iText Express

Last modified
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Description of App

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.



Free or Paid


Version Of macOS App Was Tested On


Accessibility Comments

Very easy to use with VoiceOver!


The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments

A good alternative to text edit.


3 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Maria 7 years 3 months ago



Submitted by Chris Bruinenberg on Tuesday, May 29, 2012

how do you scroll to the next page? I have a document with 20 or so pages. what's the command to scroll down just one page. thanks.

Submitted by Maria on Monday, June 4, 2012

Thanks for submitting this app. I have only briefly played with it, but it looks pretty good. I think i could produce a fairly good looking document with this app. Nice feature set for the programme being free.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Sunday, February 23, 2014

it's good, but trying to get to the notes area so you can edit your already done foot note/end note is not possible with voice over. I'm trying to speak to the developer about it and I read the manual that comes with iText express, but they can't understand what voice over means. True this application is coded in co co, how ever trying to like I said get to the notes area to you can export your footnotes/end notes is not possible at this point in time..

Submitted by Daredevil on Sunday, October 1, 2017

I'm trying to find an accessible word processer for the mac as i use windows at school with microsoft word and jaws and plan to drop windows entirely at home. I tried this out, and its pretty nice. However, it doesn't seem to save to doc format, just to various versions of microsoft word that don't seem to open on my mac when I save in them and try to open them. F its possible to save to doc and i'm just not aware of that for what ever reason, can someone let me know? Thanks

Submitted by Ahmed on Monday, June 22, 2020

Hi Daredevil I text express does output to .doc format when your done writing a document when your on the pop up button where your presented with a list of formats select .Doc as your file format note depending on the version of the document your working with ITexT express numbers the word formats .Doc word 97 format means it’s only compatible with only Itext Express if you try running that same document through Microsoft Word a warning pops up saying if you open that same document in another word processing application it displays a message your document will loose some of it’s original formatting

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