EasyWrite, An Online Text Editor Encouraging the Use of 1,000 of the Most Common English Words


Software engineer Deekshith Allamaneni has created EasyWrite, an online text editor that encourages writers to make simpler language choices using a database of 1,000 of the most common words used in the English language. Allamaneni was inspired by Cleartext, an app that only works on Macs.

I always used to find it difficult to write easy to understand product descriptions for the things I create. I recently came across a Mac app ClearText on Product Hunt. It allows you to write only using the top 1000 English words. It was simple and amazing but the problem is it only works on Macs. I cannot recommend it to my friends or my teammates who use a different operating system….I made a web based editor which allows you to write using the most common English words (I used the same word database used in ClearText). It highlights all the uncommon words in your text encouraging you to replace them with a commonly used word. It basically encourages you to write like Trump as compared to “V” in V for Vendetta. For example, use “beautiful” instead of “gorgeous”, “stupid” instead of “imbecile” and so on.

via Product Hunt, Ryan Hoover

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