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By LSD programming LLC

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Writer is a minimal text editor. It strips away all text formatting and focuses on the writing.

▶ Full Lion support
▶ Word and character counts
▶ Minimal design
▶ Window pinning
▶ Smart window zoom
▶ Autosave
▶ Document versioning

Full Lion support
Writer supports Lion's most advanced features such as autosave and document versioning. Writer works with auto resume too!

Minimal design
When other applications start distracting your creative workflow, easily switch to fullscreen mode. Writer was designed to be used both in windowed and fullscreen mode so you can access all the tools from either view.

Window pinning
Most writing involves referencing other work and with Writer's pin-down feature you can keep your documents while looking up articles or other documents. Never lose track of your documents in window clutter.

Word and character count
Word count is an important tool in a writer's text editor. That's why Writer was built from the ground up to support robust word and character count that keep counting long after other text editors hang and crash.

What's New in Version 1.4

- Lion ready!
- Versioning*
- Autosave*
- UI improvements

* Requires Mac OS X Lion


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Customer Reviews

The best out there, but with a critical flaw.

This was the best writing app out there and I loved it so much, but today, I finished writing a 1200 word essay in Writer, and proceeded to save it. Everything went normally, but later I realized that my Document would not open. It was a .txt file, and neither writer nor textedit could open it. It was encoded in Unicode 32 or something, and that's the error I kept getting. Quick Look fails to open it, too, and opening the file in Safari just shows thousands of question marks. All of my work has been lost, and my paper was due yesterday. I took a zero on a major college paper for this crap.

I have reproduced this and it happens every time.

Please fix this encoding bug.

Works well but a bit too minimal

This app is almost perfect. I did not realize how minimal of a word processor this app is. It would have been nice to be able to change font size, italics/bold/underline, and have some bullet formatting available. I understand how this app is supposed to get rid of those distractions, but even having those options available as mere shortcuts (cmd+, cmd-, cmd i , cmd b, cmd u, etc.) would be nice. The Exit Full Screen shortcut doesn't seem to work either.

Good app, needs better full screen support.

This is a great app I plan to use in everyday writing, but I really, really hope that in a new update when the app is full screen, it will actually not have the annoying letterboxing. Please make this happen in the next update!

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  • $2.99
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated: Jul 20, 2011
  • Version: 1.4
  • Size: 0.3 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: LSD programming LLC

Compatibility: OS X 10.6.6 or later

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