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Bibliography Spell
TeX Text
Viewers Word




Reference Miner



DEVONthink Pro Office





Nisus Thesaurus

Spelling Corrector



LaTeX Equation Editor





TeX Live Utility






Carbon Emacs

Jedit X




Sublime Text











Adobe Reader









Mariner Write



Nisus Writer




Tex-Edit Plus



Final Draft

Final Draft AV

Jer's Novel Writer






The Comprehensive TeX Archive Network

Mac OS X TeX/LaTeX Web Site

Search Pure Mac

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Game Utilities

Online Games



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Hobbies & Crafts




Teaching Aids






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Online Games

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Media Center

MP3 Tools


Photoshop Plug-ins

3D & Animation




Classic OS Updates

Command Line

Disk & File


Malware Scanners



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Software Index

Icon Adobe Reader 17.012

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC software is the free global standard for reliably viewing, printing, and commenting on PDF documents.
Acrobat Reader has a new modern look. This includes a full set of commenting tools to add sticky notes, highlight text, and use lines, shapes, and stamps on your PDFs.
Easily e-sign any document or form. Type responses on your PDF, add your e-signature or initials, and send the form electronically. Use smart autofill to make form-filling faster.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Adobe
  • Modification Date: July 31, 2017
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.8 or higher

DownloadIntel File Size: 171.2 MB

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Icon AppleWorks 6.2.9

The latest version of AppleWorks - (formerly) the most popular program on the Mac - is really several applications in one. It gives you six core capabilities (and a number of combinations thereof): word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, drawing and painting.
  • License: Free Updates
  • Developer/Publisher: Apple
  • Modification Date: January 14, 2004
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10,.0 to Mac OS X 10.6.8

DownloadOS X PPC File Size: 15.8 MB - 6.2.9 updater

DownloadClassic PPC File Size: 4411 Kb - 6.0.4 updater - May 30, 2000

DownloadClassic PPC File Size: 1311 Kb - 5.0.4 updater - October 26, 1999

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Icon Aquamacs Emacs 1.9

Aquamacs is an easy-to-use, Mac-style Emacs for OS X
An Editor for Text, HTML, LaTeX, C++, Java, Python, Perl and more...
Aquamacs is an Aqua-native build of the powerful Emacs text editor. By "Aqua-native," we mean more than just the fact that this version of Emacs runs as a standard OS X application. Aquamacs features extensive customization that enables it to conform better with Apple's standard Human Interface Guidelines (HIG) than standard versions of the editor do.
Emacs is a text editor of legendary power and configurability, but it also has an enormously complex user interface. One advantage of it is: no matter what operating system you run Emacs on, you'll always get the same interface. The big problem: if you use a number of applications on your Mac, one of them is Emacs, you'll have to switch gears when you switch to Emacs.
Aquamacs is better. We support the standard Mac user interface that you've come to love. For instance, in addition to traditional Emacs shortcuts like C-x C-f (open a new file), Aquamacs understands Apple-O. Aquamacs behaves like a modern application on Mac (or Windows) when it comes to selecting, copying, pasting texts within Aquamacs or in between applications. Aquamacs offers nice, smooth fonts. Asian input methods work. It's easy to install and runs out-of-the box with no configuration. And all is built on GNU Emacs, so you can use your favorite Emacs packages!
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: David Reitter et al.
  • Modification Date: October 1, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher

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Icon BBEdit 11.6.7

BBEdit is the leading professional HTML and text editor for the Macintosh. Specifically crafted in response to the needs of Web authors and software developers, this award-winning product provides an abundance of high-performance features for editing, searching, and manipulation of text. An intelligent interface provides easy access to BBEdit’s best-of-class features, including grep pattern matching, search and replace across multiple files, project definition tools, function navigation and syntax coloring for numerous source code languages, code folding, FTP and SFTP open and save, AppleScript, Mac OS X Unix scripting support, text and code completion, and of course a complete set of robust HTML markup tools.
  • License: Demo, $50
  • Developer/Publisher: Bare Bones Software
  • Modification Date: June 13, 2017
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.9.5 or higher

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icon Bean 3.0.5

Bean is a small, simple word processor (or more precisely, a rich text editor), with many niceties added to make writing convenient, efficient and comfortable. Bean is powered by the same text engine as Apple's Text Edit, but it adds live word count and the ability to adjust printed margins. Lots of other features too. MS Word, OpenOffice, etc. try to be all things to all people. But sometimes you just want the right tool for the job. That is Bean's niche.

