Macworld has an excellent series this week on Mac alternatives to Microsoft Office. So far they’ve pitted Numbers vs. Excel and Pages vs. Word. Both articles also list other alternatives for crunching numbers or styling text. Two good reads. I’ve recently begun using Numbers and it is a dream. I simply use TextEdit (or Word) for word processing, but have heard good things about Scrivener by Literature & Latte. It’s worth a download, especially if you are writing longer pieces.