Write 2 - The word processor in simple, fast, and powerful

Developer: Michael Göbel

Current Version: 2.5.2

Last Updated: 2 years ago

Download Size: 9.3 MB - Download


Simple. Fast. Powerful.

Write 2 is a cute, lightweight word processor for our daily writing tasks. It is fast, clean, intuitive to use and has a native (Mac-like) and uncluttered interface.

Most important of all - it is very user-friendly.

In most cases there is no need to use Word.
We don't need its jam-packed interface and least of all its speed.

Write 2 has some nifty features and tools that are sure to make it
your word processor of choice for all your daily writing tasks.

Of course, Write 2 inherently has read and write support to common file formats like Text, Rich Text, Word and OpenOffice Documents.

Have I already mentioned that Write 2 is fast, very fast, and stable?

Please notice - Write 2 is not designed and written to completely replace Word. That's not its job. And it never will be. Period.

It's the word processor for the rest of us.

For those who just simply want to write and for all those missing WriteNow :-)

Creative writing, Michael (MOApp).

Write 2 has been newly rewritten specifically for OS X 10.10 and above. Accordingly, it comes with all the OS X goodies we love:

* iCloud
* Auto Save
* Fullscreen
* Versions
* Resume (Suppressible)
* Substitutions
* Spelling and Grammar
* Dictionary
* Gesture Support
* …

In addition, Write 2 has some nifty features and tools that are sure
to make it your word processor of choice for all your daily writing tasks.

* Intuitive Interface
* Optimized for Retina displays
* Paragraph Highlighting
* Typewriter Scrolling
* Layout View
* Zoom View
* Fast Inline Search
* Find and Replace
* Sophisticated Styles
* Page Numbering
* Header and Footer (MLA)
* Word Count and Statistics
* Support for Tables
* Support for Columns
* Annotations
* Sophisticated Formatting
* …

File Formats that can be read/imported and exported:

* Plain Text
* Word (97/2003/2007)
* Rich Text
* OpenOffice Text
Hint: Write 2 uses Apple's file conversion services to open and save documents and thus its limitations apply.

And always good to know:
PDF files can be created with a single click…


Release Notes:

Fixed 'Context Menu' Bug
Fixed GUI Glitches
Added Support for Upcoming Versions of OS X


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.0.3
Review by Peter Cranstone

Write 2 - This is without a dobut one of the all time best apps i've ever come across. To say it simply works would be an understatment. As someone who has developed and shipped software before the apps author is one of the greats. One click to launch, one click to go full screen and just 'Write'. I've stopped using all other word processors. I now use this for everything that requires some writing and then it's cut and paste into whatever app needs it. I'm not sure how you can go wrong buying this app. It's simply amazing.

Found helpful by 21 out of 24 people
Version 2.1.1
Review by davidjs

Can't disable page break view (ie no "normal" view) - I've been looking for a native RTF editor to replace my beloved iA Writer, since my editors work directly with RTF. The process of exporting from iA Writer as RTF and bringing back into iA when they edit is a drag. I found and loved Write 2, but I noticed that it ALWAYS displays page breaks and does so with a *big* white space. I write for magazines and websites for a living, so a page break based on the paper loaded in my printer doesn't make any sense. I contacted the developer via his site and asked where the setting was to turn off this view, in other words to make it work like the Normal view in Word. His reply was that Write 2 is a RTF editor so displays page breaks. Since RTF has nothing to do with displaying page breaks, I sent him screen shots of TextEdit and WriteRoom displaying the same document without showing the page break. He replied "show me that same thing in Pages." Pages, of course is not an RTF editor and there are hundreds of people complaining in threads on Apple's formus about the inablity to turn off page break display in Pages. It's fine for a developer to not want to implmenent a feature. It just means that the application isn't suitable for me as a user. It's very strange for him to claim that the issue is something that's not at all related to his reluctance to add this feature.

Found helpful by 16 out of 18 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.5.2
Review by GeeTeeBee

Great at first but problems with latest update. - I loved this app initially and stopped using Apple’s Pages altogether. But now every time I open a document created in Write 2, the margins are changed, random widths, different every time. Every time I open it I get different margin widths. Margins are set at default. Have contacted the author who replied the first time but not the second. No fix yet. Can’t really use the app this way. Would rate it at 5 stars had this problem not come up. Now gets two since I really can’t use it. Will update review if there is a fix soon. Update for Version 2.5.2. Random margin changes have not been fixed. Drop my rating to one star at this point and do not recommend spending the money for this app.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people