Bean is not a replacement for MS Word. It does not do footnotes or hierarchical styles. Further, it is only partially compatible with MS Word's .doc format.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: James Hoover
  • Modification Date: January 27, 2012
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher

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Icon BibDesk 1.4

BibDesk is a graphical BibTeX-bibliography manager for Mac OS X. BibDesk is designed to help organize and use bibliographic databases in BibTeX .bib format. In addition to manual typing, BibDesk lets you drag & drop or cut & paste .bib files into the bibliographic database and automatically opens files downloaded from PubMed. BibDesk also keeps track of electronic copies of literature on your computer and allows for searching your database through several keys.
BibDesk integrates well with TeX for creating citations and bibliographies. This integration includes a Citation search completion service, and drag & drop (cut & paste) support for adding citations to TeX files.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Michael O. McCracken
  • Modification Date: December 11, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher

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Icon Bookends 12.0

Bookends is a full-featured and cost-effective bibliography, reference, and information management system for students and professionals.
With Bookends you can directly search for and import references from many online sources, including the Library of Congress, PubMed, Amazon, and hundreds of libraries from around the world.
Search PubMed automatically in the background and have Bookends discover and notify you of publications of interest as soon as they appear.
Import references from EndNote, Reference Manager, and ProCite databases.
  • License: Demo, $50
  • Developer/Publisher: Sonny Software
  • Modification Date: June 16, 2013
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 or higher

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Icon Carbon Emacs 20100115

A Carbon/OSX distribution of GNU Emacs, based on the CVS source code. In order to install, drag the Emacs icon into the Applications folder or anywhere else you would like.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: MacEmacs JP project
  • Modification Date: January 9, 2010
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher

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Icon CMacTeX 4.5.1

CMacTeX is an integrated suite of programs for implementing TeX on Macintosh OS X. CMacTeX can be configured to work in an integrated fashion with the popular Macintosh editors BBEdit, TextWrangler and Alpha. It is compatible with the version of TeX found on most Unix systems and can even interpret any Unix directory paths that may be embedded in documents originally written on a Unix system.
  • License: Shareware, $35
  • Developer/Publisher: Thomas Kiffe
  • Modification Date: February 7, 2010
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 higher

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Icon cocoAspell 2.1

cocoAspell is Mac OS X implementation of Aspell -- A more intelligent Ispell -- that is being developed by Kevin Atkinson. Here is a brief snippet of how Kevin describes Aspell on his web site: Aspell is an Open Source spell checker designed to eventually replace Ispell. Its main feature is that it does a much better job of coming up with possible suggestions than Ispell does. In fact recent tests shows that it even does better than Microsoft Word 97's spell checker or just about any other spell checker I have seen. It also has support for checking (La)TeX and HTML files, and run time support for other non English languages.
By default the cocoAspell package comes only with the English dictionary that contains American, British, and Canadian variations. To spell check a document in another language you may have to download, compile, and install the corresponding spelling dictionary.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Anton Leuski
  • Modification Date: December 24, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher

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Icon CopyWrite 2.297

CopyWrite is a project manager for writers of all kinds. Rather than focus on formatting and layout, CopyWrite stands apart in its project-oriented approach. Word processors and page layout tools are good at what they do - formatting and layout - but they offer no help at all to a writer during the creative process. In fact, the 'gee-whiz' features crammed into these tools do more to hinder writers, getting in the way of their work flow. Put simply, these tools constipate writers; CopyWrite is like a tasty bran muffin ... with extra bran.
  • License: Shareware, $25
  • Developer/Publisher: Bartas Technologies
  • Modification Date: September 28, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher

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Icon DEVONthink 2.9.15

Make the dream of the paperless office come true with DEVONthink and keep all your
text and RTF files,
scanned documents,
chat logs,
bookmarks and
multimedia files
together in one simple to use database. Integrate both local documents and live content from the Internet to keep all project-related information together.
Pro office has scanner support and OCR
  • License: Demo, Personal $50, Pro $80, Pro Office $150
  • Developer/Publisher: DEVONtechnologies
  • Modification Date: August 24, 2017
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.9 or higher

DownloadIntel File Size: 22.5 - Personal Edition

DownloadIntel File Size: 29 - Pro Edition

DownloadIntel File Size: 35.3 - Pro Office Edition - Has OCR

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Icon Dictate 1.5.8

Amazing Accuracy
MacSpeech Dictate will astonish you with its accuracy. You simply talk and leave the recognition to MacSpeech Dictate. MacSpeech Dictate recognizes and understands 13 English language variations, nine with U.S. spelling and four with U.K. spelling, and includes a certified, noise-canceling microphone headset. You can also choose to upgrade to a professional-level microphone during checkout.
Minimal Training Required
MacSpeech Dictate provides astounding accuracy and productivity. With just minutes of training, you'll be using MacSpeech Dictate's superior capabilities.
Also comes in International (English, French, German, Italian), Legal and Medical versions.
  • License: Update, $199
  • Developer/Publisher: MacSpeech, Inc.
  • Modification Date: December 9, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.6 or higher

