Bean for Mac

Bean for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 85 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.2.5
  • Total Downloads:
    45,490
  • Date Added:
    March 09, 2013
  • File Size:
    3.09MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    54
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel/10.7/10.8

Editors' Review

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Bean is a free, compact, easy-to-use text editor that occupies the middle ground between bare-bones apps like TextEdit and more full-featured (and more expensive) word processors.

Bean launches quickly and uses minimal resources, while giving you access to rich features such as live word count, tabbed documents, templates for boilerplate and automatic dates, page layout settings and in-line graphics, dictionary integration, word completion, plenty of import and export options, a search panel that can handle regular expressions, and an Inspector panel for making tweaks to text, format, and spacing.

Bean can't handle some specialized tasks, like footnotes and predefined styles, but this open-source editor gives you a lot of functionality at no cost--in a well-designed, pleasant-to-use interface, including optional split-screen editing and a two-up layout view.

Anyone looking to get a little more out of a free word processor with strong basic features and some extras should give Bean a try.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Not User friendly."

May 25, 2014  |  By JVENTURA7

 |  Version: Bean 3.2.5

Pros

Has only one Font that I like.

Cons

Not User friendly.
Has one of the style of fonts that I use on a daily basis when I write MY Daily Letter to MY Fiancee in the Ukraine for the past several years but the new versions of other Word Possessors have removed that Font and some others and most Fonts look the same in many ways with not much difference but the Size and boldness but still the same font as in a different shade of RED.... It is still RED
Going from Bold Print to standard one cannot see the difference if there is any???? I change up MY Text when I write MY letter to express different thoughts I want to Express and Stress and this Program does not do this for what I want so I give it a #1 rating.... Nice Try but no cigar!!!

Summary

Not worth the time or effort to even try to bother trying to learn and understand..... Too many moves to achieve a single simple task.....
I am not easily impressed and this Program did not empress ME!!

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5 stars

"Simple, small program for alphabetically sorting a list"

March 07, 2014  |  By ShipsLantern

 |  Version: Bean 3.2.5

Pros

Very cool little program and perfect for sorting a list, which you would otherwise have to use a spreadsheet program or large word processing application. TextEdit should have this feature

Cons

There are no cons.

Summary

Great little program and I can see why 44,000 have downloaded it. I searched all over the place to find a small program to sort alphabetically.

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5 stars

"quick easy and efficient"

December 12, 2013  |  By catgil3

 |  Version: Bean 3.2.5

Pros

-small program, quick to start and work i
-allows columns
-allows caps/lower case! in version 3 (not in version 2)
-can "remove styles" easily

Cons

would like keyboard shortcuts for caps etc. but i can add those in mac.
no real complaints

Summary

I use it all the time

Updated on Dec 16, 2013

Date & Time Stamp, missing option
Actually, I do have one disappointment. I miss the Long Date & Time stamp including Weekday and Time (Thursday, December 10, etc) that was available in version 2. Version 3 allows variations, but no complete one, and none with Weekeday.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.2.5
Bug fix.
General
Publisher Bean
Publisher web site http://www.bean-osx.com/Bean.html
Release Date March 09, 2013
Date Added March 09, 2013
Version 3.2.5
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Word Processing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.09MB
File Name Bean-Install.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 45,490
Downloads Last Week 54
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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