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Writer: the internet typewriter review

Submitted by Ryan P.C. McQuen on September 5, 2011 – 2:47 pmNo Comment

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Writer, a web app which began in 2008 according to CNET, is a simple text editor that runs entirely in a browser and works on all platforms (including iPads (iOS), Linux, Mac, and Windows).

Writer prefers simplicity over features. The color scheme of green and black is the default, but the text can be changed to any color in the preferences. The only other options are line spacing (single, 1.5 and double) and font type (Monospace, Sans-serif, or Serif). A growing trend is towards minimalist writing applications like this, Writer is one of the best because it allows the user to create an account and log in to save documents that are accessible from any machine with a browser.

Other than saving documents for access anywhere, downloading a text or PDF file of what has been written is available as well as the option to email, upload to WordPress, or a variety of other internet services (Blogger, Typepad, etc.).

If focus is an issue for you while writing papers or creative content give Writer a try, you may enjoy its lack of features.

Writer is free to use, if you like it a donation link is available at the bottom of its page.

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