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Icon EndNote 13

Millions of researchers, scholarly writers, students, and librarians use EndNote (patent pending) to search online bibliographic databases, organize their references and images, and create bibliographies and figure lists instantly. Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies, or using index cards to organize their references, they do it the easy way - by using EndNote! EndNote for Windows and Macintosh is a valuable all-in-one tool that integrates the following tasks into one program:
Search bibliographic databases on the Internet
Organize references and images in a database
Construct your paper with built-in manuscript templates
Watch the bibliography and figure list appear as you write!
With EndNote 9, you can work faster with increased performance, connect to more data sources worldwide, and share customized libraries with colleagues easily.
  • License: Demo, $250
  • Developer/Publisher: Thomson ResearchSoft
  • Modification Date: August 18, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.6 or higher

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Icon Excalibur 4.0.7

Excalibur is a Macintosh spelling checker for LaTeX documents. You can optionally turn off LaTeX parsing, so Excalibur is a good plain text spelling checker too.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Rob Gottshall and Rick Zaccone
  • Modification Date: February 9, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.2 or higher

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Icon Final Draft 8.0.1

Use your creative energy to focus on the content; let Final Draft take care of the style. Final Draft is the number-one selling word processor specifically designed for writing movie scripts, television episodics and stage plays. It combines powerful word processing with professional script formatting in one self-contained, easy-to-use package. There is no need to learn about script formatting rules - Final Draft automatically paginates and formats your script to industry standards as you write.
  • License: Free Update, $249
  • Developer/Publisher: Final Draft, Inc.
  • Modification Date: October 22, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4.11 or higher

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Icon Final Draft AV 2.5.2

Final Draft AV is the only dedicated full-featured scriptwriting software specifically designed for the professional writers of commercials, corporate and training videos, documentaries and presentations. Unlike standard word processors, Final Draft AV keeps the audio and video columns automatically aligned when text is added, edited or deleted. There are no complicated commands to learn and no need to worry about style or placement of text; Final Draft AV creates a professionally formatted Audio-Visual script in no time.
  • License: Demo, $149
  • Developer/Publisher: Final Draft, Inc.
  • Modification Date: June 22, 2006
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher

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icon Flesh 2.0

Flesh is a cross-platform, open source Java application designed to quickly analyze a document and display the difficulty associated with comprehending it. It is available for all platforms that support Java.
After processing a document, Flesh produces two scores: the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level and the Flesch Reading Ease Score. Each of these scores is calculated after determining the number of sentences, words and syllables a document contains. Using those numbers, the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level and Flesch Reading Ease Score can then be calculated.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Jack Frink
  • Modification Date: May 3, 2007
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher

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Icon Grammarian Pro X 1.8.6

Grammarian PRO X, the writer's toolkit, is an arsenal of professional writing tools to combat those embarrassing writing errors that everyone tends to make, a universal interactive grammar checking, spelling checking, dictionary, thesaurus, autocorrect, and autotype tool that works with virtually every program on your computer. We streamlined the proofreading process with Grammarian PRO X; therefore, Grammarian PRO X doesn't overload you with hundreds of confusing buttons.You concentrate on your work. Grammarian PRO X will save you time and make you a more effective writer!
  • License: Demo, $40
  • Developer/Publisher: Linquisoft
  • Modification Date: February 28, 2010
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher

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Icon Grammatica 7.1

Top-flight grammar and spell-checking software of industrial strength, including interaction with other applications.
  • License: Demo, $30
  • Developer/Publisher: Ultralingua Software
  • Modification Date: August 19, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher

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icon iCHM 1.4.2

iChm is a chm file reader for Mac OS X.
- Fully built with Cocoa.
- Tab browsing
- Search. Result sorted by relevance.
- Text encoding switching
- Find in the page
- Back/Forward
- Text zoom
- Locate current document in table of content
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Robin Lu
  • Modification Date: October 17, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher

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Icon icWord 4.1.1

The Microsoft Word viewer for the Mac.
Admit it. There are times when you need to be Microsoft Word compatible. It gets frustrating trying to open those ".doc" files. Now you can - with icWord!
icWord is for any Mac user who wants to:
Gain access to Microsoft Word files (PC or Mac created)
Download Word files from the Internet
Open email attachments from PC-centric friends and colleagues
Save time lost to reformatting converted files
View on screen and print Word docs with their original formatting preserved
  • License: Shareware, $20
  • Developer/Publisher: Panergy
  • Modification Date: May 22, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.2 or higher

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Icon iTeXMac 2.763

teTeX front end
text editor dedicated to TeX
PDF viewer
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Laurens'Tribune
  • Modification Date: September 29, 2007
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher and a a teTeX distribution


