“Let’s face it,” says the Web page for Bartas Technologies’ CopyWrite software. “Most writers are disorganized. It goes with the creative territory. Even with a computer, the creative process is messy, right?” That’s why the company developed the project management tool for writers, which it says “steps in to bridge the gap between writing and publishing.” To help further close that gap, Bartas recently released CopyWrite 2.0.
The new version of the software offers a variety of new features, including: an improved document editor that includes hyperlinks, inline spell checking, and more; a new Project Binder that replaces the Browser for organizing projects and maintaining their unique settings; a new “filter by category” search option that uses your custom category list; a tab in the Notes drawer for project-wide notes; version control to help you keep track of multiple versions of each document; a project goal meter that shows you how far you need to go before completing your work; and back-ups that compress in zip format.
You’ll need Mac OS X v.10.3 “Panther” to run CopyWrite, which you can download from the Bartas Web site. It’s restricted to five documents per project until you purchase a license for US$29.99.