Top 3 ThinkFree alternatives

Last updated: June 02, 2009
ThinkFree
ThinkFree Office is an office suite written in Java that runs on Windows, Linux, Macintosh and Android platforms. ThinkFree Office includes a word processor (Write), a spreadsheet (Calc), a presentation program (Show), and a WYSIWYG HTML and blog editor (Note). ThinkFree Office reads and writes to Microsoft Office file formats (.doc, .xls, and .ppt). ThinkFree Office has a look and feel similar to the prevalent Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, providing a degree of familiarity to users of those applications.

The best ThinkFree alternatives:



Google Docs



Zoho Docs



OpenOffice





Latest news about ThinkFree


2009. ThinkFree takes on Google Docs with online docs viewer



The online office service ThinkFree has launched a new Flash-based document viewer called Uni Paper. It can be embedded to any web page and displays most common office formats: PDFs, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The max file size is 5MB. The readers can view and search in a document without the need to download it to desktop. And when you edit this published document in your online ThinkFree account, the changes are reflected in real-time back anywhere the Uni Paper has been embedded or shared. Besides the opportunity of publishing documents on your site, you can add it to ThinkFree public catalog, that can attract additional readers. But ThinkFree's viewer is not so advanced as one in Scribd, Docstoc, Slideshare. For example, it's missing the option to view all the pages of a document at once, and the the directory of publicly shared documents contains very little categorization, or genre-based exploration.




2007. ThinkFree will use EditGrid's spreadsheets



Online office providers EditGrid and ThinkFree announced that soon the EditGrid spreadsheets will be integrated into ThinkFree online office suite and replace the existing native spreadsheet application Quick Edit Calc. Recall that EditGrid - is excel-like application that allows to collaborate on documents in real time like in Google Spreadsheets. It also can import the table data from external sources, such as stock quote sites. In addition to the integration with the really cool application, ThinkFree can expand its presence in the Chinese market (the developer of EditGrid - is the company from Hong Kong)