From Clay Tablets to the Word Processor: How Writing Tech Evolved Over Time

By Laconic Lemming (Writer) in Tips&Tricks,

As daily users of text processors of all types, there’s an unbelievable amount of features and functions that we take for granted. Imagine your life without spellchecker. Now imagine typing without automatic line breaks. Now imagine typing, and not seeing the result immediately. It’s difficult to conceive from this point in time that all those things were once new and exciting features.
The evolution of writing technology is something we should take a step back and admire, not in the least because it’s humbling to take in all the advancements that came about before us. Here…

Write! 1.15.0 is Here!

By Chaotic Chipmunk in Updates,

Write! is out with a new update. This is a minor update with a small new feature.

There’s a new option in Settings that lets Write! open upon system startup. Alt+Enter on Windows or ⌘+ on macOS to open Settings, and check the box next to ‘Launch Write! when system starts’ to enable.

Here’s what’s new in Write! 1.15.0:

  • Added the option to launch Write! on system startup;
  • Added Proxy Settings tab to Settings;
  • Changed hotkey that opens the Keyboard Shortcuts Manager on macOS to ⌃+?;
  • Changed hotkey that opens Settings on macOS to ⌘+,;
  • Fixed Fold…

Share and Download Published Documents

By Chaotic Chipmunk in Updates,

Hey, writers! We know you’ve been enjoying Write!’s publishing capabilites. We love helping you share your work, and we’re excited to keep making this feature more useful for you. To that end, with this latest update, we’re making a small addition to the publishing feature that makes sharing documents even more convenient.
You can now allow viewers to download the document they’re viewing in .wtt, with more formats to become available later. Here’s how you do it:
Log in to your Account, go to the page of a published document belonging to…

Write! 1.14.2 is Out

By Chaotic Chipmunk in Updates,

Write! is out with a scheduled new update to 1.14.2. This is a minor update, mostly with bug fixes.

There’s a new shortcut! You can now trigger link input by pressing Ctrl+K on PC and ⌘+K on Mac. We’ve also added the ability to export a document from the webpage containing a document shared via Write!’s Publishing feature. Enjoy the new Write!

Here’s what’s new in Write! 1.14.2:

  • Added the ability to download documents shared with the Publish feature;
  • Added the ability to create links via Ctrl+K;
  • Added support for Thai;
  • Added the ability to…

Write! Updates to 1.14.1

By Chaotic Chipmunk in Updates,

Write! is out with a scheduled new update to 1.14.1. This is a minor update with bug fixes and certain mechanisms being reworked.

Here’s what’s new in Write! 1.14.1:

  • Added document information to be displayed when hovering over a document in search;
  • Automatic list formatting and header formatting are now optional and reversible with Ctrl+Z;
  • Added ‘Close All Documents’ and ‘Close Other Documents’ to tab context menu;
  • Fixed synchronization bug resulting in error message being displayed;
  • Fixed bug where highlight markers wouldn’t work after moving a text fragment;
  • Fixed .pdf and .docx exporting from the ‘My Stuff’ tab in…

Write! 1.14.0 is Here!

By Chaotic Chipmunk in Updates,

It’s Thursday, and that means the a new Write! update is out.

Per user request, we added the option to create offline documents. All documents created in older Write! versions were in Cloud upon creation by default, and had to be removed from it manually to be saved in local storage. Starting with 1.14.0, the process is much easier: use a hotkey, and a local document will be created, bypassing Cloud entirely. Enjoy your new Write!
Here’s what’s new in Write! 1.14.0:

  • Implemented the option to create offline documents. There are now…

Write! 1.13.0 Update

By Chaotic Chipmunk in Updates,

Write! is out with a scheduled new update to 1.13.0 This is a minor update with bug fixes and certain mechanisms being reworked.

Here’s what’s new in Write! 1.13.0:

  • Reworked interactions with misspelled words;
  • Reworked text highlighting mechanism;
  • Fixed error with Welcome page being shown on every startup;
  • Fixed crashing issues for several scenarios on Mac clients;
  • Fixed Twitter login issue;

To get the latest update, open the app and click on update-02 in the lower right corner of the app’s window.

Alternatively, you…

Write! Updates to 1.12.0

By Chaotic Chipmunk in Updates,

Hey, writers! Your scheduled Write! update is here. We’re adding some new functionality and fixing a few bugs.
Here’s what’s new in Write! 1.12.0:

  • Ctrl+0 resets paragraph styles like headers, quote, emphasized, code, and list formatting to regular text;
  • ‘Clear Formatting’ in the context menu resets text formatting like bold, light, italic, underlined, strikethrough, upper case and lower case;
  • Folding text under headings is now available in its own context menu. Right-click next to a header to open it;
  • ‘Show folding markers’ option has been added to Settings. They…

Write! for Students: Get Your Write! for Free

By Chaotic Chipmunk in Updates,

It’s been a busy few weeks. After releasing a new update and shifting to a different payment model, we’re ready to give you something even better. We’re proud to announce Write! for Students — a free Write! account for any college or university student who wants it.
After some users inquired about a student discount, we thought we can do one better — giving them Write! for free. This accomplishes two things: get Write! into the hands of more people (always a good thing), and help out students who need a distraction-free productivity-reinforced space for…

Write! Is No Longer Subscription-Based

By Chaotic Chipmunk in Updates,

It’s been a while since the last major update of Write!, and today we release Write! 1.11.0 which includes the update to payment model, some new features and a few minor fixes.

Write! Lifetime
First, a major announcement about the Write! subscription model. You’ve been requesting it ever since Write! came out with Free and Pro versions and we announce that we’re moving away from monthly and yearly subscriptions and rolling out a one-time payment model called Write! Lifetime. This means no more recurring payments and subscriptions. You just pay $24.95 once and get the…

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