Online Word Processors: INetWord 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: iNetWord. Schools offering Microsoft Office degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

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What Is It?

This program is a fully online word processor that is designed to function like an application rather than as a website. This means that the interface, including the word processing window and all tools and menus are contained on a single screen. People using iNetWord can work on up to eight documents at one time, and the program automatically saves work without navigating away from the word processor or forcing any pop-up windows.

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Users have a good amount of control over formatting and text appearance. You can format your document's line spacing and margins, create character and paragraph styles and work from established templates or create your own. The program also has collaboration features, which allow you to share entire document folders, or invite other iNetWord users to view and edit your documents.

The second version of iNetWord is currently undergoing a public beta test. You can participate in this test by using the program and reporting bugs. Currently, signing up for an iNetWord account is free.

What Are Its Pros and Cons?

Using iNetWord makes available some features that I liked. One of these is a one-click system for reverting back to your version of a document if one of your collaborators makes changes that you don't like. The program's developers seem committed to making this a flexible, versatile tool, and they emphasize features like iNetWord's webpage and server integration capabilities. Users can also control things like program appearance, though this type of control uses more advanced technological knowledge and will probably not be accessible to all users.

Overall, this seems like a capable program that can do most of what a desktop word processor would do. The interface is pretty easy to understand, and the program's help section is informative. However, I didn't think it offered features that differentiated it from other online, high-functioning word processors that I reviewed for this series. The fact that it's currently free is a big plus, but that may change after the beta test ends.

Where Can I Find It?

Learn more about iNetWord and sign up for a free account by clicking here.

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

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