A Transparent Text Editor with vertical scrolling!
No illuminated text, no fancy formatting, no messy headers or footers, and no footnotes or endnotes. airWriter is an elegant, multipurpose text editor. Its beautifully transparent interface will calm your mind and soul while you work on your insufferable projects.
Also, AirWriter's capacity for beauty cannot be overlooked, because the semi-transparent interface combined with an exceptional background image can make for a quite stunning backdrop for your text. Therefore, AirWriter is built in with a screenshot feature to let you capture the spectacle. Whether you are a poet or webmaster, AirWriter can make your text instantly more appealing and attractive.
With a continuously changeable background from black to white, adjustable solid to transparent, No matter what your work may be, airWriter is right for you.
(please keep reading for features in newer versions)
- background color can be changed from black to white
- background transparency can be changed from 0% to 100%
- app's interface can be drag resized and drag moved
- user-friendly status bar menu
- supported functions include:font, color, space, style, ruler, lists, web link, table, speech... see pictures for supported functions in details.
- accept input format of .txt, .rtf, .doc
- output format .rtf
- new function added v1.96: one click copying of all text to pasteboard with 'Send' button and menu item "Send all text to PasteBoard"
- new function added v1.96: Screenshot function enables you to capture the interface with alpha and shadow with just one click using the "Shot" button. Menu item of "Take a Screenshot" will do the same
- new function added v2.08: make airWriter window Always display on Top
- new function added v2.08: hiding the Pin Icon
- new function added v2.08: changing Pin Icon color between red, yellow, green, blue, gray and black
- new function added v2.08: take screenshot of Full Screen
- new function added v2.08: hiding dock icon
v1.88 -> v1.90
- fixes the bug of "little shaking while drag move or resize airWriter"
v1.90 -> v1.96
- new function added: one click copying of all text to pasteboard with 'Send' button and menu item "Send all text to PasteBoard"
- new function added: Screenshot function enables you to capture the interface with alpha and shadow with just one click using the "Shot" button. Menu item of "Take a Screenshot" will do the same
- dragonBTV panel updated
v1.96 -> v2.08
- add crash protection when user's default font of "Georgia" is missing or deleted
- Sandboxed OS 10.7 - OS 10.8 compatible version
features add according to user's request:
- add option of make airWriter window Always display on Top
- add option of hiding the Pin Icon
- add option of changing Pin Icon color between red, yellow, green, blue, gray and black
- add option of take screenshot of Full Screen
- add option of hiding dock icon
v2.23 -> v3.00
- fully re-coded Sandbox ARC version for macOS Sierra 10.12
- updated to macOS Sierra 10.12 and still compatible to OS10.7 and above
- interface changed
- option added according to user's request: vertical scrolling
- shadow is removed for better displaying effect
- resize button changed
- resize interface by resize button (lower right)
- move interface by pin button (top right) or top right of the interface
- toggle open / close font, color panel by click the button again
- get a hard copy of airWriter (.PNG file in highest resolution) by Shot button
- all your text will be saved upon quitting app as rich text
- all deprecated functions are replaced
- all file operation are changed to Sandbox compatible
- app menu, status menu and dock menu rearranged
- change color of all popup alerts into white
- More apps by dragonBTV is simplified by displaying in App Store directly
- Quit button changed back to normal style
v3.00 -> v3.02
- menu rearranged
- performance improvements for macOS 10.13 High Sierra
Ratings and Reviews
Okay, needs work
Great idea. Not so great execution. It’s a trasparent note app on your desktop. But it opens so up high on the desktop that I have hard time dragging it in the middle everytime. The menu on top of the trasparent note is poorly designed, they can be cleaner.
Crashes, doesnt work.
This version is slow, buggy and lagging
The UI is extremely sleek, beautiful and lovely, but this app would be much more better if it didn’t lag my mac. I have a huge 3 MB rich text document and it lags terribly with this app. Textedit doesn’t lag and much more efficient.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.