Bean for Mac

Bean for Mac

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.4.5
  • Total Downloads:
    44,731
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 15, 2011
  • Price:
    Free

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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5 stars

"I wish this had been on my Mac for the last three years"

December 24, 2011  |  By f5mando

 |  Version: Bean 2.4.5

Pros

This should be standard kit for any Mac. So fast to launch. As fast as 'text edit' in Mac, but murch moe friendly and pretty, too.
It's my favorite, now. I look for reasons to open a word document, just to see how quick it flashes onto the screen. Come on in. The water's fine.

Cons

None found, but I'm not looking too hard.

Summary

Get it.

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3 stars

"Nice but the full version is costly!"

December 22, 2011  |  By fitzt

 |  Version: Bean 2.4.5

Pros

Cost of the update

Cons

None that I have found

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5 stars

"Smooth an simple but have not had extensive use yet."

December 22, 2011  |  By mtmurphy

 |  Version: Bean 2.4.5

Pros

Ease of use is the best so far

Cons

none yet, will keep you posted if there's a problem

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4 stars

"like it and it is FREE!"

December 18, 2011  |  By pointer165-2009

 |  Version: Bean 2.4.5

Pros

Bean is good enough for me..and chesp:-)

Cons

none so far

Summary

I have NO CLUE why Apple gives me a new iMac and NO WORD PROCESSING app...textedit you can only do so much, don't like pdf..we used to have one..maybe I don't see it..

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.4.5
Fixed a problem where the Full Screen menu item did not work under 10.7 Lion.
General
Publisher Bean
Publisher web site http://www.bean-osx.com/Bean.html
Release Date December 15, 2011
Date Added December 15, 2011
Version 2.4.5
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Word Processing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.09MB
File Name Bean-Install.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 44,731
Downloads Last Week 42
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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