You can find links to teTeX distributions here

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Icon Jedit X 2.20

Jedit has been around for more than 10 years, and it is continually being updated and improved.
Jedit is one of the most popular text editors in Japan. The first version of Jedit was released in 1995 for Japanese Mac users. Jedit has won numerous awards in Japan.
Unicode-Based Multilanguage Support Jedit X is based on Unicode, which allows the same document to contain multiple character sets, including right-to-left languages like Arabic. This also provides an excellent environment for editing Unicode based documents such as XML or XHTML.
Supports a Wide Array of Document Types Jedit X can read Plain Text, Rich Text Format (RTF), Rich Text Format Directory (RTFD), MS Word, Jedit 4, and SimpleText documents. It can also write Plain Text, RTF, RTFD, and MS Word documents
And many other features.
  • License: Shareware, $28
  • Developer/Publisher: Satoshi Matsumoto
  • Modification Date: February 11, 2010
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher

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icon Jer's Novel Writer 1.1.8

Jer's Novel Writer is a relatively simple word processor with extra features to support large creative writing projects.
I wrote this program to fit the way I write. More specifically, I wrote it to help overcome my shortcomings. It would be terribly presumptuous to think that anyone else out there faces the same obstacles I do when I write, but it would also be presumptuous to think that I was the only one in the world with these problems. So I offer what I created to make me a better writer, hoping that it will help others too.
This program is all about momentum, and reducing the number of things that break the flow when I am writing. Jer's Novel Writer is designed to help me keep writing when the creative juices are flowing, and then find all the things I need to go over again when I am more in a nitty-gritty mood.
  • License: Shareware, $30
  • Developer/Publisher: The Hut
  • Modification Date: March 6, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher

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Icon LaTeX Equation Editor 1.3

Double-click the Equation Editor icon to launch the program. Once it has launched, enter the following into the main text box:
\sum_{i=0}^{n} {n \choose i} = 2^n
Click the "LaTeX" button to typeset the equation. If all has gone well, a graphic should appear in the blank area above the main text box.
To insert the equation into Keynote, just drag it. To save the equation as a PDF file, either drag the graphic to the Desktop (or some other folder), or click on "Export..." under the File menu. Dragging the equation to the Desktop or a folder will create a PDF file named "image-NNN.pdf" where NNN is replaced by a numeric index. If you would like something a bit more descriptive, rename the file or use Export..., as that allows you to specify a different name for the file.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: J. McKenzie Alexander
  • Modification Date: May 1, 2003
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.2 or higher and a working LaTeX installation

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The Comprehensive TeX Archive Network

- The authoritative collection of materials related to the TeX typesetting system
Icon LaTeXiT 2.1.0

LaTeXiT is a small utility that allows you to quickly typeset LaTeX equation, without bothering with file creation, preambles, and so on. The PDF image obtained can then be exported by drag'n drop to any application supporting it.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Pierre Chatelier
  • Modification Date: March 9, 2010
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher and a working LaTeX installation

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icon LineBreak 2.9

LineBreak is a simple utility for Mac OS X that converts line breaks in text documents. It can convert to Mac, UNIX, and Windows/DOS formats. It is written entirely in Cocoa and supports drag and drop from the Finder. LineBreak is a Universal Binary (works great on PPC and Intel Macs).
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Trance Software
  • Modification Date: October 30, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher

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icon LyX 1.6.5

LyX is for people that write and want their writing to look great, right out of the box. No more endless tinkering with formatting details, 'finger painting' font attributes or futzing around with page boundaries. You just write. In the background, Prof. Knuth's legendary TeX typesetting engine makes you look good.
LyX is designed for scientists by scientists, and it shows, in world-class support for math and structured document creation. Such staples of scientific authoring as reference list and index creation come standard. But you don't have to be a scientist: with LyX you create just as easily a letter or a novel or a theatre play or film script. A broad array of ready, well designed document layouts and style modification and feature support packages are built in.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: lyx.org
  • Modification Date: December 6, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher

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Icon MacGhostView 4.6

MacGhostView is a general purpose Postscript and PDF previewer for the Macintosh and is based on ghostscript 7.05. If a Postscript document conforms to Adobe's Document Structuring Conventions, the pages of the document can be displayed in any order.
  • License: Shareware, $20
  • Developer/Publisher: Thomas Kiffe
  • Modification Date: February 6, 2010
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4.11 or higher

