Anchor Link AbiWord
License: GNU GPL – Open Source Last Reviewed: 2010-06-14
Version: 2.8.6 – Released: 2010-06-14 Windows: 2000, XP
File Size: 8 MB Portable version available
“AbiWord is a lean yet full-featured word processor. It features a familiar-looking interface, basic character formatting, paragraph alignment, a spell checker, interactive rulers and tables, styles, unlimited undo/redo capabilities, find and replace, and image support. It can also import Microsoft Word 97 and RTF (Rich Text Format) documents, as well as support superscript/subscript and ruler toggling. Also contains a help system (called AbiWord end-user manual), a column dialog, a GOTO dialog, a new tabulation dialog, and more update localization. Previous versions added a Lists dialog, font handling and printing, and headers, footers, and page numbering support. This release brings in its wake Tables of Contents, Text Boxes, a native OS X frontend, and a whole lot more!”
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Anchor Link Comparison of Outliners
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2010-09-13
Page updated: 2010-02-29
“An outliner is a computer program that allows one to organize text into discrete sections that are related in a tree structure or hierarchy. Text may be collapsed into a node, or expanded and edited. You can read more about them on Wikipedia.
“Wikipedia recently cleaned up its list of Outliners, so here’s as comprehensive a list as I could put together.”
Anchor Link Database .NETupdate
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-05-13
Version: 8.4.4881 – Released: 2013-05-13 Windows: XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 8, 2012
Requires .NET Framework 4.0 Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
Portable File Size: 8.99 MB
“Database .NET is an innovative, powerful and intuitive multiple database management tool. Browse objects, Design tables, Edit rows, Export data and Run queries with a consistent interface.
“Supported databases: Microsoft Access, Excel, SQLite, Firebird, dBase, FoxPro, OData, Generic OLEDB, Generic ODBC SQL Server, LocalDB, SQL Server Compact, SQL Azure, MySQL, Oracle, IBM DB2, IBM Informix, PostgreSQL, Sybase ASE.”
Anchor Link DBF Recovery
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2013-03-06
Version: 3.65 – Released: 2013-03-06 Windows: All Windows
File Size: 795 KB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“DBF Recovery is a tool to recover data from damaged or corrupted DBF files. It can fix the headers of the file, and also analyze the data structure in an attempt to fix it as well. The program automatically recognizes all popular DBF formats, including Dbase III/IV, Foxpro, Visual Foxpro and others.”
Anchor Link DBF Viewer Plus
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-09-26
Version: 1.70 – Released: 2012-09-25 Windows: All
File Size: 2.8 MB Portable
“DBF Viewer Plus is a portable DBF table viewer plus some additional features for editing and searching. DBF Viewer has the following features:-
♦ Filtering on multiply fields to query data.
♦ Printing Tables and preview.
♦ Add, Edit, Deleting and Updating records.
♦ Search with partial and Case Insensitive options.
♦ Go to specified field (for tables with lots of columns).
♦ Export to CSV text file.
♦ Record View.
♦ New Table (Create a DBF File).
♦ and much more . . .”
Anchor Link Doc Scrubber
License: Free – Donations appreciated Last Reviewed: 2011-04-24
Version: 1.1 – Released: 2004-05-24 Windows: 98, Me, 2000, XP
File Size: 821 KB
“Analyze and scrub hidden and potentially embarassing data in Word documents. Features:
¤ Analyze Word Documents – And discover hidden or potentially embarassing data they may contain.
¤ Scrub Word Documents – Remove hidden or potentially embarassing data from your documents.
¤ Scrub Multiple Documents at a Time – Scrub selected Word documents in a folder, or all documents in a folder, all at once – saving you time and effort.
¤ Tested Compatibility with Word 97, 2000, and XP documents – Doc Scrubber can clean documents from multiple versions of Word.
¤ Free for personal and educational use – Doc Scrubber is completely free for personal and educational use! (Business users must purchase an appropriate license.)”
Anchor Link Doc2PDF
License: Free Online Last Reviewed: 2010-09-06
“Convert Word to PDF – DOC to PDF online for free. Single click!
“This free online Word to PDF converter converts Microsoft Word documents (.doc/.docx) to Adobe Acrobat PDF (.pdf) documents with a single click. You can then save the PDF document on your computer.
“You can also convert Powerpoint and Excel files to PDF. PowerPoint files can also be converted to Flash. All MS Office versions are supported, including Office 2007. This online service is free.
“If you like the converter, please assist me in keeping it up by donating a small amount to the site.”
Anchor Link Exportizer
License: Free and Shareware Last Reviewed: 2013-03-11
Version: 5.3 – Released: 2013-03-11 Windows: All
File Size: 1.7 MB
“Exportizer is a tool for viewing, editing, filtering, copying, and exporting of database files (DB, DBF, TXT, CSV, ASC). It supports export to the clipboard or as XLS, RTF, XML, HTML or TXT file. You can filter and sort the records, and optionally also combine multiple records into a single line when exporting the data. The program can also be used for simple inline editing and adding of new records. Easy to use compact interface.”
Anchor Link Jarte Word Processor
License: Free and Shareware Last Reviewed: 2013-04-13
Version: 5.0 – Released: 2013-04-11 Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 2.9 MB Portable version available on-site
Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“You expect a word processor to be able to handle Word documents, font and paragraph formatting, spell checking, print preview, and more. While Jarte performs all the standard functions well, the most important aspect of Jarte is the numerous small details that make it an efficient and enjoyable tool for creating documents. Small details like:
¤ Tabbed document windows for easy access to your open documents
¤ Larger buttons for the most commonly used functions
¤ Instant dictionary and thesaurus word lookup (integrates with free WordWeb)
¤ Spell check and text search tools that do not park themselves on top of the text you are trying to edit
¤ Single click bookmarking that make bookmarks both useful and usable
¤ Instant access to the documents and folders you designate as your favorites
¤ Instant access to the fonts you designate as your favorites
¤ Use of the mouse scroll wheel button to copy and paste text
“It is Jarte’s thoughtful details that will leave you wondering how you lived with that cumbersome office word processor for so long.”
