Bean – Simple tool to Open .docx & .doc files in OS X

Bean is a small, easy-to-use word processor for MAC, designed to make writing convenient, efficient and comfortable. It is a simple alternative to MS Word, OpenOffice, etc.

Bean is available for free. If you use Text Edit but have to jump through hoops just to get a word count, try Bean. Bean can open major file formats like: .doc, .docx, .xml, and .rtf.

Bean - Free & simple Alternative to MS Office

Bean Features include:

  • live word count
  • zoom-slider to easily change the view scale
  • date-stamped backups
  • auto saving
  • a page layout mode
  • selection of text by text style, paragraph style, color, etc.

Requirements -  Mac OS X 10.4+ Tiger or OS X 10.5+ Leopard

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1 Response

  1. Long says:

    Bean cannot open doc.x unless this is a different version. I have Bean 2.4.5. 2007-2011 and it won’t open doc.x files.

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