Write plain-text books, or rich content
You can write just plain text, like on a virtual typewriter. When you need to create richer visual content, like a children's book or a web page, you absolutely can, too.
Export your books as EPUB, HTML, Word, etc.
Fully customize your rich text editor
Toggle paragraph style, zoom and widen the editor, until it matches your needs exactly. In combination with visual theming and the Distraction-free Mode, you can really tailor the writing experience that's perfect for yourself.
Keep track of your characters and places
Don't waste time tracking what your characters are up to across a 70,000+ words landscape. Easily follow your story elements, without breaking your writing flow. Pinpoint every appearance of a character or place anywhere in your book.
Check your spelling
Check for spelling mistakes in real-time, with our in-house multilingual spell checker — no third-party tools or browser extensions required.
Write on any device
Write your books on your laptop or desktop computer, on a phone or a tablet. Wherever you find yourself, no bouts of inspiration shall go to waste just because you're not at your desk.
Also known as the "Focus Mode" or "Do Not Disturb Mode", the Distraction-free Mode disposes with all the temptations on your screen, giving your creative brain the quiet space it needs to focus on the single-minded task of writing. Going in and out of it is a breeze: It's one click or keypress away.
Keep writing even when you're temporarily disconnected from the internet. Write anywhere, on your commute or long-haul flight, get back in sync once you return online.
Enjoy absolute privacy with on-device encryption
Encrypt your books on your device, with a password that never leaves it and isn't stored anywhere else. No one in the world can read your encrypted books, not even our authorized staff, until you're ready to publish. Read more about absolute privacy, an advanced feature you won't find elsewhere.
Use 10+ visual themes
Instead of the hard limitation to "day mode" and "night mode" themes, you get full visual theming, to suit your preference or mood regardless of the circadian cycle.
You can paste your existing work from Word, LibreOffice, etc., and reorganize it to your needs in a more advanced and flexible way, optimized for creative writing.
Never delete anything by mistake
There are many layers of protection against accidental deletion of any of your work. It's impossible to delete anything without clear, deliberate action. Even then, there are ample opportunities to recover deleted material. Tragically deleted manuscripts are no longer an excuse.
Organize your work with templates
Organize your work just the way you like, using predefined templates that are fully flexible. You can also just start from scratch, and build up to more complex organization.
Take snapshots of your work
Quickly and conveniently save snapshots of your work, at paragraph level if you want. Restore your work from a snapshot at any time.
Navigate & preview your work sensibly
Search within your books
Find anything within your books, with simple and effective search and filtering features.
Set writing goals
Set word count and readability targets and write until you reach them. Always know where you stand on the journey to completion.
Track your work
Set deadlines and stick to them. Track your words-per-hour (or day, week , month, even year) and the time you spend writing. Know at each stage what your progress is and where you need to push harder, using comprehensive and easy-to-understand writer statistics that you won't get anywhere else.
Store your work safely in the cloud
Your work is stored safely in the cloud. This means the highest degree of persistence and availability (99.99% uptime guarantee), wherever you are in the world, as long as you have internet access.
Your work is saved continually in the background as you create it. You can focus on writing, not saving.
Backup your books
We backup your work in the cloud, in real-time, and also in your browser. You can backup your work as portable standalone files on your computer, which you can safekeep anywhere you like (Dropbox, Google Drive, One Drive, etc.). Losing your work is all but impossible.
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