Keith and Amber, feel free to create a new topic for this post. Under the Principle of Conservation of Topics, I try to revive mouldering ones when possible.
There’s a word processor called iText that just received a major update. It comes in several flavors – a free version (iText Express), a paid version (iText Pro), a Windows version (Lightway), and one called iText that I’m a little confused about.
I used it briefly before the wonderful Bean came out, as it had more features I needed than TextEdit but was easier to handle than Mellel. It felt a little clunky then, but I haven’t seen recent versions. The new one is all Cocoa.
I’m pretty happy with Bean, but iText does have footnotes (though apparently they don’t survive intact when the doc is converted to Word or RTF format) and other features that Bean and TextEdit lack. I don’t really have time to try it out right now, but I’d like to hear what other scriveners think about it.
Anyway, here’s the description, which is kinda charmingly written by the Japanese developer. It is the only writing program I’ve seen that’s described by the developer as “cute.”
Do you ever wish you had a small, fast, simple word processor that has the TextEdit basics and just a few more important features - page numbers, columns, header/footer, footnotes - for manuscript writing?
How about a bookmark feature for effortless, lightning-quick navigation of your manuscript? Just try iText Express!
iText Express is a cute, intuitive, and refined text editor with word processing completely rewritten in Cocoa, and is suitable for both Power PC and Intel Macs. iText Express provides the simplest way to make gorgeous manuscripts on your Mac! Yes, it’s Yummy !
iText Express has lots of attractive features it shares with LightWayText, besides giving good vibes by fully complying with Mac OS X. iText Express blends seamlessly into the OS X environment, and will continue to grow with the power of Mac OS X. iText Express perfectly covers every feature of TextEdit basics and Microsoft Word compatibility as well.
iText Express even supports still more lovely features including header/footer, footnotes/endnotes, page layout and numbers, multiple columns, hyperlinks, lists, bullets, tables, bookmarks, customizable guidelines, background color, and vertical writing, yet is so much easier to use. You can embed pictures, movies, and other files (e.g. other text files, spreadsheets, or PDF files) or entire applications within a document too. iText Express can also enhance the find features with the regular expression. You will sure find your manuscripts are led to effortless, lightning-quick navigation.
iText Express features flexibility in an elegant, intuitive interface. iText Express will definitely make your writing a pleasure. Remarkable for anyone who expect a reliable simple word processor for Mac OS X. Feel iText Express yourself freely. It is free, you have nothing to lose!