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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great Program. Works as intended."

    October 9, 2013  |   By Writerle

    Version: ZenWriter 2.0


    1. No distracting features (I'm surprised so many people think it's a Microsoft Word replacement. Even the Cnet editor. Read the 'About' It's meant for creative distraction free writing. Not a Word competitor.)
    2. I haven't found anything so useful this cheap. Lets face it... it's a nice blank screen you can customize with pretty music. Yet, some people are charging upwards of sixty for less. Still others have too many distracting features for those of us who want simple distraction free writing.
    3. Customization backgrounds. It doesn't have a black screen but I was able to use a file to create one, making an even more distraction free zone.
    4. I do find the sounds helpful to productivity... even if I feel a little like a silly nerd because of it.


    1. Can't change the font color. I would prefer it to be bright green so I can pretend to be Ghost Writer (Like from the show)....Okay, so I need help.


    Great program. It isn't for creating presentations, or doing thesis projects on advanced biochemistry... It's for getting your words out there. It's not for note taking in general it's for novelists who can get distracted by research, facebook, and such. It takes up the whole screen and the tool bar goes away so you don't think of exiting and doing other things. It doesn't get in the way, or constantly nag at you. So if you want all the pretty shiny features and need more... might I suggest Microsoft Word? I hear they've got a snazzy italics. But if you want distraction free writing, productivity of word count... this program is for you.

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