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…

Writing Shed for Mac OS

Writing Shed is now available for Mac OS computers. It shares all the same features as the iPad/iPhone version and adds some new ones.The ‘Shed’ is a great tool designed especially for writers of novels, short stories and poetry. No more hunting for files or dealing with multiple versions. No more struggling to keep track…

App Store Updates

I have uploaded new versions to the App Store – v1.12 for Mac OS and v3.8 for IOS. These contain an number of bug fixes. You should update your copies as soon as possible. It would also be fantastic if you could rate the apps on the App Store and also (ideally) write a review.

Videos

I have added a new page containing videos about Writing Shed. This is an ongoing project. My aim is to create ‘how to’ videos for both versions of the app.

Crashes and reviews

Unfortunately only a very few people post reviews on the App Store. Sadly this mostly happens if the app has failed for them for some reason and the result is a negative review. It would be good if users who like the app would spend a couple of minutes posting a positive review to help…

IOS v3.3

Some users are experiencing a crash when the app launches. If this is happening to you and your app is syncing between devices then try deleting the app from the device where it is crashing, reinstall it and then resync. I’m sorry this has happened folks and am working hard to fix it.

iCloud Sync

When does Writing Shed sync your work: answer, when you activate/deactivate the app. There is also a Synchronise Projects command in the Projects menu. Choosing this forces the app to sync your work. It is natural to assume that synchronising your work across devices takes place, if not instantaneously, then at least within minutes. Well,…

Adding Extra Fonts

Writing Shed makes available all the fonts installed on your IOS device. Unlike Mac OS it is not easy, though not impossible, to add extra fonts to your device. There are several ways to add more fonts. Have a look at this website.

New Contact Forms

The Contact Us menu now contains three options: Ask a question Make a suggestion Report a bug I think these a self explanatory. The bug report form is quite comprehensive and designed to ease the task of finding and fixing bugs.