Online Word Processors: Yeah Write Reviewed

Each week, the Education Techie reviews tech tools that can help students and teachers. This week and next, the Techie is reviewing word processing tools. Today's review: Yeah Write. Schools offering Microsoft Office degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

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What Is It?

Yeah Write is a downloadable word processing and office suite program. You can use a free version, but not all features are available for it. The program gives you an option to hide the paid features when you install the free version. The paid version is $29; a free 15-day trial is available.

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The program allows you to save your work in 'drawers,' which can help you organize what you do. Yeah Write uses a fill-in-the-blank approach. Program features are organized into tabs, and when you click on a tab, you can start a new document that gets labeled with the date you started and a description. Document style options include an address book, diary, email composition, fax documents, letters and a to-do list. There is a blank word processing screen for other document types.

Formatting options are limited to basic controls like indentation and text orientation. Users can control whether text is bold, italic or underlined, but they can't change fonts or add footnotes and block quotes. I think this program is better suited to an office setting than an academic one.

What Are Its Pros and Cons?

The program is simple, and I think that novice tech users could get the hang of it pretty easily. Yeah Write is a Windows-only program. Its design and interface seem somewhat outdated, but I don't think this is a functional drawback. However, this outdated quality extends to functional assets of the program. There is a help section available, but users of Windows 7 or Vista will have to download a special application to access it. There was some hassle with installing the program, because the installer is also outdated.

The inconvenience presented by the help section and installing problems wasn't major, but the lack of updates would definitely make me hesitate before purchasing the program. I wouldn't feel confident spending the money on something that may not evolve to accommodate further changes to the Windows operating system.

Though Yeah Write is easy to use, this doesn't set it apart from other online word processors I reviewed. Many of these programs are also simple and user-friendly, and they have the added benefit of being compatible with multiple operating systems. In some cases, they are also free.

Where Can I Find It?

You can download Yeah Write by clicking here.

This is the fifth in a series of reviews of word processing tools. Previously, the Techie reviewed Zoho Writer, Adobe Buzzword, Google Docs and iNetWord. The Education Techie will continue to review word processing tools next week.

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