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WRITINGS – REVIEW (84%)

29 Jan

Writings is a plain text editor tool released by Ice Cream Studios.

To give this application a fair test, I have switched to using it as my text editor since it was downloaded for review, and I have written it using the Writings application.

This application allows you to create or open plain text files, and then edit them. That is all it does, that is all it is designed to do, and it does it very well.

There are now dozens of these plain text editors on the App Store now, each of these apps have their unique selling points and it really depends what you are looking for to which one suits you best. Writings main selling points are the integration with Text Expander by Smile, a Night Mode and a large amount of editor customisation (fonts and colours).

Dropbox Syncing is included, but you need to SYNC from the main screen manually, it is not an automatic process as per some other similar apps.

The user interface is excellent, but some things are a bit strange, why on the main screen show a character count for a document, rather than a word count?

On the upside:

  • Support for text expander and dropbox
  • Simple and Clean user interface
  • Useful options, nothing that is not needed.

On the downside:

  • Not a Universal app.
  • Export only via cut & paste, iTunes and dropbox.

Overall, this is a great application for writers who love a clean interface while just working on the contents of their work. It sets itself apart from the crowd by the options of colours and fonts. It also gives you to options to switch spell checking on and off, which is very useful for fantasy or scientific work. I feel this is one of the best of it’s class, if not the best at this time.

Rating: 84%

Size:  12.8 MB

Price (at time of review): £2.99 

Link: Writings – ice cream studios s.r.l.

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Posted by on January 29, 2011 in App - Business, App - Life Style, iPad, Reviews

 

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