5 Excellent Mac Apps to Enhance Your Writing

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July 12, 2015
Writing is inherently asocial act. To produce a meaningful and decent amount of wordage, one should take to themselves and get immersed in a meditative state of mind that requires the maximum of your concentrative abilities. This is usually the case with academic and scholarly writing where the style is as important as the content itself. Ironically, technology that is blamed for being behind much of the distraction in our daily lives can also provide environments conductive  to  optimal writing experiences. We have already shared several examples of good apps and tools to use for your writing tasks. However, today we are sharing this list of powerful apps curated specifically for Mac users. These are writing applications ideal for enhancing your writing productivity and  making you a better writer. Check them out below and share with us what you think of them.

1- WriteRoom

Write without distractions. WriteRoom is a full screen writing environment. Unlike the cluttered word processors you're used to, WriteRoom lets you focus on writing. Some of its features include: Fast handling of large documents; Live word count, reading time, and more; Shift line up, down, left, and right commands.;  Select word, sentence, and paragraph commands; Automatically log your writing sessions to a spreadsheet;

2- Scrivener

‘Scrivener is a powerful content-generation tool for writers designed for composing and structuring long and difficult documents. While it gives you complete control of the formatting, its focus is on getting you to the end of that awkward first draft. Compose your text in any order and in pieces as large or small as you like. View the components of your draft individually or as a whole. Import and refer to research files such as images and PDFs alongside your writing.’

3- Mini Writer

Mini Writer - Free Edition is a light-weight, great-looking but full functional word processor that can make the writing and the picture have perfect layout, support Retina resolutions and export all the common formats: .pdf, .rtf, .docx and more .

4- Quick Word Pro

Quick Word Pro is a powerful and quick word processor for your daily life. Some of its features include: Simple interface that starts up quickly ; Free text layout ; Find and Replace feature in Fast Word make your documents easily search ; Click and open Inspector, you can quickly change font style, size, formatting setting like character and line spacing, alignment etc.; Use special characters to make documents more expressive and unique; export Microsoft Word and PDF documents …

5- Writed

Writed is a distraction free text editor that will help you type more in less time. Writed uses markdown* syntax to format your document in real time, keep both your hand on the keyboard and just type. When you want to print or export to PDF just choose your print theme and the document gets beautifully formatted the way you want.