iText Express is a cute, intuitive, and refined text editor with simple word processing completely rewritten in Cocoa. iText Express provides the simplest way to make gorgeous manuscripts on your Mac!

iText Express has lots of functional and attractive features it shares with word processor, 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 follows the original simplicity of Macs, and perfectly covers every feature of TextEdit basics and Microsoft(R) Word compatibility as well.

iText Express even supports still more lovely features including header/footer, footnotes/endnotes, page layout and numbers, multiple columns, hyperlinks, bookmarks, and vertical writing, yet is so much easier to use.

iText Express will definitely make your writing a pleasure. Remarkable for anyone who expects a reliable simple word processor for Mac OS X. Feel iText Express yourself freely. It is free, you have nothing to lose!

* What is Special in 'iText Express'?

Both you and us share the same priority, that is to make your writing simple.
iText Express has just those helpful features to make you happy. iText Express must be what you have been waiting for. It is just right - yummy!

iText Express fully includes the TextEdit basics and has Microsoft(R) Word compatibility too, as it runs under the architecture of Mac OS X NSTextView. It allows you to read and write various documents including RTF, RTFD, TEXT/DOC/HTML, Unicode, plain text, and LightWayText/iText format files. iText Express also allows you to read .epub public domain eBooks. Perfect for any language, and with a spell checker.

Besides the TextEdit basics, shown below are many ways to make your documents feature-rich easily.

* iText Express features flexibility in an elegant, intuitive interface.

Make your writing stylish! iText Express allows you to easily put your own special personality on your documents.

Besides the flexible style selections, iText Express allows to set paragraph indent, margins, alignment, line spacings, lists, bullets, tables, hyperlinks, multiple columns, guidelines, background color, and page layout. 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 also supports header/footer, footnotes/endnotes, bookmarks, and vertical writing. Character counting and page numbering are provided. iText Express even includes one more nice potential; Using OgreKit with iText Express enhances the find features with the regular expression.

What’s New

Version 3.4.7

Fixed bugs and improved stability.

See "Restrictions of Mac App Store versions" < Help menu in iText Express.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

LifeInLoFi ,

Easily does what you wish TextEdit would do

Has many more features than TextEdit. I downloaded it just for the custom headers and footers. iText Express makes it easy to add one or the other and to change the font, size, and style of header and footer text. Also easily sets all four margins. Fast, easy, and very good documentation.


bastion1776 ,

great replacement for apple's no longer available textedit

please note, my caps shift key finger is working intermittently. i have sent in a problem report, but have not received a reply. therefor, most of this eval is lower case. sorry, but “just the facts!"

itext express does everything that apple’s no longer available textedit does.

a simple four word evaluation is “it works besting textedit!” also let me add a three word incentive “IT IS FREE!” here are four more words “try it, you’ll like it!” OOPS, make that five words. i was counting on my toes, and lost count!

well, text express is worth more than a four word, three word, five word evaluation. however, what more can be said about an application than it works, it is effective, it is a feature rich, it is easy to learn, it’s user interface is intuitive, it is enjoyable to use, it will wash your car, put money into your bank account, and give you everything free for life.

OOPS, i think i went a bit far and stretched what text expresss will do for you! sorry, there are a lot of keys on my keyboard, and i like words. forget everything in my above eval after “enjoyable to use” and upto the end of that endless sentence. HOWEVER, my eval is serious but for the obvious ridiculous claims.

Thank you Michiaki Yamashita San for a great app!

tim b

some random muggle ,

I have had a problem

First off, I would like to say a few things about this word processor. I do like all of the different fonts and sizes, but I have a concern that is a big problem for me…. I can’t seem to find out how to open a document form my flash drive!!! I’m sure there s probably a way, but I don’t have time to go deep into the web to find out how to do it
(sounds lazy but still, some people relate to me—)

I would love it if you take my recomendation into mind when I say that the “open file” option should be more visible. Please and thank you so much!!!


Michiaki Yamashita
7.8 MB

OS X 10.6.6 or later


English, Japanese

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  • Family Sharing

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