Bean Alternatives

    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 an app in the Office & Productivity category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Bean for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Online / Web-based, Linux and iPhone. The best alternative is LibreOffice - Writer, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Bean are Notion (Freemium), Google Docs (Free), Microsoft Word (Paid) and Manuskript (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 22, 2021

    1. Writer has all the features you need from a modern, full-featured word processing or desktop publishing tool.
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    2. With so many tools, it's hard to keep everyone on the same page. Notion is a new tool that unifies them all. It's like Google Docs, but everything is organized and discoverable by your team. Real collaboration in real-time.
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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 Jen
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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.
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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. Outliner Organize your thoughts and snippets in a hierarchical manner. Organize them as you wish, reorganize them on the go.
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    6. Writer, part of the Apache OpenOffice suite, is an open-source word processor.
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    7. 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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    8. 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.
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    9. 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. 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.
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