Ability Office

Version6(as of 7/14/2015)
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Rating:2.8  |  18 Votes

Main Features

  • Consists of Write, Spreadsheet, and Presentation applications
  • Supports .DOCX, .XLSX, and .PPTX file formats
  • Switches between 2007 and 2010 Ribbon style interfaces
  • Saves files to Dropbox

Software Overview

Ability Office is an office suite, similar to Microsoft Office, for the Windows operating system. The suite is available as Ability Office or Ability Office Professional, which includes additional applications.

Ability Office is made up of the following applications:

  • Write - A word processing application similar to Microsoft Word.
  • Spreadsheet - A spreadsheet application similar to Microsoft Excel.
  • Presentation - A presentation and slide show application similar to Microsoft PowerPoint.

The applications use their own file formats, which includes .AWW, .AWS, and .AWG, but can also open the popular .DOCX, .PPTX, and .XLSX files. The applications feature many of the same tools provided with the Microsoft Office applications. You can even switch between the traditional toolbar and the 2007 and 2010 Microsoft Office Ribbon style interfaces. You can also save your files to Dropbox directly from the Ability Office applications.

Ability Office is a much cheaper alternative to the Microsoft Office suite that features word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation applications. The Ability Office Professional edition also offers the Database and Photopaint applications. However, Apache OpenOffice and Libre Office are great substitutions for Microsoft Office as well, and are available for free. Therefore, you may want to look to those free solutions even though Ability Office is a solid option too.

Primary File Type

aww icon.AWWAbility Write Document

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.AWWAbility Write Document
.ADBAbility Database File
.APHAbility Album File
.APXAbility Photopaint Studio Image
.ASTAbility Spreadsheet Template
.AWGAbility Draw Document
.AWPAbility Write Template
.AWSAbility Spreadsheet File
.DOCMicrosoft Word Document (Legacy)
.DOCMMicrosoft Word Macro-enabled Document
.DOCXMicrosoft Word Document
.DOTMicrosoft Word Document Template (Legacy)
.LEXAdobe Linguistic Library Data File
.LWPLotus Word Pro Document
.PPSMicrosoft PowerPoint Slide Show (Legacy)
.PPSMMicrosoft PowerPoint Macro-Enabled Show
.PPSXMicrosoft PowerPoint Slide Show
.PPTMicrosoft PowerPoint Presentation (Legacy)
.PPTMMicrosoft PowerPoint Macro-Enabled Presentation
.PPTXMicrosoft PowerPoint Presentation
.RTFRich Text Format File
.SAMAmi Pro Document
.TXTPlain Text File
.XLSMicrosoft Excel Spreadsheet (Legacy)
.XLSMMicrosoft Excel Macro-Enabled Spreadsheet
.XLSXMicrosoft Excel Spreadsheet
.XSSXML Style Sheet
Updated 7/14/2015