Small is beautiful. Less is more. Minimalist features make for inexpensive apps with a price tag. Oh, and don’t forget that markup needs markdown. And a new way to write.
Minimalism Means Fewer Features
Tell me the truth. You go to Starbucks, right? Think about it. Through clever brand marketing and product positioning, Starbucks has managed to take a 25-cent cup of coffee and charge $6.
When it comes to Mac apps, we see similar marketing techniques in place. An app isn’t short on features. It’s minimalist.
Distraction-free writing is an app feature that’s mostly devoid of traditional word processor features but in full screen mode.
You see, features are distracting. Among the trend setters for writers is Writedown, a minimalist writing tool that focuses on markup for websites by using Markdown.
Got that? It can be confusing. Regardless, Writedown has a small number of writing features so your focus is on what you write, not how you right.
Writedown is a good choice for bloggers or writers who don’t want to be bothered with tradition. You know. Features.
The minimalist design gives writers just the basics.
Files are saved automatically to your iCloud account. Distraction free writing means you won’t be challenged to figure out how to do anything but write. Speaking of writing, Writedown uses markdown to create HTML previews using Markdown support (which is built-in).
Fonts can be customized. Choose from two themes– light or dark. Writedown also uses both Autosave and Versions to keep track of your writing. And, there’s a handy word and character count feature (which also counts what you select).
Writedown isn’t expensive at all. It’s minimalist, remember? Even keyboard shortcuts are minimalist (translation: not many). If you don’t mind the crazy way it displays markup via Markdown, you just might like using it to write.