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Focus Mode

On Mac, enable Focus Mode from the Menu FocusEnable Focus Mode, with the keyboard shortcut D, or via the title bar buttons. Focus Mode has 3 different settings.


The active sentence is highlighted and surrounding text is dimmed.


The active paragraph is highlighted. Surrounding text is dimmed. Moving the cursor to a different paragraph will make it the active paragraph.


Cursor remains vertically centered in the Editor when typing or moving up or down in your document.



From word count to estimated reading time, document stats help you stay on top of things.

Focus Mode

Shut down distractions. Focus on the sentence or paragraph you’re currently working on.

Title Bar

From Library navigation to enabling core features, the Titlebar is your go-to.

Keyboard Bar

Formatting options at your fingertips make writing on mobile a breeze.


A simple key-value format for storing additional information about a document, only visible in the Editor.


Knowing keyboard shortcuts will greatly improve your performance with our app.

Syntax Highlight

A more structured view of your document will help you improve your writing style.

Style Check

A personal editor-in-chief on your device, carefully reviewing your text for redundancies, clichés, and filler words.

Spell Checking

How to install additional spellchecking (Windows)


Snippets allow you to save a significant amount of time by providing smart text substitutions. (Windows only)