Jarte Jarte word processor

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Jarte Jarte word processor
  • Expert Rating

    3.50 / 5
  • User Rating

    1.50 / 5 (of 1 Review)


  • Fits onto a small, 64MB USB drive, works on several files and formats, it's free


  • Not as good as the paid-for version

Bottom Line

The trade-off for Jarte's small footprint and shallow learning curve is a dearth of features. A paid-for version, Jarte Plus, offers more, such as automatic spelling correction, automatic outlines, the ability to save clipboard cuttings for future use and support for independent user profiles, which Jarte calls "personalities".

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Talk is cheap, but Word is expensive. Fortunately, Jarte is free. This clever little word-processing program lets you open, modify, and save files in common formats. And we do mean "little": Jarte fits onto a small, 64MB USB drive with room to spare for a couple of documents, making it perfect for travellers who want to work on projects and might not have Internet access for using Web-based alternatives.

Jarte's tabbed interface makes it easy to work on several files -- in several formats -- at once. We also appreciated the clickless file menus, which open with a mere mouse-over. (Selecting menu items require clicks, of course.) You have a choice of three layouts: the Notepad-style Minimal; the default, aptly named Compact; and Classic (with big, handy buttons).

Whether we ran Jarte off an XP system's hard drive or a portable USB drive, it opened Microsoft Word .doc, Rich Text Format and Word 2007 .docx files without a hitch. (The .docx functionality requires Microsoft's free, but large, compatibility pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 file formats.) We successfully saved files in .doc, .txt and .rtf formats.

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I don't understand the complaints and why Jarte is judged as small.

Maybe the work I do on it is small. I write documents on it and I create notebooks for myself.

To me, Jarte has more than enough features to keep me interested and trying new things.

But the thing I love most about Jarte is that it gives me a cozy old world library feeling due to the bricks, plates, and design that frame the documents.

For that reason, I tend to go to Jarte and stay there longer because of the atmosphere and mood it provides.

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Hello from Jay Excuse the slight sarcasm before my initial comments. I would like to compliment the designers of Jart. It is not as complex as microsoft, and I get round it easy. I have to use screen reading softwear to navigate either the internet or word documents, and for thos hard of understanding, this means for those of us with a visual impairment, and if you are still hard of understanding or some kind of thicko that means for people with bad eyes or who are totally blind. Anyway Jart is great and is not full of the guff microsoft have, and is easy to navigate. Shame there is not a feature for changing the font colour, well if there is I have never come across it, but never the less its a great product I recomend it. well done jart for creating a great product I would give this 11 out of 10

regards Mr Jay

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