReadMe.txt-before-commenting.txt
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Peter Blaise,
Based on your response, I have cancelled my subscription. Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Ron Settle  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#15

If someone is free, than the SoftMaker page why ask the bankcard dates?

Reply   |   Comment by Laslie  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#14

Requires credit card info

Reply   |   Comment by Anthony Lukac  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

Anthony Lukac,

I gave them Bill Gates' info. It made absolutely no difference.

Reply   |   Comment by bad-dog  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#13

Is the cost of the program a penny or free because it is asking for my credit card information?

Reply   |   Comment by Monique  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)
#12

No complaints about SoftMaker products -- I've bought several version upgrades of their regular office -- but always on sale for around $20. In a note to the developers, their subscription model at $50/year is too close to the best sale pricing for Office 365 Home, which offers an awful lot that SoftMaker frankly cannot match.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)
#11

Does this alternative to Microsoft Office provide an alternative to Access?

Reply   |   Comment by Leon Magill  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Leon Magill, nope
they've only got a word processor, a spread sheet app, a presentations app and a separate pro only visual basic for applications tool for embeding vba macros in your documents they also bundle Mozilla Thunderbird as an email and calendar client

Reply   |   Comment by ia  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Leon Magill, No programs provided in this offer by this vendor have any functionality similar to access... I guess this is where Openoffice beats this hands down since the last time I installed OpenOffice it had an alternative to Access, "base" was its name, amongst its suite of programs as well as being free!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#10

Just sharing this while on the subject of office suites. I have used LibreOffice, Apache OpenOffice, WPS Office Free(Kingsoft), SSuite Office, and probably some I don't recall. I have settled on Ashampoo Office Free and am very happy with it. I'd recommend anyone who has not tried it to give it a shot.

Thanks for the offer SoftMaker but I have no need for this. And thanks to the GOTD team!

Reply   |   Comment by jboy  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

krypteller, Thanks, I did not know that. So I guess I need this offer even less than I thought! hehe

Reply   |   Comment by jboy  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#9

Cannot run VBA macros, so no use at all.

Reply   |   Comment by PB  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

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[ PB ],

... but SAFE!
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

PB, plenty of use since MOST people do not need or use or want VBA or any type of script runing in Microsoft Office document files as the security risk they and the scripted object parsing faults designed into the MS-OFFICE programs are infamous in their ability to compromise a host machine.

What is of no use is a subscription based desktop office product.
With MS-OFFICE a subscription model sort of works if priced right as they have so many designed in vulnerabilities that when they are exposed they need to be patched to remove the exposed one and they may then add a new vulnerability to take its place so the NSA can still use the same program to gain surruptitious access to a target persons machine. Since it is an ongoing process and the NSA won't pay for us to be patched when their back doors are exposed and new back doors need to be added, it reluctantly makes sense to pay a subscription for the "service". But not for 3rd party Office replacements that do not have the same relationship with the NSA or other nations security services.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

I've got no problem with a 6 month license - this may seem limited, but 6 months is plenty of time to evaluate software and decide if it meets our needs.

However, I loathe subscription models for software - I'd far rather buy the software and have it forever (or as long as current versions of Windows etc support it).

Not sure about the price either, as NX Home doesn't appear to be shown on their website (so is it a cut down version of an existing suite ?).

Anyway, pricing after 6 months can be found here: http://www.softmaker.com/en/softmaker-office-windows

(Standard: £59.99, Professional £89.99 and Universal £5.99 p/mo or £59.90 per year).

Considering how many free alternatives are available, the pricing doesn't seem great.

And with older versions of MS Office available elsewhere, or even a years subscription to Office Home 2018 for £79.99 from the Microsoft Store, the pricing definitely seems steep.

Given the pricing isn't too different from Microsoft, I'd rather see far more information on their website.

Reply   |   Comment by Paragon  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#7

Wrong Description:
It is a ABO version (new for Softmaker - but ABOs are meanwhile a well known model with MS Office and other software vendors...)

While this is no bad pricing for a good, small, fast, and reliabel package...
... for private users I would suggest NOT this nor their free Office, but "Softmaker Office 2016 Standard" for free: this is really a deal! - and as good opportunity for testing this good package or even better; to keep it!
"Softmaker Office 2016 Standard" is identical to "Softmaker Office 2016 Pro", beside the NOT integrated "Langenscheidt Wörterbücher" and the "Duden Korrektor" - but the latter is not of interest for most non german writers anyhow?!
Get "Softmaker Office 2016 Standard" for free at www_._buzz99.com/softmaker-office-free/

Reply   |   Comment by wosa  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+28)

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[ wosa ],

Please define "ABO" -- thanks.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Peter Blaise,
sorry: subscription, abonnement (from french language...)

