When you’re writing the first draft of any piece of writing, you don’t want to muck about with edits. That’s for a future draft. On a first draft, you just need to get the words down. The Keep Writing! app encourages this. Limited bells. Precious few whistles. Set the number of words you want to write and how long in which you have to write them and press the Start Writing button.

The app tracks your progress in words against the unstoppable march of time. If your words per minute begins to fall behind the required rate, the screen will start to glow red, urging you to keep writing.

Don’t stop to edit. Don’t stop to fix an awkward turn of phrase. That’s all for a future draft. On this draft, you have one goal.

Keep writing.

What’s New

Version 1.52

Oops! Implementation of dark mode in the previous version broke light mode. Sorry about that. Now both modes work. It's the yin-yang of updates.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Gorbulas Grubb ,

Does what it's meant to

This app is simple and does exactly what you expect it to, and I love it. It's helped break me out of a writing rut. The lack of visual frills works for me and helps me focus, and the tracker bar at the bottom is good for both motivation and showing if I'm getting distracted and lagging behind.

App Privacy

The developer, Daniel Liebke, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


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