RtfEditor Alternatives

    RtfEditor is described as 'A simple rich text editor for Linux. Files can be saved as RTF, LHF, TEXT, HTML or PDF. It runs anywhere. No need to install'. There are four alternatives to RtfEditor for a variety of platforms, including Windows, AmigaOS, BSD, GTK+ and Haiku. The best alternative is AbiWord, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like RtfEditor are WordPad (Paid), Angel Writer (Free) and Cisdem PDFSigner for Mac (Free).

    This page was last updated Jul 29, 2021

    1. 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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    2. 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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      • Windows
      Angel Writer is a free text editor allowing you to create impressive documents that contain formatted text, graphics and tables. You can learn how to work with Angel Writer in five minutes since it is very similar to Microsoft Word.


      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 3.2, released in 2009, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    3. Free Cisdem PDFSigner for Mac lets you sign PDF securely and legally. Even without printer and scanner, you can directly sign PDF with mouse or trackpad or directly add scanned signature in image.
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