A review of four alternative apps for creating paperbacks for print-on-demand services. I look at Apple Pages, Vellum, Affinity Publisher and PrinceXML.
I review Grammarly, a popular grammar checking service, and asks if the premium subscription is worth the expense for writers and editors.
Sick of poorly made drawing tablets, I upgrade to an iPad mini 5 and draw my first map using Procreate with the Apple Pencil.
I review World Anvil, a very promising and comprehensive app for world-builders, table-top gamers and novelists.
With the release of Ulysses 15, I review its new features, and ponder my future with the app in the wake of growing competition and a few niggles.
I return to iA Writer to review version 5, having previously set it aside in favour of Ulysses. I'm very impressed, and I make a surprising admission along the way.
I finally answer a reader's question and follow up my popular review of three open-source overland map generators with a review of a great little Medieval City Map Generator for the web.
I rant about task management, review an interesting but flawed IOS app beorg, and ask myself if Emacs and Org-mode is too deep a rabbit warren to fall into.
I reflect on three months of using Ulysses, pony up for the annual subscription, and ponder if I’ll ever use it for writing fiction.
I review OmniOutliner for macOS, and ask the question 'can it add the outlining features I need to Ulysses or is it better to stick with Scrivener?'
I review three open-source, random map generators aimed at fantasy authors, world-builders and table-top gamers.
I review a promising, minimalistic writing app for Windows, macOS and Linux.