Category: Writing

Ulysses becomes a subscription-based app

A vivid discussion sprang up on the internet three days ago when The Soulmen, developers of Ulysses, announced that their popular text editor for macOS and iOS had become a subscription-based app. This rather unanticipated step has rendered the group…

Write! — new multi-platform writing software

The market of writing software is full of powerful, innovative or intuitive text editors and word processors that have been widely used by a large public for several years. To make a visible appearance new developer must offer an outstanding…

Scrivener: my disappointment [updated]

Update: in the new version of Scrivener (2.8.1.2) problem with crashes caused by adding Project Notes has been solved. Now Scrivener works just fine. When preparing for this year edition of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) I thought about many different…

Freewrite – an ultimate solution for writers?

Few days ago I accidentally found out that one of Kickstarter projects for writers I had seen once has now launched as a stand-alone offer. It’s called Freewrite and, as its creators claim, it’s world’s first smart typewriter. What is…

The curse of functionality

I would call it true irony: only a day after reading George R. R. Martin’s comment, in which he admits he has been writing the next volume of Song of Ice and Fire in WordStar on a DOS machine[1], my…

Letter sealed with a wax seal

How to use wax seals

There might be a point in your life when instead of typing an e-mail you would prefer to use older and more sophisticated form of correspondence, like a traditional handwritten letter. And what would be a better decoration of such…