WordPad 5.5.1
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An alternative for TextEdit.   Free
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  • WordPad has been discontinued
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    Studio Jeroen
WordPad is a Mac version from the Windows version of WordPad.
What's New
Version 5.5.1: Little Bug fixes.
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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ver. 5.x:
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macmend.com commented on 02 Feb 2007
if it had auto backup it would be better speaking as someone who lost work in textedit
[Version 5.5.1]

ochyming commented on 02 Dec 2006
I think the developers means Windows WordPad application is better than TextEdit.
[Version 5.5.1]

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kevinbrighton replied on 03 Dec 2006
Microsoft WordPad is better than TextEdit.
Still, this version is inferior to either at the moment.

aglee commented on 01 Dec 2006
TextEdit is free, it's built-in, and it works perfectly well. Why would you announce an alternative without mentioning one thing your app does better?
[Version 5.5]

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thevalrus replied on 02 Dec 2006
I think I was about to make this exact comment. Like, I was going to independently produce a verbatim copy of it. Okay, not really. Anyway, consider this comment seconded.

conroy.r commented on 01 Dec 2006
Won't open anything

WordPad doesn't recognise any of the plain text files on my machine as openable. When I trick it into trying to open them, it tells me it can't open files created by BBEdit.

Hmmm... These guys make Burn, which is first rate software. This app can only get better, but better wait until then.
[Version 5.5]

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Version Downloads:18,462
Type:Development : Editors
Date:02 Dec 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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