This is one Word Processor I use and have found it to be unique and a great deal of fun! Jarte is similar to Microsoft's WordPad, but that’s where the similarity ends.
Here’s a screenie from my machine:
Mousing over different options makes the Left Sidebar menu change. It’s a rather novel and spiffy alternative to every WP I’ve ever encountered. It’s even customizable with it’s own skins. P.S. - the recipes are delish!
There’s a plethora of features available on the free edition: http://tinyurl.com/bt4m9p
Download it! http://tinyurl.com/8lwvc
LibreOffice 3.3 Release Candidate 4
To be even handed and to present the latest update to OpenOffice (the prior being OpenOffice 3.2) here’s the rebranded LibreOffice 3.3 (basically an update of OpenOffice 3.2).
While Jarte 4.2 is a word processor, LibreOffice is a full office suite made to be a free alternative to MS Office.
The new features and fixes are available for your perusal here: http://tinyurl.com/18r
Here’s a bit of history from the Wikipedia, “On September 28, 2010, some members of the OpenOffice.org Project formed a new group called The Document Foundation, and made available a rebranded fork of OpenOffice.org which was based on OpenOffice.org 3.3 beta version. The fork was created over fears that Oracle Corporation, after buying out the project's former sponsor, Sun MicroSystems, would discontinue OpenOffice.org as they had done with OpenSolaris.”
It is now an independent organization.
Here’s a screen shot:
Both are free!
LibreOffice 3.3 RC 4 is available for Download: http://tinyurl.com/3a9aj8s
The download site checks your OS and should make the proper version available.