AbiWord Portable is a lightweight word-processing program that supplies many of the typical word-processing features in an easy-to-use format. It's a great choice for users seeking an alternative to popular full-featured programs.
AbiWord Portable's interface is clean and simple, with a layout that's reminiscent of pre-2007 versions of Microsoft Word. The program's features are organized with buttons and menus common to many other word-processing programs, allowing users who are already experienced with other programs to easily move into AbiWord Portable and start using it without wasting time looking for basic functions. The program's built-in Help file is well-written and thorough. The most outstanding feature of AbiWord Portable is that it's so lightweight and, as the name implies, can be stored on portable devices. Although the program provides the major features most users expect from word-processing programs, we noticed a few minor ways in which it was lacking. For example, although the program will underline misspelled words, there's no autocorrect feature. We liked that AbiWord Portable offers mail merge and the capability to create tables. We also liked that it can save documents in a variety of different formats, making them accessible in other word-processing programs. Overall, we found AbiWord Portable to be both simple and powerful enough.
AbiWord Portable is free. It installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to all users.