DeVicky Word: Finally a Free alternative to MS Word? A worthy replacement for MS Office?

By Jim Roberts | New Product

There is really nothing I find distasteful about the Microsoft Word except for its high price. Majority of companies and business who need the MS Word utility have no choice but to pay the price that Microsoft demands.

For home users, anything installed on your PC, may already suffice rather than spending more on the fortune-worth MS Office application.

But why pay when you can have something similar for free. Yes folks, “Free” as in no cost. You need only to be resourceful and adept in making use of those search engines and whoala! You will be able to discover useful alternatives to the pricey MS Word with same features for no cost at all.

The best MS Word Alternative Software

Let me share with you one rare treasure that I found on the internet, the “DeVicky Word”. Similar to word plus with other unique and amazing features that may even make you consider that DeVicky is superior than MS Word with features that may not allow you to think twice about downloading DeVicky.

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The Numbered and bulleted lists can be entirely altered and customized while it is 100 percent WYSIWYG, that’s how I can describe the formatting feature for paragraphs and characters. You may also add as many sections as you want in the document when using DeVicky Word, it also comes with headers and footer just like the MS Word.

Some more features of Devicky word

The Hypertext links may include outside and inside links and of course you can redo or undo steps at multiple levels. Settings can be changed accordingly for each page in the document. As for printing, what you see in the screen is exactly what you will get, unlike in Word. There are also “Replace” and “Search“ features, spellings can be checked, tables placed inside tables is also possible, while the text frames allows user to add text boxes in any part of the document. Most of all, it has a doc reader that virtually reads the document aloud and lets you listen to it.

Aside from the rich features within the DeVicky Word application that can be very useful, this Word alternative is also efficient in supporting various file formatting: RTF or Rich Text Format, DOC or Microsoft Word, DOCX or Microsoft Office Open XML. Format for images are also available in DeVicky such as GIF, PNG, JPEG, BMP, WMF and TIFF. HTML or Hypertext Markup Language is also supported same with PDF/A or Adobe Portable Document Format Archive Export. Other file formats supported are Adobe PDF Export and Import.

So what do you think of this great find? Care to give it a try? Download DeVicky Word (Direct link)

About the Author

Holding a dual degree in both Management and IT with 13 years of business experience, I am Jim F. Roberts from California, USA. Needless to say, I am a techy guy and I love exploring, checking out the latest gadgets and sharing my thoughts on a lot of things.

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tallship June 1, 2010

A couple of things about Devicky:

It supports imports of .pdf files, and it also supports .docx

OOo does not yet support DocX, although OOo will soon support Google DocVerse (What’s that you ask? You’ll find out 😉 ).

DocVerse is a really nice collaboration system for MS Office formatted documents managed and maintained in the cloud.

I have no doubts that a plugin will soon be available for Devicky, although OOo should be on everyone’s machine anyway, IMO, and is cross platform for use on both UNIX and Windows OSes.

Bottom line is this. The more free options you have that support all of the current popular file formats – the better. MS doesn’t have an offering like that (free).

Hope that helps!

steveo May 14, 2010

this is just a rebranded abiword

Kaat Schille May 12, 2010

Never heard of OpenOffice.Org??? The perfect Free Office Suite?

‘OOo’ is a complete Office suite, on wich Sun built their StarOffice. OOo is open source and it’s gratis.

    Sidharth May 12, 2010

    Hi Kaat,

    Yes, have heard of Open office and I’ve been using it from past 2 years now! Its a known fact that openoffice is completely free, and a recommended open source application.

    However, we just wanted to point out other standalone alternatives for Microsoft word 🙂 Thanks for the additional input!

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