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Bean for Mac

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  • Date Added:
    Jul. 01, 2012
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Editors' Review


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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1 stars

"App froze when I added a photo"

July 20, 2012  |  By jhcantwell

 |  Version: Bean 3.2.0


None that I can think of since it froze on me. I could not center the photo in the document and it just quit on me.


See above. Cannot save file is many various formats such as pdf, jpg, etc.


Maybe it will work for you.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.2.0

- New in this version: Fixed some memory leaks, made Bean GateKeeper-friendly.
- Added: Brazilian Portuguese and Dutch localizations.
- Localized for: Brazilian Portuguese, Catalan, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Slovak.
Publisher Bean
Publisher web site http://www.bean-osx.com/Bean.html
Release Date July 01, 2012
Date Added July 01, 2012
Version 3.2.0
Category Business Software
Subcategory Word Processing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel/10.7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.09MB
File Name Bean-Install.zip
Total Downloads 46,494
Downloads Last Week 14
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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