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Growly Write for Mac

Simple but feature-rich word processor.

Free
In English
Version 2.4.9
4.4
Based on 17 user rates

Growly Write overview

Growly Write is a simple but feature-rich word processor.

Perhaps the word processor you've been using has 100 times as many features as you need. Or it won't work the way you want it to -- too many views or too few, and nothing makes any sense. Or it looks as if it were designed back when computers displayed text in green letters on a black screen. Growly Write is something else entirely: fresh, capable, and simple. But not too simple. The range of documents you can create in Write is staggering: multiple columns, chapters with different layouts, pictures that flow with the text or pictures that text wraps around, drop caps, tables, lists, links within a document or to web pages, borders simple and complex, and a complete toolkit of text formats. But everything is easy to find.

The section on the right of the screen shot above is the format panel. It lets you change the appearance of everything in the document, without ever getting in your way. No obscure commands, complex and ugly modal windows, tiny indecipherable icons, or hunting through menus. If you want to format something, this is the place to go. The tabs at the top let you choose what to modify: text, paragraphs, tables, lists, pictures, what have you. They reconfigure automatically to match whatever you've selected. Within each tab the properties are broken down into small, easy-to-understand groups. If you don't use styles, for example, just close the style group and you'll never have to see it again. But when you do need a certain format, you'll never have to wonder where it is. If you're just typing and you don't want to think about formatting right now, simply close the panel.

Sometimes you need to concentrate on making your document look great, but for most documents it's the words that matter most. When you want to focus on the text, use the draft view (vs. the page view shown above).

What’s new in version 2.4.9

  • A new preference (in the Appearance pane) draws the title row of tables in a solid color instead of the default gradient. If the cells of the title row are assigned a background color, that overrides the preference.
  • Dark mode in draft view works better.
  • When you saved a document to RTF and then reopened it, some of the document properties (format panel Doc tab) might have changed.

Growly Write for Mac

Free
In English
Version 2.4.9
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4.4

(22 Reviews of Growly Write)

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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Jan 29 2024
2.4.9
4.0
Jan 29 2024
4.0
Version: 2.4.9
v2.4.10 is out.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Sep 7 2023
2.4.7
4.0
Sep 7 2023
4.0
Version: 2.4.7
Be sure to visit the dev's website for his 20 other FREE apps, including 10 games, all worth a look. I've asked MacUpdate to add them. They include: Backup, Calculator, Calendar, Checkbook, Draw, Glucose, Groceries, Journal, Notes and Photo. He's also recently created a board game.
ERNEST UNGUREANU
ERNEST UNGUREANU
Feb 6 2022
2.3.7
0.0
Feb 6 2022
0.0
Version: 2.3.7
I still don't understand why some developers give a ridiculous name to their company...
Beamy
Beamy
Aug 19 2020
2.2.6
5.0
Aug 19 2020
5.0
Version: 2.2.6
I just updated to Growly Write 2.2.6 and it works nicely on MacOS 10.11.6 • Very nice ! Thank you very much !
idlsorbo02
idlsorbo02
Jul 14 2020
2.2.5
0.0
Jul 14 2020
0.0
Version: 2.2.5
Very useful and helpful
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Sep 7 2023
2.4.7
4.0
Sep 7 2023
4.0
Version: 2.4.7
Annie-Walker
Annie-Walker
Jan 6 2023
2.4.4
5.0
Jan 6 2023
5.0
Version: 2.4.4
zlazkow
zlazkow
Jan 6 2023
2.4.4
5.0
Jan 6 2023
5.0
Version: 2.4.4
Dcannis
Dcannis
May 21 2021
2.3.3
5.0
May 21 2021
5.0
Version: 2.3.3
Beamy
Beamy
Aug 19 2020
5.0
Aug 19 2020
5.0
Version: null
albertop9
albertop9
Apr 1 2020
1.0
Apr 1 2020
1.0
Version: null
AlphJack
AlphJack
Feb 9 2020
5.0
Feb 9 2020
5.0
Version: null
Trance
Trance
Aug 29 2018
5.0
Aug 29 2018
5.0
Version: null
Freenergy
Freenergy
Dec 29 2015
4.5
Dec 29 2015
4.5
Version: null
Magosilvan
Magosilvan
Apr 14 2015
5.0
Apr 14 2015
5.0
Version: null
Sjha
Sjha
Jan 4 2015
4.5
Jan 4 2015
4.5
Version: null
Spank-Me-Baby
Spank-Me-Baby
Aug 19 2014
4.0
Aug 19 2014
4.0
Version: null
M-Rick
M-Rick
Jun 25 2014
3.0
Jun 25 2014
3.0
Version: null
Arnauld
Arnauld
May 15 2014
5.0
May 15 2014
5.0
Version: null
Alex111
Alex111
May 10 2014
4.5
May 10 2014
4.5
Version: null
priehl
priehl
May 25 2013
5.0
May 25 2013
5.0
Version: null
Chetgw
Chetgw
May 10 2013
4.5
May 10 2013
4.5
Version: null