An open source word processor that does more than TextEdit and is much speedier than Office-style software.
Celtx specializes in story development and script writing for film, TV, theatre and new media. Features include a project schedule, media rich breakdowns, production reports, and collaboration. Amazing that you get all this free.
Word processor keeps it simple so you can concentrate on writing. A menubar, compositions panel and toolbar can all can be hidden. Best of all, you can bring in an attractive backdrop to cover your desktop and dock. Your work is saved in the app and can be output to HTML, rich text or InDesign tagged text.
Now that a native Mac version is available, this open source alternative to Microsoft Office is a worthy option to consider along with NeoOffice.
Bare Bones has updated TextWrangler and is making it free. It’s got a lot more features than BBEdit Lite, so why not go for it. But watch out — you may find yourself wanting to upgrade to the wonderful BBEdit.
Fast, clean and intuitive text editor features syntax colouring, line numbering, full drag and drop, indented text with the press of tab, and much more. If you’re looking for a replacement for Smultron and Fraise, this could be the one.