Writing Shed for IOS v5.00

Writing Shed for IOS v5.00 has just been released on the AppStore and should be with you sometime over the next few days. The primary purpose of V5.00, apart from a few minor fixes, is the introduction of a new payment model. Ever since the first release four years ago the app has used the…

Restoring work from a Time Machine backup

Although Writing Shed doesn’t make your work visible in the Finder it nonetheless backs it up if you are using Time Machine. The way to restore it is as follows: Go to the finder and choose Go to folder in the Go menu In the dialog that appears enterĀ ~/Library (it should already be there) and…

Writing Shed for IOS v4.14

A new version of the IOS app is now live on the AppStore. It fixes a couple of minor issues plus a fix for the Search feature that stopped working with the latest release of IOS. Previously the search box would always be visible at the top of the master view. Now it only appears…

Cyber Monday

Get 50% off the price of Writing Shed on Cyber Monday (2 December). Offer lasts for one day only.

Free Trial

Due to technical issues with the security of the payment system I have withdrawn the free trial option. If anyone reading this has purchased the in-app upgrade would you send me a message via this website.

I Goofed!!

Somehow I managed to release the free version of the app with a 3 day trial, not 14 days as advertised. How stupid am I! Needless to say I have corrected the error, but if you happen to have got the incorrect version (pre v4.05) and would like to try it for the full 14…

Freemium Version

Starting with v4 Writing Shed uses a so called Freemium model. This means that new users (Mac and IOS) can download the app and use it for free for 14 days. All app functionality is available during the trial with the exception of iCloud Sync. At the end of the trial period users are given…

Setting Reminders

The Reminders app in IOS and Mac OS is a great way to keep track of things to do. Writing Shed lets you set up reminders in several places. In the Mac version you will see a Set Reminder button at the bottom of Inspector windows. Clicking the button displays the following panel: Fill out…

Versioning

Versioning is one of the most useful features of Writing Shed. Writers typically revise texts many times before they are complete (some would say they are never complete, just abandoned). Using traditional word processors such as Word and Pages, even Scrivener, each revised version requires you to create a copy of the text file; either…