From clay tablets to pen and paper, typewriters and now computers, writers have used various means over the years. Thanks to budding technology, writers now have the ability to create, edit, and arrange content as required.

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Speaking of technology, numerous creative content writing apps are available today that provide a seamless writing experience. Each app has its own features and audience. While one app is great for a novice writer, another one works well for seasoned writers. 

Without giving an absolute ranking, we have listed the 10 best Mac apps for writers. Read more about these apps to decide which one suits you most:

1. Scrivener

The apps offer features that are particularly useful for long time writers who have to brainstorm and plan a lot for organizing their content. From researching to publishing, this app guides you through every stage of the writing exercise.

“Scrivener is compatible with iOS and Windows. With features like Corkboard and Outline, you get an overview of your content and rearrange it into sections the way you want.”

  • Pankaj Gupta, Freelance Writer.

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2. Ulysses

This app promises a smooth user interface that ensures a focused writing experience. Its Markdown, document syncing, management, and export feature make Ulysses the top pick among writers. You can download the app from the Mac App Store for a free 14-day trial period but regular use requires a monthly fee.

3. Light Paper

If cost is a deciding factor, LightPaper is definitely lighter on your pocket. Though the writing experience is not as smooth as Ulysses offers, features like Markdown preview, Multi-tabs, Shadow and Scratch Notes make it an interesting app.

“Writer is another cheaper alternative to Ulysses. There is no trial version and can be downloaded straight from the developer’s website.”

  • Sakshi Sharma, Digital Marketing Expert.

 4. Mellel

The app is quite powerful and stable. It is preferred by academics for writing research papers and theses. Multi-language support and mathematical equations appeals to academic writers.

5. Storyist

This tool offers a wonderful writing medium for script writers and novelists. You can create submission-ready scripts using this app.  

6. iA Writer

The app allows you to focus on your writing part by eliminating distractions and offering an enjoyable environment. It uses Markdown, focus mode, and a dark theme that keeps you engrossed in the writing. 

Syntax highlighting improves your writing by indicating repetitions and weak writing. The document library feature syncs your work across all your devices.

7. Bear 

This attractive app serves as a note-taking tool. It stores your documents in a database  and organises them by tags. Bear represents Markdown with proper formatting in the note. The app is free but you can unlock additional features with a subscription. 

8. Byword

If you want to immerse yourself in writing, the app will help you stay focussed by offering a distraction-free environment. Several other features such as ability to publish directly to various blogging platforms add to the functionality of the app. 

9. Typora

This is a basic writing tool based on Markdown. It is a fairly steady and full-featured app. It includes an outline panel, themes, mathematical formulas, diagrams and tables.

10. Manuscripts 

This is a powerful app that helps you to organize, edit, and share your content. It offers features like templates, writing goals, an outlier, and publishing support. These features particularly appeal to students and academics.

These are some of the best MAC apps for creative writing. They are designed to offer a friction-free writing experience to writers with features like Markdown and distraction-free interface. 

Another great way to improve writing prowess is to join a creative writing course. You will learn valuable skills and tips that will enhance your writing style.

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FAQ’s

What are best MAC apps for writers?

Speaking of technology, numerous creative content writing apps are available today that provide a seamless writing experience. Each app has its own features and audience. While one app is great for a novice writer, another one works well for seasoned writers.

How to use Typora?

This is a basic writing tool based on Markdown. It is a fairly steady and full-featured app. It includes an outline panel, themes, mathematical formulas, diagrams and tables.

What is LightPaper?

If cost is a deciding factor, LightPaper is definitely lighter on your pocket. Though the writing experience is not as smooth as Ulysses offers, features like Markdown preview, Multi-tabs, Shadow and Scratch Notes make it an interesting app.

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