13 comments

  • Juraj IvanJuraj Ivan, almost 4 years ago (edited almost 4 years ago )

    We created a Mac writing app with simple user experience, professional typography sets and integrated publishing platform. Author brings you a new creative and productive environment where you can focus on your writing and can publish instantly. Let us know what you think!

    SPECIAL OFFER for Designer News 3 months of publishing for free to fully experience the app. Just download the app from the Mac App Store and insert your email on our website. http://authorapp.co/?utm_source=designernews

    Example documents: Photo story http://authorcloud.co/on-the-road-dsqgk8hke Complex document http://authorcloud.co/life-on-mars-dfzm6md5l Recipe http://authorcloud.co/whole-grain-oat-pancakes-dgiikop6b Novel http://authorcloud.co/alices-adventures-in-wonderland-dwh6ijl2w

    Example collection of documents: Recipes http://authorcloud.co/eat-and-love-sv2z5h3cu

    2 points
    • Rick Martin, almost 4 years ago

      Do I have to publish my creations on your website? Or can I publish them on my own server (since they're mine)?

      Can't see myself paying for this unless it were the latter case.

      0 points
      • Juraj IvanJuraj Ivan, almost 4 years ago

        Yes, you publish to our platform. The mission of this app is to give people the easiest way to get their ideas online. We don’t aim to be a website builder or integrate into existing blog platforms.

        There are a lot of features in our pipeline, that will make the whole ecosystem more compelling in the future. Right now, you can use the DN deal and give it a try and enjoy 3 months of publishing for free.

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  • Pasquale D'SilvaPasquale D'Silva, almost 4 years ago

    This looks great! Interested to try this out for documenting some internal company stuff.

    2 points
  • Kris KimKris Kim, almost 4 years ago

    How much is it after trial?

    1 point
  • Peiran TanPeiran Tan, almost 4 years ago (edited almost 4 years ago )

    Looks nice. Could compete with Ulysses (though I admit this is no Markdown).

    Can I also have side-note / comment functions as well? Aside from good typography – applause on this for you – a writer most needs organizational aids. Being able to record brief thoughts and revisit them later is a huge benefit (I write and also work at a writing center; that’s why many of my colleagues prefer Google Docs / MS Word / Pages).

    1 point
    • Juraj IvanJuraj Ivan, almost 4 years ago

      Peiran, We believe that fine-tuned typography can really change how you look at your words. Thank you that you appreciate it! This is the first step. Side notes and other features are definitely on our list for the next releases. Thank you for your feedback.

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  • Samantha ZhangSamantha Zhang, almost 4 years ago

    Awesome product. So simple and elegant! I was looking for something like this for a loooonng time!

    Two quick feed back tho: 1) When you put text on images, it becomes hard to select the images 2) Can you add link to different images in the same image group?

    Thanks!

    1 point
    • Juraj IvanJuraj Ivan, almost 4 years ago

      Hi Samantha, thank you for the kind words!

      You can also select an image in Structure sidebar. But it would be best if you can send me the screenshot where the problem occurs and also please explain to me what do you mean by add link to different images in the same image group. Send it to support@authorapp.co. Thanks

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  • Marcus ZanonaMarcus Zanona, almost 4 years ago

    Well done guys, the application is really great. I feel inspired to write using Author now ;) Please consider adding a custom domain option for both articles and collections, that would definitely help step up the game. thanks again for the trial.

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    • Juraj Ivan, almost 4 years ago

      Thank you. We have a lot of features coming up, custom domain along with more control over collections are on our to-do list. Stay tuned.

      1 point