Windows 10: seeing that nobody uses markdown, need something Free to type in

  1.    3 Weeks Ago #1

    seeing that nobody uses markdown, need something Free to type in


    on desktop

    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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       3 Weeks Ago #2

    win10user999 said: View Post
    no gdocs, no word, no evernote* has to be free
    If the only objection to Word is that it is not free, then LibreOffice Writer...
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  3.    3 Weeks Ago #3

    checks for conciseness of your writing
    That's a tall order. LibreOffice does offer tick-able options for grammar and such. But I have not used the Writer module to gauge its effectiveness in conciseness manipulations.
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  4.    3 Weeks Ago #4

    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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  5.    3 Weeks Ago #5

    Open Office is very much alive, 4.1.5 released on 30th December 2017. As is Libre Office, 5.4.6 released last week, hardly dead or inactive!
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       3 Weeks Ago #6

    clam1952 said: View Post
    Open Office is very much alive, 4.1.5 released on 30th December 2017. As is Libre Office, 5.4.6 released last week, hardly dead or inactive!
    LibreOffice 6.0 is the current release. Only 2 things I'll mention, one is to also get Help file and install it [about 6MB] and the other is the only thing not compatible with Microsoft is it has nothing like Outlook and Publisher.
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       3 Weeks Ago #7

    win10user999 said: View Post
    heard both open & libre were basically dead inactive
    no significant progress from those
    Open Office development went through a bad patch and looked like it could fold when Oracle bought Sun Microsystems in 2010. LibreOffice was a fork from Open Office back then and has been in active development ever since. Oracle ended its development of Open Office in 2011 and donated the OpenOffice.org code and trademark to the Apache Software Foundation where development is steady, but nowhere near the pace of LibreOffice which has had a new release about every six months since it began. Full history here...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LibreOffice

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apache_OpenOffice
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       3 Weeks Ago #8

    Could also mention the included WordPad that usually installs in Windows Accessories, a 'lite' version of Microsoft Word. Open the Run box [Windows key plus R] and type Write to see if WordPad is installed. Write was the name for the same thing back in Windows 3.xx.
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  •    3 Weeks Ago #9

    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/...-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


    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
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