I have been actively writing here on IntoWindows for the past seven years. Ever since the initial days of blogging, I have been using the free Windows Live Writer from Microsoft to write articles and post them. Since Windows Live Writer is designed for bloggers, it offers all the features required for a blogger, and is easily the best writing software available for bloggers.
For the past three years, Microsoft has not really updated Windows Live Writer. Although there is nothing wrong with the current version of Windows Live Writer and is fully compatible with Windows 10 as well, the lack of updates has made me to think about a good text editor for Windows operating system.
There are tons of text editors out there for Windows but the core problem with majority of the popular text editors is that they work great for developers. It’s hard to find a good text editor intended specifically for blogging.
While Office from Microsoft is a good alternative to Writer, it’s certainly not free. While searching the web for a good text editor for Windows, I stumbled upon Write.
Write is an elegant text editor for Windows operating system. Write has everything that we look for in a good text editor. It automatically saves documents, offers multi-tab interface, spell-check, and is highly customizable.
The interface is very minimalistic. While writing, you’ll see only currently open tabs.
Write also offers options to export documents in PDF and text (.txt) formats. Likewise, you can import .text, .rtf and other text files.
The current version of Write application doesn’t support cloud synching but the feature is expected in the final version. The Write 1.0 will also come with a dark theme for those who can’t stare at while background for hours.
Overall, a good piece of software but there is certainly room for improvement. I don’t like to compare Write with Office Word as the later one is not free. Although Evernote is good in many ways, I prefer to use it to save my ideas and not to write long articles.
The current Beta version of Write is absolutely free. The final version is expected to come out by the end of August with some additional features. The offline version of Write will continue to remain free.
We will update this article once the 1.0 version of Write is released.
What’s your favorite text editing software for Windows?