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Transom | Note-taking for Writers

By VoidMedia

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Transom is a simple note-taking app made for writers, by writers. Save all your ideas — big or small — and organize them on the fly so they’re easy to find later.

Writing is hard enough by itself, so we designed Transom to be simple: it's made up of Thoughts (your notes) and Tags. Here’s a little about each:

Hold That Thought
Transom is always ready to capture that one perfect idea -- before it disappears forever. Hit the Big Blue Button from anywhere in the app to create a new Thought, Tag, or Piece. The app even opens with the keyboard up, because we know you’re always in “write mode,” too.

Organize on the Fly with Tags
So they’re easy to find later, Tag each Thought with at least one character or setting, and the name of the piece to which it belongs. Use the same tags to ensure Thoughts are grouped together. Edit (or delete!) Tags any time, and search through Tags to find all Thoughts associated with it. 

We found that most writers had a bunch projects-in-motion, but there are always one or two that are most important. When tagging Thoughts, make sure you create one that is the name of the novel/story/poem. Then from the Tag view, swipe on that Tag and tap “Piece” to upgrade it. This makes it available in the Piece section of the app. (Sorry if this one’s a little confusing — it's a bit of a work in progress. But then again, aren't we all?)

The Archive
When you’ve used a Thought in your writing and no longer need it in plain view, swipe on it and tap Archive. Retrieve it under “Archived Thoughts” in the main menu.

Transom integrates with Apple iCloud, so your notes are stored safely in Data Heaven when you inevitably drop your phone in a toilet.

(Apologies and respect to the great Joseph Heller, from whose "Catch-22" and "Something Happened" we stole excerpts to fill the App-Store screenshots.)

What's New in Version 2.0.6

Just in time for NaNoWriMo, some helpful new features:
* EXPORT: send yourself a PDF of all your Thoughts and Tags for safe keeping.
* SORT: all newly created or edited Thoughts float to the top of your main Thoughts view for quick access to the freshest ideas.
* SAVE: when editing Thoughts, the "save" check mark is now on the left to prevent writers from accidentally deleting Thoughts.

Pretty rad, huh? Yeah, we thought so, too.


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Customer Reviews

It's like your notes app, but for creative types

Transom is a great way to capture your thoughts and those lightning flashes of inspiration that you have on the go. The app is structured in a way that you can organize each thought then go back and incorporate these ideas into your work in progress. I highly recommend!

Very handy app

I love this app because it's everything I need to stay organized and on top of my sometimes random, sometimes structured thoughts. It's also a very simple and clean interface, which I enjoy, because it doesn't distract you from your task of translating and capturing your ideas.

Export broken

Export feature broken. I'm removing this app.

Transom | Note-taking for Writers
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.0.6
  • Size: 21.2 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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