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icon MacVim 7.2 stable 1.2

MacVim is a port of the text editor Vim to Mac OS X that is meant to look better and integrate more seamlessly with the Mac than the existing Carbon port of Vim. It has support for:
- Safari style tabs
- Multiple windows: use "Application windows Expose" and Cmd- to switch between windows
- Client/server (+clientserver): use the --remote switch and friends to open files; script the server with remote_send() et al.
- GUI Dialogs: with keyboard shortcuts, no need to use the mouse anymore!
- Toolbar
- Font panel: access to all of your fonts, proportional fonts render with fixed advancement
- Multibyte: with automatic font substitution for wide characters (or set your own with 'gfw')
- Input methods: use Mac OS X input methods to input non-English languages
- Transparent backgrounds
- Full screen editing
- ODB Editor protocol support
- and more...
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Bjorn Winckler
  • Modification Date: August 21, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher

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Icon Mariner Write 3.8

Mariner Write is a powerful yet streamlined Mac word processing application. Boasting an elegant and easy-to-use interface, Mariner Write can run on only 2MB of RAM. And that's no typo; only 38 MB less than Word.
  • License: Shareware, $50
  • Developer/Publisher: Mariner Software
  • Modification Date: November 6, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher

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Icon Mellel 2.7.3

Mellel is an advanced, multilingual word processor built for Mac OS X. Designed for scholars and writers, it offers innovative page, paragraph, and character styles, outline, tables, headers and footers, citations and bibliography, tabs, and much more.
  • License: Shareware, $49
  • Developer/Publisher: RedleX
  • Modification Date: February 16, 2010
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher

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Icon Microsoft Office 2016 15.36

Word Processor (Word)
Spreadsheet (Excel)
Presentation (PowerPoint)
Notes (OneNote)
Email (Outlook) - Not available with Office Home and Student
  • License: Demo, Buy Office Home and Business for $230; Buy Office Home and Student for $150
  • Developer/Publisher: Microsoft
  • Modification Date: July 12, 2017
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.10 or higher

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icon Montage 1.5.4

The only screenwriting software exclusively developed for Mac OS X. Melding the theory that a simple user interface, combined with powerful and intuitive features, provide the best writing experience, Montage makes it easy to create, edit, and manage screenplays on your Macintosh. From the ability to import Final Draft documents, to using custom, pre-formatted templates for film, TV, and theater, Montage guides both the first time screenwriter or the seasoned veteran, from start to finish.
  • License: Demo, $100
  • Developer/Publisher: Mariner Software
  • Modification Date: October 2, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.8 or higher

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Icon NeoOffice 2017.2

NeoOffice is an office suite for Mac that is based on OpenOffice and LibreOffice. With NeoOffice, you can view, edit, and save OpenOffice documents, LibreOffice documents, and simple Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents.
  • License: Buy, $30
  • Developer/Publisher: Planamesa
  • Modification Date: September 10, 2017
  • Requirements: macOS 10.12 or higher

DownloadIntel File Size: 254 MB

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Icon Nisus Thesaurus 1.0.7

Mac OS X comes with built-in spell checking for many applications, but why stop there? Now you can have an integrated thesaurus as well. With Nisus Thesaurus you get a fast electronic thesaurus that automatically integrates with any service aware application including Nisus Writer Express, Mail, TextEdit, Safari, and more.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Nisus Software
  • Modification Date: October 13, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher

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Icon Nisus Writer Pro 1.4

Introducing the latest member of the Nisus family: Nisus Writer Pro. Built from the same core as Nisus Writer Express, Nisus Writer Pro adds new features while keeping the familiar look and feel that has won praise from users and the press alike. Advanced, But Easy to Use Nisus Writer Pro brings new features such as Table of Contents, Indexing, Bookmarks, Widow and Orphan control, Cross References, Line Numbering, and Text Wrap around images. Familiar Classic features are also on board, like attribute sensitive Find and Replace, an upgraded Nisus Macro Language, and Glossaries.
  • License: Demo, Pro $79 - Express $45
  • Developer/Publisher: Nisus Software
  • Modification Date: October 15, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher

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Icon OpenOffice 4.1.3

Apache OpenOffice is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.

DownloadIntel File Size: 174.6 MB

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Icon OzTeX 5.2

OzTeX is a Mac implementation of Donald Knuth's TeX typesetting system. TeX is mainly used in the academic community for the production of theses, papers and books, or wherever high-quality output is desired. It is particularly good at typesetting mathematics.
OzTeX includes all the popular formats and macro packages. Plain TeX, LaTeX, AMS-TeX, AMS-LaTeX and REVTeX are all installed and ready to run.
  • License: Shareware, $30
  • Developer/Publisher: Andrew Trevorrow
  • Modification Date: August 9, 2004
  • Requirements: Mac OS X and Mac OS 8.6 or higher

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Icon Pages 6.2

Stationery, newsletters, resumes, brochures, reports, proposals, business cards - whatever you write, Pages '08 offers an intuitive way to create beautiful, media-rich documents using impressive features you know how to use right away.
  • License: Comes with your Mac
  • Developer/Publisher: Apple
  • Modification Date: June 13, 2017
  • Requirements: macOS 10.12 or higher

