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since nobody uses markdown, looking for something Free to type in, on desktop

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#1 win10user


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Posted 02 April 2018 - 04:26 AM

what have you used within the last year that you would suggest?

- no gdocs, no word, no evernote

* has to be free

(but if it isn't, there needs to be examples of exactly in what way the suggestion is helpful is you)

* has to have been updated or made better within the last 6 month

what do i currently use?

onenote (but moving away from it)

if you are familiar with, and have multiple suggestions

1. what would each be good for?

2. and what does it do exactly that is good for that?

also looking for something free that checks writing style

also something free that checks for conciseness of your writing

- this can be part of the software

- or a separate software, it doesnt really matter

any other absolute needs besides just free + updated?

has colors for fonts is important

- the software that doesnt have color would be for different uses

- & the software that with color would be for different uses

so the suggestion doesnt need to have color

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 08:02 AM




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#3 win10user

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Posted 02 April 2018 - 06:02 PM

heard both open & libre were basically dead inactive

no significant progress from those

any ideas?

won't need to ask if it was an easy question

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 12:40 AM

Libre Office is far from dead..it's very active.



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Posted 04 April 2018 - 01:38 AM

let's see --

"OpenOffice is as good as dead atm. LibreOffice, to date, as far as I can tell, mostly focused on fixing the mistakes from OpenOffice days" - https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=11563902

"OpenOffice is mostly abandoned and has had issues even marshaling the resources.." - https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=16266334

"Technically, LibreOffice is playing catchup with Win Office." - https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/libreoffice-6-review.html

for libre at least,

tho sadly it seems to be a better release than the past, which means now i need to look into and test it

it has release notes changelog w/e you wanna call it -- https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleaseNotes/6.0

so i can see what can do, this is a plus for sure

so looks like it'll need to downloaded

if not guess will have to go evernote or i dunno?


no real conclusive answers on any good style checkers existing in current day society tho,

and that's a sad thing, it's 2018 already

Edited by win10user, 04 April 2018 - 01:39 AM.

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 04:11 PM



1. ok so if a free software for a basic need cannot be found


2. it's much better & easier to get a non-free one (because a good one would be much much better)


3. so im going to keep looking for non-free and free ones (libre was bad in many ways)

Edited by win10user, 07 April 2018 - 04:11 PM.

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