AbiWord Portable 2.6.2 Released

John T. Haller's picture
Submitted by John T. Haller on April 6, 2008 - 8:45pm

AbiWord logoAbiWord Portable 2.6.2 has been released. AbiWord Portable is the lightweight AbiWord word processor packaged as a portable app, so you can edit your documents on the go. This new release updates AbiWord to the latest release. It's packaged in PortableApps.com Format for easy use from any portable device and integration with the PortableApps.com Suite. And it's open source and completely free.

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abiword_portable_small.pngAbiWord Portable is a free word processing program similar to Microsoft Word. It is suitable for a variety of word processing activities and has the ability to read and write a number of document types including Microsoft Word, Word Perfect, Open Document (pre-installed), RTF, HTML, Palm and more. It includes both grammar and spelling checkers as well as an array of other handy features including mail merge capabilities. It also has a plugin system allowing you to add features with available add-on plugins. Learn more about AbiWord...

New In This Release

This new release updates AbiWord to 2.6.2 (release notes).

PortableApps.com Installer / PortableApps.com Format

AbiWord Portable is packaged in a PortableApps.com Installer so it will automatically detect an existing PortableApps.com installation when your drive is plugged in. And it's in PortableApps.com Format, so it automatically works with the PortableApps.com Suite including the Menu and Backup Utility.


AbiWord Portable is available for immediate download from the AbiWord Portable homepage. Get it today!

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That was a pretty quick update from them since that laste update before was like a year ago or some.

Thanks for packaging it up quickly.

Works as expected. Thanks John.
The issue we had here seems to be fixed as well.

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I find this PortableApp very handy, good to see it's keenly updated!


Just out of curiosity why is this program on here when there is a entire office package supplied by Open Office? Does this program give features that the Open Office version does not?

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It is smaller and more compact.
Not everyone needs a full office suite.


Things have got to get better, they can't get worse, or can they?

As stated earlier, Abiword is much smaller and faster than Open Office. Plus, it is just a word processor, and does not have all the other programs associated with Open Office. Open Office writer is superior in many ways however. In an ideal world, we could get JUST Open Office Write portable, and that would serve all of my clients needs, however, until then having the option of either a full Open Office Install or an Abiword install is not bad. One or the other will cover most people's needs!

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