TextMaker is a Microsoft Word-compatible word processor, part of SoftMaker Office.
- Freemium • Proprietary
- Word Processor
- Windows Mobile
- Android Tablet
What is TextMaker?
TextMaker is a Microsoft Word-compatible word processor, part of SoftMaker FreeOffice. It's available for free included in the FreeOffice suite. It runs lean (using around 12MB of RAM on my system) and is surprisingly feature rich. The furiously fast word processor that is as well-suited for your daily correspondence as it is for designing brochures and flyers, and that masters everything from short letters to scientific papers.
- Faithfully reads and writes your DOC and DOCX files from Microsoft Word 6.0 to Word 2010.
- Lets you create great-looking documents with its easy-to-use desktop-publishing features such as master pages, frames, contour wrap, kerning, and 3D text effects.
- Large range of high-quality spelling and hyphenation tools
- Flexible PDF export directly from the application
- Can also be run directly off your USB flash drive.
When you write a letter with TextMaker, you don't have to type in the recipient's address by hand. TextMaker simply inserts it from its built-in address book.
TextMaker checks your spelling while you are typing, marking typos with a red underline. This is not limited to English: TextMaker supports spell checking in a wide range of languages, even Russian and Arabic.
Do you need an envelope for your letter? TextMaker comes with an envelope wizard that frees you from having to measure and position the address and sender fields.
Would you rather send your letter by e-mail? Not a problem either. TextMaker creates a PDF file and offers to send it by e-mail.
Comments and Reviews
- Word Processor
I’ve been using TextMaker for years, and I love it so much, because it starts quickly, runs without crashes and is highly compatible to Microsoft Word. It even has some easy to use, but powerful desktop publishing functions. The paid version of SoftMaker Office has some additional goodies and is quite affordable. You can upgrade from FreeOffice for a reduced price; at least in the past this was possible.
Early versions of TextMaker 2018 for Linux used to crash sometimes after copying and pasting text. But the SoftMaker developers are constantly fixing bugs, and one of the service packs finally fixed this problem. So I can say that TextMaker is a really good product.
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Works very fast on my netbook, as compared to slow OpenOffice.
Text maker is a well working alternative to MS Word. The UI is almost identical. You can choose to use the app specific file format or use MS Word’s docx. The quality of the docx files is frequently reviewed as very good. People using Linux can use the Linux version; there is also suppport of Libre Office’s odt files. The license terms are generous, you can install on 5 computers, no matter which OS. If you pay extra for the pro version, you also get some additional features, though one of the most relevant, an improved style and grammar checker only works for German.
I need a fast starting, small font print full featured word processor that could handle modern formats. After trying every OpenSource and main steam commercial thing I could possibly I decide to give TextMaker a go. Overall it hasn't let me down it handles all the major file formats with great compatibility, it's light weight, loads fast, and is overall close to exactly what I wanted.