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My current writing app stack

Here is my current writing process.

1. Note-taking: iA Writer (iOS) + (Desktop)

iA Writer has a convenient left/right button in tool bar. I can type my 1st draft of notes in iPhone very fast. Then I use the left/right button to fix typos.

At this stage, I don’t care much about grammar and reading flow. But I will fix typos if I found them.

Left / Right cursor in iA Writer app

Left / Right cursor in iA Writer app

2. Write: OmniOutliner (Desktop + iPad)

It allows me to organise a balance structure of my writing. I group my text. I re-order them for better reading flow. I can also focus on and elaborate a single sub-topic with its focus mode.

3. Edit / Preview: BBEdit (Desktop) + Textastic (iOS)

At this stage, I have a satisfy structure and content. The writing is 60%–70% done. I change to BBEdit to start adding HTML tags to transform the raw text into the final format.

During this stage, I preview the document in browser often. I read the text and keep editing the copy writings to make sentence connects each other.

If the piece of writing is one of the long project—books, course, email sequence, I put the documents in folders. My writing folders are inside the Textastic iCloud drive. I can read / preview / edit my writings on-the-go with iPad and iPhone. Changes syncs between devices through iCloud drive.

Screenshot of BBEdit

Screenshot of BBEdit opening my Textastic iCloud folder.

Published on February 11, 2016. More articles like this: Writing.

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