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Icon Aquamacs 3.5

An Editor for Text, HTML, LaTeX, C++, Java, Python, R, Perl, Ruby, PHP, and more...
Aquamacs is a user-friendly build of the powerful Emacs text editor. Aquamacs integrates with the Mac and offers the same comforts that any application on the Mac provides. Yet, it comes with all the ergonomy and extensibility you've come to expect from GNU Emacs.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: David Reitter et al.
  • Modification Date: August 18, 2019
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.9 or higher - 64-bit

Download Mac File Size: 70.5 MB

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Icon Atom 1.40.0

A hackable text editor for the 21st Century.

Everything you would expect

* Cross-platform editing
* Atom works across operating systems. Use it on OS X, Windows, or Linux.
* Built-in package manager
* Search for and install new packages or create your own right from Atom.
* Smart autocompletion
* Atom helps you write code faster with a smart and flexible autocomplete.
* File system browser
* Easily browse and open a single file, a whole project, or multiple projects in one window.
* Multiple panes
* Split your Atom interface into multiple panes to compare and edit code across files.
* Find and replace
* Find, preview, and replace text as you type in a file or across all your projects.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: GitHub, Inc.
  • Modification Date: August 9, 2019
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.9 or higher - 64-bit (built with Electron)

Download Mac File Size: 170.9 MB

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Icon BBEdit 13.0.1

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: October 11, 2019
  • Requirements: macOS 10.14.2 or higher - 64-bit

Download Mac File Size: 14.6 MB

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Icon Bean 3.2.13

Bean is a small, easy-to-use word processor that is designed to make writing convenient, efficient and comfortable. Bean is lean, fast and uncluttered. It starts up quickly, has a live word count, and is easy on the eyes. Also, Bean is available free of charge.
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.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: James Hoover
  • Modification Date: May 2, 2019
  • Requirements: macOS 10.13 or higher - 64-bit

Download Mac File Size: 3.2 MB

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Icon BibDesk 1.7.2

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: October 14, 2019
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 7 or higher - 64-bit

Download Mac File Size: 19.3 MB

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Icon Bookends 13.2.6

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, $60
  • Developer/Publisher: Sonny Software
  • Modification Date: September 14, 2019
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.10 or higher - 64-bit

Download Mac File Size: 53.6 MB

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Icon CotEditor 3.8.2

Light-weight, neat, yet powerful text editor.
Features: Syntax Highlighting; Powerful Find & Replace; Setting via Click; Auto Backup; Outline Menu; Split Editor; Character Inspector; Scriptable; Incompatible Characters; CJK Language Friendly
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Mineko Imanishi
  • Modification Date: October 13, 2019
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.13 or higher - 64-bit

Download Mac File Size: 15.9 MB - App Store

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Icon Final Draft 11.0.2

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: Demo, $250
  • Developer/Publisher: Cast & Crew Entertainment
  • Modification Date: February 7, 2019
  • Requirements: macOS 10.12 or higher - 64-bit

Download Mac File Size: 68.5 MB

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Icon LibreOffice 6.3.2

LibreOffice is a powerful office suite – its clean interface and feature-rich tools help you unleash your creativity and enhance your productivity. LibreOffice includes several applications that make it the most powerful Free and Open Source office suite on the market: Writer (word processing), Calc (spreadsheets), Impress (presentations), Draw (vector graphics and flowcharts), Base (databases), and Math (formula editing).

LibreOffice is a powerful office suite – its clean interface and feature-rich tools help you unleash your creativity and enhance your productivity. LibreOffice includes several applications that make it the most powerful Free and Open Source office suite on the market.

Download Mac File Size: 240 MB

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Icon MacVim 8.1.2168

MacVim is a port of the text editor Vim to macOS.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: macvim-dev
  • Modification Date: October 17, 2019
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.10 or higher - 64-bit

Download Mac File Size: 17 MB

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Icon MassReplaceIt 3.0

Have you ever wanted to change the extension of hundreds of files at once? Or have you ever needed to change an email address on 50 different pages of a website? Then MassReplaceIt is the tool for you.
MassReplaceIt takes a list of files, searches either their contents or their filenames, and replaces every occurrence of your search term with something else. Not only that, but it provides numerous features and options to give you control over the changes you want to make.
For example, you can optionally create a mask to filter which files are searched. Say you have a folder with thousands of documents inside it, but you only want to search html files modified in the last week. MassReplaceIt makes it easy to do this.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: HexMonkey Software
  • Modification Date: September 9, 2018
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher - 64-bit

Download Mac File Size: 893 Kb

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Icon Mellel 4.2.4

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, $59
  • Developer/Publisher: Mellel AAR
  • Modification Date: September 4, 2019
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 or higher - 64-bit

Download Mac File Size: 86.5 MB

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Icon Microsoft Office 2019 16.30

Word Processor (Word)
Spreadsheet (Excel)
Presentation (PowerPoint)
Notes (OneNote)
Email (Outlook) - Not available with Office Home and Student

Download Mac File Size: 4.1 GB - Office 365 Trial on the Mac App Store

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Download Mac Updates

Download Mac File Size: 1.1 GB - Word on the Mac App Store (Office 365)

Download iOS File Size: 281.9 MB - Word

Download Mac File Size: 814.4 MB - Excel on the Mac App Store (Office 365)

Download iOS File Size: 278.2 MB - Excel

Download Mac File Size: 428.1 MB - OneNote on the Mac App Store

Download iOS File Size: 220 MB - OneNote

Download Mac File Size: 732.3 MB - PowerPoint on the Mac App Store (Office 365)

Download iOS File Size: 266.2 MB - PowerPoint

Download Mac File Size: 800 MB - Outlook on the Mac App Store (Office 365)

Download iOS File Size: 33.3 MB - Outlook

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Icon Monodraw 1.4

Powerful ASCII art editor designed for the Mac.
Plain text has been around for decades and it's here to stay. Monodraw allows you to easily create text-based art (like diagrams, layouts, flow charts) and visually represent algorithms, data structures, binary formats and more. Because it's all just text, it can be easily embedded almost anywhere. Of course, exporting as images is also supported (PNG and SVG).
  • License: Shareware, $20
  • Developer/Publisher: Helftone Ltd
  • Modification Date: May 31, 2019
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.10 or higher - 64-bit

Download Mac File Size: 7.1 MB

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Icon NeoOffice 2017.20

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.

