By Zhiming Chen
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A great alternative to MS Word.
WordMate is lean, fast, and uncluttered. If you get depressed at the thought of firing up MS Word, try WordMate.
WordMate is a great, easy-to-use word processor, designed to make writing convenient, efficient and comfortable. It starts up quickly, has a live word count, and is easy on the eyes.
WordMate natively reads and writes these file formats:
•.docx format (MS Word 2007)
•.doc format (MS Word '97)
•.xml format (MS Word 2003 XML)
•.odt format (OpenDocument)
•.rtf format (Rich text)
•.rtfd format (Rich text with graphics)
•a live word count
•a Get Info panel for in-depth statistics
•a zoom-slider to easily change the view scale
•an Inspector panel with lots of sliders
•a page layout mode
•an alternate colors option (e.g., white text on blue)
•an option to show invisible characters (tabs, returns, spaces)
•selection of text by text style, paragraph style, color, etc.
•a floating windows option (like Stickies has)
•easy to use menus
•remembers cursor position (excluding .text, .html, and .webarchive formats)
•dictionary, word completion, etc.