Category:macOS word processors
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The following 14 pages are in this category, out of 14 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 14 pages are in this category, out of 14 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. AbiWord – AbiWord is a free and open-source software word processor written in C++. Since version 3 it is based on GTK+3, the name AbiWord is derived from the root of the Spanish word abierto, meaning open. It now runs on Linux, Microsoft Windows, ReactOS, Solaris, AmigaOS4.0, MeeGo, Maemo QNX, the macOS port has remained on version 2.4 since 2005, although the current version does run non-natively on macOS through XQuartz. AbiWord is part of the AbiSource project which develops a number of office-related technologies, the software is available on Android devices as part of the Debian noroot package from the Google Play Store. The Presentation view of AbiWord, which permits easy display of presentations created in AbiWord on screen-sized pages, is another feature not often found in word processors, AbiWord generally works similarly to classic versions of Microsoft Word, as direct ease of migration was a high priority early goal. While many interface similarities remain, cloning the Word interface is no longer a top priority, the interface is intended to follow user interface guidelines for each respective platform. AbiWord comes with several import and export filters providing a support for such formats as HTML, Microsoft Word, Office Open XML, OpenDocument Text, Rich Text Format. LaTeX is supported for export only, plug-in filters are available to deal with many other formats, notably WordPerfect documents. The native file format. abw, uses XML, so as to mitigate vendor lock-in concerns with respect to interoperability, the AbiWord project includes a US English-only grammar checking plugin using Link Grammar. AbiWord had grammar checking before any open source word processor. Link Grammar is both a theory of syntax and an open source parser which is now developed by the AbiWord project, list of word processors Comparison of word processors Office Open XML software OpenDocument software Official website Andrew Leonard, Abiword Up. History of the project and comparison with closed source development, interview with Development team after 2.6 release AbiWord, A Small, Swift Word Processor
2. Bean (software) – Bean is a word processor for Mac OS X. It is no longer being developed, however it is available for download. Originally free and open source software Bean became closed source at version 3, however, the Bean executable is still distributed free of charge. According to its author, James Hoover, Bean is not meant to replace Microsoft Word, many of Beans operations are carried out by the underlying Cocoa framework of Mac OS X. The name Bean is a play on Cocoa and Java, two popular programming frameworks, after the release of Bean 3.2.2 in November 2012, Hoover announced that active development of Bean will cease. Bean will remain available for download at the bean-osx. com website and it may even be updated as necessary to keep the app running on future versions of OS X. Also, Ill try to continue technical support at the usual email address. Since this announcement, Hoover has provided three further updates or fixes for Bean, reaching version number 3.2.5 by March 2013, the design of Bean was heavily influenced by Marten Van De Kraats article Lean Word Processor Specifics. While Bean is not designed to compete with programs like LibreOffice Writer, OpenOffice. org Writer, or Microsoft Word, starting with version 3, Bean has a completely new user interface with an emphasis on simplicity. A floating windows option Dictionary, word completion, etc, as of version 3, Tabbed editing Ability to resize the width of the draft edit view within its window It also includes full screen mode, which only displays the text. The following features are missing, footnotes, pre-defined text styles
3. GNU TeXmacs – GNU TeXmacs is a free scientific word processor and typesetting component of the GNU Project. It was inspired by TeX and GNU Emacs, though it shares no code with those programs and it is written and maintained by Joris van der Hoeven. The program produces structured documents with a WYSIWYW user interface, new document styles can be created by the user. The editor provides high-quality typesetting algorithms and TeX fonts for publishing professional looking documents, TeXmacs can handle mathematical formulas and is used as a front-end to a number of computer algebra systems such as Maxima and SageMath. TeXmacs also supports a Scheme extension language called Guile for customizing the program, like many WYSIWYG editors, authors manipulate a document on screen which should print to a similar looking paper copy. The goal of TeXmacs is to provide a WYSIWYG editor that makes it possible to write correctly structured documents with aesthetically pleasing typesetting results. TeXmacs is not a front-end to LaTeX but TeXmacs documents can be converted to either TeX or LaTeX, LaTeX also can be imported, and both import to HTML, Scheme, Verbatim, and XML and export to them is provided. There is a converter for MathML as well, and TeXmacs can output PDF, TeXmacs currently runs on most Unix-based architectures including Linux, FreeBSD, Cygwin and macOS. Along with the Cygwin version, a native beta port is available for Microsoft Windows, TeXmacs also features a presentation mode and there are plans to evolve towards a complete scientific office suite with spreadsheet capacities and a technical drawing editor. TeXmacs facilitates the inputting of mathematical formulas by mapping sequences of symbols to symbols. For example, the symbol ⇒ can be input by typing =>, some symbols have no such representation. These can be input with tab key and this keyboard-based entry differs from other formulae editors, that tend to provide point-an-click menus for this task. It is possible to use TeXmacs as a processor, using X virtual framebuffer to avoid opening unwanted windows while processing. For example, the command xvfb-run texmacs --convert article. tm article. pdf --quit generates a PDF file article. pdf from a TeXmacs document article. tm, TeXmacs has back-ends supporting many technologies
