WordPad Alternatives for Mac

    WordPad is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is LibreOffice - Writer, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to WordPad and 19 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to WordPad are Notion (Freemium), Microsoft Word (Paid), Scrivener (Paid) and Apache OpenOffice Writer (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 11, 2021

    1. Writer has all the features you need from a modern, full-featured word processing or desktop publishing tool.
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      LibreOffice - Writer vs WordPad opinions
      Some users think LibreOffice - Writer is a great alternative to WordPad, some don't.
      Wordpad is too simple compared to Wordpad. I'm looking for a super lightweight word processor like Wordpad for Linux so I can quickly write simple RTF documents when I don't need the features of LibreOffice. LibreOffice has more features but isn't as lightweight and fast.
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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      Very much like Microsoft Office and Wordpad combined! Extremely easy to use interface and has no limited features! Best of all FREE! Unlike Micro's BS greed, they want you to pay for a better notepad alternative and there it was just sitting around the corners of the net while many of no-brainers like me had no clue such an amazing thing like Libre exist! Thank you very much Libre! You saved not only our time searching further but also saved our wallets!
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      flcferreira Writer is great for heavy text processing work. But the intention of using Wordpad or something alike is to have a lighter, faster, simpler text processor that is not as simple as Notepad.
      Negative comment about 2 months ago

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      Using it to write my novels. Paying for Wordpad isn't necessary as long as I have this software.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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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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      playmobilmeister more advanced, but still quote easy to use as a simple text editor
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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      flcferreira Notion is a great promise if and only if you are to take the time needed for the learning curve. It is so heavy in features that it does not compare to the simplicity of Wordpad. Notion's thing is to allow the creation of personal databases. Wordpad's thing is to simply write some text that doesn't require heavy editting.
      Negative comment about 2 months ago

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    3. Microsoft Word, part of the Microsoft Office Suite but also sold as a standalone application, is Microsoft's word processor.
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      Some users think Microsoft Word is a great alternative to WordPad, some don't.
      flcferreira It isn't cheap. And it may be heavier to load than Wordpad. Otherwise, it is a great option.
      Negative comment about 2 months ago

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      Not lightweight, costs a decent amount of money. In short, not suitable if you only need something comparable to MS Wordpad.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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      is a superset of wordpad so yes you can use word to fully replace word pad.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Wordpad comes with Windows, but Word is commercial and has more features than Wordpad. Word may have more features, but is slower, while Wordpad is super lightweight and simple. I'm looking for a lightweight and fast word processor for Linux so I can write quick RTF documents when I don't need the advanced features of a full-fledged word processor, like Wordpad for Windows.
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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    4. Typewriter. Ring-binder. Scrapbook. Scrivener combines everything you need to craft your first draft, from nascent notion to final full stop.
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    5. Writer, part of the Apache OpenOffice suite, is an open-source word processor.
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    6. 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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    7. 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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      Modern Microsoft Word Look-Alike that opens MUCH faster than Word! Has EVERYTHING you need. Not as bloated as Libre. Stable, Familiar UI, and most importantly....FREE!
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    8. Switch effortlessly between using the keyboard and your voice to type out notes. Work smarter and more productively with fast, accurate dictation and transcription using Dictanote.
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    9. Twake is a real-time teamwork platform. It is a suite of collaborative tools that includes the specificities of some best-sellers (slack, trello, google drive,...).
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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.
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