Writing Kit - Research & Write Markdown/Fountain Documents
By Quang Anh Do
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Writing Kit is for writers who want to do research and write documents/screenplays in Markdown or Fountain. You don't even need to know Markdown syntax to get started.
Writing Kit comes with Dropbox sync, TextExpander support, HTML export, researching tools among tons of well-thought out features.
"[Writing Kit] manages to combine a rather powerful set of features, and yet it remains very simple to use, with an uncluttered interface. If you write anything on that requires you to use source material, you should probably check out Writing Kit." — WIRED Gadget Lab
"It’s app as multitool, seeking to provide all the functions that a web-native author might want in their day-to-day work. What I find interesting about it is the way of thinking about how you carve the world up into tasks. From a user experience design standpoint, it’s a tuned set of tools for a particular kind of user working on a particular kind of job." — Fast Company's Co.Design
"I’m going to tell you about another one that makes those long writing sessions easier – Writing Kit. If you’re one to frequently use Markdown and do research while writing, then Writing Kit is definitely for you and worth the admission price." — AppAdvice
"This app has been this week’s revelation for me. I’ve been trying several note-taking apps in the past weeks, but as far as Markdown goes, Writing Kit is a winner." — MacStories
"Incredibly robust and full featured for what it is" — The Brooks Review
Use formatting tools to quickly insert headings, strong/emphasized text, links, images, code snippets and lists in Markdown syntax.
Write your screenplays in the new easy-to-read and easy-to-write plaintext format. Preview them the way they are meant to be.
* Dropbox Sync
Edit your documents on-the-go, then sync them back to Dropbox. And vice versa.
* CloudApp Integration
Upload images from your library to CloudApp. Or transfer those on other web pages to your account in a snap.
* Document Outline
Browse the list of headings, images and links in your document and jump to any of them in no time.
* Word and character count
Check your document stats anytime.
* Font Choices
Choose among 13 popular fonts to write your next great piece.
* Custom Themes
Pick your favorite theme out of 16 different color schemes.
* Quick Research
Get instant answers, word definitions, Wikipedia summaries, and related topics to any terms you wish. Lookup and replace words using Terminology.
Use your favorite snippets anywhere in the app: in the editor or in the built-in web browser.
See exactly how your Markdown-formatted document looks like in a gorgeous theme.
Bring your plaintext and Markdown-formatted documents in from other apps and your computer using iTunes File Sharing.
Export as Markdown, HTML source or PDF file. Send it directly to Evernote, Facebook, Posterous, Tumblr and Twitter. Open in external apps like iA Writer, Elements, PlainText, Textastic, Phraseology, and Nebulous.
* Power Search
Quickly search more than 1300+ sites (Google, Flickr, YouTube, Amazon, Ars Technica, Hacker News, etc). Ask questions, do conversions, find facts, and so on.
* Clutter-free Browsing Experience
Use built-in Ad blocker and Text mode.
Organize local bookmarks with tags. Browse online bookmarks on Pinboard. Access favorite sites anywhere.
* Quick Research
Learn about anything you come across within two taps.
* Reading Queue
Queue things you find interesting to view later.
Send links to Instapaper and Readability. Access your unread items right from within the app.
What's New in Version 3.9.3
HOT FIX: iOS 8 crashes when using the Return key
Was a great app but appears to be abandoned
Truly this was my favorite of all writing apps I found years ago. The navigation was easy and the research function was awesome. I could do all my writing from this app. I quit using it when it started crashing all the time and was waiting for an update to fix it. I've gone to 1 or 2 others in the meantime, but they just don't fit the bill. Sadly, I'm going to have to give up on this one.
I have a lot of respect for the app, as I've done most all my writing on it, and believe me when I say that I write a lot. Because of this, I can easily say everything that's wrong with it. When I have a lot of writing going on, navigating up and down is a pain, because for some reason, the app skips around the text. Recently though, I can't even access all my documents because the app freezes and crashes when I press that button. Fix those two problems and I'll give it a better score. Especially fix the button to access documents! I can't write anything!
I hate to do it, but it's time for me to officially give up on this app and its developer. It started off so strong and was easily my favorite app for writing for quite some time. But that's just it -- time has passed and the dev just can't or won't keep up. Honestly, I can't understand why it's still listed here on the 'Apps for Writers' page. It doesn't work. To top it off, I've sent numerous questions to the developer and never once got an answer of any kind. That's no way to do business. Deleted.
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Sep 23, 2014
- Version: 3.9.3
- Size: 17.8 MB
- Languages: English, Vietnamese
- Seller: Quang Anh Do
- © 2010-2013 Quang Anh Do
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.