Home Poll Update: Desktop Word Processing Still King

Poll Update: Desktop Word Processing Still King

Our poll this week asks: Which tool do you mostly use for word processing?. We’ve had a great response, with 837 unique votes so far. The results are very much in favor of desktop word processing tools, which is a little surprising considering the early adopter readership of Read/WriteWeb. Microsoft Word has 47% of the vote, followed by OpenOffice with 15%. Google Docs isn’t too far behind OpenOffice, with 13%. But it looks like the Web Office still has some way to go before it is used as the primary form of office software. The results so far, in order:

1. Microsoft Word 47% (391 votes)

2. OpenOffice 15% (125 votes)

3. Google Docs 13% (105 votes)

4. A Text Editor (e.g. Notepad, Emacs) 7% (58 votes)

5. Zoho 6% (48 votes)

6. Another desktop word processor (please comment) 5% (42 votes)

7. ThinkFree 4% (37 votes)

8. Other tool (please comment) 2% (15 votes)

9. Another browser-based word processor (please comment) 1% (9 votes)

10. StarOffice (Sun) 0% (4 votes)

11. Zimbra 0% (3 votes)

Overall, about 74% of poll respondants use a desktop word processing tool or a text editor. About 26% use a browser-based word processor, with half of those being Google Docs.

There’s still time to cast your vote before we close the poll at the end of the week:

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