Less is more", as minimalist architect Mies van der Rohe says. Not only is this aphorism true in architecture, it’s true in writing as well.
Free is a useful text editor that has been designed with writers in mind.
Free's predecessor - the very successful and widely used myTexts was the very first App of its kind. The first distraction free text only writing tool with paragraph highlighting, background patterns to better work with glossy screens and a Markdown enabled preview and export. It was also the very first App with extra custom made fonts, in depth statistics and word frequency count.
Unlike most word processors, Free stands apart from the rest with its user-friendly interface. Without the burdens of superfluous features common in other softwares, Free helps you get more meaning out of your words with less distraction.
With Free, you don’t need to worry about the glitz and glamour of eye-candy filling your screen, meaning less clutter, less distractions, and less troubles; Free’s integrated automated environment helps you focus almost automatically on writing.
Simply put, you don’t have to worry about pesky pests like windows, buttons or formats. No mess, no fuss. Free truly turns your Mac into a supercharged typewriter.
No man is an island - not even the best poet. Since we write to be widely read and understood, Free’s multi-format file support makes it easy to exchange files with the outside world.
Free inherently has read/write support to common and prevalent file formats like Word, OpenOffice, Rich Text, Markdown, HTML, Plain Text and even LaTeX.
NOTE: To buy Free via the App Store, an Apple account is required.
Here are some key features of "Free":
Free is extra newly written for Lion - thus it comes with all the OS X goodies we love:
· Auto Save
· Resume (Suppressible)
· Spelling and Grammar
In addition - Free has some nifty features and tools that will make it your tool of choice when it comes to writing - distraction free writing - in no time:
· Paragraph Highlighting
· Color Schemes
· Typewriter scrolling
· Typewriter sounds (optional, for the crazy ones)
· Word Count (for selection)
· Word Frequency and Statistics
· Paginated Preview | Print | Export
· Markdown Support
· Formatted Printouts
· Formatted Export (e.g. Word Documents)
· Different Fonts for Screen | Print | Export
· Convert into | Edit | Print | Export as Rich Text
· 64-bit processor
· Saving and exporting disabled.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Improved Markdown Support