Wordfisher never enjoyed the popularity of Wordfast, with which it has much in common; Wordfast's users now number several thousand, whereas Wordfisher's are probably in the order of a few hundred. Nevertheless, some people continue to swear by Wordfisher, and if they wish, they can run the application on Linux using Crossover Linux. I tried the combination of Wordfisher, MS Office (in my case, '97) and Crossover Linux briefly, and the features I tested all worked as they were supposed to.

Tibor Kornyei, Wordfisher's intrepid developer, ceased charging for Wordfisher licences in 2004, although at US$30, it was almost certainly the cheapest non-free application of its kind. Its alignment tool is considered to be one of the best available, and some users keep the application around for this reason alone, preferring it to aligners costing hundreds of euros.


Screenshot of Wordfisher running with Microsoft Word '97 on Crossover Office 2.0.0/KDE 2/SuSE 7.1. Note the Wordfisher function buttons in the toolbar