Reply   |   Comment by wosa  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

wosa, and the english version of the offer reg page is at http://www.softmaker.com/reg/ofw16free_en.htm
Almost tempted to take them up on it since it does not require address and credit card submission and is the standard edition not some cut down NX edition which is not properly described anywhere... and apparently is not a trial license?
Oh what the heck... far better offer than todays giveaway even if it's 2016 edition... I'm getting it LOL

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

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[ wosa ],

Ah, your [ ABO ] is an abbreviation [ Abo. ] of [ abonnement ], not a set of initials [ A B O ].

I wonder what is the origin [ abonner ] ...

Thanks.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#6

Prefer to spend some money on Microsoft Office (not the silly 365 version) that you can use for many years.

Reply   |   Comment by ricohflex  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#5

Problem is it looks like another subscription piece of software after 6 month and then find it costs a fortune to keep with it. I also dislike subscription software because the things can all soon to add up. Why can't we go back to days of just buying a piece of software? Sadly everything seems to be heading subscription and piles of monthly deductions on the bank statements if you are not cautious.....

Reply   |   Comment by Paul65uk  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+66)
#4

How can anyone claim that a product that apparently was released today (I can't find a single description page on the web) is "the No. 1 alternative to Microsoft Office and LibreOffice". Number one on which list and according to which criteria?

Reply   |   Comment by Pedro  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+40)

Pedro, their list. the criteria used was theirs is better regardless.

Reply   |   Comment by john steg  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#3

What is SoftMaker Office NX Home? There is no such product on the Softmaker Products page! Where is the description?

Reply   |   Comment by Pedro  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

Pedro,

It is not difficult to find : https://shop.softmaker.com/shop/shop.php?go&products&pp=0&category=0

JimF

Reply   |   Comment by JimF  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

JimF,
That is the link to the registration page. Can you explain where is the description of NX Home??? If so please answer these simple questions: what is the difference to version 2018? what happens after the 6 month trial? Please do not assume other people can't read or use a search engine... If you work for Softmaker you need to do better, if you don't let them answer.

Reply   |   Comment by Pedro  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)

JimF, that is all: SoftMaker Office for Windows as an inexpensive subscription for 6 months. Always current: All updates and upgrades included for free during your subscription.

Flexible license: Licensed for one household with up to 5 computers, or for 1 commercial user with up to 5 computers. And now it is free!

Reply   |   Comment by Pejo  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Pedro, I am guessing that this NX home version is just a 6-month tryout. I have a license for SoftMaker Office 2016 that I purchased back in - you guessed it - 2016. It is NOT a subscription.

This is a wonderful, Microsoft-Office-compatible suite, and you can use the ribbon UI or, for those of us that hate the ribbon, the classic UI is available. It comes with a Help file that does not require you to open a browser - a real plus IMO - and they have a good forum where more help is readily found. The suite is affordable if you decide to buy a license, and the license lasts forever.

Methinks - someone correct me if I am wrong - that what you would be getting here is a good, long, six month trial.

Reply   |   Comment by kalmly  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

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[ Pedro ],

Actually, that page lists
[ 1 ] Office NX Home,
[ 2 ] Office NX Universal,
[ 3 ] Office Pro,
[ 4 ] Office Standard
... as existing products, their home page lists
[ 5 ] Office 2018,
[ 6 ] Office Universal,
[ 7 ] Office HD,
... a Google search for [ compare ] at their site also lists
[ 8 ] Free Office.
... a Google search for [ +nx ] at their site lists nothing.

NX seems to be subscription only, all others are direct purchase and free is, well, free.

It describes "NX Home" as "Home" and "Commercial", go figure:

"... SoftMaker Office NX as an affordable subscription
New SoftMaker Office NX Home for Windows (yearly subscription)
SoftMaker Office for Windows as an inexpensive yearly subscription.
Always current: All updates and upgrades included for free during your subscription.
Flexible license: Licensed for one household with up to 5 computers,
or for 1 commercial user with up to 5 computers ..."

As others have suggested, I avoid all this noise with free versions from anywhere,
-- free Libre Office,
-- free Oracle Apache Open Office,
-- free Softmaker Free Office,
... and so on.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

Peter Blaise,
Actually the page is more complete now. When I added the comment (9 hours earlier than yours) there was only one item and no description. This shows that the people at SoftMaker are reading and improving (which is excellent). It also shows that this product was released yesterday and it is already the Number One :)

Reply   |   Comment by Pedro  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#2

I've used SoftMaker FreeOffice for many years. It's excellent. I see no reason to change to a subscription version.

Reply   |   Comment by P Doff  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+37)

Hadrianus, FreeOffice 2018 is available. http://www.freeoffice.com/en/freeoffice

Reply   |   Comment by P Doff  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

P Doff, I agree. I've used SoftMaker FreeOffice for years. After trying many alternatives, this one stood out. It's regularly updated, and the Softmaker folks respond quickly to any queries.

Reply   |   Comment by SC  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#1

What happens after the six months? Charged a huge amount??? I will stick with Libra

Reply   |   Comment by Paul65uk  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+44)

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Yes, [ Paul65uk ], I like free LibrE Office, too.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
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