So you own a laptop or maybe a tablet that has a very limited amount of space and you need to edit important word files. Well, what do you do? You find a good and a free word processor that is both small in space and effective in results. The year is 2017 and the world today doesn’t use only Microsoft Word. There are plenty of effective replacements available now that are both small in size and very useful. So, today we’re going to take a look at the best word processors of 2017 that’ll prove to be amazing replacements for your current office utilities.
Word Processing Softwares (Downloadable)
People don’t have internet around them all the time, yet they want to complete their work on time. Then they are definitely in need of a good word processor that can be downloaded. If you’re one of the people that need downloadable word processors, then you’re in for a treat as we’ve listed some of the best downloadable word processor programs of 2017.
Let’s have a look at the MS Word alternatives that you’ll want to download:
This amazing word processor is based on the WordPad engine and is absolutely free of cost. Although there is a paid version of Jarte available, if you’ll only be working on Word and WordPad files, the free version is pretty good too. Going through its features, Jarte is supported by Windows 7/XP/Vista. Its interface is quite efficient and requires less from your PC or laptop to work with and provides really fast results. That’s not just all that it has, it even has a Text-to-HTML and HTML-to-Text editor. Additional features include a spell check option for those who mistype a lot. Jarte has to be one of the best word processor programs of 2017.
OpenOffice is probably the best downloadable word processor of 2017, definitely one of the best in my opinion. It can be downloaded easily from OpenOffice.org and consists of 6 packages that are both easy to extract, install and use. OpenOffice happens to be quite similar from the ever so famous MS Office. The 6 applications that it consists are Writer (a basic word processor), Calc (which is used to alter spreadsheets), Impress (which is for anyone who loves to make presentations), Draw (an app for graphic designers), Base (to alter databases) and Math (for anyone who needs help with maths). For me, Writer is better than Microsoft Office as it is quite a good replacement for Adobe Reader as well. That’s right, it can also open PDF files. The software happens to be maintained by many helpful developers online as it is open source and absolutely free of cost. This is perhaps the leading word processor program for the year 2017.
If you’re an Apple lover and a Mac OS X user, this word processor program is definitely for you. NeoOffice happens to be a very helpful office suite and has a huge amount of features similar to OpenOffice. NeoOffice can edit most MS Office files, spreadsheets and everything else. In addition, it includes an option to easily highlight through PDF files, which is something rather new to see. Unfortunately, the free edition of NeoOffice does not let you save files. However, for people who only want to edit, type or print, this is the perfect word processor program.
IBM Lotus Symphony
IBM and free are two things that we do not really see in the same sentence often. But the fact is IBM has released a word processor program that is free of cost. IBM’s free productivity package, known as the IBM Lotus Symphony, comes with a word processor program, a spreadsheet editor and a presentation editing software. Initially, people only considered it to be an OpenOffice wannabe as it seemed like a replica. However, they’ve modified it quite a lot and now it looks very unique. The ever so efficient IBM utility is able to edit ODF, TXT, Word files and even PDF files. Not just that, it can also be exported as a PDF file. Whatever you may want, IBM Lotus Symphony has it. What was once called an OpenOffice replica, now happens to be a tough competitor of the same word processor program.
Free Word Processors Online
Sometimes people do not have enough space or time to download a word processor program on the device they are using and prefer a word processing program that is efficient and smart. We’ll be looking into some of the best online word processors of 2017:
When we talk about an online free word processor application , there is one program that is probably the best replacement for Microsoft’s MS Office. Google happens to have the solution to everything and this is probably the best solution for anyone that likes cloud storage and online word processor programs as Google Docs provides both. That’s right! With Google Docs, you can easily edit your documents and enjoy 15 GB of cloud space that has all your work saved.
Just like other programs from Google, Docs also has quite an easy and user-friendly user interface that does not let you get confused. Edit, save and create as much you can as even if your laptop’s battery drains out, Google Docs saves every word from the second you’ve started typing to save your hard work.
Another great feature of Google Docs is that you have the ability to share and see work with your colleagues in real-time and you can even communicate with them if you want to using the efficient sidebar GChat.
Google Docs very easily makes it to the list of top online word processor programs of 2017.
Zoho was first started a few years ago. It aims to provide around 20 kinds of utilities that include a lightweight online word processor program as well. To use this word processor program, you have to make a Zoho account first or link your Google account to it. The interface of the word processor program happens to be very easy to use. Similar to Google Docs, it saves your work as you type so that you don’t lose precious data.
Etherpad is mostly used by developers to edit real time coding, but later on it evolved as a valuable word processor program. Etherpad is really easy to use and provides results in real time. It is a must have for students that need lightweight word processor programs as its real approach is to edit documents for those who are working in collaboration with each other. The biggest advantage of Etherpad is that there is no signup option and the user doesn’t really has to get in the mess of making an account to edit their valuable files. The only thing you need to do is start a new ‘Pad’ (which is just a fancy name for a word document) and start working on it with your friends. You’ll just have to share its link with your friends and you’re good to go. An email invitation system is also available. And when all of you have the Pad link, you can start working on the project with each other, regardless of being miles apart.