* EZ Word
* Microsoft Word
* Microsoft Works
Word processing software can be broken down into two categories: Open source and proprietary software. Open source software is free to download, most of us are aware of EZ Word and WordPad because these are the most commonly used in English speaking countries. There are also plenty of other options like JWPce that is a Japanese word processor for English speakers, who are learning to read or write in Japanese.
As you might imagine, there are more proprietary software word processors such as MS Word and Works. There is Oracle, Quicksilver, Nisus Writer, Mariner Write, Lotus Word Pro and many more. The world tends to operate with Microsoft Word. For some reason whether it is through the design of the program or the advertising, Microsoft has been able to use Word and managed to make Word the leading word processor.
A word processor is any software application that is designed for text. It can also work for other functions like web pages, html, text with graphics etc, but for the most part a Word Processor is just for text such as WordPad or NotePad. Both of these options are very simple in design. Some of the word processors will not have a review option for spelling and grammar and if they do it will be simplistic.
The more evolved the word processor is the more it can do. It can even type in different languages. Mac, Linux, and Windows based processors tend to be the word processors on the market. It enables them to work on just about any personal or work computer out there. Microsoft Word also comes in a suite with other applications like Works making it even better for those who need to use computers.