Download Writing - Best Software & Apps

  • MathType

    6.9

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    Platform
    Windows

    An excellent equation editor compatible with Office

    7
    415 votes
    • PROS:Professional, easy to export results, Different autoformat styles when writing, Keyboard shortcuts for frequently used formulas, Compatible with MathML, TeX and Texvc (Wikipedia)
    • CONS: You can only add a limited number of shortcuts, Somewhat chaotic and overcrowded keyboard
  • GTA: San Andreas

    1.0.3

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    Platform
    Mac
    Windows Phone

    The third part of the classic GTA series

    7
    9014 votes
    • PROS:Massive world to explore, Great story and writing, Lots of missions and activities, Absorbing from the start
    • CONS:Occasional dull missions, Some frustrating gameplay issues
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

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    Platform
    Windows

    GTA takes it to the 'hood

    7
    3672 votes
    • PROS:Massive world to explore, Great story and writing, Lots of missions and activities
    • CONS:Occasional dull missions
  • Protected Folder

    1.2.0.0-20150715

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    An effective hiding place for your sensitive data

    7
    884 votes
    • PROS:Embedded with Windows Explorer, Blocks reading and writing access, Very easy to use, Exclude list
    • CONS:Not many configuration options
  • Fallout 4

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    Platform
    Windows

    Get ready to go back to the wasteland

    6
    581 votes
    • PROS:Stunning open-world, Interesting characters, writing, and quests, Better pacing, Intelligent changes to improve game systems
    • CONS:Still lots of bugs, Iffy AI , Bases feel like unnecessary busy work at times, Interface is clunky and bloated
  • FocusWriter

    1.4.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A stripped down, relaxing writing program

    7
    112 votes
    • PROS:Add your own background picture, Create a a workspace that is comfortable for you, No installation required
    • CONS:Will only open and save TXT files, No spell check
  • EndNote

    x4-0.1

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    Platform
    Mac

    A great tool for anyone writing a thesis

    5
    60 votes
    • PROS:Access to a huge database of texts, Integrated with Word
    • CONS:Does not work with Google Scholar
  • Check Printer

    5.7.3469

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    Platform
    Windows

    Check Printer is a Great Organisational Tool

    5
    93 votes
    • PROS:Automate your check writing., Various fonts and layouts., Store and manage your check recipient data.,
    • CONS:Cannot print the entire check onto blank stock.,
  • Adobe Muse

    CC 2014.2

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    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Create websites without writing code

    6
    120 votes
    • PROS:Easy to use, just like a word processor, Check the website's structure at a glance, Preview and publish the website right from the program
    • CONS:Good for simple, static websites
  • Black Mesa

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Experience the beginning of Half-Life with updated graphics

    7
    187 votes
    • PROS:Faithful remake of Half-Life, Great writing, Excellent musical score, Extremely immersive package
    • CONS:Extremely lengthy installation
  • Tex-Edit Plus X

    4.9.16

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    Platform
    Mac

    Simple and functional text editor

    6
    36 votes
    • PROS:Provides a distraction free writing environment, Very easy to use
    • CONS:Limited features, No universal binary or developer support
  • Final Draft

    8.0.2

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    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    The professional solution for script writers

    5
    46 votes
    • PROS:Lets you concentrate on writing, Automatically formats scripts to industry standards, Integrated with Scrivener
    • CONS:May be unstable at times, No big changes in this version
  • ezCheckPrinting Check Writer

    6.0.3

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    Platform
    Windows

    Free and Professional Cheque Writing Software

    6
    17 votes
    • PROS:An ability to modify any field within an existing cheque or create one from scratch., Both cheques and stubs can be printed simultaneously.,
    • CONS:Only the paid version provides access to advanced features., Not all file types are supported in regards to graphics (such as logos and signatures).,
  • Day of the Tentacle Remastered

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    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    iPhone

    I'm getting a good feeling from these tentacles

    10
    2 votes
    • PROS:Brilliant update that delivers the original vision, Writing and style is still brilliant, Developer commentary is top notch
    • CONS:Puzzles can still feel random until you know the solution, Gameplay has dated somewhat
  • Ommwriter

    Dana I

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A tranquil, no-hassle writing experience

    6
    68 votes
    • PROS:Gorgeous but minimalist interface, Lovely typing sounds, Ability to change text size and font
    • CONS:Limited document type save options, No ability to customize sounds or background
  • WhiteSmoke Writer

    2012

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    Platform
    Windows

    A writing enhancement tool

    5
    52 votes
    • PROS:Corrects any text in any program, Includes a translator, dictionary, and thesaurus
    • CONS:Corrections are incomplete or wrong, Templates are strange, Translator offers verbatim, incorrect translations
  • Portal 2

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    Platform
    Mac
    Windows

    The cult action puzzle game returns

    7
    182 votes
    • PROS:Incredible puzzle design, Fantastic story and writing, Looks fantastic
    • CONS:None so far
  • Fight List

    1.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    A free list writing game where you must beat your friends

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    No votes yet
    • PROS:The number of points you can score per round it limited to make it fair, Compete against your friends or against people on the internet
    • CONS:The ads are a game breaker and will ruin your game play experience, You can win if you remember the answers to repeat answers
  • Q10

    1.2.21

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A full screen minimalist writing app

    9
    9 votes
    • PROS:Gives you a clean space in which to write, Excellent keyboard commands, Optional keyboard sound effects, Spell checker include
    • CONS:No mouse controls, Full screen only
  • Presentable Liberty

    1.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Presentable Liberty is a surreal, cerebral horror game

    8
    1 vote
    • PROS:Compelling story, Simple controls, Effective and moving writing, Interesting characters and themes
    • CONS:Simple, dull graphics
Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
#NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
136727.3Windows
21.0.390147.2Mac, Windows Phone
36.94156.6Windows
41.2.0.0-201507158846.5Windows
55815.6Windows