Rosser Writes

App Review

12 Nov 2019

iPad Mini 5, Apple Pencil and Procreate

Sick of poorly made drawing tablets, I upgrade to an iPad mini 5 and draw my first map using Procreate with the Apple Pencil.

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App Review

12 May 2019

World Anvil review

I review World Anvil, a very promising and comprehensive app for world-builders, table-top gamers and novelists.

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App Review

19 Mar 2019

A quick look at Ulysses 15

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.

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App Review

26 Jan 2019

iA Writer 5 review

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.

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App Review

11 Nov 2018

Generating Medieval City Maps

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.

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App Review

9 Sep 2018

Beorg app review

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.

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App Review

30 Aug 2018

Three months with Ulysses

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.

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App Review

11 Aug 2018

OmniOutliner review

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?'

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App Review

21 Jun 2018

Three Random Map Generators

I review three open-source, random map generators aimed at fantasy authors, world-builders and table-top gamers.

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App Review

5 May 2018

Write! app review

I review a promising, minimalistic writing app for Windows, macOS and Linux.

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App Review

8 Feb 2018

MultiMarkdown Composer 4 review

I review MultiMarkdown Composer for macOS as part of my search for my preferred Markdown drafting and editing application.

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App Review

29 Sep 2017

iA Writer Review

After my review of Ulysses on macOS and iOS, I take a close look at its understated but fabulous competitor, iA Writer.

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