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Text tools

LittleIpsum

Latin text generator sits in the menu bar, ready for you to choose how many words, sentences or paragraphs you want, then paste them into your document. Can be wrapped in HTML tags.

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Loremify

This slick menu bar app provides lorem-ipsum dummy text for your writing and coding projects. Choose between plain, HTML and markdown text. Sliders allow you to choose the amount of text you need in the form of headers, paragraphs, lists and articles.

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NanoCount

Although this program is indeed quite small, the nano in NanoCount is actually a nod to National Novel Writing Month. Developer Paul Gorman created this TextEdit add-on to keep track of word counts for the event, but you can use it as an everyday improvement to Apple’s free word processor.

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TeXShop/MacTeX

An editor for writing TeX/LaTeX/XeTeX, that comes bundled with the MacTeX distribution. LaTeX is widely used by mathematicians, scientists, philosopers and scholars because of its ability to create complex typography and formulas.

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Text Tools

Gain handy access to text functions regardless of the application you’re using. Tools include tables, lists, links, ruler, strikethrough and copy-and-paste styles.

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Tofu

It reorganizes text into narrow columns and let’s you side-scroll through it — making it easier to read. I was skeptical, but once I tried Tofu, I was impressed with how well it works.

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WordService

Add a number of services to your free TextEdit, along with Nisus Thesaurus, and you’ve pretty much got a free, full-featured text editor. Find a bunch of other freeware you might like at the WordService website.

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Text tools

Loremify

This slick menu bar app provides lorem-ipsum dummy text for your writing and coding projects. Choose between plain, HTML and markdown text. Sliders allow you to choose the amount of text you need in the form of headers, paragraphs, lists and articles.

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LittleIpsum

Latin text generator sits in the menu bar, ready for you to choose how many words, sentences or paragraphs you want, then paste them into your document. Can be wrapped in HTML tags.

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Text Tools

Gain handy access to text functions regardless of the application you’re using. Tools include tables, lists, links, ruler, strikethrough and copy-and-paste styles.

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NanoCount

Although this program is indeed quite small, the nano in NanoCount is actually a nod to National Novel Writing Month. Developer Paul Gorman created this TextEdit add-on to keep track of word counts for the event, but you can use it as an everyday improvement to Apple’s free word processor.

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TeXShop/MacTeX

An editor for writing TeX/LaTeX/XeTeX, that comes bundled with the MacTeX distribution. LaTeX is widely used by mathematicians, scientists, philosopers and scholars because of its ability to create complex typography and formulas.

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Tofu

It reorganizes text into narrow columns and let’s you side-scroll through it — making it easier to read. I was skeptical, but once I tried Tofu, I was impressed with how well it works.

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WordService

Add a number of services to your free TextEdit, along with Nisus Thesaurus, and you’ve pretty much got a free, full-featured text editor. Find a bunch of other freeware you might like at the WordService website.

Download site Comment

Text tools

LittleIpsum

Latin text generator sits in the menu bar, ready for you to choose how many words, sentences or paragraphs you want, then paste them into your document. Can be wrapped in HTML tags.

Download site

Loremify

This slick menu bar app provides lorem-ipsum dummy text for your writing and coding projects. Choose between plain, HTML and markdown text. Sliders allow you to choose the amount of text you need in the form of headers, paragraphs, lists and articles.

Download site

NanoCount

Although this program is indeed quite small, the nano in NanoCount is actually a nod to National Novel Writing Month. Developer Paul Gorman created this TextEdit add-on to keep track of word counts for the event, but you can use it as an everyday improvement to Apple’s free word processor.

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Nisus Thesaurus

Pump up the free TextEdit that comes with your Mac by adding the well-done Nisus Thesaurus. Just select a word, and look it up with your Services submenu.

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Rocket

Type a colon, followed by the name of the emoji you want, and voilà — the emoji appears. Anywhere on your Mac.

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TeXShop/MacTeX

An editor for writing TeX/LaTeX/XeTeX, that comes bundled with the MacTeX distribution. LaTeX is widely used by mathematicians, scientists, philosopers and scholars because of its ability to create complex typography and formulas.

Download site

Text Tools

Gain handy access to text functions regardless of the application you’re using. Tools include tables, lists, links, ruler, strikethrough and copy-and-paste styles.

Download site

Tofu

It reorganizes text into narrow columns and let’s you side-scroll through it — making it easier to read. I was skeptical, but once I tried Tofu, I was impressed with how well it works.

Download site

WordService

Add a number of services to your free TextEdit, along with Nisus Thesaurus, and you’ve pretty much got a free, full-featured text editor. Find a bunch of other freeware you might like at the WordService website.

Download site