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Grid Diary makes keeping a journal as easy as filling out a form

All you have to do is answer the questions about your day, your goals, your hopes and dreams.

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App Invasion: Grid Diary

You don't have to be Shakespeare to write a decent diary. Grid Diary can get you started by asking the right questions.

5 free Web tools to organize your thoughts

Web-based text outliners range from Notepad-like simplicity to sophisticated, searchable, collapsible idea wranglers.

Erato review: See Markdown previews in real time

WIth its live preview, Erato makes it easy to find errors.

nvALT review: Makes writing and finding plain-text notes simple

nvALT is a text-editing standout, thanks to its search and organization features.

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EditMinion review: Improve your writing's style and grammar with this Web tool

Cut, paste, cringe. Edit Minion presents your writing errors and infelicities to you so that you can fix them.

Six great TextEdit tricks

Think you need Microsoft Word to take care of basic writing tasks? You might already have all you need: Apple's free TextEdit.

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After the Deadline review: Every writer needs an editor, and this one works for free

Free add-on After the Deadline works in Chrome, Firefox, OpenOffice, or Wordpress to make your words sing.

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Write or Die review: Write, or be punished for your crimes

It's easy for aspiring writers to give up simply because there's no pressure to write. Write or Die goads you towards literary succees by displaying obnoxious stimuli when you fail to meet your goals.

LittleIpsum review: Adds placeholder text with just a couple of clicks

LittleIpsum generates "lorem ipsum" placeholder text in an instant, and it does it well.

Mac Gems: Noted a nicely-organized note-taking app

Noted doesn't have a lot of features, but it is easy to use.