Writing is a state of mind. All that you see, feel and experience is a reflection of the state of mind that you are currently in. The Zen approach to write is to pay attention to details without becoming so absorbed in them that you forget the point. The point is to put your thoughts into words and to deal impeccably and efficiently with every aspect of your business.

Your writing tool should be practical. Practical means in this context that it is efficient, useful and beneficial to the tasks and situations that we encounter in daily work. If this is not the case, then Zen Writer is the right approach for you.

Zen Writer is the modern writing experience that enables you to concentrate on your inspiration. It brings the new full screen approach of Lion into the world of text processing. . Full screen takes advanced of every inch of your display, meaning a maximum workspace and minimal distraction.

Used by editors, students, technical writer, journalist, freelancer and people, just need to write something, all over the world, Zen Writer brings your thoughts front and center. From the beginning, every installed gizmo of your system, such as desktop applications, the menu bar, and other distractions disappear. All these things are visual distractions, and as we are visual creatures, our minds do not let us ignore them.

The easy-to-use interface of Zen Writer with modern text processing features helps you to complete your writing tasks with more simplicity and less stress. When you don't have to worry about how to find commands, you can shift your focus to what to write.

With Zen Writer you can

- Write a letter
- Write a story
- Write an essay for school
- Write a press release
- Write a poem
- Create a web page before publishing
- Draft and revise a blog post before publishing
- Draft and revise an email before sending
- Create lists such as action items or shopping lists



What’s New

Version 1.2.0

The new release delivers:

▪ compatibility updates and fixes
▪ besides the full screen mode also a window mode excellent for larger screens
▪ revised spelling dictionaries
▪ and an Integrated 64-bit mode for best possible performance

Ratings and Reviews

1.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

by a happy customer ,

Not the actual ZenWriter!

If you’re like me and have been waiting for the actual ZenWriter to come out on Mac, then this is not the app for you. There is nothing special about this application. Do not waste your money!

Tyler ❤ ,


I’m so mad, this is not what i thought it was and it was actual garbage, it’s honestly not even useable, would rather just use microsoft word which defeats the whole point of this. I’m so ticked off

macanudo62 ,

Big Mistake

This was a big mistake. I paid for an application I will never use. TextEdit is better.

I have not even tried to write a single document because I hate the format. I have a 30 in cinema display. I do not like any application that takes all of my screen. As soon as Zen Writer comes up, its background, which doesn't contribute to anything, fills the screen. I quite using Word years ago and switched to NeoOffice but there were problems with it. I switched to OpenOffice but it keeps crashing and I cannot turn off the auto completion features. I will try another application which I can test before I have to pay for it.


jalada GmbH
50.4 MB

OS X 10.7.4 or later


English, German

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