If you do not use Pages or Microsoft Word there are free Word Editor you can use in your Mac .
Alternative Word Editor for Mac Users.
For simple task, try Notepad TXT Editor, you want more feature then use Text Wrangler, or iText Editor if you need more rich features, then you can try one of the free office suite products such as Libre Office, Neo Office or Open Office.
Notepad TXT Editor is a basic text editor. You can use it for simple documents or notes – without any formatting, paragraph styles or tables.
More info and download here: https://itunes.apple.com
All your text is displayed in a single font you can select from a menu.
Supports .TXT files created from Microsoft Windows in any character encodings.
Lines and characters counts for both the entire document and selected region.
General Purpose Text Editor
Programmer’s Text Editor
Unix And Server Administrator’s Tool
Powerful Text Transformer And Manipulator
Good Mac OS Citizen
Powerfully Useful Tool
Product developed in the best traditions of Bare Bones Software, with high performance, ease of use, a rich feature set, and the ability to read its own release notes
More info and download here: http://www.barebones.com/products/textwrangler/
iText Express By LIGHT,WAY.
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 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.
More info and download here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/itext-express/id416550249?mt=12
LibreOffice 4 is the most recent stable version of our software and marks a major milestone for the LibreOffice project.
LibreOffice is an office suite (word processor, spreadsheet, presentations, drawing tool) compatible with other major office suites. The Document Foundation is coordinating development and maintenance of this OpenOffice.org fork.
More info and download here:www.libreoffice.org
OpenOffice.org is both an Open Source product and a project. The product is a multi-platform office productivity suite. It includes the key desktop applications, such as a word processor, spreadsheet, presentation manager, and drawing program, with a user interface and feature set similar to other office suites. Sophisticated and flexible, OpenOffice.org also works transparently with a variety of file formats, including those of Microsoft Office.
More info and download here:www.openoffice.org
Compatible with other major office suites, Apache OpenOffice is free to download, use, and distribute.
Writer a word processor you can use for anything from writing a quick letter to producing an entire book.
Calc a powerful spreadsheet with all the tools you need to calculate, analyze, and present your data in numerical reports or sizzling graphics.
Impress the fastest, most powerful way to create effective multimedia presentations.
Draw lets you produce everything from simple diagrams to dynamic 3D illustrations.
Base lets you manipulate databases seamlessly. Create and modify tables, forms, queries, and reports, all from within Apache OpenOffice.
Math lets you create mathematical equations with a graphic user interface or by directly typing your formulas into the equation editor.
NeoOffice is a full-featured set of office applications for Mac OS X. Created in 2003 when there was no Mac OS X version of OpenOffice available, Patrick Luby and Ed Peterlin have devoted their decades of Mac software engineering experience to create an office suite that is adapted to the unique needs of Mac users.
Neo Office Features:
Native Mac OS X text highlighting
Open Calc or Impress instead of Writer at launch
High resolution text drawing on Retina displays
Compatible with Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and Gatekeeper
Mac OS X grammar checking support
Native floating tool windows
More info and download here: www.neooffice.org
Bean is a small, easy-to-use word processor that is designed to make writing convenient, efficient and comfortable. Bean is lean, fast and uncluttered. It starts up quickly, has a live word count, and is easy on the eyes.
More info and download here:www.bean-osx.com
• live word count
• make template documents with boilerplate text
• free-form headers and footers
• page layout view (optional 2-up)
• alternate colors option (e.g., white text on blue)
• split-window editing
• full screen editing
• date-stamped backups
• selection of text by text style, paragraph style, color, etc.
• find panel allows regular expressions (pattern matching)
• all of Cocoa’s good stuff (dictionary, word completion, etc.)
FocusWriter is a simple, distraction-free writing environment. It utilizes a hide-away interface that you access by moving your mouse to the edges of the screen, allowing the program to have a familiar look and feel to it while still getting out of the way so that you can immerse yourself in your work. It’s available for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X, and has been translated into many different languages.
More info and download here: http://gottcode.org/focuswriter/
TXT, basic RTF, and basic ODT file support
Timers and alarms
Fully customizable themes
Typewriter sound effects (optional)
Live statistics (optional)
Portable mode (optional)
Translated into over 20 languages
Imagine is practical writing at its best. A simple, clean, readable layout and all you’d ever expect from a simple text editor, but so much more. You no longer need TextEdit, or Word. Imagine can do it all for you, in a faster, more beautiful package.
More info and download here: http://vervious.com/imagine
Adjustable font and font size
Eight background colors
More beautiful layout
Live word count
Lightweight and fast, opens in seconds
MacVim is the text editor for Mac OS X.
More info and download here: https://code.google.com/p/macvim/
MacVim supports multiple windows with tabbed editing and a host of other features such as:
Bindings to standard OS X keyboard shortcuts (⌘Z, ⌘V, ⌘A, ⌘G, etc.),
Multibyte editing with OS X input methods and automatic font substitution,
ODB editor support and more.
Bluefish is a powerful editor targeted towards programmers and webdevelopers, with many options to write websites, scripts and programming code. Bluefish supports many programming and markup languages. See features for an extensive overview, take a look at the screenshots, or download it right away.
More info and download here: http://bluefish.openoffice.nl