ThinkFree is an online office solution that offers many practical tools with the convenience of web based access. The application provides users with the same functions and environments that are available in Microsoft Office. Users can create documents, spreadsheets and other documents online. The Uni-Paper system works without a download or installation. Document sharing features allow users to collaborate easily with others by mobile device or web browser. Users can create documents on a computer and upload them to the ThinkFree Power Tool. The Power Tool synchronizes and saves automatically so the user always has access to the most recent version of each document they add. ThinkFree supports many document types, including all formats from Microsoft Office 2003 and 2007.Show more screenshots »
ThinkFree was founded in March of 1998. It is a subsidiary of Haansoft Corporation. The application was developed in Java and operates on Mac, Linux and Windows browsers. The current version includes a word processor, presentation program and blog editor. ThinkFree has become a popular alternative to Microsoft Office for many users, especially after the introduction of mobile apps for Windows, iPhone and Android devices.
ThinkFree isn’t popular because of its differences, but rather because of the similarities it shares with other office applications. The application works much like Microsoft Office, with many of the same features that help users collaborate, share information and build professional presentations. This makes the application extremely appealing to users who like Microsoft Office but don’t want to spend the extra money for the software. The mobile features are an added bonus that makes ThinkFree extremely flexible.
ThinkFree has a very clean, professional design that mimics Microsoft Office to some degree. White backgrounds are complemented by simple but stylish icons of familiar objects, such as folders and documents. The similar design is appealing to users who have experience with Microsoft Office and similar software because it makes adapting to ThinkFree extremely easy. The mobile interface is equally appealing with a matching design and clutter free layout.
A new user can try ThinkFree by clicking the black “Sign Up” link in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage. The registration form on the following page asks for an email address (which will be the user’s ID), password and security code (to verify that the user is human). The user can also click the secure sign up check box at the bottom of the form if they wish to do so. The user is advised that they must log in to their email inbox for an activation message.
Anyone can create a ThinkFree account for nothing. There are no subscription fees or other charges associated with creating and maintaining a basic account. The user receives up to 1 GB of storage space and access to the entire web office suite. No premium account is offered at this time and the user is not required to make any purchases to use their account. The Android Think Free Office app is available for $9.99.
ThinkFree is an excellent tool for anyone who needs a Microsoft Office alternative. The application is free to use and allows users to work on and save documents online. Users can also download mobile versions for even more convenience. The application can handle just about any file type that Microsoft Office can. Users can create new documents or upload existing ones to the Power Tool for automatic saving and synchronization.