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LightWayText is a powerful Text Editor for multilingual word processing having lots of nice features and a high stability. What is amazing about LightWayText is its speed, the flexibility and the expansibility. With LightWayText, you will definitely get what Mac software should be; efficient, reliable, attractive and intuitive! LightWayText changes the idea of a 'Writer's Workshop' into a reality, usable widely from programming to various writing works. There are many ways to improve the appearance of the document; besides styles, there are decoration lines, the ability to change all paragraph indents or margins, to more...

What's New

Version 4.5.1:
  • Enhanced to comply with Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).
  • Fixed some bugs and improved stability.


Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later

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Lidador Member IconComment+11

This program is a survivor; bought a license many years ago (May 2005) and has been getting free upgradings since then. Bought a new mini two or three weeks ago and already found an use for this: it is nice to edit the Snow Leopard custom user dictionaries. Just installed the "sort" macro (it comes with the the program -> read page with instructions for macro install) and now I can see and edit them and having them usable by the system. There is always an use for this LightWayText, like when you want to type text for hours in a laptop saving battery, the computer don't even cares it this program is open or not.
Now, the developers are so kind... Japanese cordiality and honor code, believe me.

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Version 4.5.1
Porcustal Member IconReview+19

LightWayText is a great app, allowing working in a variety of basic text formats. Especially good find and replace abilities, as well as making very decent fliers and such. The layout is very intuitive, and enjoyable to work in.

I use it always instead of Textedit, except when viewing some Readme (rtfd) files, which it doesn't support.

And for those who have pc's too you can get a free pc version that enables flawless file interchange.

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Version 4.1.6e
fbrzvnrnd Member IconComment+2

A real nice wordprocessor to write and share formatted text with my old duo 270c!
There is a 68k version, a classic PPC version, and a windows version too (the last one not in english at the moment).


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Version 4.0.4
Anonymous Member IconReview

Only this App could handle my 80.000+ lines text file. Very fast text replacement, saved my day! (BBEdit could not do the job!)

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Version 4.0.4
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Downloads 7,715
Version Downloads 1,179
License Shareware
Date 22 Oct 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $25.00
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