Word Perfect Lightning Beta – FREE Software Download

Microsoft must be sleeping with one eye open at night. First Google comes out with its online apps, and now Corel jumps in the fray with its free WordPerfect Lightning software. So what is WordPerfect Lightning?

Corel WordPerfect Lightning is not a trial version. You will be downloading the free beta version of Corel WordPerfect Lightning, which includes:

  • a Notes tool for word processing, note taking and copying text and images from email and the Web
  • a Viewer to open PDFs, WordPerfect and Microsoft Word documents
  • a Navigator to organize your ideas and documents
  • a free online account with 200 MB storage – plus many more services!

The download is only 20MB in size, but does require user registration, name, email addy, country, and postal code only. The installation is quick. Once up and running you will find a shrunken down version of a word processing program that offers everything a user needs. Let me explain. If you have ever used MS word, then you know that it has more bells and whistles that the average user never uses, because unless they get a Doctorate’s Degree from Microsoft, will never understand all the buttons anyway. WordPerfect Lightning provides ONLY what most of us common folk need to create a document!

Users also get 200 MB free online storage for backup purposes to secure their data like e-mails, contacts, documents, and bookmarks in addition to a free calendar and free e-mail addy. WordPerfect Lightning is one of the next generation of applications which will integrate your desktop applications with the simplicity of online features for greater access and easier collaboration with those you work with or wish to share your info with.

I like it. And it’s free, which I really like.

And if you do give it a try, make sure you provide feedback to Corel. This is a beta (test) version, but it plays like a final release.

Download Corel WordPerfect Lightning – It’s free!

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  • faris

    send me a website to download windows vista

  • http://wp3.lockergnome.com/nexus/blade/ Ron Schenone
  • marc klink

    Downloaded this, but did not see anything about online storage. Can you please be more specific?

  • http://wp3.lockergnome.com/nexus/blade/ Ron Schenone

    Hello Mark,
    Only info. I have is what Corel has posted on their site. But here is a link to Corel’s forum and blog, which may provide more information.


    If you are still experiencing problems, let me know and I’ll do some further searching.

    Regards, Ron

  • gress

    What we download is an installer – not the program. When I run this )&(*(^*^& installer, it tries to install/repair/remove Palm Destop. I have no idea whether the program is any good or not since it will not install. Do you have a link to the program? I tried to find it on Corel’s website but could not.

    Intel P4, Asus P4B, 1.5GB RAM, WinXP Pro SP2 – up to date.

  • http://wp3.lockergnome.com/nexus/blade/ Ron Schenone

    Hello Marc,
    Found this help doc – shows how to setup a online account.

    Let me know if it works or not. Ron

  • http://wp3.lockergnome.com/nexus/blade/ Ron Schenone


    I’ve installed the program without a problem. Your Windows installer may be corrupt. Try updating it and see what happens.


    Then try the installer again. If this doesn’t work, let me know.

    Regards, Ron

  • Lynn Stratton Cholewa

    No problems at all, but then I’m a WPerfect lover. Thank God they are keeping their hand in. What a LOSER program Word is. I’ve had to use it to appeases superiors, but it has always been junk. To their credit, though, they are trying to make it more like WPerfect!!!!

    Thanks for the info.

  • http://wp3.lockergnome.com/nexus/blade/ Ron Schenone

    Hi Lynn,
    My wife would agree with you 100%. She also knew that WP was a superior product and still complains about using Word.
    Thanks for the comment. Ron

  • Kelvin Williams

    Looking forward to trying it

  • http://donthaveone Alan Wiseman

    Hi, I have WordPerfect 12. Most of my files have corrupted about a fortnight ago and respond with “ACESS DENIED”. Do you know how to repair them?

    Many thanks.

    Bi, Alan W.

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  • http://usa Zallo

    Hello, Re Word Perfect 12. In the past my files have corrupted several days after the download. Also responded with “ACESS DENIED”. Have you repaired the program you offer free? I am unemployed and it would be of great help if I could have Word free with no harm to my computer. Thanking you in advance for your kind help. Best regards => z.

  • Carsten Pedersen

    It’s the first time I visit this site but I think i’ll get to use it in the future. To get Word Perfect free is just a dream fulfilled.


  • Miles

    this beta version doesn’t actually come with WP but prompts you to download the 30 days trail version so you basically get word PAD (no spell checker or word count feature)…lame.