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I've posted a new poll today, the second reader-suggested poll in what will be a continuing series. I'll leave this one up through Macworld Expo, and then I'll post one about the newly-revealed Apple products (iPhone!).

The current poll, though, is all about text editors nee word processors. Not which one do you think is best, or even which one are you forced to use, but rather in which one do you do most of your writing. I realize that most of us use more than one tool for writing -- I personally alternate between Word and Smultron depending on what it is I'm working on. Nonetheless, you can pick but one as your most-used writing tool. Also, I have a limit of 20 poll answers, so I had to leave a few options out. Sorry for those that were overlooked; you'll have to use the 'Other' option if you use a program that didn't make the list.

Thanks to luomat and jacobolus for the idea for this poll.

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Boycotting this one
Authored by: Yaldaboath on Dec 07, '06 08:18:44AM

I'm boycotting this poll; I don't know how you could have left Mellel out. Rob, are you behind the times? According to versiontracker, Mellel has had many more downloads than most of the apps on your list.

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Authored by: mpress25 on Dec 07, '06 12:56:27PM

Ditto on the Mellel omission. However, I find this poll to be rather dated. It seems obvious that the majority of those doing straight word processing and connected to the corporate world is going to be using Microsoft Word.

The poll should be two-fold:

1. What writing app do you use the majority of the time?

2. What writing app would you prefer using the majority of the time?

I have the following on my Macs (excluding TextEdit and such): Word, Final Draft, Mellel, Pages, Celtx.

I probably use Word and Final Draft the most. However, I'd rather be using either Mellel or Pages and Celtx. If there were Automator tasks or a Quickeys I could put together for Pages to easily export to a Word document and then put in an email, I would never use Word again!

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