Want a free word processing app which gets out of the way of your writing? Then check out Wri.tt (or Write! as it is called on its website), which just crossed my desk today.
While there is no shortage of paid and free writing apps, Wri.tt offers several features that could turn your head. I’ve been playing around with a beta version of the app today, and even though the complete lack of a frame continues to distract me I can see a few features I like – and a couple I really appreciate.
To start with, Wri.tt covers most of the basics: copy, paste, a multi-language spellchecker, word count, etc. There’s no find+replace yet, but there is a find function (which is case sensitive and is supposed to support RegEx), an excess of keyboard shortcuts, auto-complete, and an optional navigation bar in the right margin.
The main view is your usual window (sans frame) but there is also a full screen mode and a portrait mode (for those with screens rotated 90 degrees.)
Do you see the word “Article” at the bottom left of the window? That’s the word count and productivity tracker.
In addition to the basics, Wri.tt lets you open multiple documents in tabs. It will also save your state should you accidentally close the app. And best of all, you can clone the document you’re working on and open it in a new tab.
Even though the gray details and text on a stark white background is beginning to give me a headache, I do like the app and it’s worth checking out. Format support is limited to txt, RTF, and ODT, so this app isn’t for everyone, but this could prove useful.
Have you tried it? Let me know what you think in the comments.