Writer is a powerful word processor for the Mac. Create beautiful documents with several writing tools with great flexibility and ease. Create a document and start typing away with several font and formatting options. With Writer, all documents created are stored in the cloud allowing you to access your documents from anywhere. With the power of the cloud, your documents are all auto-versioning, making sure you never lose anything. You can share the documents with detailed permissions and collaboratively edit the documents with multiple users simultaneously.


- A beautiful user interface that lets you focus on the document you are working on.
- The MenuTab toolbar that allows you to access various features through a Menu as well as a Tab interface.
- Save your documents in Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx), Open Office formats, PDF, RTF and other formats.

- Format your documents using various fonts and formatting options
- Insert images, tables, shapes, symbols and equations into your documents.
- Add endnotes, footnotes, page numbers, table of contents and view word counts and more to your documents.
- Flexible page layout options to change page size and orientation with various options.
- Define custom margins, add headers, footers, page colors and watermarks to your document.

- Make no mistake with inbuilt spell check in 40+ languages and Thesaurus.
- Never lose any data with auto versioning. All versions of your documents are stored allowing you to go back and revert back unwanted changes.
- Share your documents with others with specific sharing permissions - read-only or read-write.
- Publish your documents on the web. Default is always private.
- Download the printable version of the document in PDF format to print your document.
- Collaboratively work on documents. Multiple users editing the same document at the same time viewing changes in real-time.

As the documents are stored in the cloud, you will require an internet connection to create and access your documents.

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What’s New

Version 2.0.3

What's new:

- Open Writer documents directly from the WorkDrive Sync folders in your Finder/Explorer.

- Fixed an issue where the shortcut to quit the app was wrongly mapped.
- Fixed the issue with inviting collaborators from the File menu.
- Fixed an issue where some users had difficulties opening the app while offline.

Happy writing!

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

Sovind ,

Interesting. Beats Google docs. A lot of potential

Very interesting and potential to be a lean mean tool. I would like to suggest that it supports Share Menu for 3rd party extension sharing with other apps. Namely Zoho Notebook (and vice versa) and Evernote, Devonthink.

Cairo10 ,

Going back to browser version for now...

Our company uses Zoho to power all e-communications. Overall, we are pleased with Zoho’s suite of apps. The browser version of Writer is good but limited by your local internet speed. I hoped the desktop version would be faster and smoother. I’m having issues with the cursor not lining up in the correct spot so I end up deleting a letter one or two spaces to the left of my intended correction. Also, the app crashed three times when I was working in a table.
It holds good potential, but it still buggy. I’m going back to the browser version until they can get this figured out.

Brizy1215 ,


am still learning how to use this app. However, I have been using this for quite awhile and all of a sudden I can not access any online document. NEVER HAD THIS HAPPEN BEFORE. I reset my internet signal and let my wifi go back to normal. tried to logged back in and it wouldn't let me. I get some notice that says need to request permission from owner. I am the only one who uses this app and this computer. So ya'll need to explain this.

App Privacy

The developer, Zoho Corporation, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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