Download Mac File Size: 254.4 MB - App Store

Download Mac File Size: 256.8 MB - Demo - Cannot save documents

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Icon Nisus Thesaurus 1.2

Nisus Thesaurus is a fast electronic thesaurus that works with any services-aware application including Safari, Apple Mail, TextEdit, and more.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Nisus Software
  • Modification Date: August 21, 2019
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.11 or higher - 64-bit

Download Mac File Size: 10.3 MB

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Icon Nisus Writer Pro 3.0.3

Create beautiful documents with an intuitive interface, superior multilingual text support, unmatched compatibility, and an abundance of tools that allow you to write, edit, and polish your text.
  • License: Demo, Pro $65 - Express $20
  • Developer/Publisher: Nisus Software
  • Modification Date: August 19, 2019
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.11 or higher - 64-bit

Download Mac File Size: 256.7 MB - Pro

Download Mac File Size: 70.2 MB - Express 3.5.10

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Icon OpenOffice 4.1.7

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.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Apache
  • Modification Date: September 5, 2019
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher - 64-bit - Java Needed for Some Funtionality

Download Mac File Size: 173.4 MB

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Icon Pages 8.2

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: September 30, 2019
  • Requirements: macOS 10.14 or higher - 64-bit

Download Mac File Size: 262 MB

Download iOS File Size: 479.3 MB

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Icon Reference Miner 4.2.5

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: Buy, $3
  • Developer/Publisher: Sonny Software
  • Modification Date: June 22, 2019
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.10 or higher - 64-bit

Download Mac File Size: 11.7

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Icon Scrivener 3.1.4

Scrivener is the go-to app for writers of all kinds, used every day by best-selling novelists, screenwriters, non-fiction writers, students, academics, lawyers, journalists, translators and more. Scrivener won't tell you how to write - it simply provides everything you need to start writing and keep writing.
  • License: Shareware, $45
  • Developer/Publisher: Keith Blount/Literature & Latte
  • Modification Date: October 11, 2019
  • Requirements: macOS 10.12 or higher - 64-bit

Download Mac File Size: 110.8 MB

Download iOS File Size: 34.3 MB

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Icon SmartWrap 2.9.2

SmartWrap analyzes and re-formats messy text into readable, professional looking documents. Simple, time-saving and effective - anyone who works with words should have this!
  • License: Shareware, $10
  • Developer/Publisher: Sanford H. Selznick
  • Modification Date: January 16, 2017
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.9 or higher - 64-bit

Download Mac File Size: 1.6 MB

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Icon Smultron 12.0.1

You can use Smultron to create or edit any text document. Everything from a web page, a note or a script to any single piece of text or code.
Smultron is very easy to use, it is fast and uses powerful technologies like auto save. It helps you to do what you want to do without getting in your way. So you can save time and get things done. Use Smultron 10 for all your text needs.
  • License: Shareware, $10
  • Developer/Publisher: Peter Borg Apps
  • Modification Date: October 9, 2019
  • Requirements: macOS 10.14.4 or higher - 64-bit

Download Mac File Size: 5 MB

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Icon SubEthaEdit 5.1.1

The app that started the collaborative editing revolution is back. Write articles, code, notes or meeting minutes with friends – wherever they are. Ideal for extreme programming sessions, tutoring and creative writing. And now it is free and open source!

Collaboration
With the live collaboration feature you can connect to anyone in the local network, and if you enabled port forwarding anyone in the internet by sharing a link.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: SubEthaEdit Contributors — an open-source project organized by Dominik Wagner
  • Modification Date: October 6, 2019
  • Requirements: macOS 10.13 or higher - 64-bit

Download Mac File Size: 12.6 MB - App Store

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Icon Sublime Text 3.2.1

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: April 5, 2019
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher - 64-bit

Download Mac File Size: 16 MB

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Icon TextMate 2.0

Powerful and customizable text editor with support for a huge list of programming languages and developed as open source.
  • License: Shareware, $57
  • Developer/Publisher: MacroMates
  • Modification Date: September 15, 2019
  • Requirements: macOS 10.12 or higher - 64-bit

Download Mac File Size: 14.1 MB

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Icon TextSoap 8.4.10

Automatically remove unwanted characters, fix messed up carriage returns, and pretty much anything else you can imagine. Save time & effort. Be more productive.
Stop manually fixing text documents and emails. TextSoap can automate away all that tediousness.
  • License: Shareware, $45
  • Developer/Publisher: Unmarked Software
  • Modification Date: January 17, 2019
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.11 or higher - 64-bit

Download Mac File Size: 14.4 MB

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Icon UnicodeChecker 1.21.1

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: May 13, 2019
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher - 64-bit

Download Mac File Size: 3.6 MB

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Icon WordService 2.8.2

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: April 5, 2018
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6.8 or higher - 64-bit

Download Mac File Size: 623 Kb

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