Think of Simpletext as a typewriter rather than a computer. Now, can you write a book on a typewriter?
Using a typewriter for long-form writing has its own quirks.
As a single-purpose device, a typewriter is the ultimate distraction-free writing machine. It’s perfectly suited to help you get your first draft out.
But it’s also big, heavy and clunky, and you can’t save your work for editing in a computer later.
So how can you enjoy the simplicity of a typewriter, with the convenience of modern technologies? That’s where Simpletext comes in.
Like a typewriter, Simpletext is a single-purpose app designed to help you get into the flow and just write. And since it runs on Apple devices, you can use iCloud or other cloud services to sync your files.
But you won’t be able to do the other stuff, like formatting, publishing, and pretty much anything else other than writing. So if you’re looking for an all-in-one solution, Simpletext wouldn’t be a good fit.
But if you’re looking for an app to write your first draft, then you’ve come to the right place. After all, the hardest part about writing a book is … writing.
So can you use Simpletext for long-form writing? Absolutely. My advice would be this – write now (with Simpletext), and edit later.