The equivalent to Notepad on a Macintosh computer is the program TextEdit. It is a word processor that is bundled with the OS X operating system.
Like Notepad, TextEdit lets the user work with HTML files and change the font. Unlike Notepad, it lets users change the font color, add a strike-through, an underline or a text shadow. Other TextEdit capabilities include spell-check and a spelling assistant. TextEdit also allows users to add an image, audio or video file to a document with a drag-and-drop function. Users can utilize organization options such as bullets, numbers, lettered lists and tables, all of which display a real-time preview of the changes.