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Writer – online word processor like an 80s PC


As a kid, I was always amazed that American teenagers had these computers – and indeed modems – all set up in their bedrooms, allowing them to edit course grades (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) or start World War Three (Wargames). And they all looked like Writer.

Writer is a free online word processor program that looks and types like one of those vintage computers, with a black background and green text. Visit the site, sign up and you can write and edit documents. What’s more, it has a spellchecker and a word count, so it really is a useful little thing. Documents are saved via your cookies, but if you sign up, they’re saved in a more secure way.

Great fun – and useful too.

Find out more at the Writer website