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, 52 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… Former Scrum master at Safeguard Global, Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

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