Word processors

What is the Best App for Writing?

Typora

Episode 1687

Bob from LA, CA

Bob wants to get into writing, and he has an iPad to do it. Leo says a computer is a much better option than an iPad. That virtual keyboard isn't very comfortable.  What software should he use? Leo says that there are plenty of word processors out there, many of them are free. Notepad, on Windows, is a good basic word processor. But Leo really likes Typora. It has a ton of great features including word count, lists, and markdowns. But it's basically designed to encourage a free flow of typing without getting bogged down.

What's the best and most simple writing program for Windows?

Typing

Episode 1143

Ann from Orange County, CA

Ann wants a simple word processor that would have the least amount of distractions for writing. Leo knows of a few great applications for the Mac, such as WriteRoom. Microsoft Word wouldn't be the best option for her in this case.

ScooterX in the chatroom suggests draftin.com. This is a web-based word processor. SublimeText.com also has a distraction free mode, and it's web-based as well.