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Bean is described as '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' and is a Word Processor in the office & productivity category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Bean for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, iPhone and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Notion. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try LibreOffice - Writer or Google Docs. Other great apps like Bean are Microsoft Word, Manuskript, Apache OpenOffice Writer and AbiWord.

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

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    It is too web based, esp for someone on the move often, esp through web-free zones. I am trying to detangle my life, Clouds do the opposite IMHO. Cheers

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

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  3. 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:

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

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  5. Manuskript is an open-source tool for writers, with outliner, character management, plot development, distraction-free editor, etc.

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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.

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    AbiWord

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • Haiku
    • GTK+
    • AmigaOS

    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 (PowerPC), ReactOS, BeOS (unsupported), AmigaOS 4.

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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.

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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.

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  10. 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.

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