Even the latter has undergone a renaissance of sorts since Microsoft Word bludgeoned users into a hatred of complexity. Today’s Mac word processor, or, rather, writing tools, are inexpensive, fast, and less complicated with features focused on the writer, not menu after menu after ad nauseam.
tWord Is Not T. Rex
Allow me to compare Word to the dinosaur T. Rex. Both are dinosaurs. While Word is the de facto standard for creating documents and processing words, the other is extinct. How long before Word follows?
The modern mammal of word processors is tWord, more of a writer’s app than a processor of words.
While Word focused on stacking features, tWord focuses on getting words onto the screen.
The Toolbar is elegant, simplified, and nominal. Every writing tool you need, and nothing you don’t.
Take the built-in pay layout option. Free graphics layout, free form layout, free text layout. Free form headers and footers.
If only tWord were free to match the free spirit it embodies.
See? Everything you need and nothing you don’t.
tWord lets you drop in tables and photos, and it feature autosave so you don’t have to worry about saving anything while you write.
Writers will appreciated the date-dstamped backups, the ability to select text by style, paragraph style or color, and select a layout in the View tab.
tWord auto counts as you type, and auto numbers pages for you. It handles most Mac image file formats from JPG to GIF to PNG and a few others, but also exports files to RTF, DOC, PDF, and HTML.
It’s easier and faster to use than Apple’s Pages but costs less, and while it doesn’t compare to the feature sets in most modern word processors, there’s no comparison to the learning curve. tWord is easy to use.