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Write – An Open Source Word Processor for Writing

Write - Word Processor for Writing
Written by Martins D. Okoi

Write is a word processor app with which you can write like you would on a paper with a pen using a stylus. It was built by a development team based in the San Francisco Bay area.

It has lines on top of which you can enter smart text while significantly maintaining your handwriting. Its ability to recognize lines of written text offers users an array of features not excluding easily adding handwritten links, combining sketches with texts, bookmarking, and the standard open document format.

You can pinch or spread out two fingers on the screen to access zoom in and zoom out controls respectively. Double-tapping on the screen will default the zoom percentage to 100%.

Check out a video of Write in action below:

Features in Write

  • Cross-Platform: Enjoy a uniform writing experience with Write on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android.
  • Ruled insert space: insert blank lines and spaces between words.
  • Ruled erase and select: erase whole lines.
  • Undo/Redo dial: circle through your actions history.
  • Combine sketches and text: enjoy freehand drawing thanks to excellent column detection.
  • Standard open document format: support for HTML & SVG, and all modern browsers.
  • Handwritten links: easily create links and bookmarks to websites.
  • Automatic multi-column layouts detection.
  • Bookmark support.
  • Online guide sheet.
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Write is available for GNU/Linux as a tar.gz package file you can download by clicking the button below.

Download Write for Linux

If you have questions on how to use all of Write’s features e.g. its several selection tools (Rect, Ruled, and Lasso), check out its comprehensive guide sheet here.

What do you think about Write writing app and do you know of any alternatives you might rather use? Drop your comments in the section below.

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About the author

Martins D. Okoi

Martins Jr. (Dillivine) Okoi is a graduate of Computer Science with a passion for Linux and the Open Source community. He works as a Web designer & developer, technical writer, and programmer.

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