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myTexts is a text editor that simply displays a solid color background behind the text that you write, allowing you to stay focused on the simplicity of the words you are writing without getting distracted by other elements that "busy" text editors often are known for.

myTexts reads and writes the most important file formats like txt, rft, doc, docx, html, schreiben, odt and xml.

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Version 5.4.3:
  • bug fix update


Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later

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Stevehhhhh Member IconReview+13

What are the differences between this and "myTexts Pro" and "myWritings"? If "myWritings" has been discontinued,is there a way to get some discount for the appropriate one of these?

Thanks for any info,


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Version 5.4.3
Px9-855 Member IconReview+178

Great app for writing texts.

Angry and condescending support.

Proceed with caution.

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Version 5.4.1
MOApp Software Manufactory (Developer)

Are you going to write this to any of my apps now?
Well, than you will have a lot to do…

Besides that - I don't know who you are or what your problem is (or had been) - but I am quite sure that there is a reason why I got 'angry' in your eyes and that there have been two parts (people) and that I never get angry when I am kindly asked for help and when the person who had asked is able to 'receive' help…

Justaguy Member IconComment+1

Hey Mr. Developer,

Take a few slow deep breaths and relax. The internet is a wild world filled with ranting lunatics and nutjobs. Ignore the idiots and focus on your software. Reacting to the crazies is exactly what they want you to do.

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Version 5.4.1
MOApp Software Manufactory (Developer) Member IconDev+288
MOApp Software Manufactory (Developer)

C'mon - you really don't got better to do with your life?

1. I've received your 'smart a**" mail yesterday
2. I've immediately answered your mail within minutes (telling you that never ever one other user your problem or point of view before, that a simple question if there is something wrong with the export had been enough AND telling you that your complain (except the choice of words) of course makes much sense…

3. NO 12 HOURS LATER there is an update out there regarding the wish of one out of thousands…

4. You really must have bad luck - you are the first ever reporting a crash since month/years

I know I have to be polite and friendly because it is business and I have to worry about ratings like yours - but hey, there is much more in life than making money - so please search for another app/developer you can bash - oh no, better - write your own app making it all better, including the communication with customers like yours - oh no - your'e even not a customer - so testers that need to act like you…

Good Luck :-)

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Version 5.4
MOApp Software Manufactory (Developer)

I was just told that 'smart a**' is rude expression - but thats what the dictionary gave me for the German word for someone thinking he knows all better even without taking under advisement first, that something may have been done by intention…

I was also told that the word I was looking for is "smarty-pants" or "know-it-all"

So, just don't panic when you read the word with a** - it's just the rude German developer with its lousy English skills…

Everything will be fine, your kids are save and I will never ever use this word in public again


Vlad-Didenko Member IconReview+7

Just received the reply to my bug report about Markdown from the developer - Michael (MOApp). Nice response to a submission - his reply starts with the following:

Quote start:

When being a "smart blip" you should at least now what you are talking about!

There is NO explicit Markdown to HTML export!
not on any feature list, not in any description or in real...

Quote end - but the developer's rant goes on. I had to replace the three-letter profanity to "blip" as MacUpdate would not allow to publish the review.

Just to set the record - here is the interface:


Even if the misleading interface, well, mislead me, it is not appropriate to call a customer names. And have "create.live.love" proclaimed on the web site.

Examples in my previous comment got eaten by the MacUpdate's interface, so here is the link to the text file:


Also, while I spent the time to replicate the behavior, myTexts crashed twice on OSX 10.6.4 - hence the stability rating

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Version 5.3
Lord-Lightning Member IconReview+305

This has the same magical frission that some very rare applications give their owners. After licensing myTexts (for the Mac and the iPad) I spent ten or twelve hours of fluent, productive writing on my next novel. It just went like a song. Can I recommend this app without any hesitation for real day to day writing for tasks such as novels and short stories and magazine articles? In a heartbeat!

The developer doesn't sleep. My questions were answered from the other side of the world in about half an hour. He is also polite, patient and understanding. Rare indeed.

I like that you can so easily set tasks such setting the toggle on the sidebar, fonts and just about all you could or would ever need to just plain write for hours and hours without fatigue in the highest possible state of creative focus. Try writing against the Aluminium or green backgrounds in full screen mode - just delicious.

Yes, the price varies depending on how the Euro translates to your country's exchange rate - but benchmarked at around the current price - it is fair and if you have an iPad, you just have to get the myTexts app for that little beauty - it can swap docs both ways on sync.

I like it a lot. It has that something special. You feel it as you use it. You have to experience that on something creative. it slowly disappears over about half an hour of use and you just seem to by typing on to some mind space floating in front of your eyes. Somehow it hides the very technology that drives it.

Definitely four to five stars for my work - the same for the iPad app.

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Version 5.0.1
Mlbkxbx Member IconComment+143

The only thing that bothers me with the 5.X update, is that the side panel now animates. It's distracting, and i can't seem to disable it. Every app should have a disable animations as far as i am concerned. Maybe i just didn't look hard enough?

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Version 5.0.1
Leo Spill Member IconComment+258
Leo Spill

Brought this a few weeks ago
on the developers '5 Bucks Weekend'
Surely it can't be a paid upgrade fee.
For that promotion would certainly not be
the ingenuous offer it initially appeared
to be.
Is this a paid upgrade or free for
previous owners ?
Doesn't say here or on the apps
website page ?

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Version 5.0
MOApp Software Manufactory (Developer)

Well - it is written on every single page of my website: ALL UPDATES ARE FREE. PERIOD.

but even if not - 5 bucks for such an app really isn't much!
do you prefer good software or junk because of not supporting people writing apps?

Musubana Member IconReview+38

”Wow,” I thought, ”this is like iTunes for texts!”

Now I regret having bought the program.

The reason?

Writing texts is not like listening to songs or watching tv shows.
I usually concentrate on one text at the time, and having all my texts popping up every time I happened to move the cursor to the left of the screen actually disturbed me quite a lot and stole time from my writing.

I've reverted to the more tranquile WriteRoom (greatly recommended!), and a folder in my doc containing a small number of texts-in-the-being.

Writing texts just isn't like listening to songs! :-)

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Version 3.5
MOApp Software Manufactory (Developer)


What has iTunes to do with it?
And much more important - why did you not just simply disabled the 'auto show/hide' feature to just concentrate on writing???

But hey - WriteRoom is a great app (if you like to deal with single documents) :-))

Mwschmeer Member IconComment+18

Doesn't work on 10.4.11.

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Version 3.2
MOApp Software Manufactory (Developer)

Please download the version for Tiger here:

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Downloads 10,374
Version Downloads 2,056
License Shareware
Date 23 Aug 2010
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price $19.95
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