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

By Michael Göbel

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Description

Simple. Fast. Powerful. iCloud enabled. Retina-aware.


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WRITE 2 IS NEWLY REWRITTEN EXTRA FOR OS X MOUNTAIN LION AND LION. WRITE 1 - FOR ALL THE REMAINING SNOW LEOPARD USERS - IS STILL AVAILABLE AND, OF COURSE, IT IS ALSO UPDATED TO WORK PERFECTLY WITH NEWER OS X VERSIONS. THIS WAY NO ONE IS LEFT OUT OR FORCED TO UPDATE BECAUSE WRITE 1 WILL REMAIN ON THE APP STORE. THIS ALSO MEANS THAT ALL WRITE 2 USERS CAN BENEFIT FROM THE LATEST OS X GOODIES - LIKE ICLOUD, RETINA-AWARENESS, VERSIONS ETC. WITHOUT HAVING TO COMPROMISE BECAUSE OF OLD CODE. SO, IF YOU STILL USE SNOW LEOPARD - PLEASE USE WRITE 1 (AVAILABLE ON THE MAC APP STORE AS WELL) AND IF YOU ALREADY OWN WRITE 1, YOU CAN USE IT AS LONG AS YOU WANT TO AND UPDATE TO WRITE 2 WHEN EVER IT FITS. 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. THANKS FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.
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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 it's 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 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 2 has been newly rewritten extra for OS X Mountain Lion and Lion.
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…

What's New in Version 2.1.1

Added support for upcoming versions of OS X

Screenshots

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Customer Reviews

Good start…Evolution most welcome

This is a nice little text app. Many people have touted its various aspects, including Styles. I’d like to clear the decks on “styles” in word processor software once and for all, especially for those who “make their living writing” and who need robust formatting tools. To many of us, a WP app doesn’t actually have “styles” unless they are editable and globally update the text formatted with them. This is pivotal, for without this tool, the writer is saved very little time in a heavy-formatting situation. Example: If I have a 30-page document loaded with paragraph heads, and I need to make a change to them, this app will not globally update. I have to make the new style, then manually update each instance. This is 2014, and we hear how great built-in OS X features are, but any WP tool lacking the ability to update styles globally is more of a text editor, and not so much a word processor. Sorry if that stings a little but perhaps this is an evolutionary direction the Write 2 author can pursue? I’ve used a *lot* of word processors during my career and for my money, the high water mark of word processing was Mac Write II. It actually was fast/nimble, had updatable styles, and a very simple, yet completely capable interface. I suggest Mac Write II as the model to aim for. Thank you for reading!

Goodbye glitchy MS Word!

I’ve spent the last week researching and trying alternative writing apps after a very frustrating day of attempting to be super-productive only to be foiled by the eternal freezing/crashing/glitchiness of MS Word for Mac. I’ve been a professional copywriter for ten years and crank out about 5k words of copy for clients a day. In my business, formatting matters, word count matters, and efficiency rules the day. Word has always been the standard word processor for my profession, but I have no idea why. Does Word have more “features”? Sure. Do I ever use those features? Nope.

Write 2 now holds the place of honor as the most often used app in my dock. I wanted an app that supported .rtf, had access to basic and oft used formatting tools without opening a new window, showed word count, and had an appealing UI and look. Write 2 fulfills all those requirements. Technically it’s not a replacement for Word, but that’s OK. It replaces all the most-used functions of Word for me.

I’ve had no problems with glitches or crashes and the app opens files quickly.

Well done, Michael.

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.

Write 2 - The word processor in simple, fast, and powerful
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  • $8.99
  • Category: Business
  • Updated: Aug 10, 2013
  • Version: 2.1.1
  • Size: 16.3 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Seller: Michael Gobel

Compatibility: OS X 10.7.4 or later, 64-bit processor

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