Writer Pro

I’ve just started using Writer Pro for the very first time. I’ve been using various bits of writing software over the years, namely Scrivener, but Writer Pro offers something more useful: minimalism, the ability to focus on one sentence at a time by fading the rest away, and highlighting the frequency of adjectives, adverbs and so on. There are few features to speak about – it deliberately prevents you from being able to play with the font size, formatting and whatnot, which is actually pretty cool. It means you just write, and make sure the sentence you’re writing is as good as can be. First impressions are – yeah, a few glitches aside, this could be the most useful thing I’ve discovered in a long time. It’s not one for complex planning tabs, and having lots of notes around your work, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have those open on other bits of kit in the background. I like it a lot so far.

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About Mark Newton

Born in 1981, live in the UK. I write about strange things.


  1. Damn, it’s Mac only.

    I’ve been using org-mode in Emacs for almost all my none coding activities. And while I am envious of some of the features of Writer Pro, I bet I could implement them in Emacs.


  2. I imagine it’s the sort of thing a coder could knock-out pretty easily. (He says, knowing little about coding.) The features are pretty basic – which is part of the attraction.