I was wondering if anyone has used yWriter for Mac and has downloaded it from Softonic. I feel a little iffy about this site(pic attached). I suppose a better question would be: Is it safe to download from Softonic?

yWriter | softonic website

  • Is this on-topic? Consider meta.writers.stackexchange.com/questions/276/…
    – Standback
    Mar 11, 2016 at 14:43
  • yWriter seems to be a specific tool for writers, like Screvener. However, it's not about the tool but downloading it, I think it's off-topic, but not related to this meta question.
    – Shkeil
    Mar 11, 2016 at 16:18
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    This is the link to Simon Haynes explanation for downloading a version of yWriter that will work on Mac and Linux. spacejock.com/yWriter5_Linux.html
    – Janet
    Mar 3, 2017 at 22:13

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I checked the yWriter website (www.spacejock.com) and there's no mention there of a Mac version anywhere. As it's the personal site of the developer I'd be wary of anything that didn't come directly from there.

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