4. Hangul (word processor) – Hangul is a proprietary word processing application published by the South Korean company Hancom Inc. Hanguls specialized support for the Korean written language has gained it widespread use in South Korea, the softwares name is derived from the Korean word Hangul for the alphabet used to write Korean. Hangul saves documents in HWP format, with the filename extension *. hwp and it is one of the standard document formats of the South Korean government. It is widely used for a number of reasons, Koreans require DTP level layout features to word processor, HWP files, up to the versions created with Hangul 97, can be opened with OpenOffice. org or LibreOffice. These later versions of Hangul do not provide support for opening and saving of files in Microsoft Word format, consequently, Korean Hangul users may often send files to non-Koreans in. hwp format, not realizing the recipient will be unable to open such files. Hangul was intended in 2009 to gain support for reading and writing of Office Open XML, the HWP binary format specification has been published online free by Hancom on June 29,2010. Haansoft released Office 2010 SE which is an English Edition of Hancom office that includes the following applications, hancell is a spreadsheet Software for efficient data processing and analysis. Hancom Office Haansoft offers a freely available Hangul document viewer program called Hancom Office Viewer 2010 SE, Haansoft was on the verge of bankruptcy after the release of its 2002 version, due to the widespread use of illegal copies. A campaign to support the development of Korean software and promote the purchase of copies of Hangul allowed Haansoft to recover. Hangul has many versions, the latest of which is Hangul NEO for Windows, Hangul 2008 Linux for Linux, and Hangul 2014 for Mac
5. IBM Lotus Symphony – IBM Lotus Symphony was a proprietary software suite of applications for creating, editing, and sharing text, spreadsheet, presentations and other documents and browsing the world wide web. First released in 2007, the suite has a similar to the 1980s MS-DOS Lotus Symphony suite. The previous Lotus application suite, Lotus SmartSuite, is also unrelated, Symphony supports the OpenDocument formats as well as the binary Microsoft Office formats. It can also export Portable Document Format files and import Office Open XML files, previous support for Lotus SmartSuite formats was disabled in Symphony 3. Symphony is based on Eclipse Rich Client Platform from IBM Lotus Expeditor, in 2009, IBM created development tools for BlackBerry smartphones to link to IBMs business software, which also allow opening ODF file-formats, following a full Symphony later. Lotus Symphony 3.0.1 added enhancements including support for one million spreadsheet rows, bubble charts, on 27 March 2012 a first fixpack update for Lotus Symphony 3.0.1 was released. On 29 November 2012 a second update for Lotus Symphony 3.0.1 was released. A web based version of Symphony, called LotusLive Symphony, was launched in 2011, Symphony has its roots in the IBM Workplace Managed Client component of IBM Workplace. In 2006, IBM introduced Workplace Managed Client version 2.6, which included productivity tools — a word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation program — that supported ODF. Later in 2006, IBM announced that Lotus Notes 8, which already incorporated Workplace technology, in 2007, IBM released Notes 8, and then released Notes productivity tools as a standalone application, Symphony, in a beta one month later. The code in Symphony is the same as that for Notes 8s productivity tools, IBM released version 1.0 of Lotus Symphony in May 2008 as a free download, and introduced three minor upgrades through 2008 and 2009. In 2010, IBM released version 3.0, Symphony 3.0 was originally planned to include other existing OpenOffice. org modules, including an equation editor, database software, and a drawing program. The software was developed by IBM China Development Laboratory, located in Beijing, on 13 July 2011, IBM announced that it would donate Lotus Symphony to the Apache Foundation. On 23 January 2012, IBM announced version 3.0.1 would be the last version Lotus Symphony and their efforts would be going into the Apache OpenOffice project, including the Symphony user interface. IBM planned to release an Apache OpenOffice IBM Edition after the release of Apache OpenOffice 4, there were complaints that IBM and the Apache Software Foundation didnt really provide an open source release of the Lotus Symphony code, although IBM promised to donate the code to Apache. It was reported that some LibreOffice developers wanted to overtake some code parts, during the Lotusphere event in 2009, IBM confirmed its cost-reduction effort using Lotus Symphony, with the company migrating its 400,000 users from Microsoft Office to Lotus Symphony. In June 2008 IBM urged its 20000 strong-techies employees to use Symphony instead of Microsoft Office, in March 2009, a study showed that Lotus Symphony had a 2% market share in the corporate market. As of February 2010, IBM stated that Lotus Symphony had 12 million users with 50 million downloads in January 2011