DownloadIntel File Size: 237 MB

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Icon Ragtime 6.5

RagTime is a Desktop Publishing program with an Office Suite included!
Word processing, spreadsheet, graphs, slide shows, pictures, drawing, movies, pictures & sound.
Use it for newsletters, reports, DTP, school yearbooks and newspapers.
Interactive tutorial built with RagTime
RagTime Solo is a non-commercial version of RagTime.
Same as commercial version except single user only and only one copy will open on a network.
There is a dialog when you start RagTime Solo that asks to acknowledge it is for non-commercial use.
  • License: Demo, $695
  • Developer/Publisher: RagTime GmbH
  • Modification Date: April 3, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4.2 or higher

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icon Reference Miner 3.1.4

Reference Miner searches the Internet to find and display reference information from PubMed, Amazon (US, UK, Germany, France, Canada, and Japan), the Library of Congress, and Google Scholar. Special features include a built-in web browser (reference surfing), drag and drop download of pdfs (requires institutional access privileges) and web pages from PubMed, Amazon, and Google Scholar, the display of book cover art (Amazon), and the ability to easily perform complex searches.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Sonny Software
  • Modification Date: January 25, 2010
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher

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icon Scrivener 1.52

Scrivener is software for Mac OS X aimed at writers of all kinds - novelists, short-story writers, journalists, academics - who need to gather disparate items of research together and who are working towards creating and organising a (possibly very long and) difficult piece of text.
  • License: Shareware, $40
  • Developer/Publisher: Keith Blount/LIterature & Latte
  • Modification Date: March 22, 2010
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher

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Icon Sente 6.0.28

Sente is the next-generation academic reference manager. Sente helps you find, organize, review and cite the academic literature in your field, and it does it in ways that you have probably not thought possible before. Sente also helps you build and maintain your library of PDF files for these references, because having ready access to the full text of important articles can be critical. Sente also excels at properly formatting bibliographies in your papers, but you probably already knew that.
  • License: Demo, $130
  • Developer/Publisher: Third Street Software
  • Modification Date: January 21, 2010
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.8 or higher

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Icon skEdit 4.1.18

skEdit features customizable syntax highlighting for HTML, ColdFusion, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, ASP, Perl, and Python. You can change colors, add new keywords, etc. Keywords can be defined using regular expressions, or just as plain-text keywords.
As you type HTML, ColdFusion, MovableType tags, or CSS, skEdit will present possible completions in a menu. Pressing return inserts the completion.
skEdit's integrated SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol) support allows you to both transfer and edit files on a remote server that supports SFTP.
And many more features.
  • License: Shareware, $30
  • Developer/Publisher: Sean Kelly
  • Modification Date: June 2, 2017
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.8 or higher

DownloadIntel File Size: 11.4 MB

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icon Skim 1.3.19

Skim is a PDF reader and note-taker for OS X. It is designed to help you read and annotate scientific papers in PDF, but is also great for viewing any PDF file.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Michael O. McCracken
  • Modification Date: January 16, 2012
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher

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Icon SmartWrap 2.8.3

SmartWrap analyzes your text, detects paragraphs and lists within your text, and rewraps your text so it wraps naturally within your document or message. SmartWrap comes in lots of varieties so it's always available where you need it most.
Analyzes and re-wraps your text.
Works well with International or Unicode text.
Removes all quote marks (">") from the beginnings of lines.
Works curiously well on text copied and from Web sites and PDFs!
Removes unwanted line breaks from within paragraphs.
Allows you to paste text from e-mails perfectly into your word processor!
SmartWrap numbered and lettered lists.
And most importantly, Save You Time!
Works great with sparse messages! (Messages that have lots of white space.)
Set loads of preferences within the SmartWrap Preferences program. These preference affect all SmartWrap modules.
  • License: Shareware, $18
  • Developer/Publisher: Sanford H. Selznick
  • Modification Date: November 14, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher

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Icon Spelling Corrector 4.1

You need a spelling corrector to check the spelling of the words you use in your documents? You want to perform instantaneous spelling checking in Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish and many other laguages? Then Spelling Corrector is what you need.
  • License: Shareware, $13
  • Developer/Publisher: AlphaOmega Software
  • Modification Date: March 1, 2010
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher

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icon StoryMill 3.2.3

The latest release in Mariner Software's long line of writing and creativity software. StoryMill introduces aspiring authors to multi-level writing methods of tracking characters, scenes, and locations, while professional writers will appreciate StoryMill's time-saving ability to oversee and manage the full creative process with Smart Views.
  • License: Demo, $50
  • Developer/Publisher: Mariner Software
  • Modification Date: November 10, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher

