QuietWrite offers users a peaceful, uncluttered place to write online. The application includes a clean interface that doesn’t bombard the user with unnecessary images, advertisements and content. The user can get right to work without any virtual interruptions or distractions. QuietWrite automatically saves the users work every few seconds, so the user never has to worry about when they last saved. A manual save command is also available for users who want to make sure recent additions and changes have been saved. The application is intended to make it easier to write about anything online, from blog posts to articles or other content. The user’s writing can be easily exported to a WordPress blog. The user can also edit their writings on an iPad. Users can write in anonymous mode or create an account to save and manage their past writings.
The concept behind QuietWrite was born out of the need for a clean, clutter-free and distraction-free writing space. The creators noted that most places that people write on the internet include a number of unnecessary disturbances, such as a loud site design, cluttered user interface or other annoyance. QuietWrite was designed to give users a calm place to write anything before jumping back into the busy virtual world.
QuietWrite is essentially a basic text editor. It offers very simple features, however that seems to be the application’s goal. What makes QuietWrite appealing to users is the clean user interface. The site does not assault the user with content and images. The user instead can focus entirely on their writing while they visit QuietWrite.
The QuietWrite website is designed to create a peaceful, pleasant place to craft words. The actual text editor tool consists of a title box and larger text box. The pale greenish blue background adds a calming effect. The editor also includes a darker blue box with additional information for the user. The user can click the “X” in the upper, right hand corner of the box to remove it completely. A dark blue header is available with a few simple buttons tucked into the upper, right hand corner that allow the user to login or save their work.
Visitors are not required to sign in to use QuietWrite. The application provides all visitors with access to its text editor by clicking the “Click to Write” button found at the center of the homepage. The user is not able to save their work if they do not create an account. Those who prefer to access all QuietWrite feature can click the “Login” button found in the top, right hand corner of the page. A second blue button that reads “Sign Up” can be found on the following page, below the login area. The registration form asks for an email address and password. After submitting the information, the user can access their dashboard which will include any saved work.
QuietWrite provides access to all users for free. Visitors are asked to create an account to access all features (primarily the save function) however this does not require a subscription or any other payment.
QuietWrite is a great tool for anyone who frequently writes online. Rather than logging into blog websites or other online content creation sites, the user can do their work in QuietWrite. The application also makes it easy to publish content to blogs directly from the user’s account.