As an author, I depended on MS Word for all my word processing needs. Then my Windows computer crashed, and threw my world into a tailspin. I made the switch to Mac, which was one of the best decisions of my life. The only problem was, with all the new changes in my work life, I needed to get back to work. I considered buying MS Office again, but I’d already paid for the program once. Why should I have to buy it twice? Sounds stubborn, I know, but I’m only being honest. Anyway, I tried several word processing apps in the app store. None were ideal (that’s an understatement). Then I found 1Doc. You know what? So far, I like it even better than MS Word. I’m amazed by its simple, user-friendly style. MS Word has a habit of crashing. Anyone who’s used the program knows this. For the last two days I’ve logged in at least 20 hours on 1Doc without one hiccup. Not one! Try that with MS Word and you’ll undoubtedly see “Oh, snap!” or “Program stopped working. Wait or quit?” several times. Nothing halts the flow of creativity faster than seeing those annoying messages.
Last night I upgraded to 1Doc Pro, so I haven’t had a chance to use the added features yet. The free version works fantastic, though. What a pleasurable experience this has been so far. If you’re looking for an alternative to MS Word, you’ve just found it. I may never go back to Word. If I do, it’ll only be because I need track changes and the ability to see comments while working with editors. Developers, can you add those features to 1Doc? Writers use them with every book we write.