Anchor Link LangOver
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-01-02
Version: 5.0.41 – Released: 2012-12-31 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7
File Size: 619 KB
“LangOver is a freeware that helps when you tried to type in one language but the result was in another… Annoying, eh?! That’s because the keyboard layout was in a wrong language, and you forgot to use ‘ALT+SHIFT’… NO MORE! With LangOver you’ll be able to convert your text quickly between languages. Just Click ‘F10’ and your text will be fixed! LangOver is free and Supports ANY language!”
Limitations: This program is advertising supported and may offer to install third party programs that are not required for the program to run. These may include a toolbar, changing your homepage, default search engine or other third party programs. Please watch the installation carefully to opt out. Ed.
Anchor Link LibreOffice Productivity Suite
License: GNU GPL – Open Source Last Reviewed: 2013-05-09
Version: 4.0.3 – Released: 2013-05-09 Windows: 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 183 MB Portable version available on-site
“LibreOffice was developed to be a productivity suite that is compatible with other major office suites, and available on a variety of platforms. It is free software and therefore free to download, use and distribute. There is a large base of satisfied LibreOffice users worldwide, and it is available in more than 30 languages and for all major operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux (Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva, Suse, …).
“LibreOffice is a feature-packed and mature desktop productivity package with some really great advantages:
• It’s free – no worry about license costs or annual fees.
• No language barriers – it’s available in a large number of languages, with more being added continually.
• LGPL public license – you can use it, customize it, hack it and copy it with free user support and developer support from our active worldwide community and our large and experienced developer team.
• LibreOffice is an Open Source community-driven project: development is open to new talent and new ideas, and our software is tested and used daily by a large and devoted user community; you, too, can get involved and influence its future development.”
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Anchor Link OpenOffice
License: GNU GPL/LGPL – Open Source Last Reviewed: 2012-08-22
Version: 3.4.1 – Released: 2012-08-22 Windows: All
File Size: 129 MB Portable version available
“OpenOffice.org is both an Open Source product and a project. The product is a multi-platform office productivity suite. It includes the key desktop applications, such as a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation manager, and drawing program, with a user interface and feature set similar to other office suites. Sophisticated and flexible, OpenOffice.org also works transparently with a variety of file formats, including those of Microsoft Office. International users are not forgotten, with support for complex text layout (CTL) languages (such as Thai, Hindi, Arabic, and Hebrew) and vertical writing languages.
“If you’re used to using other office suites – such as Microsoft Office — you’ll be completely at home with OpenOffice.org. However, as you become used to OpenOffice.org, you’ll start to appreciate the extras that make your life easier. You can of course continue to use your old Microsoft Office files without any problems — and if you need to exchange files with people still using Microsoft Office, that’s no problem either. OpenOffice will run on all major platforms: Windows | Linux | Mac OS X (X11) | Solaris.”
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Anchor Link PowerPoint Viewer
License: Free Last Reviewed: 2012-06-16
Version: 1.0 – Released: 2007-12-03 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista
File Size: 25.8 MB
“Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007 lets you view full-featured presentations created in PowerPoint 97 and later versions. This viewer also supports opening password-protected Microsoft PowerPoint presentations. You can view and print presentations, but you cannot edit them in the PowerPoint Viewer 2007.”
Anchor Link Word Reader
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2011-03-10
Version: 6.0.3 – Released: 2011-03-10 Windows: All
File Size: 5.7 MB
“Word Reader is an easy-to-use Free Word Reader,You can read MicroSoft Word 2007-2010 (*.DOCX), MicroSoft Word 97-2003 (*.DOC), Hyper Text Markup Language (*.Htm,*.Html), Plain Text Format (*.TXT), Rich Text Format (*.RTF). New Word Reader also supports the Convert MicroSoft Word 2010, 2007 (*.Docx), 2003, 2000 (*.DOC), Html, TXT, RTF to DOCX, DOC, Adobe PDF File (*.PDF), Htm, Html, TXT, RTF. It is a multilingual software, including English, Chinese, German, French, Italian, Japanese and Very user-friendly interface and easy to use. Very quick in read speed and no quality is lost!”
Anchor Link Word Viewer
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-06-16
Version: 1.0 – Released: 2007-09-26 Windows: XP, 2003, Vista, 7
File Size: 24.5 MB
“View, print and copy Word documents, even if you don’t have Word installed. This download is a replacement for Word Viewer 2003 and all previous Word Viewer versions. The Word Viewer, together with the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats, allows you to open Word documents saved in the following formats:
♦ Word Document (*.docx)
♦ Word Macro-Enabled Document (*.docm)
♦ Rich Text Format (.rtf)
♦ Text (.txt)
♦ Web Page formats (.htm, .html, .mht, .mhtml)
♦ WordPerfect 5.x (.wpd)
♦ WordPerfect 6.x (.doc, .wpd)
♦ Works 6.0 (.wps)
♦ Works 7.0 (.wps)
♦ XML (.xml)
“With Word Viewer and the Compatibility Pack, you can view, print, and copy document contents to another program. However, you cannot edit an open document, save a document, or create a new document. This download is a replacement for Word Viewer 2003 and all previous Word Viewer versions.”
Anchor Link AbiWord