Scrivener writing app gets a huge update

As ancient as the art of writing is, there is a bit of a shortage when it comes to truly excellent writing applications. Scrivener is one of the few, and today, the app has gotten a major update. Scri

Deepgram opens up its machine transcription platform to everyone

Deepgram, a startup applying machine learning to audio data, is releasing its machine transcription platform this morning for free. No more will you have to pay for other services like Trint to get th

Moleskine’s next paper planner will automatically sync with Google Calendar and Apple’s iCal

I use a Hobonichi Techo Weeks as a daily planner. Like John found when reviewing planners, it’s the perfect size and has just enough space for my to-do list, appointments and a bit of journaling

Tetra raises a $1.5M seed round to bring deep learning to voice transcription

There are a million and one services for voice transcription on the market. But even with just one job to do, I've never seen a service that can handle the long tail of vocabulary used in the real wor

Meet Articoolo, the robot writer with content for brains

There is great writing. And there is content. And at this juncture in the internet's evolution it seems very plain, Dear Online Reader, that you are mostly being served a tsunami of content -- acceler

First Draft Makes You Feel Like A Potentially Non-Drunk Hemingway

Writing is hard. To do it I usually have to prepare myself with vigorous stretches, vocal exercises, and a robust bowel movement. Every. Single. Day. But what tools do I use to write? Tools like First

Medium Debuts Publishing API And New Writing Features, Including Mentions

Medium unveiled a new publishing API today, as well as a roster of new publishing features to make formatting, editing, and commenting simpler.

Medium Goes After Tumblr With Changes That Encourage Shorter Posts

Only a month ago, Tumblr upgraded its writing interface to better compete with newer blogging platform Medium, best known for its long-form content. Today, Medium is turning the tables and moving into

Tom Hanks’ Typewriter App Shoots To The Top Of The App Store

A Book By Any Other Name

In the midst of the Hachette–Amazon wars as well as the launch of Kindle Unlimited, there has been much hand-wringing about what it means to be a publisher, a writer, and a reader. One excellent

DailyThem.es Wants To Make English Writing Practice Fun

DailyThem.es is a social writing platform that wants to help English learners improve their language skills in an enjoyable and non-intimidating way. The concept behind the site is simple. Each day, u

With $1.5M Under Its Belt, Citelighter Hatches An Ambitious Plan To Help Fix The Writing Problem In American Education

When Citelighter first emerged in the fall of 2011, the education startup was on an ambitious mission to help students take the pain out of online research. With the enormous amount of content on the

Nicholas Sparks On Using Tech To Write Books, Make Movies, And Keep A Creative Edge

<a href="http://www.nicholassparks.com/">Nicholas Sparks</a>, the bestselling novelist and screenwriter known for hits such as <em><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Notebook">The Notebook</a><

Gift Guide For Writers And Those Who Support Them

While I won’t claim that any of us on CrunchGear are writers – “hacks” is the more accurate term – we do know a thing or two about a thing or two. And one of those things

Boogie Board writing tablet costs $30, features ‘no power LCD technology’

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/boogieboard.jpg">Going completely paperless just got a bit easier with an LCD tablet that – wait for it – actually seems to be an aff

Rite In The Rain Notebooks

Hey hey hey! Before the computer, people used things called pencils and notebooks. Problem is with notebooks, just like their computer counterparts, when you leave them in the rain, they get soaked an

IOGear Digital Scribe Lets You Write With Ease

IOGear has a pretty rad product for those of you who still think the pen is mightier than the swordlaptop. The device clips onto a notebook and a special pen with a sensor is used to determine when yo