Clean Writer Pro
Clean Writer Pro
1.3

5.0

Clean Writer Pro free download for Mac

Clean Writer Pro

1.3
12 July 2012

Powerful text editor.

Overview

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 makes most decisions for you. No individual font change, custom alignment or advanced formatting. Extra options carefully hidden to leave you alone with your words.

Small, fast and effective, powerful and flexible enough to be the answer for 90% of your writing needs. Use it to write your novels, poems or blog posts. Once you're done, you might want other software to reformat, layout and prepare your work for printing. That's ok. Clean Writer Pro's purpose was fulfilled: to help unchain your creativity.

Cool features in Clean Writer Pro:

  • OS X 10.7 Lion document autosave and versioning
  • OS X 10.7 Lion UI - autohiding scrollbars
  • OS X 10.7 Lion full screen minimalist writing mode, for uninterrupted writing
  • Paragraph focus mode - fades away all paragraphs except the current one, allowing you to focus on the current phrase.
  • Markdown preview - converts the current file to HTML using Markdown syntax and previews it in a pop up
  • Markdown-to-HTML copy - converts the current markdown file to HTML and copies the result to the Clipboard, ready to be pasted to your blog, email or website
  • Major performance improvements. Clean Writer Pro is now more stable, speedier, more responsive and snappier than ever
  • Redesigned formatting: Bold, Italicize and Underline text the way you want.
  • Live counters - the counters at the bottom show the number of words, characters, unwrapped hard lines and current line number
  • Customizable: power users can override Clean Writer Pro presets to chose custom colors, fonts, paragraph indents, text transparency and more. Take a look at the advanced command line commands on the official Web page
  • Color themes - black on white, dark grey on light grey, white on black, hacker and even more (see advanced tips on our website)
Files

In addition to plain text editing(recommended for maximum compatibility and platform independence), Clean Writer Pro allows importing of multiple common document formats. Take note that some formatting will be lost or ignored.

Plain Text mode disables formatting and only saves plain text files(.txt extension).Rich Text mode brings you basic formatting and possibility to save your work to different formats/extensions: markdown(.md) plain text, RTF or HTML files and more.

Preferences

All commands have clear shortcuts and menu items in the Edit menu(also accessible in fullscreen mode). Common commands use standard OS X shortcuts. The complete shortcut list can be found in the Help panel (invoke it from the menu bar or the question mark icon).

Use the Preferences panel (click on cog icon, use the menu Clean Writer Pro->Preferences or the keyboard shortcut) to:

  • pick desired global text font(from presets, or even a custom one)
  • pick line height and paragraph first line indent
  • chose desired page width
  • fine tune your writing experience with grammar check, autocorrect and more
  • hide UI elements that you don't need, for an even more focused writing

What's new in Clean Writer Pro

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

2 Clean Writer Pro Reviews

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Xenos
22 November 2011

Most helpful

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
Bub1200
23 November 2011
The app is not free! It was free for only one day. Today, I found this notice --------------- IMPORTANT! 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
22 November 2011
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.
Like (4)
Version 1.0
2 answer(s)
Swo
Swo
22 November 2011
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.
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Liquid043
Liquid043
22 November 2011
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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$.99

5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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