iText Express 4+


    • 4.7 • 6 Ratings
    • Free



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 3.5.5

1. Fixed a crash issue on macOS 14 Sonoma.
2. It's now the universal binary application that runs natively on both Apple Silicon Macs and Intel-based Macs.
3. The design of the toolbar buttons has been changed.
(Preferences > iText Express > Toolbar "Use Small Size")
4. Fixed bugs and improved stability.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

ernH ,

The Best App for the Novel Writer

I've used this app since sine '08. I've written two novels on it, the latest of which will published next month. The app is very good for writing novels and other very long works because it's stable (I've never had a crash), very fast, never lags even with big files on a minimal mac, and it has a very good bookmark system to keep track of chapter titles and scenes, so you never get lost. Another plus is that you can change the color of the insertion point and have it ride on a horizontal line under the current line you are working on. One problem I have with Pages and Word is the tiny insertion point. I'm constalntly experimenting (Scrivener, Storyist, Bean, Storymill, Nisus, Mariner Write, along with Pages and Word), and iText Express and it's Pro version are the best of the bunch. I also like the company's other word processor, LightwayText.

Sly Taco ,

Autocorrects too fast

I LOVE this app. But… sometimes its an idiot. It won’t recognize the plural of a word unless it has an apostrophe. And sometimes it autocorrects without the litte thing popping down. A lot of times if I’m going to type “didn’t” I pause before the apostrophe becasue I sometimes reach too far or not far enough and I think about where it is and it goes to “did” right away! So then I’m stuck with “did’t” and have to go back. And every time I try to pluralize a word, it won’t recognize it without the apostrophe. Like in one of my stories the charecters name is “Esther” and I tried to type “Esthers” becasue the form I was putting it in didn’t need an apostrophe and it didn’t recognize it! And if I tried to deal with it and move on, forgetting about the litte red line, it would immedietly correct to “Esther’s” even though it didn’t make sense! And the word count isn’t at the bottom of the page like I wanted, I have to click the little “i” thing and see it when I prefer just to casually glance at it whenever I feel like it. But aside from all that bad stuff about it (that is actually about three things but I stretch things a lot) its a REALLY nice app. I gave it four stars becasue of just those three things I obsessed over but it is a really great app and I really like it.

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

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