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Bean is no longer being actively developed, but will be updated as necessary to patch bugs and maintain OS X compatibility

Bean is lean, fast, and uncluttered. If you get depressed at the thought of firing up MS Word or OpenOffice, try Bean.

If you use Text Edit but have to jump through hoops just to get a word count or change the margins, try Bean.

If you're pining away for Write Now-esque simplicity or just want a low-pressure writing environment, try Bean.

  • A live word count
  • A Get Info panel for in-depth more...

What's New

Version 3.2.5:


  • Fixed a problem with the way native rtf headers and footers were written out that could cause the document body text to appear in four columns in other apps (20130102-1).
  • File > New from Template... now allows viewing the contents of folders in the Templates folder, allowing for hierarchical organization more...


OS X 10.5 or later

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Downloads 270,789
Version Downloads 54,921
License Free
Date 09 Mar 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price Free
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