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SoftMaker FreeOffice v2018 Rev 982 Updated

billon on 19 Jan 2021
  • 155MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Jan 2021
  • Suggested by Stone Tablet

FreeOffice is a fast and lightweight office suite with word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation tools. The interface supports themes, a dark mode, and classic or ribbon-style toolbars. All components include a wide variety of formatting, functions, and animation.

The program will import and export to standard Microsoft formats with reasonable fidelity. A pro version is also available with additional features (chiefly a 64-bit version), as well as the previous version.

NOTE: The program will eventually require email registration, but a workaround is available.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download and install
  2. Copy the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Softmaker Office 2018\ to a destination of your choice
  3. Uninstall the program
  4. In the destination folder, create two empty text files:

    portable.txt
    updater.ini

  5. Launch TextMaker.exe, PlanMaker.exe, or Presentations.exe

Optionally, delete the inst/banners subfolder and the files SoftMakerUpdaterTool.exe and usbstick.exe
Similar/alternative apps: LibreOffice
What's new? See:
https://www.freeoffice.com/en/download/servicepacks
Latest comments
webfork on 2020-12-09 14:02

@aazard - could you move the really long posts to the forum topic. Also, I know there's no edit function but you can delete the old posts and repost with changes. Multiple comments like that are considered spamming.

rbon on 2021-01-22 11:47

Download link is not correct (error 404 - URL invalid) for SoftMaker FreeOffice v2018 Rev 982.
Please insert direct link that point to download folder: https://www.softmaker.net/down/freeoffice2018.msi

Midas on 2021-01-22 14:07

@rbon: download link is correct. please check your browser.

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Q-Jot v5.9.1

__philippe on 5 Apr 2017
  • 614KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Dec 2008
  • Suggested by Kenny

QJot is a rich text editor and WordPad replacement that can open various Word, Works, HTML, and even WordPerfect files. It also supports rich Unicode text and images and can 'Recover Text from Any File'. Saves to RTF, TXT, HTML formats, various DOC file formats, and WordPerfect.

Download link offline; linking to Softpedia.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice Launch QJot.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: AbiWord, Jarte
What's new?
  • Fixed line spacing bug.
Latest comments
donald on 2014-06-28 05:51

download link is broken

smaragdus on 2015-09-05 21:03

The actual QJot web page address- http://xtort.net/xtort-software/qjot/

webfork on 2015-09-06 01:51

smaragdus: thanks, updated

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FocusWriter v1.7.6

billon on 22 Apr 2020
  • 138MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Apr 2020
  • Suggested by Pyromaniac

FocusWriter is a full-screen word processor that aims for a distraction-free, immersive way to write and edit. The minimalist interface puts options and tools on the edge of the screen and auto-saves progress. Upon relaunch, the program reloads your last file to make make it easy to jump back into your work.

Alternatively, FocusWriter Portable is stealth and automatically adjusts paths.

Category:
Runs on:Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No. Leaves multiple Qt-related registry keys.
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv3
How to extract: Download "Windows (Portable)" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch FocusWriter.exe.
What's new?
  • Fixed: Did not load locales with underscores.
  • Translation updates: Slovenian, Swedish, Turkish.
Latest comments
JohnTHaller on 2013-06-30 17:03

AndTheWolf - It's fixed. Some editors keep pointing to static URLs instead of the download page for some reason. So, when it's updated, the download winds up wrong.

__philippe on 2018-03-31 15:31

Belatedly noticed FocusWriter's hefty 138MB footprint,
a tad rich for an alleged "minimalistic" word processor...;-)

webfork on 2018-04-11 22:29

philippe: true. I'll add a note that the minimalism refers to the interface.

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Angel Writer v3.2

Checker on 6 Aug 2014
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by zacory

Angel Writer is a word processor that supports formatted text, graphics and tables. It opens and saves plain text, RTF and HTML files.

Category:
Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. The application is in the {app} folder
  3. Rename Help,1.chm to Help.chm
  4. Delete Help,2.chm
  5. Launch AngelWriter.exe
Latest comments
Rekrul on 2011-01-16 06:35

No spell check other than highlighting words it thinks are misspelled as you type. Auto-corrects words with mixed case with no option (that I could see) to turn that off, making it impossible to type custom names and terms. Doesn't let you enter custom font sizes.

