PolyEdit

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3.4 out of 5 stars

PolyEdit is a multi-purpose word processor and text editor that is designed to help with word processing requirements and offers a variety of features, tools, add-ons so you do not have to jump between programs.

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PolyEdit review by Josh H.
Josh H.
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"A solid lightweight option for writers and editors"

What do you like best?

PolyEdit is a simple and straightforward rich text editor and word processor. It has all the main features you would expect to get the job done. It's not bloated like Microsoft Word and it's very snappy. Unlike the page layout mentality of something like Word, PolyEdit focuses on the text itself. It's designed with writing and editing in mind.

Because of its slim and focused nature, PolyEdit is very easy to pick up and use. It will be very familiar to users of Microsoft Word, but even if you've never touched a word processor before, it shouldn't take long to start using everything in PolyEdit that you need.

Outside of the basics like font style, alignment, color, and lists that Word or Google Docs offers you, PolyEdit does have a few unique features. It has a tabbed interface so you can quickly and easily switch between working documents on the fly. It includes some great tools to work with text, including sorting, snippets, and a built-in clipboard manager. It also has a wide variety of plugins and additional tools available on the developer's site.

What do you dislike?

PolyEdit hasn't been updated in a long time, and its design looks a bit dated. It still has all the features you need to get writing done, but it seems unlikely that any new features or fixes will be added in the future.

Recommendations to others considering the product

PolyEdit is a great tool, but keep in mind the fact that it hasn't been updated for a while. There's a chance it could break in newer versions of Windows.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

PolyEdit is a great tool for writers who just want to focus on the words. It limits the distractions of trying to write in a complicated software suite like Office or a web-based tool.

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"Great rich document editor"

What do you like best?

Easy to use and lightweight, it has everything you need to edit documents, great images and tables support, multiple fonts picker, it can have multiple files opened, you can send documents by email and exports documents to PDF or HTML.

What do you dislike?

It doesn't work well with new MSOffice documents, layers and margins can be messed up, UI is outdated, spelling support is very limited.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There are many others applications in market for free, although it's a great tool is outdated and doesn't work with new documents format.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Documents editing/creating, it's a great lightweight alternative for simple editing daily tasks, you can create simple reports too or view PDF files.

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PolyEdit review by Lucy K.
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"Simple alternative for rich documents editing"

What do you like best?

It has many editing features like images and figures, it supports math equations, it runs very fast and you can have multiple files open, you can set up your email and send documents directly on it, it has plugins and you can export documents to PDF or HTML.

What do you dislike?

It doesn't support new .DOCX, it can only export to an older .DOC version, UI is very old, you can't use all features with a free version.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It can be a great alternative if you don't want to install a heavy application to create simple documents.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Simple documents creation, it's a lightweight application with many features to create documents quickly.

PolyEdit review by Cristobal M.
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"Fantastic word processor alternative"

What do you like best?

It can read .DOC and .RTF files, you can encrypt documents, it runs fast, you can have multiple documents open, it has plugins, it supports advanced documents features like inserting equations, images, forms, you can send documents by email.

What do you dislike?

It doesn't support new documents format like .DOCX, it doesn't export to PDF, it's not free and quite expensive.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's a lightweight tool with many features from more large applications, if you are doing simple editing tasks it's well suited for that.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Editing/Creating simple word documents, it runs fast and has many features to get the job done and ready to email it.

PolyEdit review by Zoraida M.
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"Simple word processor"

What do you like best?

You can export to PDF/HTML, it has an option to send a document by email, you can insert tables, images, equations, it has plugins, you can open multiple files, it's a lightweight application and it runs fast.

What do you dislike?

It doesn't support new .DOCX files, it can't open PDF files, the UI is very old, it's not free, usually documents created with it doesn't work with others word processors.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It can be perfect for low-end computers or simple document editing tasks.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Simple document creation, it can be very handly for quickly and simple documents creation.

PolyEdit review by Michael B.
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"Lightweight word processor"

What do you like best?

It runs pretty fast, lightweight and minimalist, you can edit multiple files at same time, it has many edit features like advanced searching, it supports graphics and objects, it can open others format documents or send documents by email.

What do you dislike?

It doesn't support .docx documents well, it's not free, UI is too messy with a bunch of buttons.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You should considere it for quickly documents support and fast documents view.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Editing old .doc documents, creating tiny manuals, you can use many features without pay, it's very handy for basic editing and simple documents support.

PolyEdit review by Paty G.
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"Great alternative to edit documents"

What do you like best?

Simple and lightweight documents editor, it has all common features from others as well, easy to work with images and tables, you can send files by email and you can export documents to another formats.

What do you dislike?

It's quite outdated and it doesn't work well with new MSOffice documents.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's great for simple editing tasks but if you need more advanced features you should consider more robusts options.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Read/Edit rich documents.

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