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We're doing an exclusive pre-release for NaNoWriMo participants, so you can try on First Draft for size before starting your marathon.
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first rough draft of anything is s***." (E. Hemingway)
Forgetting that it's about your rough idea, not perfect words, makes it tough to get in a good "flow."
On a computer, it's too easy edit and forget it's just a rough draft. Your words look perfect and final, so you
We wanted a
text editor writing app that offers the natural rough reminders of paper.
That's why in Rough Draft there's no deleting.
The delete key becomes a
strikethrough key, so with each edit your draft gets rough reminding you it's a rough draft.
Still typos happen, so for a second after pressing space you can fix
Sometimes we're flowing in a draft of a post when we stop to search for a picture.
Don't settle for less than perfect… later, try placeholders now.
We hope Rough Draft will only be your first step, so it is easy to revise your draft in your favorite text-editor or publishing platform by exporting clean.
When I write
and delete it's about getting my words ideas out. When I edit draft in a notebook the ideas vision just comes out. It's not great perfect, but it's done.
When I write it's about getting my ideas out. When I draft in a notebook the vision just comes out. It's not perfect, but it's done.
[image of: writing in cafe…]
All placeholders export as compatible replaceable text, with all strikeouts removed.
*This is the only paid feature
You've probably heard enough from us… but what about them?
Have a look at this App fellow writers: First Draft from 96 Problems: heaven for your first draft https://t.co/64FljInuBr— Donyale MacKrill (@DonyaleMacK) October 26, 2015
First Draft gave me perspective; helped me understand how I approach the writing process.— Hengtee Lim (@Hent03) November 25, 2015
@96_Problems 5 Star Review for First Draft! Thank you so much for putting together such an outstanding app that enables a writer to write!— TmagiK (@tkuder) November 5, 2015
(The first draft of Rough Draft's name was First Draft)
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How does Flow & Rough Draft work?
Decreased prefrontal cortex activity and self-consciousness, along with beta and theta waves are associated with flow. Flow is like being lost in the moment, forgetting time. Rough Draft encourages flow by forgetting editing.
The parietal lobe is active during critical thinking. This can be great for finding typos and refining, but not helpful when trying to write or form your ideas. Rough Draft actively discourages looking back at what you wrote.
Download Rough Draft to see everything including …
Draft Management keeping your drafts organized.
Prompts from r/WritingPrompts, for inspiration or a few morning pages.
Simple settings to create the environment that you want to write in.
Dark and Light modes to suit your mood and environment.
Focused Writing automatically fades all the buttons away once you start typing.
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