How many ways can you write on your Mac? With dozens of writing tools available, the Mac has become the de facto default tool for writers, bloggers, researchers, and educators (not to mention students). Here’s a quick look at two tools you don’t need to become a more productive, efficient writer.
First on my list is tWord. Yes, it’s another word processor for the Mac. It has the basic features standard for today’s line of less is more, minimalist is better word processors.
For example, headers and footers are free form. Photos and images can be dropped into the text, which can also be styled. There’s word count and page numbering. And files can be exported to PDF, HTML, RTF, and .DOC.
What’s special about tWord? Absolutely nothing. Seriously. Nothing special at all. It looks and feels minimal because it is.
tWord has a page layout mode, time-date stamped backups, and auto saving– but not much more. Other than the layouts, functionally there’s not much more than Apple’s built-in– and free– TextEdit. If you need more word processing capability but with just a few more bells and whistles for less money, there’s Write and Bean. Better. For less.
If tWord won’t make you a better, more productive and efficient writer, then neither will iBug. It’s an animated wallpaper app for the Mac’s Desktop.
iBug? Bug. As in a free ladybug that crawls around your Mac’s screen. Click it and it moves away.
Actually, iBug might be more productive than tWord. It’s cute. It’s clever. It’s completely free. And it might just relax your mind, divert your attention away from writer’s block, and become something of an insect muse.