Rosser Writes

App Review

12 Jun 2020

WWB #9 - Campfire Review

On day 9 of my 30 days of world-building, I review Campfire, a desktop world-building app for macOS and Windows

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App Review

3 Jun 2020

WWB #3: A review of world-building tools

On day 3 of my 30 days of world-building, I review four tools writers and Dungeon Masters can use to create and manager their world-building projects, namely Scrivener, OneNote, World Anvil and MkDocs.

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App Review

30 May 2020

Affinity Photo review: Can it create Atlas-style fantasy maps?

I review Affinity Photo as an Adobe Photoshop replacement, by putting the app through its pace using Ascension's Atlas Style fantasy map tutorial.

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App Review

8 Apr 2020

Alternative apps for creating paperback novels

A review of four alternative apps for creating paperbacks for print-on-demand services. I look at Apple Pages, Vellum, Affinity Publisher and PrinceXML.

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App Review

25 Mar 2020

Grammarly Review

I review Grammarly, a popular grammar checking service, and asks if the premium subscription is worth the expense for writers and editors.

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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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