Thing Twenty:

Visit ThinkFree Office, another Office 2.0 provider, at Happily, you can sign in to ThinkFree Office without getting yet another account! Just click on the "Sign in" link at the top of the page, then choose the "Sign in with Google account" option toward the bottom of the page that appears. A warning page will come up asking for permission to connect to Google, you can click the Grant Access button and proceed.

Now click on the My Office link at the top of the page. On the page that follows, you will see a New button on the left side. Click on it, then select New Document from the drop-down menu.

As the word processing environment ThinkFree Write loads, you may see a pop-up window saying that an applet wants permission to run. It is OK to say Yes and allow this. This is because ThinkFree Office uses Java.

You'll see that this application offers a few more features than Google Docs. It also has an option for offline use. Try typing some text in and changing the formatting so you get a sense of what it can do.

Additional things:

  • Try creating a Note in ThinkFree Office - this is an HTML formatted document, and you can choose from a number of available templates.
  • Try using the Upload command in ThinkFree Office to upload an existing file from your computer to your online ThinkFree office.