Write.as Desktop App

The Write.as desktop application is a distraction-free editor for writing and publishing to Write.as. There's no sign up — just open the app, write something, and publish.

  • Simple, distraction-free editor built for your words
  • Instantly launches to a blank page or your last draft
  • Writing automatically saves as you type
  • Work on a single local draft, then publish or save as another file when you're finished
  • Choose from three different fonts: serif, sans-serif, or monospace
  • Publish to Write.as to share your post (example)
  • Manage published posts with the built-in command-line interface


Install it now for free, and pay whenever you're ready. A license for continued use costs $25, per user per platform. It includes all future updates.


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Get the auto-updating version of Write.as on Debian-based Linux distributions, including Ubuntu:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys DBE07445
sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://updates.writeas.org xenial main"
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install writeas-gtk
# Install fonts
sudo apt-get install fonts-lora fonts-open-sans fonts-hack

On other distributions, you can install with the Meson/Ninja build system.

Want to see a package repository for you distribution? We'd love your help!