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PC Magazine: ThinkFree Office [Review]

Feb 27, 2000, 17:53 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Edward Mendelson)

"If an online suite is what you need, you'll probably want the fast and elegant [Java-based] word processor, spreadsheet, presentations program, and file manager available free of charge at ThinkFree Office. This site just got off the ground; only the word processor and file manager are out of the beta test stage. But the ThinkFree Office suite already stands out from the competition with its integrated, efficient design and well-chosen feature set."

"Unlike other Web-based applications, ThinkFree Office can be used online or off. The initial hurdle is a 2MB download containing the file manager and the control center. Other downloads are needed for the separate program modules; the entire suite takes less than 8MB on your hard disk. You can open the suite either from an icon on your desktop or by logging in at the ThinkFree site, but you are required to log on only if you want to access files stored on the server."

"Even this first version offers greater compatibility and ease than the Applix and Lotus suites used by the competition, and you don't need a connection to the Internet to use it."

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