If you take your writing seriously, then you need serious tools to help you with your work. Writing Shed has been designed with you, the writer, in mind. It is more than a word processor, it is a complete management tool for novels, short stories and poetry.

• Multiple projects for Novels, Short Stories and Poetry
• Dark Mode support
• Full featured rich text editor
• Multiple versions for each poem, scene or story
• Add notes to poems, scenes, stories and more
• Synchronise between devices using iCloud
• Scene, character and location outlines
• Create collections of poems, scenes or stories
• Track submissions to magazines, competitions and
• Export work
• Import Word & Rich Text files
• Comprehensive help

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What’s New

Version 4.20

Fixed a fatal error causing a crash when trying to open a document

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Itinerant Bystander ,

Just what I was looking for

I wanted an app that would make the processes of outlining and organizing easier, and I found it. The app was easy to download and set up, and there is a good user guide to help with operation issues. I had one problem with the app crashing, that was due to trying to creat a research item instead of importing the file directly. The developer answered my email immediately and helped me understand the way to import. He is also working to fix the crash that occurs by doing it out of sequence. That is outstanding customer service. I would recommend this app to anyone!

Francesca deSilva ,

Excellent Program for Writers. Excellent Customer Support

I have been looking for a good writing program since I switched to Mac—years now. I have missed Microsoft Word all this time. I stumbled upon this program among the many offered and I really like it. It’s constructed with a writer in mind, allows you to organize your work—whether it’s a novel, a short story, a poem, or just free writing— into chapters and scenes, and has categories for characters, research, and more. It has a very appealing display, and gives you a small menu to the right for notes while you are working in the larger file. I find this really handy. There is an excellent user guide included in the software where you can solve most of your problems, but the best thing is that the software creator is a human being and he is super helpful if you get stuck, which you might because it’s a fairly complex and feature-rich program. But the learning curve is quick. You will be up and running in one day. I highly recommend this program to writers; it has an environment that is conducive to being able to focus and write and boasts excellent customer support.

Mhpete ,

Great tool for making me a better writer!

As a writer who is looking for a way to organize and pull all of the pieces of my story lines together, I was hopeful I could find some word processor that helped me develop a method ot my writing. Writing Shed does that. It provides structure to help organize and categorize the elements of your writing projects. It even has character development tools. While I am still learning all of the pieces this program has to offer, I will say that it has already helped me be a better writer.

I also need to say that the support for this app has been remarkable. The developer of this app is VERY responsive and wants you to enjoy your experience. They have been great, and I find myself wanting them to succeed. So, give Writing Shed a try.


Keith Lander
30.5 MB

macOS 10.15 or later, 64-bit processor



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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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