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AbleWord Alternatives for Mac

AbleWord is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is Notion. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try LibreOffice - Writer or Apache OpenOffice Writer. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to AbleWord and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to AbleWord are Microsoft Word, AppFlowy, Walling and Pages.

AbleWord alternatives are mainly Word Processors but may also be Note-taking Tools or Todo List Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of AbleWord.
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  1. Notion icon

    With so many tools, it's hard to keep everyone on the same page. Notion is a new tool that unifies them all.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownNotion supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Support for LaTeXNotion supports LaTeX for text and math equation formatting.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Notion simultaneously.
    ⚫︎ Hierarchical StructureOrganize your notes, pages, documents, etc., hierarchically with Notion.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableNotion is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Web ClipperSave any page or content from the web with a single click with Notion.
    ⚫︎ Syntax HighlightingNotion supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
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  2. Writer has all the features you need from a modern, full-featured word processing or desktop publishing tool.

    ⚫︎ PortableLibreOffice - Writer can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Spell CheckingLibreOffice - Writer can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedLibreOffice - Writer is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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    Microsoft Word

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad

    Microsoft Word, part of the Microsoft Office Suite but also sold as a standalone application, is Microsoft's word processor.

    ⚫︎ Dark ModeMicrosoft Word supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Spell CheckingMicrosoft Word can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Microsoft Word simultaneously.
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    Apache OpenOffice Writer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Writer, part of the Apache OpenOffice suite, is an open-source word processor.

    ⚫︎ Spell CheckingApache OpenOffice Writer can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
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    AppFlowy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    AppFlowy is an open source alternative to Notion. You are in charge of your data and customizations.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedAppFlowy is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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    Walling

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • iPhone
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Working on a project, researching a topic or writing an article? Walling makes it easy to break down your ideas, refine them and visually organize them.

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Walling simultaneously.
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  7. Pages is a powerful word processor that lets you create stunning documents, and comes included with most Apple devices. And with real-time collaboration, your team can work together from anywhere, whether they’re on Mac, iPad, iPhone, or using a PC.

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Pages simultaneously.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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  8. WPS Writer, part of WPS Office , is dependable and fast word processing software that is highly compatible with Microsoft Word , and can read and edit DOC and DOCX formats.

    ⚫︎ Spell CheckingWPS Writer can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
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    Twake

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    Twake is a real-time teamwork platform. It is a suite of collaborative tools that includes the specificities of some bestsellers (Slack, Trello, Google Drive...).

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Twake simultaneously.
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  10. Craft is a tool for creating beautiful documents and notes and sharing your thoughts. Everything you crate in Craft can be shared with one tap. Craft supports inline markdown, backlinks, code snippets, images, videos, attaching PDF files, and rich link previews.

    ⚫︎ Lightweight Craft - Docs and Notes Editor consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Handwritten Notes Craft - Docs and Notes Editor supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    ⚫︎ Sync Across Devices Craft - Docs and Notes Editor can sync your data across devices like your phone, desktop and tablet
    ⚫︎ Dark Mode Craft - Docs and Notes Editor supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in Craft - Docs and Notes Editor simultaneously.
    ⚫︎ File Versioning Craft - Docs and Notes Editor has a version system that lets you view and go back to older versions of the project/file/document.
    ⚫︎ Works Offline Craft - Docs and Notes Editor can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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