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PC World: ThinkFree Upgrades Web-Based Apps

Jun 20, 2000, 15:38 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Cox)

"ThinkFree Office applications from ThinkFree.com intentionally mimic the widely used Microsoft Office applications in features and appearance. But ThinkFree users can, from any computer, download the applications as needed over the Internet, work offline, and then reconnect to move documents, spreadsheets, and presentations to a dedicated "cyberfolder"--a network drive with 25MB of disk space for each user."

"Because it's a true set of applications, the ThinkFree suite is highly interactive, with items such as drop-down windows and menus. By contrast, pure HTML applications lack these capabilities and have to connect over the Net to the server each time a screen is changed."

"Buchanan says the ThinkFree programs have up to 90 percent of the features found in Microsoft Office. ThinkFree documents, spreadsheets, and presentation graphics are fully compatible with their Microsoft counterparts, he says."

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