Sunday, January 20, 2008

Jarte - A Cool, Free, Portable Word Processor

jarte

What the heck is a Jarte?
Jarte \jär · 'tay\ noun (est. 2001) 1. A free word processor based on the Microsoft WordPad word processing engine built into Windows. 2. A fast starting, easy to use word processor that expands well beyond the WordPad feature set. 3. A small, portable word processor whose documents are fully compatible with Word and WordPad.
I've been into portable apps lately, simply because I can use them on my office computer, which otherwise would not allow me to install the apps I like. Jarte is small enough to use as a protable app that runs from your flash drive. It has some cool features that make it a great application in its own right, too.
  • Fully compatible with Windows Vista
  • Tabbed interface to provide easy access to open documents
  • Opens files with file extension RTF, file extension DOC, and file extension DOCX (new default format in Word 2007)
  • Fast start up
  • Compact screen size
  • Optional "Clickless Operation" feature greatly reduces clicking
  • Can be run directly from a pluggable USB flash drive
  • High quality spell checker with custom user dictionary
  • Included spelling dictionaries: English (American, British, & Canadian), Spanish, French, German, and Dutch
  • Link to, or import, your existing custom Word spelling dictionaries
  • Support for templates
  • Export to HTML or PDF
  • Single click bookmarking and bookmark navigation
  • Send documents via e-mail
  • Full drag and drop file support
  • Instant access to recently opened documents and folders
  • Instant access to documents and folders designated as favorites
  • Adjustable document zoom
  • Detailed Help documentation
Get it here.

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