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Resources Portable 3.1

Packing a number of office applications can be an onerous undertaking, but this portable version of OpenOffice makes this task a bit easier. Essentially, users can use this open platform program with any storage device (such as a USB drive) to take their materials wherever they need to go. This open source office suite includes an email client, an instant messaging client, a PDF reader, and so on....
DocPad 8.0

While Notepad is a suitable text editor for some, DocPad 8.0 has some novel features that make it worth a closer look. DocPad 8.0 allows users the option to change text case, indent text blocks, and also even alphabetize paragraphs. The application also includes a built-in calculator, calendar, and character map. This version is compatible with computers running Windows 95 and newer. 3.2.0

If you're looking for an alternative to more traditional office suites, you may wish to look at this version of OpenOffice. Their interface is similar to that of other programs, and it contains a spreadsheet application, a word processor, and a presentation manager. OpenOffice also features blog publishing assistance and compatibility with other applications and file types. This version can be...
AbiWord 2.8.5

AbiWord is a nice alternative for those individuals looking for a word processor application that is entirely free. Several of the most notable features include a built in web service which allows users to share documents and an annotation feature that is fully integrated. The support for the application is quite good, and there's an extensive user manual and FAQ on the website. This version is... 3.2.1

OpenOffice continues to grow and change, and this new version of the program is worth a look. The OpenOffice suite includes applications that allow users to make text documents, spreadsheets, diagrams, and databases. This latest version includes templates for professional writers, and export tool for functionality with Google Docs, and enhanced blog publishing. This version is compatible with...
LibreOffice 3.3.4

Designed to function as an open source productivity suite, LibreOffice contains a word processing application, a detailed calculator, and the rather powerful "Impress" tool. The "Impress" tool allows users to enhance presentations by adding 2D and 3D clip art, special effects, and transition styles. This version is compatible with computers running Windows 2000 and newer, Mac OS X 10.3 and newer,...

If you’re looking for a way to collaborate on office projects (documents, spreadsheets, lists, and chat), look no further than Quip. This app allows you to work in real time with your collaborators in a handy framework that keeps everything fluid yet structured. Recently updated for Android (4.0.3+), the app was originally designed for iOS (7.0+). Newer versions take care of old bugs that you’ll...

Many writers are on the hunt for a writing tool that will help spur creativity. Luckily, Jotterpad, a text editor for Android devices, was designed with the creative writer in mind. Like other options out there, this writing tool aims to reduce distraction and promote writing through a crisp, clean typing interface. What sets it apart, are the details. Typeface options have been selected with ease...

Origins is for Apple users looking to improve their writing productivity. This minimalist tool, which can be downloaded for free on any Mac computer, allows users to write and save their work - and write and save only. Origins does not allow users to delete text, copy and paste, scroll, or edit and modify their work. The idea is to push writers to complete brainstorm sessions or first drafts...
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