Write! is Out with Emoji and Dictation Support

In this update, we’ve added emoji and text dictation support as well as delivered an ability to create new folders in the Local Documents Panel and more.

Here’s what’s new in Write! 1.52.0:

Added emoji and text dictation support

To activate Emoji & Symbols panel on Mac OS, go to Menu > Edit > Emoji & Symbols or press a shortcut ⌃⌘Space.

To activate a Start Dictation on Mac OS, go to Menu > Edit >Start Dictation or double press fn.

On Windows OS Emoji & Symbols are available only if you use Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 Insider build. Press Win + period (.) or Win + semicolon (;) to make the menu appear.

Dictation is also available on Windows, but you need to activate a Speech recognition and train it. It is required some time for this to start working properly. This feature is so far from being perfect but we will do our best (e.g. by engaging 3rd party services) to deliver the highest quality possible.

Other features covered in this release:

  • Added an ability to create folders in the Local Documents Panel. To create a new folder, open the context menu > New Folder;
  • Added an ability to rename folders in the Local Documents Panel. For this, right-click on the folder > Rename;
  • Added an ability to remove a folder from a Recent Folders list. To remove the folder, click on the folder in a header part of the Local Documents side bar and in a drop-down list choose “Close Folder”. By choosing “Close Other Folders” you will remove all the folders from the Recent Folders list except currently open one;
  • Added an ability to edit almost all previously locked keyboard shortcuts, for example,  Ctrl+N, Ctrl+Shift+N (⌘N, ⌃⌘N on Mac OS) and so on;
  • Small changes in the autocomplete settings;
  • Other minor improvements and bug fixes.


To get the latest update, open Write! and click on update-02 in the lower right corner of the app’s window.

Alternatively, you can go to your Account (you need to be logged in), navigate to the Download tab, and get the latest version for your OS there.

As always, we eagerly await your feedback on our UserVoice page.

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Joyful Jerboa
Content creator and community advocate at Write!. When Joyful Jerboa isn’t stuck to a computer screen, she spends time hiking, learning French, and doing everything possible to make this world a better place.
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