• Improved Citation Management: Citations can easily be moved around from one document to another by clicking on the citation and choosing 'Copy As BibTeX'. This copies a ‘BibTeX Bibliographic Information File’ to the clipboard which contains all the available bibliographic information which you can then use through cmd-t (for ‘citaTion’) to add the citation where you want it. When you export your document this citation information will then automatically be used. This means that you can use this as a basic reference manager where you store what you come across in one document and move it to where you need it.
• Update to all aspects of Citation creation and Export: Includes option to automatically add numbers to headings.
• Dynamic View improvements: Pinch to scale.
• General quality of life improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
Sweet word processor
Who needs another word processor. But this one has some nice features that save some time. For example, if you want to see al the places in your document you discuss a certain thing , you can highlight some text, and hit command f to see each sentence that has that text in your document. You can also quickly see the outline of your document from the headings you have used by squeeze-pinching the track pad. So it has some litle shortcuts that save time. It has more advanced features too, like built-in fucntion to insert book reference from a search window where you can search by title/author of the book. For my work, the content has to eventually end up in Word to share with collegues or format for publication. Copy-paste is free, but there is also an upgrade to this app to save in Word format (and several other formats). I haven't tried it yet, but it looks like it can easily save to a WordPress blog. So bottom line, this has some really cool features, but doesn’t yet replace Word for my work documents.
Developer Response ,
Thank you very much. I hope you will find the export function useful. It is something we will continue to improve, including an update coming very soon, which will handle academic citations even better.
Truly powerful new approach to text
Author is a truly new concept in writing. Following the lead of pioneers like Doug Engelbart and Ted Nelson (if you don’t know who these people are, you need to do some research!) this is a powerful tool that requires some learning. Do watch the videos to understand the concepts that are implemented in Author. You will soon learn to leverage these features and concepts and will wonder how you lived without them!
Designing a tool like Author is a delicate balance—how to implement the features with a holistic and clean approach such that the software doesn’t get in your way. Compare with large and complex systems like Word and you will find Author a breath of fresh air!
I’ve been working in software and user experience for over 40 years and an application like this does not come along often. I also don’t write many reviews—most software isn’t worth reviewing. Try it, spend some time, and you will be rewarded :-)
Developer Response ,
Thank you very much indeed eastern sierra! You are completely right that this work is inspired by Doug (the name Author is an homage to his Augment system) and Ted's work has inspired the non-linearity we are working on. This is only the beginning... :-)
The importance of the written word
I write. I write critical papers, essays, poems, short stories, and on occasion I have been known to jot down a grocery list and send my mother a birthday card. The written word is so common that what you are reading is actually an example.
Amalgamating current software technologies and tools, Liquid|Author brings to the user a complex system designed to enhance the simplicity of the common written word, whether writing an Academic Thesis, or writing to your mother asking her for money.
The beauty and usefulness of this deceptively simple software is in the flow. I’ve never experienced anything like this. And, by golly, the price seems a joke; I’ve bought other written software which kept me searching for something else which felt whole and complete.
I don’t know you, and I think you’ll enjoy, as have I, Liquid|Author. And I recommend it as I would encourage you to enjoy Van Gough’s Starry Night. Liquid|Author is a work of art.
Developer Response ,
Thank you very much, much appreciated.
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English, French, German, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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