This is a very capable straight up writing program. I also have OfficeSuite and while it has more formatting options, xWriter is much more user friendly for writing and the cut, copy, paste fuctions that you use for creating and editing text. I can write my text in xWriter and then either export to another program as plain text or copy and paste into OfficeSuite to put onto final format. My only complaint is that it doesn't seem to allow me to save or access files outside the app, itself, as one can do with Amoeba. I recommend as a functional, no frills word processor.
This writing app originally got a much better review from me, but I've subsequently found some dealbreaking aspects that have changed my mind. First, it would be a much better app if it allowed users to change the color of their text. I'm not looking for full featured formatting. But being able to type in blue, red, black, purple and turquoise would be great. But now for the dealbreaking part! Today when I turned off my wi-fi, I received a most disquieting message. It informed me that my license had expired and that I no longer _owned_ the application. It recommended I turn on the wi-fi to resolve the matter. The problem was, my wi-fi was fifteen miles away and my notes were inaccessible. And I badly needed them. Moreover, the application failed to kick in until much later when I returned home and turned on my wi-fi. Then everything was fine! What if I'd been on vacation and had no access to wi-fi? And why did I need the damn wi-fi anyway to use this application? What if I'd recorded a sizabe itinerary and had no wi-fi? I was ticked to say the least and I have little use for apps that require wi-fi to function. So I'm putting on an app that won't require wi-fi and I'm uninstalling this one. This isn't some stupid dictionary app that needed a cloud to access words in French and English; it's a note taking app that should work all the time with wi-fi or not. So until they fix it, it gets one star.
Five stars for the following reasons. I had spent two days of researching and reading reviews on all the current writing apps available. All had issues with distracting adds or in-app purchasing, etc. Unless there is one that I'm not aware of this xWriter Pro 4 fulfills my short story writing/idea-jotting works. Here is why: First and foremost there are NO adds! THANK YOU developers! You can title and save at will each composition via a separate folder! You can email the .txt file and modify on any pc/laptop. It is not fancy, but some thought was put into this app which makes it conveinient for someone like myself. Well worth the cost! I just purchased this and am still getting familiar with it. I paid 299 points and received 300 points for purchasing! I actually have 524 points and I started with 500! I made money. Anyway, the developers of this program should be proud of such a handy tool in the app world for writers. Please do not get greedy and mess it up with adds; you won't need them! Word of mouth will bring you great success. Again, I recommend this to all short story writers that are not expecting a fancy program. Nice job folks.
I use this app for school all the time and it is great. Although, I think it needs to have some things added to it. One, i think you should be able to underline words and highlight them too. Also, i think there should be more font styles too.
After trying and having issues with a bunch of other note and word processing apps, I came across this little gem - what a find! Not just notes, it's a great, simplified writing app with a beautiful, easy to use interface. Full-screen writing layout, great background and text color options (you can make it look like a real lined paper pad, my favorite, or unlined paper, in white or soft colors), great folder system you can create, or just organize by title, date created, or date modified. Simple to send to others, too, as email text or .pdf. Combined with my Belkin universal bluetooth tablet keyboard, it has turned my Kindle 8.9" into a writing machine and thought organizer on the fly, or just sitting around in the house when I don't feel like sitting in front of my computer. Yes, it's missing a few formatting features like bold or underline found in full word processers, but I'm sure the developer will be adding more features in time (for which I'd happily chip in a couple more bucks, by the way). In the meantime it's the best I've found, I cannot speak highly enough of it. Thank you!