6. LibreOffice Writer – LibreOffice Writer is the free and open-source word processor component of the LibreOffice software package and is a fork of OpenOffice. org Writer. Writer is a processor similar to Microsoft Word and Corels WordPerfect. LibreOffice Writer is released under the Mozilla Public License v2.0, as with the entire LibreOffice suite, Writer can be used across a variety of platforms, including Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows. Writer is capable of opening and saving documents in a number of formats, including the Open Document Format 1.2 Extended, Microsoft Words DOC, DOCX, RTF and XHTML. Writer provides a number of features, such as the inclusion of a word completion mechanism for predictive writing, support Color and line styles for the columns and footnote separator lines. org Users Guide downloads for all versions from LibreOffice. org Regular expression tables from ICU-project. org
7. Microsoft Word – Microsoft Word is a word processor developed by Microsoft. It was first released on October 25,1983 under the name Multi-Tool Word for Xenix systems, commercial versions of Word are licensed as a standalone product or as a component of Microsoft Office, Windows RT or the discontinued Microsoft Works suite. Microsoft Word Viewer and Office Online are freeware editions of Word with limited features, in 1981, Microsoft hired Charles Simonyi, the primary developer of Bravo, the first GUI word processor, which was developed at Xerox PARC. Simonyi started work on a word processor called Multi-Tool Word and soon hired Richard Brodie, a former Xerox intern, Microsoft announced Multi-Tool Word for Xenix and MS-DOS in 1983. Its name was simplified to Microsoft Word. Free demonstration copies of the application were bundled with the November 1983 issue of PC World and that year Microsoft demonstrated Word running on Windows. Unlike most MS-DOS programs at the time, Microsoft Word was designed to be used with a mouse and it was not initially popular, since its user interface was different from the leading word processor at the time, WordStar. However, Microsoft steadily improved the product, releasing versions 2.0 through 5.0 over the six years. In 1985, Microsoft ported Word to Mac OS and this was made easier by Word for DOS having been designed for use with high-resolution displays and laser printers, even though none were yet available to the general public. Following the precedents of LisaWrite and MacWrite, Word for Mac OS added true WYSIWYG features and it fulfilled a need for a word processor that was more capable than MacWrite. After its release, Word for Mac OSs sales were higher than its MS-DOS counterpart for at least four years, Word 3.0 included numerous internal enhancements and new features, including the first implementation of the Rich Text Format specification, but was plagued with bugs. Within a few months, Word 3.0 was superseded by a more stable Word 3.01, after MacWrite Pro was discontinued in the mid-1990s, Word for Mac OS never had any serious rivals. Word 5.1 for Mac OS, released in 1992, was a popular word processor owing to its elegance, relative ease of use. Many users say it is the best version of Word for Mac OS ever created, in 1986, an agreement between Atari and Microsoft brought Word to the Atari ST under the name Microsoft Write. The Atari ST version was a port of Word 1.05 for the Mac OS and was never updated due to the degree of software piracy on the Atari platform. The first version of Word for Windows was released in 1989, with the release of Windows 3.0 the following year, sales began to pick up and Microsoft soon became the market leader for word processors for IBM PC-compatible computers. When Microsoft became aware of the Year 2000 problem, it made Microsoft Word 5.5 for DOS available for download free, as of March 2014, it is still available for download from Microsofts web site. In 1991, Microsoft embarked on a project code-named Pyramid to completely rewrite Microsoft Word from the ground up, both the Windows and Mac OS versions would start from the same code base
8. Pages (word processor) – Pages is a word processor developed by Apple Inc. It is part of the productivity suite and runs on the macOS and iOS operating systems. The first version of Pages was announced on January 11,2005, the most recent Macintosh version, Pages 5, was released on October 22,2013. The previous version, version 4, was released on January 6,2009, on January 27,2010, Apple announced a new version of Pages for iPad with a touch interface. On May 31,2011 Apple updated the iOS version of Pages to 1.4, bringing universal binaries allowing the app to be run on iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch devices. On October 12,2011, Apple updated the iOS app to version 1.5, IOS Pages was updated to version 1.6 on March 7,2012 and will run on iOS5.1 or later only. Pages for OS X was updated to version 4.3 on December 4,2012, to support Pages 1.7 for iOS which was released on the same day. Pages for iOS1.7.1 introduced better compatibility with Word and Pages for Mac, on October 23,2013, Apple