# Make ideas happen
Ideas are just the first step. The hard part is what follows. How to seize the aha moments, fill the gap between your vision and reality, and, more importantly, how to make your ideas happen.
Luckily, Effie will help with the hard part.
## Unblock your creativity and productivity
Focus is the key to good writing. So Effie cuts out distractions with its minimal interface. No bells and whistles. It’s just you, your thoughts, and the words on the page.
## Turn your writing into what you wanted
Your brain likes associations. So to turn your great ideas and thoughts into brilliant writing, you need to visualize them, keep them organized, and find logical connections. That's why you can create mind maps in Effie even when writing. With the mind mapping feature, we help to bring your ideas to life.
## Markup formatting and mind mapping, two is better than one
Whether you’re already writing or planning to write, Effie is ready to help. With just one click, you can switch from a mind map to an editor. All changes are automatically synced.
## Work on all your devices
Wherever you are and whatever device you have, Effie is there for you whenever your inspiration strikes. She works on Windows, Mac, iPhone, and iPad. She also syncs between all your devices in real-time. So when another idea hits, note it down with whatever device you have on hand, so you'll have easy access to it when you're back at your desk.
## We care deeply about your privacy and data security
All your work in Effie is encrypted with your unique key. In other words, no one has access to what you write. So no targeted ads, no intelligent recommendations, nothing. Your data is safe with us.
## You focus on your thoughts, Effie helps with the rest
Effie has what you need to start writing and keep writing. Her simple Markdown-based editor allows you to mark your headlines, important text, comments and more, so you can finish your work without having to lift a finger from your keyboard.
+ All your work is in one place and within reach. So there’s no confusing file management.
+ Autosave and sync all your work in the cloud, so you can access anything from anywhere.
+ An immersive writing environment to keep you away from distractions.
+ One tap to convert an unordered list into a mind map, and vice versa.
+ Edits on the unordered list will be synced with a mind map, saving you from jumping the hoops from one app to another.
+ Insert images to your texts, lists and mind maps.
+ Export to images with better design, which looks awesome when checked on the phone.
+ Flexible export to a PDF, DOCX, Markdown, and EffieSheet.
+ Simplified markup language allows you to finish your writing without even lifting your fingers away from the keyboard.
+ Markup Insight panel woken by a “/” makes it much easier to use the markup language.
+ You can choose to write in the dark or light theme, whichever drives your creativity and productivity.
+ Publish your work to WordPress directly from within the software.
+ Different styles are available for your mind maps: Fishbones, Logic Chart, Matrix, Timeline, and Org Chart.
+ Built with native codes, so it occupies less system resources than you'd think.
Get in touch:
You can go to our website effie.pro for more information. You can also send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, we'd be happy to help.
- Export to image with better design.
- Some minor improvements and bugs fixed.
Ratings and Reviews
Ulysses but with a full-fledged free version as well as mind map capabilities. The four stars will become five when they elaborate on the mind map feature. They responded to my email within the hour asking for examples and I sent them screenshots of Scapple by literature and latte. The customer support rep said they’d work on it.
Has potential but awful execution
I played with the app for a while and decided to upgrade to premium. Within my first 20 minutes of using the app it crashed twice. I cannot launch the mind map feature which was a huge selling point—it's *always* grayed out no matter what I do. And markdown might be nice for some users, but it's distracting and ugly to pure writers like myself. I was assuming I'd have the ability to turn it off, but I guess not. I will absolutely not be using this app for five more minutes and would love a refund, as it doesn't functionally work without crashing whenever I try to make any customizations to make it look tolerable. It's astonishing you can't change the colors of the fonts.
It worth a 5-star
This is one of the best writing tools I have used these years; however, the method of backing up may be confusing. After writing for a while, I would suddenly be interrupted by several sheets creating automatically and coping my writing.
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- 12.1 MB
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 14.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 14.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 10.13 or later.
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- Effie Yearly Plan $29.99
- Effie Monthly Plan $4.99