I am experimenting with the development of Windows 8 Apps. So far it has been an interesting journey and the result is a (for now) very simple app called ClearWriter.
I wanted to create something that doesn’t need a lot of business logic, but allows me to experiment with the different contracts and the global design of a Windows 8 app.
That’s why I created a full screen writing app.
The “content over chrome” logic behind the Windows 8 Apps fits perfectly for ClearWriter. You just focus on your writing, nothing else.
I wanted to push the app to the store as quickly as possible, to get feedback from users, so for now functionalities are limited, but I’m working on that.
Here is a list of the current functionalities:
- Distraction free writing
- White or black color scheme
- Associates with .txt files
- Sharing from the app
Some functionalities that are on the backlog:
- Word count
- Support for Markdown
- Focus on the current sentence
ClearWriter is translated in English, Dutch, French and German and is free to try for 7 days. It can be downloaded from the store. If you like the app, and want to support its further development, you can buy it for only € 1,19.
If you have any questions concerning the app (feature requests, improvements, bugs, questions about the development) feel free to ask them here, or mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In future posts i’ll document some interesting parts of the development process of ClearWriter.