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Clean Writer Pro is a powerful fullscreen-capable text editor that liberates your inspiration by providing just the essential features, when you need them. By removing clutter and hiding complex options from sight it boosts your creativity and inspiration.

Evolved from the popular minimalist editor Clean Writer, the Pro version brings extra stability, over twice the speed and performance, and great features combining minimalism, efficiency, flexibility and user-customizable settings.

Created for writers and all those needing a simple powerful tool that doesn't overwhelm with countless settings, Clean Writer Pro more...

What's New

Version 1.3:
  • Improved stability, fixed formatting bar and blurred text issues
  • Rich text mode now allows creation of lists (a feature many of you requested)
  • Word/char counters for the selected text (if any)
  • Improved markdown preview


OS X 10.7 or later

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accountclosed Member IconReview+111

Thanks for bailing on your loyal Snow Leopard users. Save the rhetoric about "getting rid of the past" and "aiming for the future." May you enjoy the same loyalty from your customers that you've shown them in this move. A lousy thing to do.

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Version 1.1

I'm still running Snow Leopard. Because of that, I already lost the option to upgrade WriteRoom, Singlemizer, and 1Password. I don't understand this trend of developers to drop OS X 10.6 and jump on the (relatively new!) Lion bandwagon, while dropping their loyal customers.


Since I can't edit my previous comment, here's another thought: accountclosed (nice handle!), in this case - since I can't actually use the app - I would just leave a comment, instead of rating it.

And really, guys... you can click the little minus icon near my comments a zillion times - it won't change my mind about developers who abandon Snow Leopard.


Thanks for comments, Myka. Well said. BTW: My review was, and fairly, I think, a review of the developer. Especially since CW Pro is being touted as an upgrade path from CW, and since I paid to become a CW user, I felt entitled to post a review, which I expect will tend to be taken more seriously than a comment. Many App Store programs are released relatively early in their development. Purchasing is a vote of confidence and indication of faith that a developer won't pull the stunt this one pulled. In this case, again, caveat emptor.


> I already lost the option to upgrade WriteRoom, Singlemizer, and 1Password.

Non-MAS 1Password 3.8.x is still supported on Snow Leopard.


Hi sjk. I can't upgrade to MAS version 3.9, but I'm happy to see that the non-MAS 1Password 3.8 is indeed still actively supported. Since my original post there were two updates, I think. At first I was afraid AgileBits were dropping Snow Leopard support, but, nope. It appears that for now they keep updating the non-MAS version. Thanks AgileBits!

Bub1200 Member IconComment+10

The app is not free! It was free for only one day.

Today, I found this notice

ONLY Today 11/22/2011 Clean Writer Pro is free, to upgrade previous Clean Writer users.
1st week only, introductory price: $2.99 Normal price: $5.99

So most users (and buyers of the previous v2.7 too) would be out of luck to get it for free.

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Version 1.0
Xenos Member IconComment+139

For me (and an increasing number of Mac users) there is a huge aversion against applications available on MAS only.

If a neutral observer thinks about what is going here: a hardware (and software-) manufacturer urges software developers to leave them the sales of their products and you transfer this model to a market segment of routine, say automobiles, that would suggest that Ford urges tire producers to leave sales and a big deal of the income to Ford - so what is the reason for Apple to not be told what they are: greedy, unscrupulous and megalomaniac.

I will never grab any program through the App Store - even if the app is freeware, because the whole procedure is nasty and tedious.
Sorry for the rant - but how to say it otherwise ?
I'd be curious about MU's opinon, by the way.

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Version 1.0

Xenos, any facts to back up your pov? Personally I think that Mac App Store is a great thing. I like the convenience, and personally don't see what you issue it.

That's my opinion, though what you have had to offer is an opinion as well, and I am not sure that a critique of the App Store is what was called for.


It's not like Apple is forcing anybody to do anything (as far as I know), at least not on the Mac. Sure it might seems greedy, but on the other side the App Store have given a lot of visibility to some apps that might not had the same attention otherwise. Also i think a platform like the App Store have attracted some new developers like the one who made iOs apps available on the Mac. Many developer like Agilebits keep offering their apps both ways, I guess that developers who choose to go only appstore see an advantage in it. I get your point that it expose developer to a lot of restrictions to be on the App Store, but they have the choice to be on it or not, they can still distribute their apps on their own terms.

On the consumer side, I like the appstore, it's simplify the update process, the licence keeping, faster to reinstall when you format or need an app you own and finally it made me discover a lot of nice apps that existed before but that i never heard of... (like moon and this very same Clean Writer)

Concerning your analogy it's more like if Ford had some tire and retailer that they could suggest you, it's up to you to take them or not. Sure they get a cut on the sale, welcome to the retail business.

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Downloads 1,397
Version Downloads 440
License Commercial
Date 12 Jul 2012
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price $0.99