QJot is a small USB portable alternative rich text editor that reads and writes .doc files, inserts images and more. It is basically meant to serve as a good WordPad replacement. It supports Unicode and runs under Windows 2000 and Windows XP. Its native format is RTF, but it can open, edit and save Word and WordPerfect files (though not with all of their features). It can be used with any script that is supported by Windows and for which a font and a keyboard driver are installed, including right-to-left scripts. QJot is fully portable and can be run from a USB flash drive.


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  • Opens and Saves .doc files
  • Convert HTML to RTF, RTF to HTML
  • Insert images and objects
  • Insert file into text
  • Auto-saves user settings
  • Set paragraph/line spacing
  • Word Count
  • Stay Topmost
  • 100-level Undo/Redo
  • Auto-URL Detect
  • Close on ESC key
  • Drag Drop
  • Recent Documents
  • Block Indent/Unindent
  • Save selected text to file
  • Page Setup
  • Integrates with WordWeb
  • Simple Print Preview

Extend QJot:

QJot can run from a floppy as well, and also integrates with the dictionary/thesaurus program, WordWeb. See more about WordWeb’s use in QJot in QJot’s “readme” file.

Spellchecking can be adding by the use of a brilliant little application called TinySpell, a fine, free program which can do effective spellchecking, not only in a program such as QJot, but also any other programs, such as: Outlook Express, Notepad, WordPad, etc.

Another useful application that can extend QJot is the auto-complete program LetMeType. LetMeType is an autocompletion server which helps you enter text regardless of the program you use. A list of the most probable words is displayed, and you can select one with a single keystroke or just continue typing.

If you need a more feature-rich word processor which is also free, I would suggest having a look at Atlantis Nova  or if you need to create headers/footers, footnotes/endnotes, I would certainly suggest AbiWord.

System Requirements

  1. Tested on: WINXP/2000
  2. <900 kb disk space
  3. 64 mb ram
  4. 386+