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Giveaway of the day — PageFour

PageFour is a tabbed word processor and outliner for creative writers. Where other word processors were designed with the business user in mind, PageFour aims to meet the needs of a different class of writer.
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User rating: 341 (85%) 62 (15%) 146 comments

PageFour was available as a giveaway on May 4, 2007!

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PageFour is a tabbed word processor and outliner for creative writers. Where other word processors were designed with the business user in mind, PageFour aims to meet the needs of a different class of writer. It's rich feature set includes Print Templates to make printing your manuscript as easy as possible, as well as Snapshot Copies and fully interactive archiving.

With a built in Smart-Edit tool to identify over-used words and phrases, as well as a straight forward Notebook structure that 'hides' file handling from the user, PageFour simplifies the mundane aspects of writing, leaving you to focus on the more creative side.

System Requirements:

Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server

Publisher:

Bad Wolf Software

Homepage:

http://www.softwareforwriting.com/

File Size:

4.82 MB

Price:

$34.95

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#146

A very great tool. Thank you!

Reply   |   Comment by michfrm  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#145

Nice, I also run OpenOffice, AbiWord and some other. They have different function. The only problem is, I can not change spell language! I'm is Swedish and have to export and spellcheck in other program.
Nice site of program for writer is http://www.spacejock.com/

Reply   |   Comment by Lazarus  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#144

I didn't have time to comment on this yesterday, but what a nice little program! Anything that encourages creativity is very nice and appreciated. Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Heather  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#143

Thank you! It's perfect for creating instruction and procedure manuals I've been working on, and looks good for journaling too. Light-weight, simple interface, love the notebook concept. I have Wordperfect, Word, and Open Office on various PCs, but the tabs and organization tree in Page Four are handier to use.

Reply   |   Comment by Deborah  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#142

I am glad that this application supports Chinese. I like it! Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#141

#139:

Hi PromptJock,

I don't like OpenOffice because I prefer Ms Office to it.

And as said in my post, I already have Serif PagePlus which can publish to PDF.

Reply   |   Comment by Increase  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#140

I love it thanks everyone. i have been playing around with it (looking to transfer things) and well i can not but who cares i could right a novel anyway

Reply   |   Comment by Looroll  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#139

Very nice prg, I like it. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Tobey  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#138

I like it. I don't think of it primarily as a word processor -- I think of it as a file organizer with instant access to "any" Rich Text File file and with built-in Wordpad-like editing capability and a lot of handy built-in capabilities, like auto-save. It's a great replacement to Notepad and Wordpad, since you can very easily access and switch between files (which PageFour calls "Pages") without bringing up multiple windows. You can easily import existing txt/rtf/doc files, or if you're a bit of a techie, you can move your RTF files directly into the applicable "Documents and Settings\...\Application Data\IMBT\PageFour\Data\" path.

Reply   |   Comment by Mark10  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#137

Increase: if you want "direct to PDF" capability, look at the "Writer" module of the OpenOffice.org (OOo) package.

For everyone else looking to get out from under the Microsoft Office "umbrells", look also to OOo - it'll read/write most Word documents, Excel Spreadsheets, and Power Point presentations up to MSO 2003.

Reply   |   Comment by PromptJock  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#136

Something I really don't understand about the complaints I see here.

These programs are offered free to try out, and people complain that they are disappointed by the daily download.

Well what EXACTLY do they expect to find, some program that does the dishes, cleans the house and raises the family for them? Good lord people, it's software. Ever look at the software at the store? There's not a whole lot of greatness jumping off the shelves there either.

The whole point of this site is to offer programs for you people to try. You don't like what they offer, go somewhere else.

But for petes sake, quit complaining about it because nobody needs your negativity.

Reply   |   Comment by onesix  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#135

Great program, especially for me as a novel writer. Not a full fledged writing environment as Scrivener on the Mac, but a useful writing companion. I give it 8/10 points.

Reply   |   Comment by Richard Norden  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#134

Although this program is nice, can you give something with which I can directly post to my blog what I type?

Reply   |   Comment by Active Fanatic  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#133

download corrupted!

Reply   |   Comment by Camilla Zumwalt, RN  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#132

Not only do I really like this software for its simplicity, concept and ease of use, but the website also has a number of free downloadable dictionaries for those of us who write in other languages. They took a couple of seconds to download and install. Thank you GAOTD and Darren for a really cool product.

Reply   |   Comment by Maggiem  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#131

This is great.

I've been using MyInfo but now I can use PageFour as well.

Very good tool.

Cheers
Dassana Jayalath

Reply   |   Comment by Dassana Jayalath  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#130

Stephanie (#97) Thank you. Someday I'll learn to read the help files. Right now, I'm deep into a writing project and don't have the time to really explore Page Four. With header and page numbering options available, according to the help file, I might try my next story or novel on it. It has to be an improvement over the bloated Word 2002 with all the bells and whistles I'll never use.