released a redesign with Pages 5.0, and made it free for anyone with an iOS device. Pages is marketed by Apple as an application that allows users to quickly create documents on their devices. A number of Apple-designed templates comprising different themes, are included with Pages, many advanced features that were available in version 4. Also, many of the templates available in version 4.3 have been removed in version 5, for instance, theres a free screenplay template for Apple Pages which has been compiled according to Final Drafts Cole & Haag standard. Pages is both a processor and a page layout application. In its latest incarnation, however, most advanced features have been removed. Over 140 Apple-designed templates were included in earlier versions, only about 60 are included in the new, stripped down version 5. Each document window contains a toolbar, which gives access to commonly used functions such as inserting objects, uploading the document to iWork. com. In addition, the document window contains a contextual format bar that allows one-click formatting of text, when text is selected, the format bar enables users to choose fonts, text size and color, adjust line spacing and alignment. When an image is selected, the format bar displays tools to adjust opacity, show and hide shadow and reflection effects, a separate Inspector window provides almost all formatting options available for any element in the open document. Beginning in iWork 08, word processing and page layout are two distinct modes, in word processing mode, Pages supports headers and footers, footnotes, and outline and list creation
9. Scrivener (software) – Scrivener is a word-processing program and outliner designed for authors. Scrivener provides a management system for documents, notes and metadata and this allows the user to organize notes, concepts, research and whole documents for easy access and reference. Scrivener offers templates for screenplays, fiction, and non-fiction manuscripts, after writing a text, the user may export it for final formatting to a standard word processor, screenwriting software, desktop publishing software, or TeX. Scrivener allows photos, URLs, and multiple other file formats, one computer programmer has called Scrivener an IDE for writing. Keith Blount created, and continues to maintain, the program as a tool to help him write the big novel, allowing him to track of ideas. It is built mostly on libraries and features of Mac OS X from version 10.4 onward, in 2011, a Windows version of the software was released, written and maintained by Lee Powell. Scrivener for iOS was launched for iOS July 20,2016, there is no official release for Linux, but there is a public beta version which has been abandoned. The latest version of Scrivener for Mac OS X is version 2.8, the direct sale version can be installed on Macs running Mac OS X Snow Leopard or later. The same version can be obtained from the Mac App Store, but since the Mac App Store application is only usable on OS X10.6.6 and later, users of earlier versions of OS X must buy it directly. The company also makes Scrivener 2.5 available for earlier version of OS X and this version is available on the direct sale page in the sidebar titled Mac OS X10. 4–5 and PowerPC. In addition to the Scrivener version 2 releases, the download page provides access to the obsolete version 1.54. The 1.54 release is compatible with Mac OS X versions 10.4 through 10.6. The latest version of Scrivener for Windows is 1.9.7 It is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, storyist Atlantis Word Processor Calibre Sigil Official website Developer Spotlight, Literature and Latte. Archived from the original on 11 January 2008, chichester, UK, Hoboken, NJ, John Wiley & Sons. Archived from the original on 24 May 2007
10. TextEdit – TextEdit is a simple, open source word processor and text editor, first featured in NeXTs NeXTSTEP and OpenStep. It is now distributed with macOS since Apple Inc. s acquisition of NeXT and it is powered by Apple Advanced Typography and has many advanced typography features. TextEdit replaced the editor of previous Macintosh operating systems, SimpleText. TextEdit uses the Cocoa text system to read and write documents in Rich Text Format, Rich Text Format Directory, plain text, and HTML formats and it also has access to the operating systems built-in spell-checking service. The version included in Mac OS X v10.3 added the ability to read and write documents in Word format, the version included in Mac OS X v10.5 added read and write support for Office Open XML and OpenDocument Text. The version included in Mac OS X v10.6 added automatic spelling correction, support for data detectors, the version included in Mac OS X v10.7 added versioning of files, and Autosave similar to iOS. TextEdit automatically adjusts letter spacing in addition to word spacing while justifying text, TextEdit does not support multiple columns of text. The high-resolution TextEdit 1.5 icon found in Mac OS X versions starting with 10.5 features an extract from Apples Think Different ad campaign and this was replaced by a blank sheet of note paper in 10.10. Apple distributes TextEdits source code as part of the documentation of its development environment Xcode. On the Internet, the code of TextEdit can be found in Apples Mac Developer Library. List of word processors Comparison of word processors Office Open XML software OpenDocument software TextEdit TextEdit in Mac Developer Library c2, TextEdit Enhanced TextEdit from WWDC presentation