As an office suite developed by Kingsoft and previously known as Kingsoft Office, WPS Office is made up of three primary components: WPS Writer, WPS Presentation, and WPS Spreadsheet. This software suit provides a free personal basic version, while the fully featured professional-grade version is available for a subscription fee.
On 3th July Kingsoft held a conference in Beijing, to introduce its three new software: WPS Document, WPS Office 2019, and the long-expected WPS Office for Mac.
With the fast-development of Internet and popularization of smart devices, the usage of office software is no longer limited to the working scenes. Rather, it reaches to every scene of our lives, and the traditional perception that work can only be done in the office has been subverted. The 2018 WPS Office User White Paper released by Kingsoft shows that, among mobile users of WPS Office, 57.9% use WPS Office at home, 43.3%, 42.1% and 40.8% respectively use WPS Office for short trips (subway, taxi), travel and business trips. 12.5% of them also use WPS Office in class.
On the basis of supporting large documents and full-featured formats, WPS Document achieves the unification of convenience and efficiency, as it can be accessed from all web browsers that support standard HTML 5 specification in Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS devices. WPS Document supports real-time discussion, online collaboration, co-edit and share between multiple users. Additionally, it introduces the new voice annotation function. Innovative voice communication and collaboration is more suitable for mobile scenes and helps improve working efficiency.
Meanwhile, for the sake of data security, all historical versions of collaborative documents in can be recovered. In terms of the data privacy, WPS Document allows users to set up passwords and edit the permissions of access and browsing limit.
WPS Office 2019 is the successor of WPS Office 2016, the desktop and mobile software available for Windows, Linux, Android and iOS and free for personal users. The upcoming WPS Office 2019 combines words, spreadsheet, presentation, PDF, flow charts, notes and so on, into a single module. Users can sign in with a single account to run this tool and to open up any supported format of files with it.
Some Mac users would be excited to finally see the Mac version of WPS Office. Now the Alpha version of WPS Office for Mac can be downloaded in the official page, which contains WPS Writer, Spreadsheet, Presentation and Cloud services. But note that it may only provide the basic features and need to be tested and improved for a period of time before the official version comes out. If the Alpha version does not run smoothly on your Mac, you may as well uninstall WPS Office and wait for the final release.