Write! Reviews

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The app is nice when it comes to organizing files (folders tree, Sessions, cloud storage) and publishing, but, to me, it is poor in the main thing -- text editing (and Markdown rendering as a crucial part of that). The simplest test of how poor the Markdown used in the app is is to start numerical list and then use sub-list, if the numeric list will start over again, your Markdown definitely sucks.

As is, I cannot use that app.

I would pay for an app which as good as Write in file organizing and -- as Typora in Markdown rendering.

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Look elsewhere: proprietary formats, cloud subscription woes, and poor support make this a bad purchase. I purchased the "lifetime" version. This initially seemed like a pretty decent application. I liked the interface, and moved to being using Write! as my primary application for writing long format documents. I injured my hand at one point, I discovered it would not work with the Dragon NaturallySpeaking software. I wrote support, and after a surprisingly long delay they gave me a surprisingly negative response. As a result, I moved away from using the tool. Before leaving, I wrote support to make sure there would be no reoccurring charges. They assured me there would not be. Recently, I found a charge on my credit card from "FastSpring" which I eventually traced to Write! After another surprisingly negative exchange, I contested the charges on my credit card and had them removed. As an afterthought I went to move my writing out of the application. Surprise: this has a proprietary format and the export function is tied into the cloud subscription. After some time in forums I was able to figure out how to recover my data. I would rather spend that time then interact with their unpleasant support again. In sum, this product cost me a surprising amount of time and money. Free alternatives with none of these problems exist. Seriously, look elsewhere.

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Rock solid distraction free writer. Markdown on the fly, where you write it gets visible over your cursor. Transparent cloud & local storage. Light & Dark theme. Beautiful UI design. Right scroll map as Atom or Sublime text. Many file save formats also export formats. Ultra-light on resources. Shortcuts for everything. Multi language spell-checking. One payment for life.

I would love an android version for it... at least a webapp would be fine.

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I get distracted easily. Ooh! Look squirrel! So the minimalist design is perfect for me and the cloud service is a must so I can switch computers and pick up where I left off. Well made and worth it.

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Not "free personnal" but totally commercial.
No more free version.

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A little costly for what it is...

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I like the software. It's great software. Even no pro it's outstanding, but I'm not paying $60 a year for the premium features.

Currently looking for a replacement app. The cost for the pro features is too onerous.

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Oddly enough, the "lifetime" version still entails a yearly fee. While this is not a "subscription", one might be forgiven for not knowing what on earth is the difference. Bottom line: this costs money every year.