An offline text editor for people who want to write words.
Pillarbox is a neat fullscreen text editor along the lines of WriteMonkey or WriteRoom. Except that it lives in your browser for some reason. Disregard this.
It's designed for long writing sessions free from distraction, not for taking quick notes. Want to set up camp and get some writing done? Here are some cool things about Pillarbox:
• It has typewriter scrolling -- try it. You'll love it. And if you don't, you can turn it off.
• It's 100% offline. No internet connection needed; no data stored on some scary server somewhere.
• It autosaves every ten seconds and whenever it closes. You can also manual save, if you're paranoid like that.
• It's got a live word count.
• You can set a word count goal and it'll tell you when you reach it.
• It's got a built-in writing timer.
• Appearance is fully customizable (with a live preview).
• You can use any font installed on your computer, not just web-safe fonts.
• Know some CSS? Add your own custom styles. Do crazy things to the UI.
• Spell check as you type. Or not. It's an option.
• Friendly UI. No keyboard shortcuts to memorize; everything is available from the toolbar (everything is available via keyboard shortcuts too, but you don't have to use them).
And some not so cool things:
• It saves to localStorage, not to a file (although this feature will be added as soon as Chrome makes it possible). So it's most useful for writing lots of words and then pasting them into a document management program.
• It doesn't sync with Google Docs or anything else. It is 100% offline.
• The UI is only available in English.
-- Update History --
1.0.3 - Fixed a minor layout issue that could arise when using bidirectional typewriter scrolling with short documents.
1.0.2 - Fixed some Windows-specific display bugs.
1.0.1 - Added bidirectional typewriter scrolling; improved typewriter scrolling accuracy with really large fonts.
Note: like all Chrome apps, the Options page is accessed by clicking the wrench in the upper right-hand corner of the app's icon on the New Tab page, or by right-clicking the icon and selecting Options from the context menu.
Found a bug? Tell me so I can fix it! My email address is at the bottom of the Help page (available through a button in the top left corner of the Options page).