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If you need a solid, Mac oriented word processor, but don't need lots of extraneous bells and whistles, Mellel Lite (www.mellel.com), available exclusively on the Mac App Store, is worth a look.
It packs many features of its big brother, Mellel, with the exception of some "expert" options. It's a "lite" but not lightweight version of the veteran word processor.
Mellel Lite's features include: auto-titles, footnotes and endnotes, templates, lists, tables, markers, the ability to track changes, outlining, sorting, line numbering, the ability to insert images as floating or inline objects, advanced Find and Replace, character styles, paragraph styles, column styles, page styles, list styles, statistics and word county, special View options, a full screen option, the ability to insert the date and time, and the ability to export and import to and from Microsoft Word, DOC, RTF, plain text and OPML flies.
If you use Mellel Lite, then decide you do need more features, you can always move up to Mellel itself. The word processor costs US$39 -- $29 for scholars, educators and students.