While online applications have turned into the next “big thing,” taking them offline seems to be just as big. ThinkFree has just announced that they are taking their Online Office Suite Offline with ThinkFree Premium Edition. Before you get all excited, you should know that it’s not free.  Starting in August they will charge a monthly fee of $7 per user for the ThinkFree Premium service. If you decide to purchase a year up front, you’ll get a 10% discount which brings the price down to $75 per user, per year.

With that said, what’s great about ThinkFree’s Premium service is that you’ll now have ultimate portability with access to your documents both online and offline. And because ThinkFree is compatible with Microsoft Office products, it’s perfect for business or personal uses.

Using Java, ThinkFree was able to “create a productivity solution” that allows users to access their applications and documents both online and offline. The Premium service also encourages more collaboration. If you’re working on a project for work with multiple people, it is easy for everybody to collaborate with ThinkFree Premium.

Features include:

  • Authoring and editing tools
  • Unlimited storage
  • File synchronization
  • Smart save
  • Archiving features
  • Priority email support
  • Built-in multi-lingual support

Currently it’s in beta which you can download for free here, and below are some screenshots of what you can expect:



After you download it and give it a try, check back here and let us know what you think of it, and whether it’s worth the $7 per user, per year.