Bean for Mac

Bean for Mac

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0.7
  • Total Downloads:
    44,731
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 16, 2012
  • 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

"compact,easy to use"

February 25, 2012  |  By dvb1964

 |  Version: Bean 3.0.7

Pros

Ease of use

Cons

Did not find any

Summary

Great choice

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4 stars

"For free it is one of the best."

February 24, 2012  |  By j.pringle

 |  Version: Bean 3.0.7

Pros

Does exactly what you want it to do.

Cons

Latest version 3.0.7 seems to have it all working. No problems yet.

Summary

Not quite as sophisticated as some more expensive word processing apps. but for FREE it is one of the best for the Mac. It is streets ahead of TextEdit. It will do me. AAAA

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.0.7
Bugfixes, Enhancements, French Localization.
General
Publisher Bean
Publisher web site http://www.bean-osx.com/Bean.html
Release Date February 16, 2012
Date Added February 16, 2012
Version 3.0.7
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Word Processing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Macintosh
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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