ThinkFree Office

Screenshot of the ThinkFree Office Write application
Screenshot of the ThinkFree Office Write application within a Firefox browser window.

Another potential blog post that’s been sitting in my “To Blog” bookmarks folder for a while is something that my friend James pointed me to a few weeks ago: ThinkFree Office. I quote:

ThinkFree Office 3 Write is a powerful word processing application that enables you to create professional-quality documents and web pages. With it, you can easily insert tables, images, clip art, or custom layouts into your documents and effortlessly proofread work with easy-to-use spelling and auto-correction features.

It’s a Java™ application so it will run within your web browser (assuming that you have the latest Java Runtime Environment (JRE) installed) giving you an instant, fully-working wordprocessor anywhere. (Well, anywhere you have a broadband connection!)

It really is rather impressive. At first it’s a little odd typing within an application within a web browser, but you soon get used to it. I could even print from it — which is great. To save your document you need to sign up (which is free).

If you’re away from your usual PC and just need a quick application to create or edit a Microsoft Office document, or don’t fancy downloading and installing the excellent free OpenOffice suite then consider opening an account with ThinkFree Office.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 49 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master. Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and former warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

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