Designed for desktops and tablets running Windows 8, 8.1 or 10, Write is a feather-light app whose goal is to provide a distraction-free environment for creating and editing text documents.
It's dedicated to users who want to boost their productivity levels by eliminating unnecessary buttons, windows, bars and other graphical elements to just focus on the words in front of them.
The small app can be downloaded and installed from the Microsoft Store with one click, as well as accessed just like any other Metro app integrated into the Start Screen of Windows 8 and 8.1, in addition to the Start Menu of Windows 10.
The interface is made from a large window with a flat appearance and gray background, which can be changed to fullscreen mode, thanks to the built-in Windows features.
It's possible to open an existing file, create a new one, print data, as well as save a new plain text document by indicating a file name and destination. Keyboard shortcuts are supported. While typing, you can view the number of total words and characters. A spellchecker is integrated and automatically verifies words in real time.
On the other hand, it doesn't come packed with an autosave option or customization options for the interface. For instance, it's not possible to change the text or background color, not to apply italic, bold or underline effects. Write can be shared with friends via messaging, email, Twitter, OneNote, or any other platform you have installed.
The software tool was stable throughout its runtime in our tests, without hanging, crashing or prompting errors. It may not come with a rich set of options and configuration properties, but Write delivers a straightforward solution for writing text in a distraction-free environment.