Online Word Processors as Web Based Microsoft Office Alternatives
I love Web apps that is software used inside of your browser with no download needed. I hate Microsoft Office and indeed I even dislike the open source alternative Open Office, both are huge, cluttered and complicated.
There are free online word processors on the other hand.
I tried almost all of them and I want to share with you the list of those web based word processors I used or that I rather still use.
- Google Docs, the artist formerly known as Writely is called Google Docs, it’s easy to use, supports different languages without the need of switching them, it’s great and I use it in English, German and Polish. Drawback: Big Google watches you! In Germany Google even reserves the right to publish your private documents, basically Google owns them.
- Zoho offers the best web based word processor aka Zoho Writer among a plethora of other online applications. I use Google Docs only because it’s quicker as I log in at other Google services anyway.
- Think Free Write is a full fledged online word processor based on Java with all its pros and cons. For me here it loads a while so it’s more for the longer texts not the quick mail or note. It’s rather made for the essays.
By now I mostly use Zoho Writer or the downloadable Softmaker Office. It’s has a free version.
Last updated June 23rd, 2015.