Back in the 60s, novelists hired personal assistants to type and retype chapter drafts for their books, dozens of times over. When a technician at IBM heard about it in 1968, he decided to see if the word processor he'd been working on might help.
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I think I'll stick with my torrented copy of Word, but if you find you spend more time tinkering with the various viewing options and being niggled by the constant auto-correct/blue squiggly lines/Clippy notifications, iA Writer might tickle your fancy.
This is one dilemma owners of Kindles, Nooks and iPads inevitably face: How the hell can I get my favorite author to sign that book I've got stored in my Ebook reader? Sure, you can always get him to scrawl his signature on the back of your Kindle in thick, ugly, black marker. If tacky's your style.
Most apps appear in the App Store with little fanfare. Information Architects' Writer arrived with a manifesto. In it, the group outlines the many decisions they made in their quest to design the perfect writing environment for the iPad.