Appy Text is a charmingly simple and beautifully minimalist text editor with a design that puts the focus on your words. It's super fast and lightweight making for an awesome writing environment. I built Appy Text because I wanted to write more but couldn't find an app on Windows that I enjoyed writing in.

πŸ’»πŸ“± IT'S A UWP

That means it runs on PC, tablet and phone. It's been carefully optimised so that you get the best possible experience on all three - Appy Text doesn't play favourites and is friendly to keyboard, mouse and touch equally.


If you're a Notepad user and have been looking for a modern alternative, then look no further. And by paying a small price to go Premium, you get a number of worthwhile extras. Like tabs. Auto-saving. Markdown support. Dark and sepia themes. Focus Mode. And, last but not least, you'll make an indie developer happy. There's a 30-day free Premium trial to help you decide.

Get it on Windows 10


After getting a Zune back in 2007, I started following Microsoft closely to see what next for Metro. I loved Windows Phone so much I built my first ever app in 2014: Appy Weather, the most personal weather app. Two years later, Appy Text marked my return to Windows development - I hope you enjoy using it as much as I did building it. If you're interested in the thoughts + experiences of an indie dev on the Microsoft platform who cares about the little things, check out mtrostyle.net. You can also catch me on Twitter @mtrostyle.

-- Bardi