Writer Pro (writer.pro)

almost 10 years ago from , Designer at Ambidextrous


  • Account deleted almost 10 years ago

    dat domain tho

    17 points
  • Luke ChesserLuke Chesser, almost 10 years ago

    That second video is hard to watch — he's trying too hard. 'A feature you never dared to ask for'.

    3 points
  • Allan GrinshteinAllan Grinshtein, almost 10 years ago

    Serious domain. Awesome video. I will be shelling out the $19.

    3 points
    • Account deleted almost 10 years ago (edited almost 10 years ago )

      I will be shelling out the $39.98 for both iOS + Mac

      0 points
  • Bryan KulbaBryan Kulba, almost 10 years ago

    It's a great app to finally figure out what adjectives are.

    All kidding aside, other than typography, I haven't quite figured out the distinction between Note and Write mode. I'm sure there's more to it, but it's not immediately obvious.

    I really do see there being huge value in the read mode on my ipad; I've often drafted speaking notes in Writer and then have frustratingly had to continually dismiss the keyboard as i'm scrolling through as I speak.

    2 points
    • Elliott PayneElliott Payne, almost 10 years ago (edited almost 10 years ago )

      I'm trying to write more, and the more I learn about what goes in to good writing, the more I appreciate what iA is doing.

      For instance:

      "The adverb is not your friend.

      Adverbs … are words that modify verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs. They’re the ones that usually end in -ly. Adverbs, like the passive voice, seem to have been created with the timid writer in mind. … With adverbs, the writer usually tells us he or she is afraid he/she isn’t expressing himself/herself clearly, that he or she is not getting the point or the picture across." - Stephen King

      There are so many nuances to syntax that I'm still trying to learn. But just like the basic rules of typography that instantly make your design better, there are basic rules about syntax that will make your writing better (let alone using a better workflow).

      I've got a whole host of potential blog posts that I haven't finished thinking through yet. So it's nice to just have a toggle to suggest how much work they need (writing vs. editing).

      That's the main difference to me.

      2 points
  • Joe TurnerJoe Turner, almost 10 years ago

    Changing the game with the Edit mode. Incredible.

    2 points
  • David MDavid M, almost 10 years ago

    guess i'm missing out on something..with the exception of it highlighting your adverbs,nouns, etc...what makes this any more useful than a regular text editor? or pencil and paper?

    2 points
    • Ricky SynnotRicky Synnot, almost 10 years ago

      No, you're not missing anything... sometimes true beauty can take a while to recognize. Its not just highlighting, its stepping through a workflow. This - as others have clearly pointed out - is genuine digital innovation. Nothing short.

      Did you see the font subtly change as the workflow mode changed?

      Can you imagine how powerful it would be when only the verbs of a thousand word essay are brought to the fore, and you can read and determine inconsistencies, overuse, and then enhance in real time... In multiple languages?

      You're being too harsh David - this is excellent software!

      5 points
    • Luke ChesserLuke Chesser, almost 10 years ago

      I agree. I think it's a nice idea, but it's placing the focus on the software, when writing is about writing. Good writers write with whatever they have.

      0 points
  • Tom WoodTom Wood, almost 10 years ago

    Great vid and no doubt a great product, but it won't solve the problem spreading like wildfire through the web: poor grammar, and worse content.

    With so many people eager to write and express themselves, what we need is a way to teach people how to construct arguments, or how to use a comma (my biggest problem).


    1 point
  • Ricky SynnotRicky Synnot, almost 10 years ago

    Wow this is actually pretty epic... Watch that second video a couple of times. Really listen to what the guys is saying... even close your eyes so the great videography doesn't wow you... its very impressive innovation.

    I don't think I write that well, but as a graphic designer - I feel compelled to buy this software, as it motivates be to be able to actually learn how to write - to SEE how I write, as Im doing it, rather than just wiring a massive post or piece, and hitting 'publish'.

    1 point
  • Sam SolomonSam Solomon, almost 10 years ago

    So is there an upgrade price for those of us that own the original IA writer?

    1 point
    • Sjors TimmerSjors Timmer, almost 10 years ago

      No, as they say "new product, new price" would be interesting to see if they will keep developing IAWriter as the light version

      0 points
  • Scott StephensScott Stephens, almost 10 years ago

    The promo vid is great...They're going after the "Pro" users as its going to be $19.99 for the iOS version

    1 point
    • Spencer HoltawaySpencer Holtaway, almost 10 years ago

      Best promo vid I've seen in a long time. It totally describes the product—and how awesome it is—clearly and pretty succinctly.

      Even the video of the guy explaining the product is done perfectly.

      I get so pumped when I see people being this thoughtful in their work!!!!

      1 point
  • Garrett GroszkoGarrett Groszko, almost 10 years ago

    I've been thoroughly impressed with IA Writer for a long while. I'm not a professional writer, but the innovation and design alone make we want to buy Pro. As Ricky mentioned; it will be great to SEE how you write.

    0 points
  • Greg RosenGreg Rosen, almost 10 years ago

    Is it $19 for the mac app AND another $19 for the iOS app as well?

    0 points