After the earlier 16-bit versions of the 1990s, WordSmith brought in lots of changes "under the hood".
•long file names
•converter for previous data
•easier exporting of data to Microsoft Word and Excel
•Unicode text handling, allowing more languages to be processed
•possibility of altering the data as it comes in, e.g. for language-specific lemmatisation
•the old limitations of 16,000 lines of data went. (The theoretical limit for a list of data is over 134 million lines.)