Schreiben
Schreiben
5.7

3.4

Schreiben free download for Mac

Schreiben5.7

23 July 2010

One window word processor.

Overview

Schreiben...

Please notice! This is the last bug fix and compatibility update for this almost seven years old application. I have created and written a completely new application: myWritings.

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What's new in Schreiben

Version 5.7:
  • last bug fix and compatibility update

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46 Reviews of Schreiben

Apfelz
06 March 2009
Version: 4.7

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This app is not designed to be a replacement for Word. It can't and it will never be :-) For me a company that places the content of a letter/document inside a table is rather in trouble - but thats just my point of view :-))
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Apfelz
27 December 2009
Version: 5.6
DMU, not really tabs - but maybe even better :-) myRichTexts may be something for you - its a cute word processor with a smart document management built- in. It's still beta but almost ready for the final version: http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/33129/myrichtexts
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dmu
01 December 2009
Version: 5.6
how come almost every type of app out there has realized the pure awesomeness of tabs except word processors? browsers, utilities, even photoshop opens multiple documents in tabs now. every time i see one of these fast "one window" independent word processor apps pop up here i rush in hoping to finally have a word processor that doesn't litter my screen with a bajillion windows. nope. schreiben is more of the same ol' same ol'. there's not a lot to differentiate word processors from each other, so please... someone give us the one thing that would separate your app from the others -- the pure awesomeness of tabs.
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Rubaiyat
01 December 2009
Version: 5.6
If I could still have multiple columns, and resize graphics I'd switch from iText Pro 09. The way the graphics work here, I am better off waiting for that feature in iText.
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Tomeg
31 October 2009
Version: 5.5
Very nice app, really. Unfortunately, I already use Bean, which is also a very nice app. But, if I were to be in the market for a capable attractive and very well supported (by developer) text editor/simpler word processor, I might choose this one. Excellent value. Congratulations to the developer. (p.s. I have not been paid for my review, nor do I have any connection with the developer of Schreiben, so feel free).
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Tofi
21 October 2009
Version: 5.4
I downloaded this app a couple of months ago. Now I remember why I didn't like it . ANNOYING REGISTRATION REMINDER. Again to trash.
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Mystery-Tramp
04 October 2009
Version: 5.3
This is a pretty good word processor, certainly not a Pages or a Word, but a step up in many respects to TextEdit. Lots of useful features, like a live word count, access to Spotlight comments, a "snippets" drawer for commonly used data. You can save files as PDFs (which is a great step up from "printing" them as PDFs - I wish all Mac apps would do this. AppleScriptable. It has a great interface (I love just about all the MOApps) - although the icons on the format bar are a bit small to easily tell what they do. It doesn't appear to accept graphics, which is a bit of a bummer. Otherwise, though, a nice program.
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Apfelz
04 August 2009
Version: 5.1
In almost every analogical case it is because my answer was marked as spam or was blocked on the server and there was no alternative mail provided… And to be honest - I really do not understand why you are waiting to month to then open a 'trouble-case' here :-(( So please ensure that you can receive my answers and/or provide a different address!
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Fariborz
04 August 2009
Version: 5.1
I'm a registered user of the previous version of Schreiben. When version 5 was realeased it needed a serial number that as far as I understood was free of charge. I filled in twice the upgrade module on the developer's site to have my serial number but after nearly two months of waiting I've lost my patience and interest and don't use Schreiben any more. If the developer reads this note would he please be kind enough to consider my request. My signature hereinafter shows my REAL name and surname. Thanks. Fariborz AMIRSHAHI - Italy
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Anonymous
09 July 2009
Version: 5.0
Dear RUBAIYAT, almost everything you listed is of course integrated or available (headers, footers, line numbering, highlighting, backgrounds, hyperlinks etc.)
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Rubaiyat
08 July 2009
Version: 5.0
