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 and export to HTML, plain text, markdown and Microsoft Word™ .docx. The application also allows you to export PDF (print option).
Where are my backups stored in the cloud?
Your backups are stored both locally (internal database) and in a hidden folder in Google Drive. To check that your backups are stored (in the cloud), you can go to drive.google.com and click on 'recent' option. If cloud autosaving does not work, it may be due to an authentication problem. Try to logout and login again from your chrome browser settings.
The purpose of cloud backup in Calmly Writer is not that you can open and edit the documents directly from Google Drive, but you can access your backups from Calmly Writer in any of your computers where you had installed it.
What means a permanently visible cloud-icon next to the name of your backup?
This may mean that there has been a synchronization conflict. To force synchronization again, try to rename the document.
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 -||Zoomout to get an overview of your writing|
|Ctrl U||Get the HTML code of your document|
|Ctrl B||Make text bold or remove bold formatting|
|Ctrl I||Make text italic or remove italic formatting|
|Ctrl F||Search within your document|
|Ctrl O||Open document|
|F11 or Cmd Shift F||Turn on/off Full Screen|
|Ctrl Shift Z||Redo|
|Ctrl Shift V||Paste without formatting
How to apply formatting with markdown?
|#type your headline (insert a level 1 header)|
|##type your headline (insert a level 2 header)|
|###type your headline (insert a level 3 header)|
|***italics and bold together***|
|--- (and press enter to insert a horizontal rule)|
|> blockquote text|
|* bulleted list item|
|1.ordered list item|
|[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 backup, markdown, dark mode, smart punctuation...