Word Processing & Text Editors
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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.
Download File Size: 15.8 MB - 6.2.9 updater
Download File Size: 4411 Kb - 6.0.4 updater - May 30, 2000
Download File Size: 1311 Kb - 5.0.4 updater - October 26, 1999
Aquamacs Emacs 3.4
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.
Download File Size: 67.3 MB
aText accelerates your typing by replacing abbreviations with frequently used phrases you define.
Download File Size: 2.6 MB
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.
Download File Size: 162.3 MB
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.
Download File Size: 14.6 MB
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.
Download File Size: 3.2 MB
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.
Download File Size: 19.3 MB
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.
Download File Size: 53 MB
Cisdem PDF Converter OCR 6.3.0
Convert PDF to Word, PPT, Text, Rtfd, ePub, Html, Keynote, Pages, Image, and create/merge files to PDF accurately with advanced Mac PDF converter. Keep original layout without data loss.
Cisdem PDF Converter OCR with OCR to convert scanned PDFs and images into editable files
Download File Size: 388.5 - Cisdem PDF Converter OCR 6.2.0 - November 1, 2018
Download File Size: 10.9 MB - Cisdem PDF Converter 6.0 - October 31, 2018
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
Download File Size: 28.3 MB
Download File Size: 28.2 MB - App Store
Make the dream of the paperless office come true with DEVONthink and keep all your
text and RTF 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
Download File Size: 22.8 MB - Personal Edition
Download File Size: 36.5 MB - Pro Edition - Archives email, RSS feeds
Download File Size: 43.2 MB - Pro Office Edition - Has OCR
Download File Size: 150.9 MB
EndNote X9 19.1.1
Leave behind the tedious work of formatting bibliographies, finding full text, and searching for references.
More than just a reference manager.
EndNote moves you through the research process as you search, organize, write, publish and share.
Download File Size: 89.7
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.
Download File Size: 68.5 MB
FineReader Pro 12.1.12
Delivers the reliability you'd expect from a world-leader in OCR software. Easily transform paper documents, PDFs and digital photos of text into editable and searchable files. No more manual retyping or reformatting. Instead you can search, share, archive, and copy information from documents for reuse and quotation - saving you time, effort and hassles.
Download File Size: 618.1 - Demo
Download File Size: 618.8 - Update
Grammarian Pro 2.1.1
Grammarian PRO, the professional writer's tool kit, is the ultimate writing tool to combat those embarrassing writing errors that everyone tends to make, a universal interactive grammar check, contextual spelling check, punctuation check, dictionary, thesaurus, AutoCorrect, and AutoType tool that virtually works within every program on your computer.
Download File Size: 18.6
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 File Size: 245.8 MB
MacVim is a port of the text editor Vim to macOS.
Download File Size: 16.9 MB
Mariner Write 3.9.5
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.
Download File Size: 11.5 MB
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.
Download File Size: 893 Kb
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.
Download File Size: 90.6 MB
Microsoft Office 2019 16.26
Word Processor (Word)
Email (Outlook) - Not available with Office Home and Student
Download File Size: 4.1 GB - Office 365 Trial on the Mac App Store
Download Office 365 Trial - Credit Card Needed for Trial
Download File Size: 1 GB - Word on the Mac App Store (Office 365)
Download File Size: 273.8 MB - Word
Download File Size: 860.4 MB - Excel on the Mac App Store (Office 365)
Download File Size: 268.4 MB - Excel
Download File Size: 426.4 MB - OneNote on the Mac App Store
Download File Size: 206.8 MB - OneNote
Download File Size: 729 MB - PowerPoint on the Mac App Store (Office 365)
Download File Size: 256.9 MB - PowerPoint
Download File Size: 867.2 MB - Outlook on the Mac App Store (Office 365)
Download File Size: 259.9 MB - Outlook
Download File Size: 119.1 MB - Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.7.7 Update - Mac OS X version 10.5.8 or higher - September 5, 2017 - 32-bit
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).
Download File Size: 7.1 MB
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 File Size: 254.4 MB - App Store
Download File Size: 255.6 MB - Demo
Nisus Thesaurus 1.1.4
Nisus Thesaurus is a fast electronic thesaurus that works with any services-aware application including Safari, Apple Mail, TextEdit, and more.
Download File Size: 20.3 MB
Nisus Writer Pro 3.0.1
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.
Download File Size: 329.5 MB - Pro
Download File Size: 70.2 MB - Express 3.5.10
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.
Download File Size: 173.9 MB
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.
Download File Size: 307.6 MB
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PDF OCR X 3.0.10
PDF OCR X is a simple drag-and-drop utility for Mac OS X and Windows, that converts your PDFs and images into text documents or searchable PDF files. It uses advanced OCR (optical character recognition) technology to extract the text of the PDF even if that text is contained in an image. This is particularly useful for dealing with PDFs that were created via a Scan-to-PDF function in a scanner or photo copier.
Download File Size: 40.1 MB
* Support for all scanners that are supported by the Mac OS X Image Capture application (please check that using the scanner in Image Capture works before purchasing to be sure)
* Optical character recognition (OCR) to make the document searchable, allow to find it via Spotlight and other search tools or copy the text.
* Supported OCR languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian and Finnish
* Intuitive and fast user interface to reorder, delete or edit pages
* Fully automatic straightening of crooked pages (deskew)
* Full multithreading support
* Scanning, OCR and straightening is done on multiple pages in parallel and you can even reorder or delete pages while PDFScanner is still working
* "Fake Duplex“ mode to simplify scanning of double sided documents without a duplex scanner
* Saving to PDF (optionally compressing the scan inside the PDF to save disk space)
* It is also possible to open or import existing PDF documents and perform OCR on them via a menu option (the language can be set in the Preferences).
* These features make PDFScanner the perfect software for people who own an all-in-one printer with an ADF (automatic document feeder) scanner which often come with crappy scanning software for Macs (or even without any software besides the driver at all).
Download File Size: 117.1 MB
RagTime is a unique and professional publishing software for tasks in the fields of graphical design, prepress, office, and database publishing. Where office applications reach their limits and DTP programs are far too complex, RagTime allows you to work more productively. RagTime combines powerful word processing, comprehensive spreadsheets, professional imaging and powerful graphs to a comfortable layout environment for Mac and Windows users. The output on a printer or as a PDF document is always of a high quality. All elements of a page – pictures, tables, text and graphics - keep their fixed positions even if printing on another device. This is an essential for high-level design.
Download File Size: 279.4 MB
Reference Miner 4.2.3
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.
Download File Size: 11.7
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.
Download File Size: 113.8 MB
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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!
Download File Size: 1.6 MB
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.
Download File Size: 13.2 MB
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!
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.
Download File Size: 21 MB - App Store version 5.0.2
Download File Size: 22.4 MB - version 5.0.1
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.
Download File Size: 16 MB
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.
Download File Size: 11.9 MB
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.
Download File Size: 13.6 MB
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.
Download File Size: 14.4 MB
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!
Download File Size: 19 MB
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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.
Download File Size: 7 MB
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.
Download File Size: 3.6 MB
WordService provides a large number of commands for working with selected text:
Download File Size: 623 Kb
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