Open source Word processors

AbiWord

AbiWord is a free software word processor. AbiWord is part of GNOME Office. (GPL)

Linux - FreeBSD - Windows - MAC OS X

Bean

Bean is a small, easy-to-use word processor, designed to make writing convenient, efficient and comfortable. MS Word, LibreOffice, etc. try to be all things to all people. But sometimes you just want the right tool for the job. That is Bean's niche. (GPL)

MAC OS X

FocusWriter

FocusWriter is a simple, distraction-free writing environment. It utilizes a hide-away interface so that you can immerse yourself in your work. The interface can be accessed by moving your mouse to one of the edges of the screen. (GPL)

Linux - Windows - MAC OS X

Lyx

LyX is a document processor that encourages an approach to writing based on the structure of your documents, not their appearance. (GPL)

Linux - FreeBSD - Windows - MAC OS X

Trelby

A free, multiplatform, feature-rich screenwriting program! Trelby is simple, fast and elegantly laid out to make writing screenplays simple. It is infinitely configurable. Trelby is free software, that you can contribute to. (GPL)

Linux - Windows

Words

Calligra Words is an intuitive word processor application with desktop publishing features. With it, you can create informative and attractive documents with ease. (LGPL)

Linux - FreeBSD

Writer

Writer is the word processor component of the LibreOffice office suite. (LGPL)

Linux - FreeBSD - Windows - MAC OS X

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