John Naughton had a request from a friend for an alternative to MS Word on a Mac. John pointed him in the direction of TextEdit (Windows users, think WordPad), which comes built into OSX. One issue with this was the lack of a wordcount function, which was soon sorted by an extra little bit of software.
I’ve been doing some digging into Mac word processing, and here are some other options:
- AbiWord – standalone wysiwyg word processor
- NeoOffice – Mac friendly port of…
- OpenOffice – the open source MS Office challenger
- TextWrangler – for pure text editing, no frills or fancy fonts!
Incidentally, I also came across this page, which might prove useful.