Write - The word processor for the rest of us. In simple.
Developer: Michael GÃ¶bel
Current Version: 1.4.1
Last Updated: 4 years ago
Download Size: 3.2 MB - Download
SIMPLE. FAST. POWERFUL. ICLOUD ENABLED.
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THIS IS THE VERSION 1 FOR ALL PEOPLE STILL USING SNOW LEOPARD (10.6). I DID NOT WANT TO ABANDON YOU OR FORCE ANYONE TO UPDATE. IF YOU ALREADY OWN LION OR MOUNTAIN LION - PLEASE PURCHASE WRITE 2. IT IS OPTIMIZED FOR THE LATEST VERSION OF OS X AND FOR THE AWESOME NEW RETINA DISPLAY. IT IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON THE APP STORE - SIMPLY CLICK HERE ON THE SITE ON THE 'MORE BY MICHAEL GOEBEL' LINK. EVEN IF I WOULD LOVE TO - THIS IS THE APP STORE AND I SIMPLY CAN'T OFFER UPGRADES. THAT'S ALSO THE REASON WHY I HAVEN'T PULLED VERSION 1. THIS WAY YOU ARE NOT FORCED TO UPDATE. THANKS FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.
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Write 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 it's speed.
Write 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 inherently has read and write support to common file formats
like Text, Rich Text, Word and OpenOffice Documents.
Have I already mentioned that Write is fast, very fast, and stable?
Please notice - Write is not designed and written to completely replace Word.
That's not its job. And it will never 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 has been newly rewritten extra for OS X Lion.
Accordingly, it comes with all the OS X goodies we love:
* Auto Save
* Resume (Suppressible)
* Spelling and Grammar
In addition, Write 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
* 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
* Sophisticated Formatting
File Formats that can be read/imported and exported:
* Plain Text
* Word (97/2003/2007)
* Rich Text
* OpenOffice Text
Hint: Write 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…
PLEASE NOTE: LOCALIZATION IS FOR PAGE NUMBERING (PRINT OUTS) ONLY!
Bug Fix Update
FIXED: Ruler Bug
FIXED: Create From Template Bug
FIXED: Open From iCloud Bug
FIXED: Some Other Minor Glitches
PLEASE BE SO KIND AND RATE AND REVIEW - THIS HELPS TO IMPROVE THE APP! THANKS, MICHAEL (MOAPP).
Most Helpful Reviews
I hate the new icon - But other than that this is a really good app. I mean it is full bodied and does all I need in a word pricessor and with style. I like to look at word processing apps for the fun of it and have downloaded and even purchased several (O.K....many) ove rthe years, and this one is right up there next to WORD and Pages. It will do the usual stuff, plus some glitz, so pretty much do it all. Iahve been using it to write letters, send business correspondence and so on, and at times using a graphic or two, and inserting clip art, so it does that well too. For anything really big guns you cannot beat Microsoft WORD and the OFFICE suite in general, but rather than get Pages, just get Write, and you will have a terrific app for everyday at a great price! BUT, why did the sleek icon I love have to be replaced with this stubbly little really not so pretty icon?! It looks more like a microphone with a pen point on it than a ncie pen....please please revert to the old icon if at all possible.
Hardly worth trying out.. - I'm a college student and work part time so I used notes/word/text edit on my Mac a lot but felt unorganized and was looking for a simple word processor that could consolidate my notes. This application is really shallow. It constantly autocorrects words when I'm typing my notes or papers and will not show the red line underneath the word it automatically corrected. This feature is very primal. For example, I was typing a paper for a class and typed "buyign" but meant to type "buying" (of course) and this autocorrected it into "buy gin". I'm so glad I looked over my paper and found it. Doesn't even make any sense! Simple text errors are autocorrected horribly. And some words such as "chnge" -- it has no dea what you are trying to say (not even a suggestion list!) It has done this to me everyday, multiple times a day. If you are an excellent "typer" then don't worry - this app might be for you. But don't expect it to correct your typos hardly at all. I gave it 1 star because it kind of gets the job done.. eventually.. with lots of frustration. It is simple in design, but things are compromised because of it. The margin/line spacing/standard text are always off (.7 all edges?? Helvetica??)) so I always have to standardize every new page I open. Overall, this app has caused me more of a headache than helped me. Defintely go with microsoft word, or any other mainstream text processors. This one is too trivial.
More Reviews for Current Version
Perfect for me! - All I needed was a program I could write basic letters, resumes and such. This little program is so helpful! I can't stand all the clutter and junk on Microsoft Office and very little of it is necessary for me. The best part is what you get for your money. I am sceptical of everything. I love it and I highly suggest this for someone that is looking for something quick sharp and clean. Oh! And I love the templates!
Great so far - Purchased this app after looking for a simple word processor. For the moment I just need it to record notes - the way my thoughts flow, not the way a word processor thinks I need to format. This has been perfect! No crazy auto-formatting, no high price tag. The shortcut keys are simple and intuitive, view of the document is just right and the price is more than reasonable. I have not had to contact anyone for support yet, but I feel good about the built-in feedback feature and seeming openness to accepting questions/ suggestions/ criticism if I one day need to. I can't wait to try this product out when I need to acutally write a paper... Review will be updated then.
Awesome! - Awesome app. very user friendly… I reccomend for anyone looking to quickly type a document, letter, or resume, etc.
What - What's not to like about a basic and inexpensive word processor that opens faster than Libre Office and occupies 1% of the disk space, works with Libre Office as well as the clunky Microsoft formats, and offers easy PDF export? Well, it won't open password-protected Libre Office files. Big deal. (I avoid Microsoft, so can't comment on Word.) And there's no 'save as.' You set a default format for new documents, and you have a chance to choose the format the first time you save, but after that you have to export it to rtf, doc, txt, or pdf. But you cannot export to Libre Office format. So 'save as' would be a nice improvement, and it would be nice if the app didn't prompt to save empty documents. As with Textedit, the save menu seems unusually slow to appear. However, the major thorn in Write for me is that it will not recognize nor save page breaks compatible with Libre Office's odt format. The workaround there is to work in doc or docx, where the page breaks do translate, though that tends to make files considerably larger (as if anybody but me cares anymore). Overall, a great app. A tweak or two and it will be close to perfect. UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2012: Chris Mason has released Growly Write (not available through Apple). It's free and completely blows this Write out of the water (I don't even have this app installed anymore). However, Growly Write does not work with LibreOffice files, which turned me off until its developer pointed out that RTF files are human readable. Thinking in terms of archiving my few documents, RTF now makes sense to me. I could make get data out rtf files on an 8086 DOS machine if I had to, even if they became corrupted along the way. Look inside a Libre Office document and you just have a bunch of gobbledegook until the application translates it.
No "Open Recent"?? - I didn't think I'd care much, but this obvious bug has been slowing making me totally crazy. I open a lot of other files, so I can't go through the 'recent' list on finder, and to do that, I would have to have Write set as my default program for the file type (which I'd rather not do). Totally annoying to have to go search across all my HDs for the five random .rtf files I was just working on last night. Hate it.