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Low-cost Softmaker Office Suite Includes The Usual, Plus BASIC Scripting

Softmaker Office includes the same core programs as in Ashampoo Office 2010, plus scripting language BasicMaker.

Ashampoo Office Makes Spreadsheets and Documents On the Cheap

Perform the usual office tasks with Ashampoo Office, a much less costly but somewhat less feature-rich alternative to MS Office.

Jarte 3.0

This easy-to-use word processor is small enough to fit on a portable USB drive.

The Form Letter Machine Saves Time On Correspondence

Quickly create form letters and e-mails with The Form Letter Machine.

Able2Extract Converts PDFs Into More Usable Formats

Extract the text and images from PDF documents into various Office or AutoCAD formats with Able2Extract.

Breevy Saves Text-Typing Time and Trouble

Significantly speed up repetitive typing, program launching, and other tasks with Breevy

PDFTiger's Best Use Is for Batch Conversions

Convert to and from PDF with handy, but uneven, utility PDFTiger.

Notepad++ Builds on Notepad With Geeky Features

Souped-up text editor Notepad++ has a wide array of features for programmers.

9 Web-Based Office Productivity Suites

Who needs a hard drive? While netbooks proliferate, talk about cloud computing buzzes on, and Microsoft and Google ready their cloud-based app suites, a bevy of lesser known but highly developed 'webtops' are available now. We take a look at the main ones, and offer our opinions. Google Chrome OS and Microsoft Office Web Apps are on their way, but if you can't wait until 2010 to take your desktop into the clouds, these "Webtops" are ready to take you there now, free.

NoteTab Pro Text Editor Is Like Notepad With Superpowers

This superb text editor offers powerful features for coding.