Over the years, some Mac360 writers have devoted a ton of digital ink to the status of popular word processors for Mac users. It is not that we do not have many choices. We do. Word processors are everywhere these days.
The problem has to do with a Mac word processor that fits in the cute spot to match famous yesteryear writing tools. Today's crop of word processors with few features is called minimalist or distraction free . Those who remember last year's WriteNow stores also appreciated the resurrection of the popular Bean text editor who stopped the development almost four years ago, but still working on MacOS Sierra today
Bean Lives, Baby!
Mac has been home to many popular and reputable word processors, starting with MacWrite back in 1
Bean is a small, easy-to-use word processor designed to make writing convenient, efficient and comfortable. The prayer is skinny, fast and tidy. It starts quickly, has a lively word, and is easy on the eyes. Also, Bean is available free of charge. MS Word, OpenOffice, etc. Try to be all things for all people, but sometimes you just want the right tool for the job. It's Bean's niche.
That's right. The recently updated version of Bean specifically for MacOS Sierra users. What you get is a handful of long delayed bug fixes, compatibility with the latest MacOS, and a slightly extended lifespan that MacOS High Sierra is on the horizon.
Bean is free. Bean for Mac
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Beans requirements for fame as a Mac word processor of note are a combination of, 1) free, 2) mix of useful features in an intuitive package, and 3) ability to open most word processing documents.
Bean's basics include auto save, date stamp, backup, a good page setup mode, live word, word dictionary, word execution, visible invisible characters, a real toolbar, and much more .
Preferences are many.
Bean occupies a special place in the heart of many writers who use Mac.
The inspection panel makes formatting a breeze. It is a built-in alternative color scheme. While tabs are a welcome relief from so-called modern minimalist word-processing programs that focus on distraction-free modes, each fan can also be opened as a separate window for easier editing.
Text can be selected by style, paragraph format, even color. Each page can be zoomed to change the display scale. And the Get Info panel displays basic statistics with words and rating. You also get free form headers and footers, optional 2-up layout view, split-win edit and fullscreen.
Even more preferences are a click away.
] Over the years since Bean entered Limbo and became a temporary life, the writers of Mac360 have sought long and hard for a replacement just to come up shortly shorter – but we uncovered many good writing tools. Bean is back and works well on MacOS Sierra, but is still available for download for older Macs.
How long will Bean last? Only Beans developer knows, but for now, Bean lives and remains the free Mac gift that continues to provide.