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Office 2011 update boosts security, stability

Two weeks after releasing the latest version of its office productivity suite, Microsoft has released an update promising security, stability, and performance improvements for Office 2011.

National Novel Writing Month

Jason Snell, Dan Moren, and Scholle McFarland introduce you to National Novel Writing Month, where people write 50,000-word novels in the month of November.

Scrivener 2.0 NaNoWriMo preview edition now available

The much anticipated 2.0 release of popular writing program Scrivener is now available as a free trial version in honor of National Novel Writing Month.

Zennaware releases Cornerstone 2 version control client

a major update to this client for developers, designers, and writers brings over a dozen new features and 20 enhancements, including more powerful tools for merging, comparing, and organizing project files.

Office updates fix vulnerabilities in Word, Excel

A trio of updates released on Tuesday fix vulnerabilities in the 2004 and 2008 versions of Microsoft Word and Excel that could have let an attacker execute code remotely. The Office 2008 update also features stability and reliability improvements for Excel and Entourage.

MacJournal writing software arrives on the iPad

Mariner Software has brought MacJournal, its unique writing, journaling, and blogging tool, to the iPad, allowing wordsmiths to write on-the-go and keep their journals in sync with the Mac version.

Hog Bay releases PlainText for iPhone, iPad

Hog Bay Software has released PlainText 1.0, a slimmed down text editor with Dropbox support, for the iPhone and iPad.

Microsoft Word for Mac 2011

Update to Microsoft’s flagship word processing application levels the playing field for Macs in business.

Elements 1.1 update brings file management, search

A 1.1 update to iOS text editor Elements adds much requested features such as file deleting and renaming, sorting options, and search.

Writer for iPad wants to focus on your writing

This new writing app has some unique features, such as a text focus mode and custom keyboard extensions for navigating text more quickly.