Retro Text Editor

Back To Basics

  • Inspired by word processors from the 1980s.
  • Simple interface puts the focus on your writing.
  • Stylized look and feel keeps you creative.
  • Auto-save, gestures, and retina support.
  • Immersive fullscreen mode.

Special Effects

  • Dozens of sliders for analog effects, including:
  • Curvature, static, burn-in, jitter, and h-sync.
  • Glowing halos simulate intense brightness.
  • Save and recall your favorite looks using themes.
  • Pre-made themes for 1976-1991 and modern styles.


  • Lifelike touches constantly surprise and delight.
  • Ray tubes burst open and bounce.
  • Dynamic perspective, lighting, and shadows.
  • Pixels burn-in and slowly fade away when turned off.
  • Use an image or webcam photo as glass reflection.


  • Comes with twelve vintage fonts.
  • Choose from a wide variety of sound effects.
  • Open any image or photo to generate text art.
  • View your webcam feed as real-time text art.


  • OS X 10.6+
  • iMacs & Pro Macs: 2007+
  • Other Macs: mid-2008+