Doc Writer: Word Processor App Reviews

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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.

Great Program

I used it for writing various documents and it does everything I need to accomplish the task.

Word Document solution for imac users

I was hoping to find something that looks and works just like Microsoft and is compatible with iMac. This is the app for me. I am very happy with it so far and I can use it for all my word document needs.

Good app

This app is very cool!

No Outlining

Even though the outlining function appears on the drop down menu it doesn’t work. Very disappointing.

Easy and efficient

I love it!!

helped me out a lot

thank you for helping me type a paper that i emailed from my job and was unable to read it from an email.

great doc appp

not like other doc apps. this one actually works great!


Works well for most applications!!! However: cannot center a title on a page if you are using more than one column, cannot move/adjust uploaded pictures, needs a verticle rule, in addition to the horizontal ruler provided. This program will allow you to do most of the tasks that you do every day.



just what I needed!

Very nice word processor. Clean userfull program that works well for my home use.

Use with Mac

It’s nice to be able to open a word document with my Mac. And it was free! I am looking forward to exploring all the features. Thank you!

Perfect solution

I’m new to Mac IOS, and I thought I would miss MS Word… Nope! Love this app, thank you!


its really useful i love it

nice to use

it is really nice to use.

Nice, and easy to use word processor app!

A very helpful app at the unbeatable price of FREE! Thank you guys and may God bless you and continue to let you develop more apps as good as this.

I Regret paying for microsoft word now

i recently bought microsoft word but now i wish that i didnt because this application has most of the functionality that i was getting out of word and i am very pleased with ths application in every way! this is a must have for high school and college students who just need MS word alternative! i would certianlly reccomend this to my friends! Definily deserves 5 stars! (sorry for my not great english. my main language is spanish)

Easy to use

Very easy and uncomplicated to used. Very easy to navigate

Great App

I needed to make some simple charts, this app makes it easy its free and it works great. why get anything else.


Excellent app! Can’t do without it! A masterpiece of Word Work!!

Nice alternative

So far, the program works great. No complaints at all. It makes me wonder why I’ve spent so much money on the Microsoft Word subscriptions. Grateful for this app.

Doc Writer: Great App!

We required word processing that all ages of our household could use and this is the one! Well designed with all the features needed.