Fully agree about the peeving reminder. Just give us 30 dyas to make our mind up. On first tests it seems fast responsive and clean. The Inspector panel is the wrong style however for a text editor. The dev. has taken the graphics palettes of iPhoto instead of the text palettes of iWork. Paler grey text on a dark grey background is not good legibility. The snippets is a great idea however. There doesn't seem to be a way to have named styles or line spacing or lists that I could discover. Nor headers, footers, footnotes, line numbering, highlighting, backgrounds, hyperlinks etc etc. I think this is a work in progress, still I look forward to future versions.
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Lev
20 April 2009
Version: 4.9.1
Read the developer's opening remark. He's succeeded. Schreiben feels-- completely intangible and I can't explain it -- better than the excellent Bean, and at only $9 more, it's money well spent. Have a look at his website; the guy's imaginative and good. (And it's nice to have apps with European names, but that's just my EuroChauvinism...)
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Pablito
05 April 2009
Version: 4.9
The website screenshot effect is really cool. And the software is getting some neat improvements. Congratulations!
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Apfelz
06 March 2009
Version: 4.7
This app is not designed to be a replacement for Word. It can't and it will never be :-) For me a company that places the content of a letter/document inside a table is rather in trouble - but thats just my point of view :-))
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dmu
06 March 2009
Version: 4.7
i love the idea of this app and the developers seem supercool. however, i simply can't use it. for my work, we use word doc scripts with headers that contain company information. And then the content itself is in a table. however, this app cannot properly open word docs. the header is down at the bottom like a footer and the content is on top, and if it goes to a econd page all heck breaks loose. i test it with every update, and it's never been able to open word docs properly. if they ever get true word compatibility, it could become my everyday app.
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Apfelz
01 February 2009
Version: 4.4
so - I've changed the peeving demo reminder from extremely peeving to decent peeving :-)
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Apfelz
27 January 2009
Version: 4.3
Is it really such a problem to hit return (or click) OK from time to time while testing a simple word processor? I've changed the behavior because for others it was wrong not to test all file formats…
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Semioticmonkey
26 January 2009
Version: 4.3
Oh my! The demo remaninder is not a remainder. It is a plague. It cause the app icon bounce in the dock too! Lower the remaninder's time shift and toggle the app icon bouncing, please.
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Bruski2007
19 January 2009
Version: 4.1
As noted by the previous reviewer this app has come a long way in a short space of time, especially considering that this is a one man operation. I have found Schreiben to be a stable and simple word processor. The interface overhaul is well thought out and uncluttered. The icons in the toolbar are beautiful yet unintrusive. The use of an iTunes-like scrollbar is a nice touch. Michael, keep up the good work!
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Lux
21 December 2008
Version: 4.0.1
I like this app - it has come a long way over the past months. Fast, clean, uncluttered - the developer is very open to suggestions, very responsive and helpful - I like the way he does things. I purchased the MOapp suite a year or so ago and I am more than happy. This is a definite 5 star app. Keep up the good work.
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Rpphoto
14 November 2008
Version: 3.3
I like the icons. A really fresh and different app, me thinks. I use the snippets palette to collect random thoughts and keep them organized for later use.
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Apfelz
29 September 2008
Version: 3.2
Schreiben is the German word for "Writing" btw: Schreiben also offers the possibility to hide everything - incl. the childish sidebar :-)
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Bonbons
28 September 2008
Version: 3.2
I prefer Bean: much more options and no annoying sidebar. The icon parade in the sidebar looks to childish for me. I prefer to concentrate on the text while I write. I hide the toolbar in Bean and use menus and shortcuts and have all that I want. Strange name "Schreiben", does that mean anything or anything special? How do you spell that? Tiger version of Schrieben has bugs, clicking on the statistic window icon in the sidebar freezes the app here. I think that should be fixed, there are more Tigers running in the wilderness outside of Cupertino than Leopards, as far as I can tell. The price is more than fair if you like the app, and the developer seems to be a very nice person, but I prefer Bean, sorry.
