Frequently Asked Questions
What is Calmly Writer for?
Traditional text processors include dozens of options for formatting text, distracting you from what really matters: writing.
Calmly Writer is an editor designed to focus on what you want to tell, with a simple, unobtrusive and ease-to-use user interface.
What formats are supported?
Calmly Writer can import HTML, plain text, markdown and Microsoft Word .docx. The application also allows you to export to HTML, plain text, markdown and PDF (print option).
We are currently working on expanding the import and export options.
Where are my documents stored in the cloud?
Your documents are stored both locally (internal database) and in a hidden folder in Google Drive. To check that your documents are stored (in the cloud), you can go to drive.google.com and click on 'recent' option.
The purpose of cloud saving in Calmly Writer is not that you can open and edit the documents directly from Google Drive, but you can access your documents from Calmly Writer in any of your computers where you had installed it.
If you prefer, you can also disable Cloud-Saving in Preferences, and save your documents in your local GDrive/Dropbox folder manually.
Does Calmly includes spell checker?
Yes, since it is a Chrome packaged app it uses Google Chrome's built-in spell-checker.
Can I link external images rather than embed them in the document?
Yes: just copy the image from your browser and paste it into Calmly.
What keyboard shortcuts can I use in Calmly?
|Ctrl - or Cmd -||Zoomout to get an overview of your writing|
|Ctrl U or Cmd U||Get the HTML code of your document|
|Ctrl P or Cmd P||Print|
|Ctrl B or Cmd B||Make text bold or remove bold formatting|
|Ctrl I or Cmd I||Make text italic or remove italic formatting|
|Ctrl F or Cmd F||Search within your document|
|Ctrl O or Cmd O||Open document|
|F11 or Cmd Shift F||Turn on/off Full Screen|
How to apply formatting with markdown?
|# headline (and press enter to insert a level 1 header)|
|## headline (and press enter to insert a level 2 header)|
|### headline (and press enter to insert a level 3 header)|
|***italics and bold together***|
|--- (and press enter to insert a horizontal rule)|
|> blockquote text (and press enter to insert a block quote) |
|* bulleted list item (and press enter to start a bulleted list) |
|1. ordered list item (and press enter to start an ordered list) |
|[link label](http://www.example.com/) |
What is OpenDyslexic Mode?
It is an option to use the OpenDyslexic font in Calmly Writer, which improves readability for users with dyslexia.
Why do you charge for Calmly Writer?
To ensure future application updates.
You can freely use Calmly Writer Online, but this online version does not support cloud saving, markdown or dark mode.