My Writing Spot for iPad
By PT Software Solutions
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*** Featured in the book "Incredible iPad Apps for Dummies" by Wiley Publications ***
My Writing Spot for iPad is simply the best app for working on your novel or other writing project on the iPad. It provides a distraction-free writing environment, so you can focus on getting the words out of your head and into your manuscript. Sync your documents painlessly with the free My Writing Spot web app, so you always have the latest copy of your work with you.
The popular iPhone/iPod touch app has been completely redesigned for the iPad.
*** FEATURES ***
* Word and character count.
* Password-protect your writing.
* Enhanced on-screen keyboard with extra row of useful keys.
* Full support for Bluetooth keyboards.
* Dictionary/Thesaurus lookup.
* Automatic spell-checking.
* Support for printing via AirPrint.
* Allows you to set your preferred font and font-size.
* Syncs easily with the free My Writing Spot web app so you can have the latest version of your docs with you all the time.
* Backup a copy of your writing to your Dropbox.
Working on a novel or other writing project from multiple computers can be a hassle. My Writing Spot makes it easy. It works well as a standalone app, but really shines when coupled with the excellent free web app of the same name - keeping your documents in synch painlessly.
Perfect for NaNoWriMo! The word count feature lets you know exactly where you stand. If you're out and about and have a few minutes to spare, you can dash off a few hundred words. Give your daily word quota a boost!
My Writing Spot is also handy for keeping track of To-Do lists and notes. Struck with an idea while you're away from your computer? Capture it in My Writing Spot! Since you can have as many documents as you'd like, the possibilities are limited only by your imagination.
Unleash the full power of My Writing Spot by coupling it with the web application of the same name. All you need to access the web app is a free Google account.
You can access the web app here: http://www.mywritingspot.com
What's New in Version 1.1.1
Minor bugfix release - fixed problems that some folks were having with emailing and backing up documents.
If you're enjoying the app, please remember to rate it in the App Store.
Problems or questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Great app but...
Works well to organize your writing projects and synch them with your online account (although it did erase one of my projects in a recent synch but that could have been user error - not sure) Just like their online site, the interface is clean and simple and easy to use. The color coding for projects is handy...And I really love the password function so prying eyes can't see what you're working on if you ever let someone else use your iPad. It's brilliant!
One thing this app doesn't provide that other apps like Knowtes and Writers App does is the enhanced keyboard with an additional line above the keys providing many of the standard punctuations so you don't have to shift into it like quotes, tab, semi-colons etc. If MyWritingSpot did that, it would be AWESOME and I'd give it 5 stars.
As a rule I don't pay for apps and tend to stay with the free ones but due to the tie in with the online site which I've used for a while, it's definitely worth the $5...ok so I'm a penny off...
No idea why they're asking so much
You would think for 5 bucks this would be an amazing app; it's not.
It only integrates with their site (which means anything you sync will actually be there if you add an account) and the word processing is very minimum (basic text)
Also, there are many times where whether the keyboard is on screen or not it will still act like it's there causing this weird cut screen effect and also making it so you have to scroll more to actually read everything typed (most likely a glitch)
And as much as you would think it should, it does not automatically sync; you have to remember to press sync (at the bottom of the document list) every time you change anything. Not only that, it's also on you to remember to resync again if you change anything online before coming back to the app (can you say "overcomplicated"?)
I wish I could ask for my money back, but I'm sure using it for half a year probably makes that demand slightly ineligible.
This App made my NaNoWriMo possible
So worth the money.
Streamlined interface lets you focus on writing.
Word count works great. Dictionary, and thesaurus nice too.
Also love the color-coded page organization. Helps separate different projects easily.
Bonus: "Dark and Stormy Night" mode lets me save battery and save my eyes typing in the dark!
Unexpected Plus: The extra buttons makes navigation with the on-screen keyboard much easier.
Cons: Would love a search feature.
How I use it:
I'm not looking for a lot of formatting bells and whistles, just basic tools and a place to scribe.
- Category: Lifestyle
- Updated: Aug 29, 2012
- Version: 1.1.1
- Size: 3.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Peter de Tagyos
- © Peter C. de Tagyos
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPad.