Writer, the internet typewriter

Writer is a cool, fast, distraction-free writing app. No fonts, no bold, no italics — just you and your words. It's the perfect companion tool that lets you focus and get your drafts done.

Recognition

Lifehacker:

“What’s really slick is the way Writer’s interface elements fade to become almost invisible until you mouse over them, at which point they light up. Equally impressive, Writer offers a built-in word count feature, a choice of text colors (including amber—wow, does that take you back) and even an export- to-blog option. You don’t even need to register; the site relies on a browser cookie to remember you (and your documents).”

Download Squad (HuffPost Tech):

“Two things about it make it worth having in your bookmarks. The first is that you can use it anywhere. No memory key to carry around, no worrying about what OS you’re using. It just works, wherever you are. The second is that if you create an account, all of your documents also follow you around.”

SciFi.com:

“Did you ever catch one of those ’80s movies like War Games, where the old-school computers show text appearing slowly behind a cursor, accompanied by some kind of techy computer bleeping sound? Some of us are actually old enough to remember using computers before the screens changed from black to white, and harbor a little nostalgia for the days before Bill Gates became a household name.”

FreelanceSwitch.com:

“There’s something about these programs that force you to focus on your task. You can always format later. Use them in full screen mode, so everything else is blocked out. Then crank it out.”

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Basic Features

  • A fast and distraction-free fullscreen writing environment
  • Saves automatically as you write
  • All writing is private, secure, and backed up regularly
  • Save an unlimited number of documents
  • Works online and off
  • Customize colors, fonts, and line spacing
  • Optional typewriter sounds
  • Automatic word count and writing goals
  • PDF and text export
  • Markdown formatting
  • No annoying banner ads
  • Works with Crio Grammar Correction browser extension

Pro features

  • Export to Dropbox, Google Docs, Evernote, WordPress, and more
  • Built-in thesaurus
  • Word count updates as you type
  • Hemingway mode (backspace disabled)
  • Revision history
  • Create downloadable eBooks
  • Organize your writing with folders
  • Track your productivity with writing statistics
  • Downloadable archive of all your writing
  • Premium support

Pricing

Writer is free to use. Create a new account and start writing immediately with no credit card required. Pro accounts that add a ton of helpful features are available in monthly and yearly subscriptions and a lifetime (one-time payment) option.

Writer Basic Free
Writer PRO monthly subscription $5/month
Writer PRO yearly subscription $25/year
Writer PRO Lifetime $50 once