Continuing with delivering updates and fixes to you, we would like to present the change log of what has been updated and fixed in the latest release of Write! beta 7.
RAM Rational Use
As you have probably noticed, Write! used some excessive megabytes of memory with all dictionaries enabled in the spell checker. Starting from beta 7, the app loads only the dictionaries with the languages that are used in the documents you open. Additionally, you can reduce the memory usage by going to the Settings menu > Spellchecking tab, and checking only those languages, which you are intended to use. In order to automatically define documents’ language and see the list of word suggestions from other languages, Write! needs to load all the dictionaries for just a couple of seconds, and in this case it will use about 300 megabytes of the memory. If you disable the spell checker, approximately 20 megabytes will be used.
Status Bar Update
In Write! beta 7, we have prettified the status bar, adding the legend for document formats. You can also choose which of the counters is to be shown in the status bar line, and which is inside of it.
Alternative Mode for Shift+Enter
If you have got used to work in plain text editors, and were looking for the same user experience in Write!, we would like to introduce you the new experimental mode to work with text that is the same as in plain text editors. In this mode you create line breaks with the Enter button, and paragraph breaks with Shift+Enter, double Enter press, or the Tab button. Styles, such as headers, text body, etc, are also applied alternatively. As a result, you get rich text formatting, but with plain text input tools. We will consider this new feature in more details in another article that will be dedicated to this mode.
Owing to your feedback, we improve Write! with every new update. Feel free to send us your comments and new ideas to our UserVoice, or social media accounts.