Bean
Bean
3.2.15

4.8

Bean free download for Mac

Bean

3.2.15
03 April 2020

Fast and uncluttered word processor.

Overview

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.

Features:
  • A live word count
  • A Get Info panel for in-depth statistics
  • A zoom-slider to easily change the view scale
  • An Inspector panel with lots of sliders
  • Date-stamped backups
  • Autosaving
  • A page layout mode
  • An alternate colors option (e.g., white text on blue)
  • An option to show invisible characters (tabs, returns, spaces)
  • Selection of text by text style, paragraph style, color, etc.
  • A floating windows option (like Stickies has)
  • Easy to use menus
  • Remembers cursor postion (excluding .txt, .html, .webarchive formats)
  • All of Cocoa's good stuff (dictionary, word completion, etc.)
  • Please keep in mind that Bean is betaware

What's new in Bean

Version 3.2.15:
  • Bug fixes.

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Penguirl
28 January 2020

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My favorite rich text app by far, I will continue to use it until it won't work anymore. Thank you developer for your fine software for all these years.
Like (2)
Version 3.2.13
John-Keogh
02 April 2020
Great! Minimum requirement for the latest version 3.2.15 is now macOS 10.14 according to the readme file in the download.
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Version 3.2.15
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Guass
Guass
04 April 2020
Actually, I use it on MacOS 10.13 without any problem.
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Version 3.2.15
Guass
02 April 2020
Some years ago developer said he would stop the development and since then... regular updates to keep the app compatible with latest versions of MacOS and to fix bugs. And this without asking a cent to users. Much more than what we get with applications still in "active development". Great developer and great application, the only one I always open when I have any text to write. Thank you for the perfect job!
Like (1)
Version 3.2.15
Ok14me21
13 March 2020
Bean is a Diamond!
Like (1)
Version 3.2.14
Penguirl
28 January 2020
My favorite rich text app by far, I will continue to use it until it won't work anymore. Thank you developer for your fine software for all these years.
Like (2)
Version 3.2.13
danger-frog
18 July 2019
a terrific little program. a bit ugly but oh so useful!
Like (1)
Version 3.2.13
cubanpete
21 June 2019
It's alive !!! My heart sank like a rock when it wouldn't work properly anymore after the update to Mojave. But I found it's still alive thanks to its developer.... For one of the best and most indispensable apps for the Mac and the continuous effort by the developer I say THANK YOU VERY MUCH. Now me, I love this app to death. ? ? ? That's why I'm so glad it got a new lease on life....
Like (2)
Version 3.2.13
Beamy
04 May 2019
Bean is great ! I like it a lot ! Thank you ! .
Like (2)
Version 3.2.13
Sergesouszero
03 May 2019
Thanks to the dev for maintaining Bean alive. I’ve never needed (and still never need) fancy text editors. Bean is perfect for the job.
Like (5)
Version 3.2.13
1 answer(s)
Annie-Walker
Annie-Walker
04 May 2019
Completely agree, Sergesouszero!

So grateful for its continued development!

Thanks, Mr. Developer!
Like (5)
Paddy51
03 November 2018
Great to have Bean back.Simple, easy to use yet full of great features.
Like (3)
Version 3.2.12
Ok14me21
02 November 2018
The Best Text Program for Mac!
Like (4)
Version 3.2.12