If you are using WriteOn for iOS as well, please update to the latest version (2.0) when you update to the macOS 2.0 version in order to prevent data loss.

WriteOn - Write Anywhere!

WriteOn lets writers use their Macintosh computer from the comfort of their home (or office, or coffee shop) to write their novel, short story, or other writing project and track their progress at the same time.

But when you want to be on the go and don't want to lug your Mac around with you, you can transfer your project to the iOS version of WriteOn (separate purchase required) and continue writing with barely a missed beat. With WriteOn on the Mac (and on iOS), you can write anywhere!

Whether you're writing flash fiction or a novel, on your own or as part of a challenge like NaNoWriMo or the 3-Day Novel Contest, WriteOn can handle your writing needs. Have multiple writing projects going on at the same time? No problem! Have multiple writing projects each with many chapters? Still no problem!

But that's not all! WriteOn lets you track your writing progress on each project. Name your project, set a target date and a target word count and the app will calculate how many days you have left until your target date and how many words you need to write each day to meet your goal. The project details screen tells you at a glance how much you've written, how many days you've written, how many words you wrote each day on average, and the percentage complete for your project.

WriteOn also lets you see the individual word counts for each chapter of your project. See at a glance which chapter may need beefing up, or which chapter can use a bit of trimming :)

Want to send a copy of your project to your friend or loved one? Go right ahead and send it via email! Tweet about your daily writing progress. Or post on Facebook with your daily word count. Keep your various social streams informed. Rub your progress in their faces even!

Additionally, WriteOn allows you to backup your individual projects for safe keeping. You can later restore these backups by simply double-clicking the file in Finder. You can even e-mail yourself a backup file (or a few) and open these backups on your iOS device ... as long as you have the paid version of WriteOn for iOS installed on your device. Your writing projects are always safe with WriteOn!

- Manage all your writing projects in one place.
- Backup projects to file and later restore them again.
- Be able to manage individual chapters for each writing project and know the word count for each project.
- Share data between multiple devices by transferring backups from device to device.
- Session totals, daily word count totals, and statistics are automatically calculated.
- History shows you how many words written for each writing session.
- See statistics for the total amount you've written so far, remaining words to write, how many days you've written, your average words written per day, how many days remaining until your target due date, how many words you need to write each day to reach your writing goal, and so on.
- Send a copy of your project to yourself, or others, via email in .txt format.
- Social sharing for sharing daily word counts via email, twitter, Facebook, and other social sharing sites.

What’s New

Version 2.0

* Added ability to do basic text formatting - bold, italic, underline
* Added a feature where chapters you delete are not removed from the app but are instead sent to trash so that you can restore later
* Added an extracts feature where you can extract text from one chapter to be pasted into another
* Updated for the latest iOS version
* Various bug fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

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2 Ratings



I read the previous review, gambled and lost money on this app that NEVER installed & worked on my macbook pro. The "features" would be awesome for me as writer "IF" they only functioned as expected. Wish I could get a "full" refund of the money I wasted from Apple or get this app to install and function as expected from the developer.

dianeh92 ,


NEVER RAN, NOT ONCE and no one cared! Not apple not the developer. I reported the failure repeatedly and got no response at all from apple and the developer said, oh no! it runs on apple! You have to contact them. So they took my money and slammed the door in in my face. ‘Writeon Quit Unexpectedly’ is the error message and it never even opened. Buyer beware!

Developer Response ,

Hello, I'm sorry that you had an issue with WriteOn, but I do not recall the interaction you mention here where I had said that it works on macOS and so you should contact Apple. As a developer I do not tell people to contact Apple since that does not solve anything. I realize it's been some time (but this is the first time I found this review) but if you are interested, I could certainly look into the issue you were having to see if I can find a solution for you. But you would need to contact me first - do note that sometimes my responses might be going to your spam folder. So do check there if you do contact me.

App Privacy

The developer, Pink Zombie Studios Inc., has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


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