Download Writing - Best Software & Apps

  • MathType

    6.9

    License
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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
  • Protected Folder

    1.2.0.0-20150715

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    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

    License
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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
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    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

    License
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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
  • Black Mesa

    License
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    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
  • 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.,
  • Tex-Edit Plus X

    4.9.16

    License
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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
  • ezCheckPrinting Check Writer

    6.0.3

    License
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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).,
  • Ommwriter

    Dana I

    License
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    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
  • Q10

    1.2.21

    License
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    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
  • The Red Notebook

    0.8.2

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    A free desktop diary

    5
    27 votes
    • PROS: Organize writing by day, Good search tool, Free
    • CONS: Can't import images or use HTML
  • WhiteSmoke Writer

    2012

    License
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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
  • Smultron

    6.0.2

    License
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    Platform
    Mac

    Versatile text editor for all writing needs

    7
    21 votes
    • PROS: Suitable for writers and programmers, Slick viewing options, Color codes programming
    • CONS: Limited editing options