So, school, that big scary monster has returned. The load I’ve set myself up for is going to be anything but easy. AP Calc, Advanced Comp, Chinese, C++ Programming, Photography, World History, US History, and Advanced Chemistry. This of course isn’t counting the extra-curricular stuff I have to keep up with, like writing, video-making, piano, archery, etc. So, all this being said, if you guys spot a lapse in my posts to this blog, have the grace to understand that I am not purposefully neglecting it. I love this blog, I love writing, and I’d do anything to keep working towards such.
Okay, so now that we’ve gotten that aside, let me reveal the true purpose of this post. I’m mainly reviewing a new piece of writing software I discovered thanks to Victoria from Inkdrops and City Lights. Her post on it is here. So, first off, the pros of this: The Daily Goal. That’s it, I love the Daily Goal. It’s amazing. Having a goal that I can work towards achieving is always cool, and I am an achievements kind of guy.
Also, can I mention the customizability of the toolbar, the custom dictionary (which works really well when you’re creating new worlds with new vocabulary, etc.), the timers, and the fact that I can get it to make cool typewriter sounds (which honestly sounds like somebody flicking plastic)?
That aside though, my only complaint is that since I run on mac, the toolbar at the top that appears only when you mouse over it, also appears with the app toolbar, which obscures part of it (a slight design mistake in my opinion). Also, though it does have formatting options, I cannot find the two that I use frequently in Pages (my ordinary writing software), 12 pt line breaks every paragraph, and 0.5 inch first line indents. Still though, these are easy to enter. All I have to do is copy to pages, select everything, change the formatting, and I’m good.
So, overall rating of this software: it’s good. I love the daily challenge. I’m on 34% right now, and I’m going to get 100%. Am I going to use this for all writing in the future? Yes. I absolutely love it, plus, then I’ll be able to get daily writing streaks and whatnot. I’ll probably have to raise the daily challenge bar though. A 1000 words seems a bit small. Still, we’ll see won’t we? XD I can’t wait.
P.s. If you want the software name and download, you’ll have to visit Victoria’s post. Not gonna steal any traffic from her blog.