Doc Writer: Word Processor App Reviews

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10 out 10

10 out 10 best App i have ever used

Way cheaper than Word!

Works great in a pinch for all the basics if you don’t have Word!

Very nice app!

Easy to use. I only type occasional word documents and this is my “go to” app.

Easy to use app for word processing

I bought this app a few months ago and I knew immediately that it would be very helpful. Its easy to use and understand. Its very basic, but that is exactly what I wanted!

Es camuflaje

Se presenta como una app gratis, pero realmente es un demo que, inmediatamente haces la instalación, te das cuenta que no te permite hacer case de nada, a menos que compres la version completa que ellos te sugieren. ni siquiera puedes imprimir. y otra cosa que me pasó fue que cuando la instalé, luego no queria cerrar, y tuve hasta que forzar el cierre

Don’t download it unless you are paying 15 dollars!

Can’t quit the app. Worst app I ever used via app store. I hate it.

will not delete off of my Mac

Its trash I couldnt download my document, send , and I cant exit out the app. Now that i want to delete it it wont delete. You basically have to pay to do anything.

It makes me anxious.

I couldn't close it when I opened a document, and I couldn’t shut down my Mac.

Needing Help?!?

For some reason mine wouldn’t let me exit out of it. I had to Force Quit the program just to get the thing to stop. I even upgraded to Pro and it still wouldn’t let me save, insert pictures or anything. I was allowed to type but that was it. Maybe I wasn’t using it right and need guidance. Everytime I tried to insert a picture or save or print or exit the app, I would hear an error sound..maybe someone could help me????


I absolutely LOVE this app.!!

App won’t quit

Downloaded day before yesterday, opened app then tried to close it and it won’t. I can’t restart my computer without closing the app.

Still learning

Haven’t had much time to use, but few times I have it works well & has all the basic functions of a wp ap. I’m sure there’s more I don’t know about yet.

Works great! No complaints here!

I’ve used a ton of WP apps over the last 30-plus years, and this one is just fine. It may not have all the bells and whistles of Word, but it does just great for my needs. Well done!

I’m not amused.

To trick someone into downloading something only for them to have to buy it afterwards is annoying at best. To make it impossible to close or delete the application from my computer is why I’m writing this review. This is deception on an entirely new level, and I hope that you and all of the robots that you made to write positive reviews for your garbage word proccesor are happy that I can’t get it off of my dock.

i dont know how to use

Hi, this is my first time using this app and i dont understad how to create a new document... i open the app and nothing happend on my screen. I thing is not too easy as microsoft word was.

Does its job

Works for me, I need it for processing, nd it does the job!

Text writer

It opens easy. Paste and copy works good. It does not interfere with any other program. However I cannot save as a PDF. If that were possible it would get 5 stars. Thanks for asking

Useful App

Since I started using Doc Write, it has made my work so easy on daily basis, i will recommend it to everyone who want a lite and fast application.

Perfect for drafts and notes

I write for a living. For me, I need two types of word processor that are very different from each other. First, I need a a word processor that provides a simple and comfortable writing environment where the word processor doesn’t get in the way. Doc Writer Pro does this and does it well. The other type of word processor I need is one that handles the finished product—with tons of adjustments and features that allow me to move around words and paragraphs. For that, I use InDesign—probably because I’m used to typesetting books in it. (I don’t like Pages—It has never felt intuitive, and using Word feels like the word-processor version of stepping on a landmine.) For people who need an all-in-one word processor, I don’t think Doc Writer is for you. I hope they don’t mess it up by trying to make it a tiny version of Word. But if you need a simple writing environment that feels way better than Text Edit and better than a number of the other simple word processors that I’ve tried, I would definitely give Doc Writer a try. Just don’t expect it to do everything.

It worked for me

I was hoping for a program that had some built in templates but it wasn’t very user friendly, if they are there I can’t find them. So I wrote out my resume using a nice font but I had to try each font to see what they looked like. It would be nice if they were written in the font on the menu so I could pick it easily. But I managed to write the document without too much trouble, so it did what I wanted for a easy-on-the-budget price.

Easy to Use

Just what I needed. Simple and Intuitive. Thank you!

I find this app useful

As an alternative to MS Word and a MAC friendly app, I find Doc Writer to be a simple-to-use, inexpensive and useful app. So far I haven’t run into any problems. Thank you very much for creating this app for MAC users such as I.

LIMITED Functions, does Plays Nice w/Word

UPDATED REVIEW: PRO VERSION The program *does* play well (both import and export) with Word formats, great for when Word goes on the fritz (as it has been doing lately). However, lots of programs do that now. I can’t use this as my go-to word processor, though. It has too many shortcomings. A couple of examples: - Although it features list capabilities — one bullet, alpha and number listings — they don’t work. - Underlining, bold and italics features don't work. With underlining, ALL of the content is underlined when a user selects ANY content to be underlined. PREVIOUS REVIEW: This is an excellent, low-bandwidth app perfect for folks seeking an editing app that is compatible with but with a smaller footprint than Microsoft Word. Many of the standard features are here: tables, list, spell check, search and replace, and decent editing and formatting tools. It’s well designed, so starting writing projects is easy and intuitive, and saving docs in a range of romats (including .docx) is simple. The interface is spare but attractive. Most of the functions are quickly available on the menu bar or in drop down menus.

