Review of Judoom

Screenshot of Judoom in Windows 8
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Judoom is a free word processor with a smooth and easy to use interface that resembles Microsoft Word.

While common features and formatting options are present, Judoom lacks in other areas when compared to similar word processors.

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Pros

  • Documents open in separate tabs
  • Ribbon menu style
  • Supports all the essential formatting functions
  • Easy to use

Cons

  • No spell check
  • Some common word processor features aren't included
  • Large setup file

Description

  • Judoom works with Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP
  • Popular file formats can be used, such as DOCX, ODT, and RTF
  • A side panel lets you browse through documents on your computer in a tree view
  • Keep track of two projects at once from the side panel to see all the documents they contain
  • In addition to basic formatting, you can double underline and strikethrough text as well as list things by bullets, numbers, and multilevel items
  • Judoom lets you add tables, images, and symbols
  • It's easy to change the margins, orientation, document size, number of columns, and line numbering options from the toolbar
  • You can use Judoom to change a document's background color
  • The menu can be minimized to provide a greater area for writing

My Thoughts on Judoom

If you've ever used Microsoft Word, you'll notice how similar the design is to Judoom. It's so easy to find menu items because of the ribbon style, and the program as a whole provides an intuitive feel.

I'm glad some of the more popular document file formats are allowed so you don't need to convert the documents to another format before using them in Judoom.

Some word processors don't allow automatic spell check but still let you run the tool manually. Judoom, however, doesn't allow spell check at all, which is a huge turn off.

 Also, adding headers, footers, and page numbers aren't allowed.

Aside from a few disadvantages, I think Judoom is a pretty good word processor.

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