RoughDraft Alternatives

    RoughDraft is described as 'freeware word processor for Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000 and XP. Although suitable for general use, it has features specifically designed for creative writing: novels, short stories, articles, plays and screenplays' and is an app in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 25 alternatives to RoughDraft for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and BSD. The best alternative is LibreOffice - Writer, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like RoughDraft are Microsoft Word (Paid), Apache OpenOffice Writer (Free, Open Source), AbiWord (Free, Open Source) and Notepad (Free).

    This page was last updated Oct 1, 2021

    1. Writer has all the features you need from a modern, full-featured word processing or desktop publishing tool.
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    2. Microsoft Word, part of the Microsoft Office Suite but also sold as a standalone application, is Microsoft's word processor.
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    3. Writer, part of the Apache OpenOffice suite, is an open-source word processor.
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    4. AbiWord is a free software word processor. The name "AbiWord" (pronounced "Abby Word") is derived from the root of the Spanish word "abierto", meaning "open". It runs on Linux, Mac OS X (PowerPC), ReactOS, BeOS (unsupported), AmigaOS 4.
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    5. Most simple text editor. Just plain text, saves in .txt format. Not available for download; bundled with all versions of Windows.


    6. WPS Writer, part of WPS Office , is dependable and fast word processing software that is highly compatible with Microsoft Word , and can read and edit DOC and DOCX formats.
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    7. Word Online, part of Office Online, is the online version of Microsoft Word. Create, edit and share. Work with other at the same time.
    8. WordPad is a simple word processor that is included with almost all versions of Microsoft Windows from Windows 95 onwards. It is the successor of Windows 3.1s Write. From Windows 7 Wordpad includes the ribbon user interface.
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    9. AbleWord is a very capable word processing application that can read and write most popular document formats including PDF's.
    10. Atlantis is an innovative, no-nonsense word processor carefully designed with the end-user in mind. Compact, fast-loading, but still powerful and efficient, Atlantis will be the perfect companion for a wide range of your word processing tasks, – from simple to most complex.
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