Document Creation & Hosting Tools

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Ability Office : Includes Write – word processor. Free Trial, Download

AbiWord : Word processing program similar to Microsoft® Word. Download : Upload documents and project files. Then share them in an online Workspace. Free trial, Hosted.

Adobe Framemaker -Author and publish technical documentation. Free Trial, Download

Approver – Create and share documents online. Receive alerts when your documents are reviewed or approved. Hosted

Atlantis Word Processor : Has the tools you need to compose highly professional documents. Download

Bean : A small, easy-to-use word processor (or more precisely, a rich text editor), for Mac OS. Open Source, Download

Calameo : Upload all major formats and convert them instantly into digital publications, share them with a worldwide audience. Commercial plans available.Hosted

Crocodoc : Review a Word document, fill out a PDF form, mark up an image, and more. Hosted

DarkCopy : Dark Copy is a simple, full-screen text editor for distraction free writing.  Hosted

docStoc : Find, share and upload professional documents. Hosted

Docuter : Upload and share documents. Hosted

doingText : Makes writing, sharing and gathering feedback a no-fuss experience. With elegance and simplicity. Free trial, Hosted

edocr : Sales leads through document share. Upload your documents, describe, tag, promote and share. Hosted

Etherpad – Real-time document collaboration and sharing. Open Source, Download 

FlySuite : Office suite for working together – includes a word processor and spreadsheet. Hosted

GDocsOpen : Open, Edit and Save document, presentation and spreadsheets directly from Windows using Google Docs. Free Trial, Download

Google Docs : Create and share docs, spreadsheets and presentations. Hosted 

GreenDOC : GreenDOC allows you to write, save and publish fast and simple your documents, articles, ideas and notes.  Hosted

Helipad : lets you write notes online with an accessible web interface. Tags make organisation a breeze, and you can always search your documents. You can also share documents with friends. Hosted

IBM Lotus Symphony – Office suite to create documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Free, Download

ideapi : Create briefs, proposals and documents quickly, share them easily with your team and/or clients. Hosted

iNetWord Editor< : You can edit documents and Web pages. It has all the capabilities you need and can replace expensive and troublesome desktop editors. Free trial. Hosted

issuu : Collect, share and publish in a format designed to make your documents look their very best. Hosted

 j2e – just2easy : Web based document processor, designed for education (free for individual use). Pricing plans available, Hosted

Jarte – A free word processor based on the Microsoft WordPad word processing engine built into Windows. Download

KWord – KWord is an intuitive word processor application with desktop publishing features. With it, you can create informative and attractive documents with ease. Part of KOffice. Download

Mediafire : The easy way to host and share any files including documents, presentations, videos, and images. Hosted

MeetingWords – ollaborative wordprocessor for the Web. Hosted

Mellel – An advanced word processor for Mac OS X designed especially for scholars, creative and technical writers, and anyone seeking a feature-rich and reliable word processor. Free Trial, Download

Microsoft Office Live Workspace : Document sharing and storage. Hosted

myBrainShark : Web site where users can create, share and track the impact of on-demand, multimedia presentations. Hosted

NeoOffice – Full-featured set of office applications for Mac OS X. Based on the office suite. Download – Web based text editor that lets people to edit the same document together in real-time Commercial plans available, Hosted

OpenOffice : Multiplatform, office suite comprises Writer, Impress, Math, Draw, Calc, Base. Open Source, Download 

Oracle Office : Oracle Office is the open standard office productivity family with an unrivalled price. Based on the Open Document Format (ODF), it delivers personal productivity and enterprise-integrated document tools on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Download

OxygenOffice : Enhanced version of original contains more extras like templates, cliparts, samples and fonts. Open source, Download

Papyrus Office : Word Processing / Desktop Publishing, Embedded Spreadsheet, and Database for Windows and Mac. Free trial, Download

PolyEdit : A powerful, multipurpose, yet easy-to-use word processor and text editor for Windows that is designed to satisfy the most demanding word processing requirements. Free Trial, Download

Power Manual : Allows Microsoft PowerPoint users to easily create high quality handouts and documents (WORD, PDF or HTML) in minutes. Free Trial, Download

ReplaceMagic : Fix broken links in Word, PowerPoint, Excel etc. Free Trial, Download

ReviewBasics : ReviewBasics lets you exchange ideas and gather thoughts on creative, interactive, motion, and written content in a breeze! Hosted

Scribd : Where you can store your documents – doc, ppt, pdf, xls, etc and share them with others.  You can also embed a document in your blog or web page. Hosted 

Scribus : an Open Source program that brings professional page layout to Linux/UNIX, Mac OS X, OS/2 Warp 4/eComStation and Windows desktops. Download

Scrivener : Word processor and project management tool (for Mac). Free Trial. Download

Shutterborg : Word processor that runs entirely in your web browser. Hosted

SoftMaker Office : The compatible, reliable and blazingly fast office suite for Windows, Linux, Windows Mobile, and Windows CE. Download

SynchroEditSynchroEdit : A browser-based simultaneous multiuser editor, a form of same-time, different-place groupware. It allows multiple users to edit a single web-based document at the same time, and it continuously synchronizes all changes so that users always have the same version. Hosted : is a web based word processor for people to collaborate in real-time. Pro version available, Hosted

Textflow Redliner : TextFlow Redliner is a cloud based document comparison and redlining tool making it easier to share, delegate and collaborate. Free Trial, Download

Thinkfree -Free web office suite with 1 Gb of online storage space.  You can use a variety of devices to access and manage the stored documents. Hosted

ThinkLinkr : Fully collaborative outliner. Hosted

TypeWith.Me : Open source version of Etherpad frozen in time. Hosted

Vidinotes – Create a printable summary of a video. Hosted

Word – Word processor, part of the Microsoft Office suite of tools Free Trial, Download 

Writeboard – Shareable web-based text documents that let you save every edit, roll back to any version and easily compare changes. Hosted

Writer : Low featured web-based word processor. Hosted

writewith : Collaborative word processing. Hosted

(xy) : Create a document, share it and track versions and export in PDF. Hosted

Yeah Write : Easy to use fill-in-the-blank word processor for the computer illiterate or for those who want to create a document quickly. Free trial, Download

YourDraft – Create and share content instantly without registration. The WYSIWYG editor allows fast and flexible drafting. You can give others the right to edit or only read your page and add replies. Hosted

Yozo Office : Integrated Office includes a word processor, spreadsheet and presentation tools. Free Trial, Download

Yudu : Publish your book online. Once published you can embed your publication into your website or blog. Hosted

Zoho Writer – Part of Zoho online office and productivity tools suite. Hosted