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Apfelz
27 September 2008
Version: 3.2
Well, I will never be able to meet the demands of every single person so I am happy with all the others that do understand my attitude (to demos, serial numbers and what a lean word processor should be able to do and what not…) and share it :-)
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Xplicit
27 September 2008
Version: 3.2
If Schreiben opens Microsoft OOXML files like TextEdit ... oh my. Have fun then. Anyway, demos which don't demonstrate the app's capabilities suck. I don't care about whether there are serial numbers or whatever. But I do care about testing before buying. And why should operating with serial numbers punish someone?
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Chriswan
27 September 2008
Version: 3.2
Certainly looks different (more Leopard-ish) than competitors in the overcrowded market of word processor (which is a good thing)
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Apfelz
05 September 2008
Version: 3.1.1
As desriped (and due to my offer to work without licenses, serials and activations and all the other sort of nonsense that only punishes the honest among us) it will handle .docx and .odt files like any other Apple application like TextEdit, Pages or any other app that uses the integrated OS X file conversion service - and there is also my offer to give the money back if you cant open a file with Schreiben the way you could open it with TextEdit etc… So - I hope two seconds of reading are not a waste of time for all the others who will give Schreiben a try :-)
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Xplicit
03 September 2008
Version: 3.1.1
Nice one MOApp! I tried to find out if Schreiben is of use to me. So I downloaded the demo for that purpose. That's what a Demo is for, right? Then I wanted to see, what a docx file looks like when I import it in Schreiben. But Schreiben[Demo] refused to do import. Bummer, the demo doesn't demonstrate what the app is capable of. What a waste of time.
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Apfelz
28 June 2008
Version: 2.8
The latest version now supports .doc(x) and .odt files and you can now export with pictures to the .doc format…
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Rpcohen
22 May 2008
Version: 2.8
Schreiben cannot display or modify graphics (pictures, bullets, etc.) embedded in .doc (97) formatted files. It is a nice text editor and it does support the .rtfd format but its support for .doc files is limited to text only.
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bobembry
18 May 2008
Version: 2.8
Try Bean. Its Free. Its basically full featured.
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mrsidoric
18 May 2008
Version: 2.8
In a more perfect world -- Schreiben would be the 'Word Killer' app. Powerful, yet uncluttered interface. Check out the precise typographic controls in heads-up display, or the amazing (and animated) tool to resize embedded graphics. Layout tools, color and font choices, styles, and amazing array of controls are are cleanly and clearly in one place, with helper files and callouts to identify icons if you need help. Licenses are far too inexpensive, and the process from being impressed to getting a license was less than five minutes -- which is almost how long it takes Word to launch. Oh, and the price -- Less than coffee at Starbucks. Schreiben is perhaps one of the best examples of why using a Mac is so much fun -- great software that just works...
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Joi
12 April 2008
Version: 2.7
After reading some of the reviews I decided to visit the www.myownapp.com site, very nice site by the way. I downloaded Schreiben 2.7 and decided to kick the tires and give it a spin for myself. It really is an interesting app, and I will replace textedit with Schreiben. The snippets don't seem to have a button or other way in which to insert your previously saved snippets into your document. i.e. insert snippet at the current location of cursor. It appears you have to copy and paste, not a big deal at least they are all in one place. If I'm wrong about this let me know... The autosave feature seems to have been removed though? I might be wrong about this but I couldn't find it in the prefs? Schreiben comes with its own spellchecker and its interface is very well laid out. Seems like a very good app download it and give it a spin for yourself, see what you think? JLC
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Diarbyrag
14 February 2008
Version: 2.7
I use Schreiben instead of text edit now as it has better features and is neat and quick. plus the developer is really on the ball for feedback and improvements - and the price is very reasonable too !
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Jan-rybar
04 January 2008
Version: 2.4.1
Great app. It transform Textdit to Word-like text editor. I use it every day. It's cheap and fast.
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Paladino