Reply   |   Comment by Chuck  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#129

#5

this needs ms office word 2000+ itself to import documents. no OpenOffice.org

Reply   |   Comment by sw  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#128

What a great program. Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by eaglesight  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#127

Works good, Ive started my famous novel.
Thanks for the software

Reply   |   Comment by atrapos  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#126

This is simply awesome. I have used it today, and have written several chapters. I love the spell check, as it is much better than Words. In two words; Get it!

Reply   |   Comment by TheWriterGuy  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#125

#8, When I tried to access the forums, I got an error message. Asking a question is better than 'first post' posts. By the way, is mine the first? :)

Reply   |   Comment by William  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#124

Thanks so much for the "free" software. I also appreciate the rapid response from the help team if you have a problem. I found that if you use the unzip "Wizard", for some reason the readme file and the activaction key are not included in the Install. However, if you use the "Classic" unzip and install, the registration works beautifully.

I would think if more people read the directions or asked for help, they would find the applications to be up to par.


Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by foxylady559  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#123

#110...GAOTDs April 11th software, VideoGet, which allows you to download & Save videos from sites such as YouTube is impressive. HEY...I feel like a Marketing Rep. or something!!?!! THANXX Giveawayoftheday!



http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/videoget/

Reply   |   Comment by FutureRep  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#122

Wow, awesome software! As a writer in the middle of a book, this is going to help tremendously. Thanks GAOTD!!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by haxer  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#121

Now dis wat am talkin' bout... A software dat could finally help me.. tnx a lot GAOTD... dis software truly helps...

Reply   |   Comment by Edgar  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#120

KOOL GIVEAWAY!!! THANKS!!! CAN YOU GIVEAwAY SOME PRODUCTS FROM ASHAMPOO???

Reply   |   Comment by Bronson  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#119

Well, first off, I would like to congratulate GOTD for an awesome program today.

It's a really nice program, fast and easy.
It's simple, yet efficient.

It's the best one so far, to me, out of all the ones I have downloaded thus far.

@ those who complain : about this being only the "FREE" version, do you care to take 3 minutes out of your time and read some of the comments before you post?

That would truly help.
JUST a suggestion.

=]heLen

Reply   |   Comment by lilmzhln18  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#118

I don't understand how these people expect to sell it for money. I certainly would not pay for it. The only advantage it has it the the smart edit feature which is only ok, not great. What else do they have to offer an academic writer? Nothing. No auto-reference building. No brain storming tool. I am disappointed.

Reply   |   Comment by cshap  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#117

Tried it, deleted it within 5 minutes. Did anybody mention that to import WORD documents you must have "WORD 2000 or better" installed? I don't think so... Open Office works right out of the box.

Sorry, I pass.

Reply   |   Comment by Rather Not  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#116

At first I wrote this off after reading the description but then I looked at the way it's designed and thought this would be a very handy tool to act like a diary of activities. I don't need it for a blog or anything but as a personal reference builder. I also write some newsletters and this would be a handy tool to review them with rather than hunting and opening with overblown MS Word. I'm going to give it a try. Thanks GOTD and IMBT.

Reply   |   Comment by DanD  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#115

Excellent, this is a lot better than Star Office.
Gooooooo WildLions!

Reply   |   Comment by Raccoon  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#114

yawn

Reply   |   Comment by bob  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#113

Well, I normally use Wordperfect, and have for years, but I like the format of this word processor, it looks like it might shake my thinking up a bit, and maybe I'll be more creative with it. I appreciate the dissimilarities to the word processors I've grown accustomed to.

Reply   |   Comment by Donna  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#112

The several people out of the majority bashing PageFour are doing so because they are simply not paying attention.

I have MS Word and I am also a published writer and aspiring novelist. Again, I have Word, there is nothing wrong with Word, BUT IT IS NOT GEARED FOR WRITERS the way PageFour is. That is why I have the software.

I tried the other free versions of writer specific word processors but they were nowhere as intuitive or nicely presented as I have found with PageFour. (Word and OpenOffice are NOT creative writer specific.)

Writers want to sit down and write when the muse strikes (or when the editor demands), that is what is so good about PageFour. If you are trying to compare this to Word or OpenOffice, you are completely missing the point of why this app was written and who is the intended user - people who make their living (or aspire to) with words.

You sit down, open it up and can get to work on your next great writing project. Your ideas can be outlined, changed, moved, etc. with a minimum of fuss. You can have any number of Notebooks, subnotebooks, pages, chapters, all grouped and arranged in a way that works best for you VISUALLY.

All of this simplicity lets you concentrate on what is the most important thing, getting compeling words down on "paper" and nothing is included in this app that would get in the way of that.

