Comments on: WordSmith Word Processor Out of Beta

After a couple of weeks of public beta, Blue Nomad has released WordSmith 1.0. This word processor is the first on the Palm platform to support basic text formatting like as bold, italics, underline plus paragraph formatting, justification, and font selection. It has built-in support for the Stowaway folding keyboard and includes a conduit for syncing files with MS Windows. It is available now for $30. At the end of this month the price will jump up to $40. A 200 use trial version is available, too.
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What about MegaDoc?

I.M. Anonymous @ 1/4/2001 10:31:28 AM #
As I recall, there was an attempt at a word processor by Megasoft <> called MegaDoc. It was an ambitious, but crash-prone and very slow.

Kudoes to BlueNomad on a fantastic app, but they weren't first.

RE: What about MegaDoc?
I.M. Anonymous @ 1/4/2001 11:16:03 AM #
You are right. MegaDoc was a VERY valiant effort, but it was extremely bug ridden and crashed more than it worked. I found myself often uninstalling and reinstalling the app. on my Palm only to find it was corrupted again. On top of that, formatting did not convert very effectively back into Word making editing nearly fruitless.

WordSmith is the first I have seen to make it REALLY WORK and for that I give them enormous kudos! Congratulations, WordSmith - MegaDoc, lets see what you can do to top it!

Docs to Go Pro

Edward Doan @ 1/6/2001 3:34:43 AM #
How does WordSmith compare to DocsToGo Pro 3.0? From what I've gathered DocsToGo Pro has the ability to edit directly to MS Word .DOC files.


Mr. T @ 1/6/2001 3:29:02 PM #
Hey, does anyone know how Wordsmith compares to Quickword?


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