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 enough for a quick memo, but powerful enough to create complete books with contents, diagrams, indexes...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • 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 other people in real time. Here's what you can do with Google Docs: • Upload a Word document...

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad

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  • Microsoft Office Word icon

    Microsoft Office Word

    Microsoft Word, part of the Microsoft Office Suite but also sold as a standalone application, is Microsoft's word processor. Its proprietary (but open-specification) DOC format is considered a...

    Commercial Mac Windows Android iPhone Windows RT Android Tablet ... Windows Phone iPad

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  • Apache OpenOffice Writer icon

    Apache OpenOffice Writer

    Writer, part of the Apache OpenOffice suite, is an open-source word processor. It supports the ISO standard Open Document Format (ODF) for data interchange as its default file format, as well as Microsoft...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • AbiWord icon

    AbiWord

    AbiWord is a free software word processor. The name "AbiWord" (pronounced "Abby Word") is derived from the root of the Spanish word "abierto", meaning "open". It runs on Linux, Mac OS X...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com 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 designer the next, always with a perfect document in the works.

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

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  • WriteRoom icon

    WriteRoom

    For Mac users to write without distractions. WriteRoom is a full screen writing environment. Unlike the cluttered word processors you're used to, WriteRoom lets you focus on writing. Requires Mac OS X 10.7+

    Commercial Mac

    • Discontinued The program is no longer available for iOS. The Mac version, v3.2.1, released in August 2012, can be still bought from the AppStore.
  • 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 them with anyone. Zoho can allow multiple users to work on a document simultaneously. Import...

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

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  • Organon icon

    Organon

    Organon is a plugin for LibreOffice and OpenOffice. Organon allows to split up large texts into parts, allows tagging and opening parts of the project in new tabs. Parts are shown in a treeview. Entries can be moved by...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux LibreOffice Apache OpenOffice

  • OmmWriter icon

    OmmWriter

    Ommwriter is a simple text processor that firmly believes in making writing a pleasure once again, reinvindicating the close relationship between writer and paper. The more intimate the relation, the smoother the flow of inspiration.

    Commercial Mac Windows iPad

  • NeoOffice icon

    NeoOffice

    NeoOffice is a full-featured set of office applications (including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, drawing, and database programs) for Mac OS X. Based on the OpenOffice.org office suite, NeoOffice has integrated dozens of...

    Commercial Mac

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  • 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 powerful and efficient, Atlantis will be the perfect companion for a wide range of your word...

    Freemium Windows Windows RT

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  • 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 editor focuses on the content rather than the layout, so that with the same text, you can later on...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

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  • 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 Writer Pro, Express features the same elegant user interface and compatibility that has been...

    Commercial Mac

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  • 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

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  • WebODF icon

    WebODF

    WebODF is a JavaScript library that makes it easy to add Open Document Format (ODF) support to your website and to your mobile or desktop application. It uses HTML and CSS to display ODF documents.

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

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  • ConstEdit icon

    ConstEdit

    ConstEdit is a word processor that writes documents in the html format, which is the standard internet webpage format. Documents written with ConstEdit can therefore be directly viewed with a web-browser.

    Free Personal Windows

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  • Documents Viewer icon

    Documents Viewer

    Documents Viewer allows you to preview Word, Excel and Powerpoint documents on iPad as Microsoft Office originally displays them. Documents Viewer gives possibility to open password-protected files, print and convert them to PDF, etc.

    Freemium iPad

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    • Discontinued The app is no longer updated. Last version, 1.0.0, released in April 2014, can be still downloaded from the AppStore.
  • 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

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  • iText icon

    iText

    iText is an intuitive and refined text editor with word processing completely rewritten in Cocoa (so works with Afloat), and is suitable for both Power PC and Intel Macs. iText provides the simplest way to make gorgeous manuscripts on...

    Freemium Mac iPhone iPad

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  • MarkMyWords icon

    MarkMyWords

    MarkMyWords is the ideal markup-writing tool for authors. By using Markdown, MultiMarkdown, Textile, Wikitext, HTML or BBCode MarkMyWords makes writing articles for the web a breeze and remains platform-independent by using plain text...

    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.

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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.

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