Might be ok for knocking out the occasional note, but falls ridiculously short of being considered a real word processor.

MacroDet on 2013-08-19 14:38

It seems that the "additional dictionaries" on www.addictivesoftware.com will do it. At least German spellchecking seems to work.

Download the desired dictionary, unpack and put the adm-file in the Addict directory of Angel Writer. But now you have to do a trick: Rename your adm-file to English.adm (perhaps make a backup of the original adm-file). After the next start Angel-writer checks your native spelling, not perfect but ...

0xdeadbeef on 2014-03-11 17:16

It is possible to configure the Addict spellchecker to some degree by editing the registry.
E.g. with these settings, a 2nd main dictionary ("german_alt.adm") is added.

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Angelic Software\AngelWriter\Addict]
"_Main_count"="2"
"_Main_0"="English.adm"
"_Main_1"="german_alt.adm"

In theory, this could be also possible with a file called "Spell.cfg" containing the same strings as the registry. Then again, I couldn't get it to work this way.
As a 2nd note, the exe is packed with UPX and can be unpacked with e.g. FUU (Free Universal Unpacker). In the unpacked exe, you can rename "Times New Roman" to e.g. "Calibri" to change the default font.

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AbiWord Portable v2.8.6 Rev 3

webfork on 22 Jun 2016
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by Barrette

AbiWord is a fast, basic word processor with live collaboration capabilities and broad file support. Includes support for tables, images, equations, fonts, paragraph settings, print options, etc. Drawn from a cross-platform code base, the program can open and save to a wide variety of file types including Word (.doc and .docx files), OpenOffice, and many more. Includes writing collaboration with other AbiWord users over the internet using the free AbiCollab.net site or a direct IP connection.

AbiWord Portable is a version from PortableApps.com. X-AbiWord is also available.

Category:
Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: No
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AbiWordPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: LibreOffice (Writer)
What's new? Core:
  • Enable selections within table cells that span a whole page or more
  • Make sure g_thread_init is called before any other glib function, and remove a redundant gtk_init call
GUI:

Cross-platform:
  • Bug 9329: AbiWord uses the old auto save interval instead of the new one
  • Bug 11822: Auto save no longer works
  • Bug 11972: Table of Contents numbering style is not properly reset
  • Fix a memory leak in the Save As dialog
GTK+:
  • Bug 11764: Prevent an assert when using SCIM
  • Bug 11959: AbiWord crashes when opening the Select Revisions dialog
  • Bug 11974: Use a C++ callback to prevent uninitialized value errors in the Save As dialog
  • Bug 11974: Prevent invalid reads in the renderer by working around a bug in Pango
  • Bug 11975: File names are escaped when changing export type in the Save As dialog
  • Add the ability to render pages as images in the AbiWidget
  • Fix some memory leaks in the Pango renderer
  • Fix some memory leaks in the toolbar code
  • Update the Python bindings and examples to support the new render_page_to_image method
Import/Export:

Office OpenXML:
  • Bug 11987: OpenXML exporter saves invalid XML characters
OpenDocument:
  • Bug 11358: Default table cell properties are not exported
  • Bug 11863: Table formatting is lost during export
  • Bug 11938: Text box formatting is lost during import
  • Bug 11939: Framed images inside of text boxes are not imported
  • Bug 11941: Table cell border colors are not properly exported
RTF:
  • Bug 9643: Memory leak when importing lists
XHTML:
  • Bug 11971: Import inline style information from <pre> elements
  • Bug 11971: Import line-height values from XHTML files
Plug-Ins:

Charts:
  • Don't unref used scalar data
Latest comments
webfork on 2011-01-10 21:57

darkest: Abiword's image support isn't great. I recommend SoftMaker Office (http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=1463).

juvera on 2011-11-12 14:21

Version 2.9.1 is available at sourceforge:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/portableapps/files/AbiWord%20Portable/Additional%20Versions/AbiWordPortableTest_2.9.1.paf.exe/download?_test=crossmerch

Sorry for posting this here.
This website is not really easy to navigate.
I can't find page for submitting notifications of updates or new products. It could be useful to have a direct link for submissions in the home page.

JohnTHaller on 2011-11-13 17:17

juvera: 2.9.1 is a development test, not a stable release. That's why PortableApps.com has the 2.8.x version listed as primary and then 2.9.x as a test for users to try out. PortableFreeware.com doesn't list development tests.

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