today announced plans to release a “Lite” version of its Okito Composer word processor for Mac OS X this fall. Designed for “light writing” like letters, school papers and short articles, the software will be priced at US$29.
Okito Software CEO Charles Jolley explained that Okito Composer Lite is being readied to answer the need for a word processor that does “something simple with a small price tag.”
The word processor has features you won’t find in Mac OS X’s own TextEdit utility, including headers and footers, multiple sections, columns and more. The software has been in development for the past year, and has been released in regular public previews. You can download the latest version of the public preview from
Okito’s Web site
if you’d like to put it through its paces.
In addition to Okito Composer Lite, Free and Pro versions will also be offered. The Pro version will have features suitable for complex and long documents. The Free version will be offered as an alternative to TextEdit with better writing tools and the ability to open more documents, according to the developer. And best of all, all three versions will be able to support Microsoft Word formatted files.