Jarte Review

Open common document file formats in this minimal, free word processor

Jarte is a free word processor for Windows with common formatting features and support for a wide range of custom viewing layouts.

If you're looking for a word processor that can provide a distraction-free writing experience, Jarte may be just what you're looking for.

What We Like
  • Checks for spelling mistakes.

  • Opens documents in separate tabs.

  • Usees common file formats.

  • Downloads and installs quickly.

  • Portable version available.

What We Don't Like
  • Spelling isn't check automatically.

  • Odd user interface that's difficult to use.

  • Can't save documents to the DOCX file format.

Jarte free word processor

Jarte Features

  • Works with Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, and XP.
  • Opens popular file formats like RTF, DOC, DOCX, and TXT.
  • Exports documents to HTML or PDF.
  • Jarte includes a right-click context menu link to send words to WordWeb Online for definitions.
  • Easy to create a web, file, or email hyperlink. Links can also be tied to an internal note.
  • Option to send the open document to someone over email.
  • Three viewing layouts are supported, called classic, compact, and minimal
  • Easy access to recently opened documents.
  • Stores file backups automatically.
  • An included screen capture tool makes it easy to take a screenshot of any particular part of the screen and then quickly paste it into the document.
  • You can search for text in multiple open documents at once.
  • A list of copied items from the clipboard are tracked and can be retrieved by Jarte, and even saved permanently.
  • Open files by drag and drop.
  • Has a built-in case changer to change any highlighted text to lowercase, uppercase, title case, sentence case, or reverse case.
  • Free templates for Jarte are available on their site.

Thoughts on Jarte

It's nice that Jarte lets you switch between different viewing layouts. The minimal layout provides quite a stripped down version, which means you have much less complications from the distractions of toolbars.

Unfortunately, Jarte doesn't monitor spelling errors as you type, which means you must run the spell check utility manually. You can get this feature if you pay, along with auto-correct and auto-capitalization, but please know that there are other free word processors that include spell check at no extra cost.

Other features are also only available if you purchase Jarte Plus, but the settings and options are still present in the free version. This can be annoying at times when you're choosing to enable features only to be told you must pay for the full version.