I have now in so long time been surfing (the Internet) working with different applications – as replacement of the typical desktop – and i think it‹s time to display my finding – starting out with the Word Processor.
Having fiddled around with the Usual Suspects (Micro$oft Office, Libreoffice / OpenOffice, Corel Wordperfect) and a few other editors; i ended up with what i consider the obvious Choice; The AbiWord Application.
The AbiWord Application is the kind of fuzz free and no-nonsense application that every user should be comfortable around – a Lightweight Application, which can be used by almost anything you throw at it.
The first thing I noticed when typing in Abiword is the complete and utter lack of lag. Quite often when Im typing a document in MS Word there will be a momentary delay and the cursor will skip a couple of characters – no reasons why ??
Working with different tools, tables, paragraphs and styles – everything just work out of the box (uhm, from the installation software). I am having a Word-processor who is free of charge (Open Source Software) and takes up less than 22MB on my computer(s) SSD drive, and i get the same value from it, as i used to get with a standard Word-processor.
I am currently on a journey where i will look into the value of applications and web services – that i can utilize when performing actions on my computer, and i have to say – next to my usage of Google Docs, the AbiWord has filled certain spots which are still not completed in Google Docs.