Zen Writer - The modern writing experience for Windows and OS X.

Putting thoughts into words

Writing is a state of mind. All that you see, feel and experience is a reflection of the state of mind that you are currently in. The Zen approach to write is to pay attention to details without becoming so absorbed in them that you forget the point. The point is to put your thoughts into words and to deal impeccably and efficiently with every aspect of your business.

Your writing tool should be practical. Practical means in this context that it is efficient, useful and beneficial to the tasks and situations that we encounter in daily work. If this is not the case, then Zen Writer is the right approach for you.


The modern writing experience.

Zen Writer is the modern writing experience that enables you to concentrate on your inspiration. It brings the new full screen approach of Lion into the world of text processing. Full screen takes advanced of every inch of your display, meaning a maximum workspace and minimal distraction.

Used by editors, students, technical writer, journalist, freelancer and people, just need to write something, all over the world, Zen Writer brings your thoughts front and center. From the beginning, every installed gizmo of your system, such as desktop applications, the menu bar, and other distractions disappear. All these things are visual distractions, and as we are visual creatures, our minds do not let us ignore them.

The easy-to-use interface of Zen Writer with modern text processing features helps you to complete your writing tasks with more simplicity and less stress. When you don't have to worry about how to find commands, you can shift your focus to what to write.


With Zen Writer you can

  • Write a letter
  • Write a story
  • Write a press release
  • Write an essay for school
  • Write a poem
  • Create a web page before publishing
  • Draft and revise a blog post before publishing
  • Draft and revise an email before sending
  • Create lists such as action items

If you are an editor, blogger, technical writer, journalist, freelancer, or just need to write something, start simplifies your work today.

jalada ZenWriter a peaceful environment

A peaceful environment for writing

"When I need a peaceful environment for writing, I use Zen Writer. The clear and simple interface enables me to concentrate on my text. Nothing can distract me, just me and my thoughts."

Andreas, copywriter and editor

Full-Screen Mode

With Zen Writer you write your text full screen. From the start, desktop applications, the menu bar, and other distractions disappear, bringing your thoughts front and center. Full screen takes advanced of every inch of your display, meaning a bigger workspace and less distractions.

Make writing even easier

The new Zen Writer widgets help you find the features and commands you want to complete tasks quickly.

You will find the commands you already know how to use in an intuitive, easy-to-use interface. So you have direct access to all used tools, such as metrics, text or arrange functions.


Zen Writer supports bold, italic, and underlined font styles, and can display multicolored text. Font families such as Times New Roman and Courier can also be used directly. If you place the cursor in a region of your text, the controls in the tool bars will change to reflect the current style.


Paragraphs can be formatted so that the text is left aligned, right aligned, centered, or fully justified.


Different kinds of lists can be included in your documents. Standard bullet lists can be nested, using different symbols for each level of a list.

Also ordered lists can be created that can be used for tables of contents. The list will automatically be renumbered if you add or remove items. Different characters help you to enumerate items, and you can use both Roman and Arabic numerals in the same list structure.

Spell checking

You can check your spelling as you type. As Zen Writer finds errors, it underlines misspelled words in red. Several suggestions help you to correct it with just one-click.

Currently supported languages:

Afrikaans, Arabic, Basque, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (GB), English (US), English (AUS), French, German, German (Swiss), German (Austria), Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese.

Undo and Redo

Zen Writer fully support undo and redo operations. You can always undo unwanted changes and recover the original contents.


The Page Setup Dialog lets you to configure various options related to printing out your text, like paper size and margins. This allows you to make changes and revisions to your document, if you don‘t like the way it looks.

Compatible with common document formats

Open, edit and save common document formats. Zen Writer enables you to import external documents, like HTML, ODT and plain text.

System requirements

jalada Zen Writer for Windows:

  • Intel or AMD processor with 64-bit support
  • Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10


jalada Zen Writer for Mac OS X:

  • Intel processor with 64-bit support
  • OS X 10.7.4 (Lion) or newer

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You can now download your trial software by clicking the button for your operating system below.

Zen Writer

46.4 MB

Zen Writer

Zen Writer is an intuitive and easy-to-use text processor that enables you to concentrate on your inspiration without waiving dearly functions such as spell checking.

If you are an editor, blogger, technical writer, journalist, freelancer, or just need to write something, start simplifies your work today.


Full Version Mac OS X

$ 14.99


Full Version Windows

$ 14.99

Educational pricing
We are pleased to offer Zen Writer at a discount to students and faculty at not-for-profit educational institutions. The discount is 30% on individual products.

As an Educational User, your use of the Software is limited solely to teaching, research, and other noncommercial activities consistent with your academic role. If your use of the Software changes to that of commercial activity, please contact us about updating your registration.

To receive the educational discount, enter the discount code "BSQW000JE" when placing your order.