Paragraphs - Minimalist Writing
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Paragraphs lets you focus on what you do best: write. No distracting menus, no complicated formatting options. It's just you and whatever you feel like writing.
- A distraction free writing environment. Once you begin typing the interface disappears and you can focus on what counts: whatever's on your mind.
- A quick formatting toolbar that's there when you need it and gets out of your way when you don't. Just highlight some text and you're good to go.
- An overview screen that makes it easy to switch between your writings.
- Just enough settings. Select from 4 layout and font options optimized for writing. Or switch to dark mode for writing at night or a low light setting.
- Easily export to markdown, html, or plain text.
What Paragraphs isn't:
- Paragraphs isn't a word processor or desktop publishing application. It doesn't have tools for creating complicated layouts, and only has formatting options that are absolutely necessary for pure writing. Paragraphs provides an ideal environment for getting your ideas on "paper" and can work well along side a page layout application for formatting your finished work.
- Paragraphs doesn't natively edit markdown files (although it can export to markdown.) Paragraphs is a rich text editor. What you see is what you get!
What's New in Version 1.1.4
- Adds search to Documents Overview
- Adds support for the Touch Bar
- Fixes for a few small graphical glitches
Wish I could like it
I had originally given this ap 5 stars because I really liked the feel of writing in it, in its dark mode. But after using it more and more, I’ve downgraded to 1 star. It doesn’t seem possible to have two paragraphs docs open at the same time. So you are always having to go back to its increasingly annoying “overview” page. There doesn’t seem to be a folder/file organization option, so if you have a lot of docs, you have to wade through the highly inefficient “overview page.” I can’t find the docs in iCloud, which means they are hidden from me, which means I have to put 100% faith in the app not to lose anything. And there seems to be something buggy about iCloud not recognizing it, but still storing docs. As I look back over prior reviews, these have been problems for others, with numerous requests to fix them. I will change my review if the authors can fix these problems, because I love the feel of writing in Paragraphs, but as I soon found out, with even the most simple of apps, there’s more to a good user experience than a pretty face.