A word processor is an app that lets you edit, and format text. Modern word processors come in many flavours, from web apps to apps that run on the desktop, but they all provide the same core features.

Word processors are commonly used to create PDF documents, and are a very effective tool for this task. But better tools exist for writing. See our list of Cheatsheets for alternatives.

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Dog with heart-shaped nose in a screen, AKA the Majorcord logo.