In a nutshell, WordMate is a great alternative to Microsoft Word.
By providing a lean, fast, and uncluttered interface, you'll be writing your documents in not time.
If you get depressed at the thought of firing up MS Word, try WordMate.
NOTE: To buy WordMate via the App Store, an Apple account is required.
Here are some key features of "WordMate":
· a live word count
· a Get Info panel for in-depth statistics
· a zoom-slider to easily change the view scale
· an Inspector panel with lots of sliders
· a page layout mode
· an alternate colors option (e.g., white text on blue)
· an option to show invisible characters (tabs, returns, spaces)
· selection of text by text style, paragraph style, color, etc.
· a floating windows option (like Stickies has)
· text highlighting
· easy to use menus
· remembers cursor position (excluding .text, .html, and .webarchive formats)
· dictionary, word completion, etc.