At under 20MB, Corel WordPerfect Lightning is a lightweight productivity tool that looked pretty snappy in a demonstration given to ZDNet. The beta version of it can be downloaded for free
. Lightning makes it easy to (1) capture and index content from a variety of document types including Microsoft .doc files, Web pages and PDF-formatted documents (as though each were a buddy on an instant messenging buddy-list), and then (2) remix that content into your own document and share it with others.
The Lightning "console" has four parts, The Navigator, The Viewer, The Notes Window and The Connector (Lightning users would use the Connector to replicate their documents online where other users and computers can get easy access to them).
Using the Navigator, Lightning users can select content for inclusion in a new document, as well as print or e-mail that content. Lightning also has a screen capture utility for including screen images in a Lightning document. Lightning can also seemlessly interoperate with Corel's Wordperfect Office in the event that a more heavyweight tool is needed to edit what was started with the lightweight Lightning
For David Berlind's write-up on Corel's WordPerfect Lighning, see his post
in ZDNet's TestBed blog.