AbiWord Portable for Windows

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 2.8.6
  • 3.6
  • (94)
  • Security Status

All the power of AbiWord in your pocket

I've always used MS Word for my word processing needs but if you don't have Office installed, then it's not exactly a cheap option.

AbiWord can read and write all standard industry docs ranging from open source efforts such as those created in OpenOffice to those created in professional apps such as Microsoft Word. This is the portable version which means you can put it on a USB stick and take it pretty much anywhere. It also features support for WordPerfect documents, Rich Text Format documents, HTML web pages etc. Although the editing options can't compare with Word, I do like the fact that this is a very light word processor that doesn't take up much more processing power than even MS Text. This makes it especially suitable for those working on slower machines who haven't got a decent word processor installed. What's also nice is that AbiWord is fully customisable with several different plugins to extend its capabilities. These can vary from format converters, document importers and thesauruses to image importers and a text format managers.

This may be basic but it's generally a very impressive word processing app that has everything you need to edit simple documents.

Preserve character properties when typing. This fixes a bad regression that was introduced in 2.8.5


  • Preserve character properties when typing. This fixes a bad regression that was introduced in 2.8.5

AbiWord Portable is the lightweight AbiWord word processor packaged as a portable app, so you can edit your documents on the go.

You can place it on your USB flash drive, iPod, portable hard drive or a CD and use it on any computer, without leaving any personal information behind.


  • Reads and writes OpenOffice and Word documents
  • Very light on resources and simple to use


  • Not many advanced editing features
  • Requires add-ons to carry out spell-checks etc

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AbiWord Portable for PC

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 2.8.6
  • 3.6
  • (94)
  • Security Status

User reviews about AbiWord Portable

  • Joyce Larson

    by Joyce Larson

    love. it.
    I really like it and have used it for years but my current site got messed up so need to download a new one.

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    Had to uninstall :(.
    Preview buttons does not work, every time you press it the program stops working.


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