This is an interactive reading and writing experience the likes of which you have never seen. With this app, you’ll become a more disciplined reader and writer while also being entertained by an award-winning author as your companion every step of the way. This app lets you easily compare Thom’s two-year progression as a writer with your own progression as a reader and writer.
Read along with two entries from Thom’s book every day of the year via calendars while tracking and charting how these pieces make you feel. Write and save your own original creative piece each day of the year; set, track, and chart your mood while writing each day; automatically record the amount of time you spent writing each day; and don’t forget to set a reminder to remind you to write everyday journal!
Support for multiple accounts logging on a single device to maintain your privacy and share the app with your friends and family
Easy-to-navigate calendar makes it easy to compare your writing with the author’s writing
Multiple index views make reading the book an adventure
Reading Roulette picks reading selections from the book at random
Option to write every day with reminders/notifications to keep you writing poetry or prose regularly
Set your own mood/emotions for each piece you read and each piece you write
Chart and graphs showing statistics for your overall mood, feeling and time spent writing
Don’t know where to start or how to approach this sizeable book and its companion journaling app? How We Are Different has you covered: check out the “Reading Roulette” option, which allows you to shake your phone and read an entry from How I Am Different selected at random. Want a more organized and interesting way to experience the book? Use one of the many index views: There’s one to read chronologically by day number in the original writing experiment, one to read by title, one to read by genre, and one to read by topic.
Download this app today and become a more disciplined reader and writer. You need How We Are Different (HWAD), and you need it now. It's already won awards:
Two Gold Medals in the 2018 eLit Book Awards (Anthology and Writing/Publishing Categories)
Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) Benjamin Franklin Digital Award Silver Honoree
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What’s New

Version 1.3

- Bug fixing

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Allison_Nicole ,

Quantified self tools meet journaling!

I loved this book as it is, and adding the app component with a social aspect that encourages reading, reflection and quantitative tools to measure time spent writing, and even mood tracking is so innovative. How We Are Different is a true level up!

Robez bonez ,

Great app!

Really helps me to get my thoughts and feelings for a day out in writing creatively. Leaves me feeling motivated and more confident.


Thomas Kudla
44.2 MB

Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

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

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