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WriteRoom 3.0 adds full Lion support, word count tracking

Just in time for NaNoWriMo, Hog Bay Software on Monday released WriteRoom 3.0 for Mac, an update that includes full Lion support and more.

Manuscript 1.0 is an appealing but uneven app for novelists

With November’s National Novel Writing Month almost upon us, Mac-using writers have no shortage of noveling programs to choose from. Black Mana Studios’ Manuscript distinguishes itself from the pack by helping writers craft novels with an easier path to publication.

Write a novel in 30 days with NaNoWriMo

Jason Snell encourages you to write 50,000 words in 30 days. It can be done.

StoryMill 4.0 ideal for ultra-organized novel writers

If you plan your novels with military precision, Mariner Software's StoryMill 4.0.4 could be the right ally to launch your literary assault.

OmmWriter for iPad

This distraction-free writing tool suffers from some limitations with file management and keyboard shortcuts. But the fact that it creates a placid, relaxing writing environment makes it an intriguing option for iPad users.

Per Se 1.0

Per Se does its best to approximate on the Mac the old school pulp and ink journaling experience, while adding in some very cool features that could only exist in a digital notebook.

Supreme Court rules against Microsoft in i4i case

The U.S. Supreme Court has let stand a $300 million patent infringement ruling against Microsoft.

Pages for iPad and iPhone

The latest mobile version of Pages, which now runs on the iPhone and iPod touch in addition to the iPad, is an amazing word processing and page layout application made more amazing when you realize that all of this power is packed into a device that can fit inside your pocket. But it needs true file syncing to be truly great.

MacBundler 6 offers 11 Mac apps for one low price

The sixth version of MacBundler offers ten Mac applications worth $392 at the steeply discounted rate of $50; for a limite time, an eleventh app is included free.

Organize your writing in Scrivener

In this book excerpt, Kirk McElhearn discusses how to use the Scrivener writing program to organize your writing.