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Thursday, 20 February 2014

Prompts - For Writers - App Review



Maybe some of you can always find inspiration somewhere for your writing... some of us aren't so lucky.

This App helps kick-start you with helpful (or even not but, could generate a spark) prompts.

Now for the ACIDS test:

Aesthetics
The interface is uncluttered, so you can concentrate on the job in hand; writing.

Once you have pressed the '+' to open a new document and, basically you have a clean blank page with 4 icons:

Lightning bolt
This is the business end of the App. Press this to get something to get you started. This can be something like 'not a day goes by that I don't think of', or 'use all five senses'. These are meant as triggers to get you started (and can also be turned off in settings).

Share
This enables you to copy, email, Twitter, Facebook and, very usefully, upload to Evernote.

Bookmark
This will simply bookmark the current note for easier location on the list of notes.

Save (Tick)
Saves the current note for future editing.

There is a Refresh button which is only available on unsaved notes. this needs to be used with care as, if used, will delete your current work; there is also a warning to this effect within the App.

The settings allow you to set fonts, review stats, and (again a great plus), link your notes to Dropbox.

Cost
This is a $2 App with no in-App purchases.

Indispensability
I guess it's a question of how important writing is to you.

Dependability
The App works without hitch, although there's no guarantee for your inspiration.

Security
The App has the advantage of synchronising with Dropbox and Evernote which, as ever, has a remote risk attached. There is also the simplified sharing through Facebook and Twitter; be careful of what you share.

ACIDS Test Rating:

Great for writers, great for notes.

To find out how the ACIDS Test works, click here.


You can get Prompts - For Writers here and support for the App here.


3 comments:

  1. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 1.4.3 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    • Fixed an issue that was causing some writing to not not appear in the full window view whenever the keyboard is hidden or when the device changes orientation

    • Began incorporating "smart prompts" that intelligently evaluate what has been written and offer prompts based on the analysis (full support for this feature is coming soon)

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  2. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 1.5 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    • Autosave now works any time you begin writing a new entry, no reason to save in order to enable autosave on an entry

    • Hundreds of new starting lines and intelligent prompts that respond to your writing

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  3. The developer advises that there has been an update to version 1.5.1 of the App.

    This includes the following enhancements and alterations:

    • Minor bug fixes and other improvements

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