Paragraphs
Paragraphs
1.1.4

3.1

Paragraphs free download for Mac

Paragraphs

1.1.4
22 February 2017

Writing tool just for writers.

Overview

Paragraphs is an app just for writers. It was built for one thing and one thing only: writing. It gives you everything you need to create brilliant prose and does away with the rest.

Features
  • Everything in context. Don't stress trying to memorize confusing markup. Paragraphs' quick context menu provides simple, easy-to-use formatting options right where you need them.
  • Focus on what you do best. Gone are the complicated menus and distracting widgets of traditional word processors. When you begin typing in Paragraphs the interface melts away and you're left with only what you write.
  • Sensible Settings. Paragraphs features multiple layout and font styles that look great by default. There's also Dark Mode, for a comfortable writing experience at night.

What's new in Paragraphs

Version 1.1.4:
  • Adds search to Documents Overview
  • Adds support for the Touch Bar
  • Fixes for a few small graphical glitches

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7 Paragraphs Reviews

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MacUpdate-Ishaq
29 May 2015

Most helpful

Hemingway’s whiskey and vermouth, Nabokov’s index cards, Austen’s ink recipe; these are the forefathers to setting up cloud syncing, organizing app sheets and notebooks, tweaking font sizes and styles. They can help precipitate creativity or weave disparate writing sessions together for a fleshed-out piece of work, but they don’t actually result in words on a page. Paragraphs eschews the hallmarks of the modern Mac text editor – formatting, organizing, syncing, fidgeting – and leaves you confronted only by yourself and the words you’ve not yet written. Simply launching the app puts you a click away from typing. After choosing your document, you can title your document, choose a light or dark theme, pick one of 4 fonts… and you’ve already run out of things to do, so you better start writing. It feels like a pocket-sized experience, complete with callbacks to what’s usually in your pocket. Highlight a sentence and you get a tasteful iOS-like popover centered above the selected text, used for performing the most basic formatting: bold, italics, underline, linking, strikethrough, and expected Markdown formatting (headings, quotations, typewriter text). A subtle word/character/read time counter adorns the bottom right corner of your document; the top left corner takes you back to the document chooser. You can export your text in one of three formats. The above paragraph encapsulates the entirety of Paragraphs’ feature set. Do you wish there was more? If so, you might be missing the point. There’s room for improvement, as is the case in any 1.0 release – shift-clicking should highlight text; the full-screen margins feel too large on a large monitor; the crudely rendered zoom animation into and out of a document slightly disappoints – but the developer has delivered a polished product whose modest but firm ideology seeps into every aspect of the app. You won’t *want* to replace your favorite writing app with Paragraphs, but you may just have to when you need words on a page.
Like (3)
Version 1.0
Glenn2017
23 February 2017
Very simple and too simple
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Version 1.1.4
mprenfro
06 October 2016
Won't open. Using new Mac Os update Sierra. Is that the problem? Should be updated..
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Version 1.1.2
Macupdate-User
29 February 2016
What format(s) does this save as? RTF? TXT? etc?
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Version 1.1.2
Balanchine
17 February 2016
I like the clean design but it feels unfinished. Two problems in particular: 1. There's no way to organise documents into projects - every document you create becomes another giant rectangular icon in the crowded "overview" area. There's not even a text-only option for the overview. 2. There's no way to sync created documents with other Macs or iOS devices. There's an "on iCloud" option in one of the menus, but it's permanently greyed out and nothing in the documentation about how to use it. And there's no indication of where files are actually stored or any way to change that location, so I can't use Dropbox either. With a bit more work, it could be a budget version of Ulysses, but it's not there yet.
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Version 1.1.1
Virtualruffy
04 February 2016
If it's so basic and simple why does it only run on 10.10+? If I just need to write with nothing in the way then I use TextEdit. It's free, it's easy and it's on your Mac right now. And it runs on all versions of OSX.
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Version 1.1
zo219
23 August 2015
No demo, no sale.
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Version 1.0.3
1 answer(s)
Miner
Miner
24 February 2016
There is a trial:
http://s3.amazonaws.com/triplane/paragraphs/latest/Paragraphs.zip
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MacUpdate-Ishaq
29 May 2015
Hemingway’s whiskey and vermouth, Nabokov’s index cards, Austen’s ink recipe; these are the forefathers to setting up cloud syncing, organizing app sheets and notebooks, tweaking font sizes and styles. They can help precipitate creativity or weave disparate writing sessions together for a fleshed-out piece of work, but they don’t actually result in words on a page. Paragraphs eschews the hallmarks of the modern Mac text editor – formatting, organizing, syncing, fidgeting – and leaves you confronted only by yourself and the words you’ve not yet written. Simply launching the app puts you a click away from typing. After choosing your document, you can title your document, choose a light or dark theme, pick one of 4 fonts… and you’ve already run out of things to do, so you better start writing. It feels like a pocket-sized experience, complete with callbacks to what’s usually in your pocket. Highlight a sentence and you get a tasteful iOS-like popover centered above the selected text, used for performing the most basic formatting: bold, italics, underline, linking, strikethrough, and expected Markdown formatting (headings, quotations, typewriter text). A subtle word/character/read time counter adorns the bottom right corner of your document; the top left corner takes you back to the document chooser. You can export your text in one of three formats. The above paragraph encapsulates the entirety of Paragraphs’ feature set. Do you wish there was more? If so, you might be missing the point. There’s room for improvement, as is the case in any 1.0 release – shift-clicking should highlight text; the full-screen margins feel too large on a large monitor; the crudely rendered zoom animation into and out of a document slightly disappoints – but the developer has delivered a polished product whose modest but firm ideology seeps into every aspect of the app. You won’t *want* to replace your favorite writing app with Paragraphs, but you may just have to when you need words on a page.
Like (3)
Version 1.0
$9.99

3.1

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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