AbiWord

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 202 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.8.6
File Size:
7.95MB
Date Added:
June 13, 2010
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
562,216
Downloads Last Week:
398
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

This free, open-source word processor strikes us as a worthy alternative to pricey, big-name products. AbiWord has a quick learning curve, since the interface is very similar to those in Word and WordPerfect.

You'll find just about all the features you need, including the ability to cut and paste, highlight, and a bevy of common formatting tools. Although we did miss a grammar-checking utility, AbiWord can check your spelling in many languages--you'll need to choose the appropriate foreign language dictionaries during installation. A huge plus is the ability to open and save Microsoft Word documents, though the program also has its own proprietary file format. You can download plug-ins at the publisher's site to import and export a wide variety of other formats, including OpenDocument.

The latest version integrates with the AbiCollab Web service for sharing documents, and finally introduces an annotation feature that competitors have long had. AbiWord should appeal to a wide range of users who seek a functional word-processing app but lack a large bank account.

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  • All Versions:

    3.8

    out of 202 votes

    • 5 star: 84
    • 4 star: 58
    • 3 star: 25
    • 2 star: 15
    • 1 star: 20
  • Current Version:

    3.6

    out of 38 votes

    • 5 star: 11
    • 4 star: 12
    • 3 star: 7
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 5
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  • 4 stars

    "Fast, Free, Competent, Limited"

    March 15, 2011   |   By EyeKnowIt

    Version: AbiWord 0.7.13

    Pros

    Per above, small size, quick start, saves in universally readable format - any wp can read the .abi or you may save in various formats. Excellent for 95% of daily work.

    Cons

    Items on tool bars are fixed -cant add or subtract but can choose whether or not a tool bar displays. Slow to save multiple changes to a document.

    Summary

    Good substitute for bloat ware, could be slightly more flexible but overall its a keeper!

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