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Icon SubEthaEdit 4.1

SubEthaEdit kickstarted collaborative editing with its immediate and easy way to connect and work on text. In 2003, it won an Apple Design Award for its intuitive interface: Just add your co-workers to the document and start typing. SubEthaEdit can work without any Internet connection. Bonjour networking makes it easy to just collaborate without the hassle of setting up connections and jumping through hoops to see each other.
Of course SubEthaEdit also supports collaboration over the Internet. Just send invites via iMessage or Email. The app takes care of the complicated stuff like mapping network ports in your router and making the document available, leaving you able to concentrate on what matters: Your text
  • License: Shareware, $30
  • Developer/Publisher: TheCodingMonkeys
  • Modification Date: February 25, 2015
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.9 or higher

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Icon Sublime Text 3126

Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose. You'll love the slick user interface, extraordinary features and amazing performance.
  • License: Demo, $70
  • Developer/Publisher: Sublime HQ
  • Modification Date: September 26, 2016
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher

DownloadIntel File Size: 12.7 MB

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Icon Tofu 2.0.1

Tofu is... different. It is a novel application to address the common problem that people don't like reading text on the screen. Why is that anyway? I believe there are two main reasons: line width and visual instability. Text is usually very wide on the screen, which makes going from the end of one line to the beginning of the next difficult. That's why newspapers have narrow columns: It makes them faster to read. So why not just take a normal window and make it narrower, scrolling down as you need? Well, there are usually a lot of lines in a text, and all look more or less the same, so if they move past your eyes vertically, they are difficult to keep track of. The text doesn't feel stable, and you get lost easily. In Tofu, text is arranged in columns, and each column is only as high as your window. So lines are nice and narrow, they don't move about vertically, plus your text is now in easy-to-digest chunks. You just scroll from column to column horizontally, and feel more in control. Tofu also includes some other useful features to make reading easier for you. You can jump to any point in your text by simply typing some letters near it (without choosing any command first). There's a system-wide Service so you can, for example, grab some text from a web page. And it lets you use your voice to navigate text, so you can literally sit back and read.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Amar Sagoo
  • Modification Date: September 9, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher

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Icon Tex-Edit Plus 4.10.4

Tex-Edit Plus is a styled text editor that fills the gap between Apple's bare-bones SimpleText and a full-featured word processor. It's fast, efficient, and has a clean, uncluttered interface. It's also great for cleaning up text which is transmitted over the internet. Plus, the Text to Speech feature is great for the visually impaired.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Tom Bender
  • Modification Date: September 24, 2016
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher

DownloadUniversal Binary File Size: 11.9 MB

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Icon TeX FoG 1.3

TeX FoG (that stands for TeX Formula Graphic user interface) is a tool that helps TeX and LaTeX users type equations without the need to remember all the commands.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Marco Coisson
  • Modification Date: April 5, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher and a working LaTeX installation such as MacTeX below

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icon TeX Live Utility 0.91

TeX Live Utility is a Mac OS X graphical interface for

TeX Live Manager

. It aims to provide a native Mac OS X interface for the most commonly used functions of the TeX Live Manager command-line tool.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: ScoobyDoo
  • Modification Date: November 18, 2010
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5.7 or higher

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Icon Texmaker 1.9.9

Texmaker is a program, that integrates many tools needed to develop documents with LaTeX, in just one application.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Pascal Brachet
  • Modification Date: February 1, 2010
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher

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Icon TeXShop 2.33

TeXShop is a TeX previewer for Mac OS X, written in Cocoa. Since pdf is a native file format on OS X, TeXShop uses "pdftex" and "pdflatex" rather than "tex" and "latex" to typeset; these programs in the standard teTeX distribution of TeX produce pdf output instead of dvi output.
TeXShop uses TeXLive and teTeX, standard distributions of Tex programs for Unix machines. The distributions include tex, latex, dvips, tex fonts, cyrillic fonts, and virtually all other programs and supporting files commonly used in the TeX world. These distributions are maintained for the Mac by Gerben Wierda, and are available below.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Richard Koch and Dirk Olmes
  • Modification Date: March 3, 2010
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher

MacTeX Home Page

Obtaining TeXShop and TeXLive-teTeX

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Icon TextMate 2.0rc4

TextMate attempts to bring Apple's approach to operating systems into the world of text editors. By bridging UNIX underpinnings and GUI, TextMate cherry-picks the best of both worlds to the benefit of expert scripters and novice users alike.
  • License: Shareware, $55
  • Developer/Publisher: MacroMates
  • Modification Date: November 6, 2016
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.8 or higher

