Five apps that provide more performance using less resources

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Five Apps

1. Abiword

Abiword has been around for quite some time and has never really had the attention it deserves. Outside of being the default word processer for some of the lighter-weight Linux distributions, Abiword has hung out in the shadows of Microsoft Word and LibreOffice Writer. But if you're looking for a stand-alone word processor, with a small footprint, Abiword is the tool you want. It has a simple to use interface, plenty of features – most important of which is the ability to open and save in .doc (though not .docx) formats. Abiword is available for Linux, Windows, and Mac.

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