Tech Thursday: Writing App


Today’s post is about the iPad app that I use for my writing. It’s simply known as Writing App by Thomas Sillmann. I bought it for $2.99 but for me it’s a great investmemt. The price is subject to change.

Some reviews mention how the app erases your work and crashes, but I’ve never had this problem personally, so it might’ve been an issue that’s been fixed in an update. I always export my work to multiple places (Dropbox and E-Mail) so even if this ever happened, my work will be safe. I’ll include some screenshots directly from the app store in this post.

Writing App by Thomas Sillmann
In the picture above, you can see that the home screen resembles a bookcase of sorts. With your works in progress, you can have pictures to represent your covers.  This is a great feature for the visually inclined. To insert a cover image, go to the Story Summary and you’ll see an Edit button on the top righthand corner of the app.

In the picture above, you can see how everything is organized within your story. If you’re a minimalist person, you could use the categories of Characters, Places and Items. As you can see, word count is tracked. This is highly useful for those who do NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) or who’d like to keep track of their word count for statistical purposes.

In the picture above, you can see what you can track under the Characters category. The Items and Places each have their own things to fill out.

This app is both easy and fun to use. It’s a great app to use if you need to work on a project while on the go. The syncing and exporting options makes this app even more useful.

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