Just barely OK

For $5 I guess I can’t really complain too much, but this is barely a word processor. Not much better than TextEdit. And certainly not a substitute for a professional product like Word. Even though Word often gives me fits, it has controls, like styles, that are essential for writing proposals and anything other than just plain letter writing. Does it seems ironic to anyone else, that a word processor would lack documentation? Not impressed. This goes directly off to the Bin of Wasted Money.

Excellent application

This application works perfectly for the needs of almost all individuals. If one has a business or some specific need, it may not fill it, but it was designed to be a straightforward simple application for most users, and that is exactly what it is. It is outstanding.


This app was good this first time using but after that it will not let me create a new document.

yes love this app

yes I would highly recommend this… I took a chance and got it…..not knowing if it would be good for editing my husbands book… so far I love it.. and yes I dont have to wait forever for it to load a bunch of stuff I do not need anyway….. I just use it bare bones but look forward to having material to explore the extras in this program.. A great Big Thank you to the team that designed this app …. Job well done… would highly recommend

Good App For Text Files

I use this for editing text files. It loads fast and works great.

love this ap

this is easiest word ap to use! definately would suggest it!

I have been waiting for an app like this.

I have only used it a couple of times, but it did just what I wanted it to.

User Friendly

I started having problems with Quick Word Pro, it seems since downloading the latest Mac OS update, so I downloaded this app and so far so good. Nice and easy to use for writting a letter. I’m sure as I become more familiar with this program, there will be features that I will find very helpful in preparing various documents.

Simple word processor!

Works for me ( not a computer wiz ) , seems straight forward & does what I need!

This is a wonderful App

This is a wonderful App doing what it was designed to do. I was looking for an acceptable substitute for Word and this does the trick !!

alternative for WORD

A wonderful for all kind of works.

Doc Writer

Simple, intuitive, gets the job done…can’t go wrong unless you have unusual requirements.

Best app for writing doc ,etc..

This is the best app that I have used to write docs, letters and etc. It is very easy to understand and use and I didn’t grow up using computers like my kids did, so this is saying alot for me.

The Perfect Solution

This little app the perfect fit for those like myself who are seeking an alterative to Word. I've tried many others including OpenOffice but always run into the same issues that I'm trying to get free from. Though this is called DocWriter, I find it most useful for reading documents. It has the features I actually use, like setting my own default font for plain text. It allows me to save in plain text too without hassle. It has speech capability built-in, auto-save, and the ability to hide/show toolbars, rulers etc. It has a live word count and a spell checker that allows me to add words I use a lot. It allows me to turn off spell-check while typing. I've been waiting for this app to come along ever since being forced to upgrade to Word 2008 back in OS 10.7. And now, can finally cut the cord to Word altogether. The only issue I've encountered so far is that I believe the keyboard shortcut for "spelling and grammar" (CMD-:) should open the tool itself (the box with the "learn", "ignore", etc buttons) rather than go to the nearest misspelled word. Thank you to the Developer for this great app! Update for v 1.0.5. Well, so much for kudos. As is often the case with updates, this one broke what was the ideal little app. Now most of the documents I try to open with it fail with the message: "DocWriter can't open this type of file 'Any Type'. Very unfortunate. Glad I had a backup of v 1.0.1!

Just Ok

i just got this app and ran it through its paces. a couple things missing include, it it does not catch double word entries; no auto-correct of missing capital for initial word in sentence; it does not highlight missing apostrophe for contractions, and i havent found how to incorporate the edit feature in the tool bar. It was free so guess I can’t complain too much but these seem easy fixes and features that should be standard on any WP. I havent used tables or inserted items into a doc yet so i’ll have to see how those features work, but at this point i’m just giving it a “C”.



Quick & Easy

I needed basic word processing. Nothign fancy, no bizarro-ness. Just something to type on. Got it. Thank you.

Best All Around

Best app over Microsoft Word for making documents!

Doc writer helpful

It is helping with some quick things I needed to write and print. Still finding my way on what it can do. So far so good. It is easy to use. Kathie

Super go to word doc

It’s all I need and use. fast accurate and simple…….


A great great APP. Better than Pages and Libre Office. It is the only word processor I use now. It is the only APP I have ever verified. Jim D

Who needs Micro Soft - We have Doc Writer!

I just down loaded it and used it. Worked Great. It did as others said it did, ask you if you want to save it. But it only did it one time with me. I’ll need to use it again soon and look forward to it. Really glad I found this app. If you need “word” don’t hesitate to get this app.

Free + Works good=Awedsome app

Sure it’s not Pages or Microsoft Office but it’s still good. Doc Writer starts fast, loads files fast and doesn’t crash so it’s a great app, wish I could say the same for Pages and Microsoft office on the crash thing). I use it a lot, I get tired of waiting for large cumbersome apps to start, I am getting older and by the time they are ready for me to use I forget what I wanted to to.

Helpful app

This app is simple, lightweight, saves docs in a shareable format and just works. So much better than some others you might find sent with your computer.


I print all my forms for my acupuncture practice- real medical records! And, word was buggy— now costs $ for the bugs, Open Office was OK but some formatting issues. THIS!ah! so far at least- very happy I can EASILY convert files to proper format. Thank you developers.


This is what I’ve been looking for. This app was recommended by a friend and she was so right. It is well designed including all the bells and whistles needed for good writing.

very good for app 😀🤙🏻

This app is great for writing and writting letters etc, its very handy and very well done too soo i like this its free too it was hard finding an app for writting on my Mac.