Alternatives to Bean for all platforms with any license

  • LibreOffice - Writer icon

    LibreOffice - Writer

    Writer has all the features you need from a modern, full-featured word processing or desktop publishing tool. It's simple...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Google Drive - Docs icon

    Google Drive - Docs

    Google Docs is an online word processor, part of Google Drive , that lets you create and format text documents and collaborate with...

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad

  • AbiWord icon


    AbiWord is a free software word processor. The name "AbiWord" (pronounced "Abby Word") is derived from the root of...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD Haiku AmigaOS Xfce

  • iWork - Pages icon

    iWork - Pages

    Pages is a streamlined word processor and an easy-to-use page layout tool for the Mac. It allows you to be a writer one minute and a...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

  • Write! icon


    Write! is a distraction-free text editor that boosts your productivity. It supports markdown syntax, spell-checker, cloud integration...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

  • WPS Writer icon

    WPS Writer

    WPS Writer, part of WPS Office , is dependable and fast word processing software that is highly...

    Freemium Windows Linux

  • WriteRoom icon

    WriteRoom Discontinued

    For Mac users to write without distractions. WriteRoom is a full screen writing environment. Unlike the cluttered word processors...

    Commercial Mac

  • Byword icon


    Byword is designed to make writing more enjoyable with Markdown on your Mac, iPhone and iPad. Features - Designed to make writing...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

  • Organon icon


    Organon is a plugin for LibreOffice and OpenOffice. Organon allows to split up large texts into parts, allows tagging and opening...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux LibreOffice Apache OpenOffice

  • OmPad icon


    OmPad is a free, simple, powerful, beautiful and minimal writing app that helps you focus and concentrate on writing great content....

    Free Web / Cloud

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  • OmmWriter icon


    Ommwriter is a simple text processor that firmly believes in making writing a pleasure once again, reinvindicating the close...

    Commercial Mac Windows iPad

  • Manuskript icon


    Open-source tool for writers. With outliner, character management, plot development, distraction-free editor, etc.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Zoho Writer icon

    Zoho Writer

    An online word processor that lets you create and edit documents in your web browser and save them in the cloud, so that you can share...

    Free Personal Web / Cloud Android iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad ... Chrome

  • Fidus Writer icon

    Fidus Writer

    Fidus Writer is an online collaborative LaTeX editor especially made for academics who need to use citations and/or formulas. The...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

  • NeoOffice icon


    NeoOffice is a full-featured set of office applications (including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, drawing, and database...

    Commercial Mac

  • Atlantis Word Processor icon

    Atlantis Word Processor

    Atlantis is an innovative, no-nonsense word processor carefully designed with the end-user in mind. Compact, fast-loading, but still...

    Freemium Windows Windows RT

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  • Notion icon


    Notion is an expressive and collaborative document editor that gives your ideas a place to grow Drag. Drop. Work as fluidly as you...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • TextMaker icon


    TextMaker is a Microsoft Word-compatible word processor, part of SoftMaker FreeOffice. It's...

    Freemium Windows Linux Windows Mobile Android Android Tablet

  • Nisus Writer icon

    Nisus Writer

    Nisus Writer feels like home with support for Mac OS X autosave, document versioning, and iCloud. Built from the same core as Nisus...

    Commercial Mac

  • True Novelist icon

    True Novelist

    Writing a novel is a large undertaking. True Novelist was created to make the process as easy as possible for authors.

    Free Web / Cloud

  • WebODF icon


    WebODF is a JavaScript library that makes it easy to add Open Document Format (ODF) support to your website and to your mobile or...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

  • Airborn OS icon

    Airborn OS

    Store and edit documents in the cloud without sacrificing your privacy

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • 750 Words icon

    750 Words

    750 Words is an online plain text editor with autosave and fullscreen edit options, 750 Words also lets you track your progress and...

    Commercial Web / Cloud

  • ConstEdit icon


    ConstEdit is a word processor that writes documents in the html format, which is the standard internet webpage format. Documents...

    Free Personal Windows

  • Mellel icon


    A Multilingual word processor that lets you paste images, objects and make tables

    Commercial Mac iPad

  • Simple Words icon

    Simple Words Discontinued

    Simple Words is an easy-to-use yet robust word processor with a modern user interface, Rich Text processing, and compatibility with...

    Commercial Windows

  • Documents Viewer icon

    Documents Viewer Discontinued

    Documents Viewer allows you to preview Word, Excel and Powerpoint documents on iPad as Microsoft Office originally displays them....

    Freemium iPad

  • Cisdem PDFSigner for Mac icon

    Cisdem PDFSigner for Mac

    Free Cisdem PDFSigner for Mac lets you sign PDF securely and legally. Even without printer and scanner, you can directly sign PDF with...

    Free macOS

  • Write 2 icon

    Write 2

    Write 2 is a cute lightweight word processor for our daily writing tasks. It is fast, clean, intuitive to use and has a native...

    Commercial Mac

  • Mariner Write icon

    Mariner Write

    Mariner Write is your Mac OS X go-to word processing tool if your a professional writer, educator or student.

    Commercial Mac

  • iText icon


    iText is an intuitive and refined text editor with word processing completely rewritten in Cocoa (so works with Afloat), and is...

    Freemium Mac Windows iPhone iPad

  • MarkMyWords icon


    MarkMyWords is the ideal markup-writing tool for authors. By using Markdown, MultiMarkdown, Textile, Wikitext, HTML or BBCode...

    Commercial Mac

Bean Comments

Bean improve (v. 3) and becomes closed source

Comment by malagoli
about Bean Jan 2012

The developer of Bean released on January 1st a new version (3.0.3) with many improvements, but this software is now close source. The software is still provided at no cost.

According to the web page of the project, Bean version 2.4.x will continue to be open source software.


One of the first things to install on a new mac. Light and ...

Comment by tabakis
about Bean Jun 2011

One of the first things to install on a new mac. Light and to the point.