In preparing this year’s 20 Under $20 list, we loved the idea of presenting 20 killer Mac apps you might not know about — 20 is such a round, pleasant number, and would hopefully let us find something for everyone. But $20 per app might not seem like the bargain-basement price that it used to, even just back in the summer of 2011 when we did our last 20 Under $20 feature.
But guess what? Most of these polished, stable, user-friendly, and utterly useful applications don’t come anywhere close to a full Andrew Jackson, anyway. Four of them are free, and only two cost over $10. We thought about calling it “18 Mac Apps Under $10 and Also Two That Are More Than $10 But Still Less Than $20, and By the Way, Four Are Free,” but that’s just too long, wouldn’t you agree
If you need a word processor that’s more capable than TextEdit, but don’t want the huge footprint (or expense) of Word, then Write 2 may ably fill that need. It’s a streamlined but capable option that includes helpful features like columns and header/footer support, along with a live word count, plus you can save to and edit Word and Rich Text file formats. Columns and tables made here don’t transfer over to Word docs, though, so it doesn’t play quite as nicely as hoped.