Bean
Bean
3.2.13

4.8

Bean free download for Mac

Bean

3.2.13
04 May 2019

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 3.2.13:

Note: For macOS High Sierra or macOS Mojave

  • Not compatible with earlier macOS versions
  • Includes several bug fixes.

234 Bean Reviews

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Haliomaster
03 December 2012

Most helpful

Sad to hear it will not be developed anymore. Good to hear it will be maintained in the future. Great product and free. A rare combination. Thanks to the dev for making Bean in what it is now : The best of the bunch.
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Version 3.2.3
danger-frog
18 July 2019
a terrific little program. a bit ugly but oh so useful!
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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 (1)
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 (4)
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 (4)
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
Localboy56
28 September 2018
Thanks for maintaining Bean! I still use it all the time and dread the day an OS update will break it.
Like (5)
Version 3.2.11
Ok14me21
28 September 2018
Underbart Program för Text! ?❤️
Like (3)
Version 3.2.11
Jcraig
27 September 2018
Watch the requirements for this update. v.3.2.11 is only for High Sierra and Mojave. Sierra and earlier users should stick with v.3.2.9.
Like (2)
Version 3.2.11
jaquim9326
21 July 2018
I love the simplicity BUT resizing pictures is a hit and miss. Sometimes, I can remove the link or in adjust picture I use reset all. Most of the time, however, I make a single column, single row table so that I can resize. Clumsy!
Like (1)
Version 3.2.9
Free

4.8

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.13.0 or later
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