Antidote Donated to 470 Educational Institutions in France
For the very first time in France, 470 educational institutions will receive a free license for Antidote 11, Druide’s flagship writing assistance software, allowing installation on ten computers. This represents a donation worth more than 300,000 euros. Druide announced this news during its distributor Mysoft’s competition at Educ@tech Expo, the professional exhibition for education held in Paris.
First established by Druide in Canada, then in Belgium and now France, the Antidote School Donation Program gives one free license to an educational institution for every ten copies of Antidote sold at retail. Druide’s customers in each of these countries designate the winning establishments by voting. Many made their voice heard: no fewer than 17,644 buyers felt that their favourite school could make good use of the educational potential of Antidote.
In total, since the first edition of Antidote was published in 1996, 4493 schools have installed Antidote on 60,872 computers, which represents over 4.2 million euros in software and maintenance distributed free of charge to educational institutions.
Druide, with the help of its customers, is thrilled to make this contribution to the educational effort. Bringing together an advanced corrector, rich dictionaries and detailed language guides, Antidote allows students to learn from their mistakes and improve their style. Designed initially for professional office writing, the software also shines in the classroom thanks to the innovative educational use that teachers have made of it for more than 25 years. On several occasions, the Ministry of National Education has highlighted its educational value.
Crowned best choice in several specialized media rankings in France, Antidote stands out for its neural correction engine, the depth of its reference works and its harmonious integration into the main word processing and email software on Windows and Mac.
Druide informatique produces and markets Antidote, the most comprehensive writing assistance software suite available for English and French, as well as Typing Pal, the renowned typing tutorial application. The company is also the creator of WebElixir, a quality assurance service for websites. In addition to its software, Druide publishes French-language literature and reference works through its subsidiary, Éditions Druide.