By Draft Control
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Do you write papers, books, articles, briefs, resumes, grants, translations, syllabi, or abstracts? Do you spend more than one sitting working on the same document? If so, then Draft Control is for you!
Draft Control works alongside your word processor to automatically store versions of your document and keep track of changes that you’ve made from one version to the next. It supports your writing as you move forward from draft to draft by automatically archiving each change and every version.
WHAT DRAFT CONTROL DOES
• Saves a version of your document each time you save it in your word processor
• Creates a timeline of backups that can be easily restored without replacing your current version
• Tracks any changes made to your document from one version to the next
• Displays the differences between any two versions
HOW DRAFT CONTROL WORKS
Draft Control fits into your writing workflow without interfering with your word processor. Draft Control runs in the background and automatically saves versions of your document. This way, Draft Control keeps track of versions and changes without cluttering up your document with Track Changes, notes, or edits. You will feel free to delete any chunk of text because Draft Control stores all versions, and makes it easy to search for previously deleted text.
Stop saving duplicates of your documents! In Draft Control you can add a label to any version, allowing you to differentiate between versions.
MORE TOOLS TO HELP YOU
Worried about keeping an offsite backup? Draft Control can easily and securely back up all versions of your document to iCloud.
Don't remember which version has the text you need? You can search through all versions for changed text. Once you find the version you're looking for, you can easily restore the desired text.
Want to see a list of changes between versions? You can compare any two versions to see what changed, and produce a PDF of the displayed changes to print or send to a colleague.
A collaborator made edits without using Track Changes? You can insert their version into your document's timeline to see exactly what was changed.
Draft Control works on Mac OS X 10.8 and higher.
It works with:
• Microsoft Word (.docx)
• Apple Pages (.pages)
• LibreOffice, OpenOffice (.odt)
• Scrivener (.scriv)
• Mellel (.mellel)
• Markdown (.md)
• Rich Text (.rtf, .rtfd)
• LaTeX (.tex)
• PDF (.pdf)
• All plain text formats (including but not limited to: .txt, .html, .fountain, etc.)
For more information, and to download a free trial, please visit www.draftcontrol.com
If you have any questions or feedback, contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via our feedback form at www.draftcontrol.com/feedback
What's New in Version 1.5.2
• Pages 5.5 support
• Minor reliability fixes
New in version 1.5.x:
• Yosemite friendly (UI refresh)
• Automatically track documents in a folder
• Create a PDF of any comparison
I downloaded Draft Control a year ago and use it primarily for business contracts, internal strategy documents, and papers. It's a fantastic addition for me - really easy to use, and a definite improvement over trying to store countless different versions. Also, it works great with Microsoft Word and has better versio tracking/comparison than google docs in my opinion. Kudos draft control team!
great for resumes
I recently started using this app for tracking different resumes and cover letters to different companies. It organizes these very well and quickly shows me what has been changed between versions, making it much easer to prevent making mistakes! Also, it’s very easy to export a previous version to create a new tailored resume using a previous one as a base.
A history of everything!
Updated for Yosemite: I love the design updates - everything feels much cleaner and easier to read.
This app has made it easy to track ALL of the history of anything I'm writing. Searching through all of the changes I've made to a file is really cool.