13 October 2007
Version: 2.1
Schreiben is really sweet....it's simple, well designed and very efficient. The price is reasonable at €4.95, which in US dollars is, at the moment, about $7. Schreiben is sure to get more and more expensive since the greenback is on its way to eventually becoming toilet paper, so those of us in the US best get it now.
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Apfelz
13 October 2007
Version: 2.1
Update now works :-) German Localization is incl. now French/Spanish are comming soon…
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Apfelz
01 October 2007
Version: 2.0.1
Update Error Bug It seems that some have problems with the Update - please send me a note with your PayPal-Purchase-Number - I will send you your complete new version and in this version this bug is fixed - Sorry for that and thanks to all for their support :-))
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Lev
01 October 2007
Version: 2.0.1
Re my previous comments -- I bought it. Act of faith but it wasn't much to gamble. Glad I did. Neat, fast, smart, small footprint and excellent for quick jottings. However... the update doesn't seem to work. "Error extracting" it. I imagine that will get fixed soon, though.
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Bobmac
28 September 2007
Version: 1.5.4
Okay, I kinda like this little app. I think I'd like to buy - but I can't find a clue about how to buy! Anyone help with this?
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Lev
18 August 2007
Version: 1.5.4
Developer writes "so of course it is a compromise to disable some points - but you can test and use it as long as you want..." The point is that you (we) CAN'T properly test it and use it because it has been crippled by the developer. Disable some features after 30 days: fine. Don't allow us to test those features: not fine.
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Imho
29 July 2007
Version: 1.4.2
Not yet a review, but a question: will Schreiben open and save documents in the Open Document Format, like NeoOffice etc. after I've payed thos three dollars?
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Me2
28 July 2007
Version: 1.4.2
Yes, the "registered" application (I know, no serials) will open Word documents easily. Although the price is set at $3: it comes to $4.25 based on exchange rates... still cheap (give me 1000 of them at this price). :) Great app and does what it says FAST...thanks, again.
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Fariborz
28 July 2007
Version: 1.4.2
This program is great for daily works in office or at home when what you really need is a simple but powerful word processor without all the hassles of hefty programs such as Microsoft Office, Nisus, etc. With few simple clicks you set up your page layout, change fonts and voila' - print your document! No need to guess complicated and bulky menus to access its essential commands or consulting a single line of its manual. Everything looks so simple and intuitive especially when you are in a hurry and have to do the job rather than concentrating on how to do it. If you add to this the low price and a wonderul customer service you'll see there's no justification not to buy it. I'm a very pleased customer of Schreiben and do recommend it to all serious Mac users. Fariborz AMIRSHAHI - Verona (Italy)
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Apfelz
28 July 2007
Version: 1.4.2
...but if I put out a time-limited demo - you can't use it after that time and you have to serialize the application - so now you can use it on any Mac you own - without limitations... Schreiben is not based on TextEdit - but it handles the files (RTF/DOC/etc.) the same way like TextEdit... I will never build applications with serials... Serials always (and only!) displease the honest people who payed for it - not the assholes who will never pay for an application... so of course it is a compromise to disable some points - but you can test and use it as long as you want... (btw. - sorry for my crappy English...
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Lev
28 July 2007
Version: 1.4.2
Impossible to review this fairly as the demo is crippled. Does it not open .rtf files because it can't, or because the function has been disabled in the demo? No way to tell. It might well be a nice and handy little app. I think the developer would do better to put out a time-limited demo, then we could find out.
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Gazman
11 July 2007
Version: 1.4.1
Although this looks interesting, it doesn't even recognise .txt, .doc or .rtf files when I use the open dialog. The preferences are so disabled (in the demo) you can't even see what the preferences are (preferences is greyed out). Plus there is no way to save the format in anything other than .schrieben in the demo and see how they play with Word and other programs. $3 looks like a more than fair price, but it is way too limited at this stage.
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