DownloadIntel File Size: 13.6 MB

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Icon textSOAP 6.3.5

TextSoap is a utility that makes it easy to clean out the annoying forwarding marks, invisible characters, and formatting that you often find in email and long documents.
From cleaning text snippets in email messages, to scrubbing long documents, TextSoap makes it easy for all users of text-based software to quickly and effectively reuse information. TextSoap provides the clean, familiar user interface you've come to expect from MacOS X software and integrates with a variety of applications.
  • License: Shareware, $40
  • Developer/Publisher: Mark Munz
  • Modification Date: April 6, 2010
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher

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icon TeXworks 0.2.3r466

An environment for authoring TeX (LaTeX, ConTeXt, etc) documents, with a Unicode-based, TeX-aware editor, integrated PDF viewer, and a clean, simple interface accessible to casual and non-technical users.
TeXworks is inspired by Dick Koch's award-winning TeXShop program for Mac OS X, which has made quality typesetting through TeX accessible to a wider community of users, without a technical or intimidating face. The goal of TeXworks is to deliver a similarly integrated, easy-to-use environment for users on other platforms, especially GNU/Linux and Windows.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: jfkthame
  • Modification Date: October 10, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher

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Icon Tubby 0.6.3

Tubby is a CHM file expander. It opens Combined HTML Help files and outputs their contents in a folder of the same name.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Mike Bultrowicz
  • Modification Date: November 21, 2006
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.2 or higher


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Icon TypeIt4Me 5.2.1

Anytime you enter text in your Mac by typing it at the keyboard, TypeIt4Me can help you do it faster and more accurately. First you define a number of abbreviations and the full text entries that they represent, then you watch the Mac expand them on the fly even as you continue typing!
  • License: Shareware, $20
  • Developer/Publisher: Riccardo Ettore
  • Modification Date: October 16, 2011
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher, Intel based Mac

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icon Typinator 3.7

Typinator is an easy-to-use automatic text software that helps you to quickly insert phrases or pictures into any type of document.
Setup is easy: You just define an abbreviation along with its replacement text or picture.
Usage is even easier: Whenever you type one of your abbreviations in any application, Typinator inserts the corresponding replacement.
  • License: Shareware, $30
  • Developer/Publisher: Ergonis
  • Modification Date: April 19, 2017
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 or higher

DownloadIntel File Size: 7.2 MB

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Icon Ulysses 2.0.4

Introducing: The text editor for creative writers. Where "Word" and "Style" are not defined through buttons and palettes.
  • License: $62
  • Developer/Publisher: The SoulMen
  • Modification Date: November 17, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher

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Icon UnicodeChecker 1.14

UnicodeChecker is an application for Mac OS X that displays information for every code point from the Unicode Standard 4.0.1. For a given number, UnicodeChecker will display that character along with its UTF-8, UTF-16 and UTF-32 encodings, XHTML entity, Unicode Name, mapping information and much more.
UnicodeChecker features string utilities for converting strings to the four Unicode Normalization Forms or converting from or to Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) as specified in RFC 3490 "Internationalizing Domain Names in Applications (IDNA)".
There are also several text conversion functions available to all applications from the "Services" menu. So you can convert text to all four Unicode Normalization Forms as well as to and from HTML character entities (very useful for HTML authors) from within any application supporting OS X Services.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Earthlingsoft
  • Modification Date: October 11, 2009
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher

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Icon Vim 7.0.224

Vim is a highly configurable text editor, freely available for many different platforms. For general information, advocacy, and the latest news on Vim in general, visit the

Vim Home Page

. Vim is an advanced text editor that seeks to provide the power of the de-facto Unix editor 'Vi', with a more complete feature set This is a Mac specific version of Vim.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Vim was written by Bram Moolenaar and others. The port to Mac OS (including Mac OS X) was done mostly by Dany St-Amant. This version was compiled and packaged by Benji Fisher
  • Modification Date: March 30, 2007
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher

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Icon WordService 2.7

WordService provides a large number of commands for working with selected text:
  • Reformat text paragraphs
  • Clean up tabs, quotes, line endings
  • Remove unwanted text parts
  • Sort lines or paragraphs
  • Change case
  • Shift paragraphs right or left
  • Obscure using Rotate 13
  • Insert date, time, or file path
  • Get text statistics
Extend your favorite text processor, email app, or web browser with all the functions listed above.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Devon Technologies
  • Modification Date: July 17, 2014
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher

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icon WriteRoom 2.3.7

For Mac users who enjoy the simplicity of a typewriter, but live in the digital world. WriteRoom is a full-screen, distraction-free writing environment. Unlike the cluttered word processors you're used to, WriteRoom is just about you and your text.
  • License: Shareware, $25
  • Developer/Publisher: HogBay Software
  • Modification Date: February 4, 2008
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4 or higher

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