Commercial WordPad Alternatives

Popular paid Alternatives to WordPad for Windows, Mac, Android, Linux, Web and more. Explore 13 apps like WordPad, all suggested and ranked by the AlternativeTo user community.

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. If you're looking for more info about WordPad like screenshots, reviews and comments you should visit our info page about it. Below you find the best alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 11/28/2019 1:14:00 PM

Alternatives to WordPad for all platforms with Commercial License

  • Microsoft Word

    Microsoft Word, part of the Microsoft Office Suite but also sold as a standalone application, is Microsoft's word processor. Its proprietary (but open-specification) DOC format is considered a de-facto standard, although from 2007 and above, Word uses DOCX. Other features include SmartArt, PDF support, and feature searching (as of Word 2016). Word Online, part of https://alternativeto .

    • Wordpad comes with Windows, but Word is commercial and has more features than Wordpad. Word may have more features, but is slower, while Wordpad is super lightweight and simple. I'm looking for a lightweight and fast word processor for Linux so I can write quick RTF documents when I don't need the advanced features of a full-fledged word processor, like Wordpad for Windows. Guest • Sep 2018 • 2 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Not lightweight, costs a decent amount of money. In short, not suitable if you only need something comparable to MS Wordpad. Guest • Oct 2018 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • is a superset of wordpad so yes you can use word to fully replace word pad. Guest • Feb 2020 Disagree   Agree

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  • Walling

    Working on a project, researching a topic or writing an article? Walling makes it easy to break down your ideas, refine them and visually organize them. Brain dump with ease Unlike linear documents, with Walling you can throw out your ideas into Bricks and worry later about organizing and revising them. See the big picture With your ideas side by side, Walling empowers you to step back and get a high level understanding of what you're working on.

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Web

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  • Nisus Writer

    Nisus Writer feels like home with support for Mac OS X autosave, document versioning, and iCloud. Built from the same core as Nisus Writer Pro, Express features the same elegant user interface and compatibility that has been universally praised by both users and press alike. Compatible The native file format (RTF) is understood by just about everyone. Nisus Writer also opens and saves Microsoft Word files and other popular formats.

    Commercial Mac

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  • PHP Studio

    PHP Studio is an easy-to-use and comprehensive development solution for PHP based websites and applications. This advanced PHP editor has many features that will streamline complete development process of editing, debugging and deploying of PHP applications for both beginner and professional web engineers.

    Commercial Windows

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  • Aspose.Words for Android

    Aspose.Words for Android is a Java word processing component that enables developers to generate, modify, convert and render Word documents within their Android applications. Aspose.Words supports DOC, DOCX, OOXML, RTF, HTML, XHTML, MHTML, OpenDocument, ODT, PDF, XPS, EPUB & other formats.

    Commercial Android

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  • Mariner Write

    Mariner Write is your Mac OS X go-to word processing tool! professional writer, educator or student, Write has all the functionality you need for that important letter, technical paper or research project. Elegantly efficient and powerful, Mariner Write turns out great looking documents. Create customized headers, footers, endnotes or footnotes. Easily define styles; use keyboard shortcuts for repeated tasks. Use Mail Merge to automate a mailing.

    Commercial Mac

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  • AmigaWriter

    Writing, processing and designing of text will always be a standard task for computers. The same goes for the Amiga. Although there are more and more voice recognition systems in use, this will only obviate typing text with the keyboard. Doing layout, correcting and printing continue to need the features of an excellent word processor.

    • Discontinued
      The project is no longer developed since 2006. Last version, 2.2, can be still bought by Alinea Computer

    Commercial AmigaOS

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  • LeftRoom

    LeftRoom provides a minimal editing environment, allowing you to concentrate on what matters most, writing. Allows you to change the font size to whatever works best for you. Stays out of your way. Quietly elegant and simple. Zen like tranquillity... Works on all Android devices running 1.6 and above. Designed to stay out of your way, no features means no distractions. Similar to the Mac and iPhone App WriteRoom.

    Commercial Android

  • Merge Word

    Merge Word is a user friendly word processing application. It is fully compatible with most word processing file formats. It is a great value in comparison to other word processors. It is part of Merge Soft Office. Now, Merge Soft Office is built on true 64-bit technology and it is being developed in 32-bit as well for legacy computers.

    Commercial $ $ $ Windows

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