Writing can be a hobby, a requirement for school/college/work, or a career. In any case, a good text editor is an essential tool. Write! is a new text editor, which is lightweight, stylish, includes spell checking and a cloud backup. Let's see what Write! has to offer, in detail.
What makes Write! different as a text editor
Distractions are probably the biggest enemy of writing. Many of us sit down to write, only to remember to check our email. Then, a quick look on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. Before we know it, we end up watching YouTube videos about giraffe mating at 2:00 am.
Write! is designed to be a simple, lightweight, powerful text editor, and most of all, distraction free. By default, with Write! maximized, we can't even see the Windows taskbar or the clock.
Moving the cursor towards the top will show the menu button and the tabs for any different documents we might have simultaneously open.
There is a presets bar, accessible through the View menu...
...that makes it easier to apply different text formats to the entire document.
Most importantly, if we enjoy working at night, Write! Pro includes a dark theme with white letters that gets rid of the potentially tiring whiteness of the screen.
Write! also has us covered regarding the spell checking.
The spell checker supports more than 30 languages, from Albanian to Vietnamese, which makes it perfect for mixed-language documents.
Write! has an auto-complete feature, which makes suggestions based on the words we have already typed, and can save us considerable time.
Last but not least, by clicking on the "Tweet" icon, we will get statistics on our productivity, including the words per day and the characters we type per minute. We can also set our limits for words, symbols or reading time.
Selecting each of the icons will make suggestions about the average length we should aim for.
Try Write! Pro for free, until November 5th
In the future, Write! will have a free "Write! Lite" and a paid "Write! Pro" version, which will cost $4.99/month or $49,99/year.
Write! Pro includes the dark theme, the presets, multiple sessions, automatic saves to the cloud and the unlimited ability to "undo" our actions with Ctrl+Z.
For the time being, though, Write! has an "Early adopter" program, and we can join with a Pro account for free, and without giving a credit card or any payment info.
This account will be free for at least November 5th, 2015, and will remain free until all early adopters can bulk-export their written work from the cloud.
So, it's best to select the Early Adopter Program on the website https://wri.tt, to have full access to all of the Write! Pro features.
To use the Pro features, we need to create an account on the website and log in to the application.
Did you like Write! as a text editor?
Minimalism doesn't suit everyone. Some people will love the simplicity of Write!, others will miss the icons and menus of more complicated text editors, such as Microsoft Word or LibreOffice Writer.
Whether you liked Write! as a text editor, or you find it lacking in one or more ways, leave us a comment.