Darren deserves a hardy pat on the back from the writing community for a very elagant application that adresses just about all the needs of creative writers.

Get his wonderful piece of software even if you have to pay for it. If you are a serious writer or serious about being a writer, PageFour is the best out there.

Reply   |   Comment by Aaron Walker  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#111

This is really great software!

I like, as mentioned above, been able to split ideas into pages ... and I also love the scan-page function. Thanks GOTD

N yea, do u feel ripped off? These guys provide U with free software worth 40 bucks n u complain? do u feel ripped off?

Reply   |   Comment by me  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#110

This time I thoroughly tested out the program, and I thought it was fantastic. I liked being able to split my ideas into notebooks, and then into pages.

The extra features are awesome too:
-The spellcheck, of course, works fine
-The Thesaurus is really helpful
-The scan page features helps, especially when I have to do a project that requires using a certain word to a limit

There's a lot I could say good about this, but you would have to try it out yourself to find out.

@ those that complain: Do you feel ripped off by these free programs or something?

Reply   |   Comment by mc2w  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#109

There haven't been any impressive giveaways in a long time. No problem, I am waiting....

Reply   |   Comment by no one  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#108

I love page four. I love to write. and this is exactly what I needed. I've written four chapters today.... no slow word, no hours fiddling with options I dont want and spelling I dont want checked and pages I dont want devided... this is Wonderful software. Thanks developers and gotd!

Reply   |   Comment by freebird31  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#107

This is a great tool for me. I did not want to use something big like WORD. I started using this and it is just fine for me.Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by JHM  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#106

First of all, this is a product I will definately use.
I have a legitimate copy of MSword but this is much more tailored to my creative and personal projects.

Big plus: Password protection! This is what I have been looking for to use with my personal journal. Nothing complicated like encryption or a separate program just a simple built in password to protect text files. I love it! pagefour also doesn't eat up my cpu power like word does-it starts up so quick I blink and it's there. I have been experimenting with the program for over 2 hours with imported files and while the pros are too numerous to list, the cons are virtually to minor to count.

A hint to the programmers for future versions: in the right-click menu, please add a link to your thesaurus. It's an awesome thesaurus-- much more extensive than word's and having to highlight and run to the top menu to use it makes its operation more clumbersome than need be.

Also, (as a writer who appreciates the value in a name) 'pagefour' isn't a very descriptive or appropriate appellation for what this great program does. It sounds superficial, I agree--however I almost passed this program up without reading the description just because the name lacked the signifigance to catch my attention.

Reply   |   Comment by Lady  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#105

Only 5 MB!?! Heck yeah I'll try it. Thanx GAOTD and IMBT.

Reply   |   Comment by Benn  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#104

cool, very nice

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#103

This thing is really nice. It stores it's data in a series of RTF files which are universal. And it's quite customizable when printing.

Is there any way to show the number of pages for a given chapter? That's the only downside I can find so far. It shows the number of documents you have set up under a notebook, but doesn't seem to know the number of pages for each document.

Reply   |   Comment by MattB  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#102

If you ever have to do a restore, format or whatever...and by so doing loose the ability to use this program and don't like using the big wordprocessors you might want to check out :

http://www.abisource.com/download/

or the free novel writing software that is actually made by a published author :

http://www.spacejock.com/yWriter_Download.html

both are of course opensource / freeware alternatives to todays offering.

Reply   |   Comment by Belgian dude  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#101

This is a specific piece of software targeted to a specific audience; namely, writers. It isn't important what is being written, however, it seems as though it will be very useful for me when writing a class. The panes on the left give the writer more freedom if they occasionally lose their train of thought, working as an outline.

If people could think a little more openly about they might begin to see the usefulness of the product. I could see a very practical application in just about any kind of speech scenario: birthday, anniversary, promotion, retirement or even in the preparation of an eulogy. Maybe your church wants to write a cookbook in narrative form. Or prepare a calendar and find the perfect quotes to match the pictures and months.

There are truly a lot of practical applications for this program.

Reply   |   Comment by Dee  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#100

Cannot open may file types...
There's always tomarrow, etc. etc.

Reply   |   Comment by heppe  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#99

A rather simple, easy and useful programm.
As I am not a creative writer I intend to use the program for my daily reports.
Thanks GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Gurelo  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#98

Thought this download was excellent, had no problems activating or creating 20 pages in my New Notebook right off the start.

This is a writers tool that seems useful and will no more in a couple of weeks.

Thanks GAOTD & IMBT Software

PS: You have to remember this is not 300 to 1200 dollar software.

Reply   |   Comment by terflip  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#97

Looks interesting - and I'm sure I have a novel in me.

Reply   |   Comment by Steve Somers  –  13 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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