"This software goes where no other software has gone in the kids' edu-tainment genre — and that's saying something. With rare ingenuity, it's a interface program that reformulates Microsoft's Office for the pint-size user...
MaxWrite is a playful translation of Microsoft Word where kids can create reports, letters, flyers, invitations, even their own storyboards using clipart and scripts — all the while learning the fundamentals of word processing. The surprisingly easy-to-use MaxCount reduces spreadsheets, charts and graphs to child's play, letting little beancounters not only marvel at the wonders of graphic comparison and analysis but learn a program many math-paranoid adults avoid. And the advanced tools of Microsoft PowerPoint are simplified into the remarkable MaxShow; kids can put on a slide show using any of 700 clip art pieces or importing photos, inserting their own recorded voice-overs or using the text-to-speech "Petey the Parrot" feature, even laying down background music tracks and special-effects sounds, to create their own first-rate multimedia presentation.
Throughout, everything's refurbished for kids: All icons are super-sized to accommodate small hands and attention spans. All features are easy from changing text size to choosing new kid aesthetic fonts. And reading isn't required. Not only fun, this brainstormed software pays dividends in teaching even very young children basic computer skills."
—Don Oldenburg, Parents' Choice Review in 2003
"Finally, a suitable talking word processing option for young children. Designed for Windows computers with Microsoft Office, this program takes three Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) and makes them child-friendly... You can easily toggle between the regular version and the child version. The child-friendly menus make it easy to add pictures, change text colors (something kids love to do), save or retrieve files, and so on."
—Warren Buckleitner, Ph.D.
“Max’s Toolbox might have an extra market that the company hadn't reckoned on: ADULTS. Schools are obviously the chief market here, but once parents see what Max’s Toolbox can do, a lot of them will want it at home. And they'll probably use it themselves. Max’s Toolbox is an excellent product that will be counted a blessing in many households."
— The Boston Herald