On Monday morning, numerous writers woke up to learn that their books had been uploaded and scanned into a massive dataset without their consent. A project of cloud word processor Shaxpir, Prosecraft
The year is coming to an end, and with it, I continue an annual tradition of writing x words about x piece. This year, that means trying to cram the year 2022 into 2,022 words. As you might imagine, t
Hear us out. It’s conventional wisdom that meetings are killers of productivity and morale and happy work environments. So why not write an email?
A little over a year after its initial release, a digital note-taking app called Journal is making the leap from being an experimental project housed with Microsoft’s internal incubator, Microso
Copywriting isn’t about combining the right words to sell your product — it’s how your messaging connects with users. By improving a few words, your copy can better convince people to become cus
As a hardware startup, Astrohaus stands apart because of its unique offerings focused specifically on writers and writing. Its debut product, the Freewrite, looked like an old-school travel typewriter
In recent months, Grammarly started expanding beyond its core grammar and spellchecking tools by adding features like a more detailed clarity score, for example. Today, it’s expanding on this w
As college football's second week draws to a close, one storyline has gotten an unusual amount of attention: the game’s slumping attendance numbers.
Heads up all you enterprising enterprise software startuppers. You have only 24 hours before the price goes up on tickets to TC Sessions: Enterprise 2019. Save $100 and join us in San Francisco on Sep
Grammarly, the popular grammar and spellcheck tool, is launching a significant update to its browser extensions, web app and native desktop apps today. In its early days, Grammarly was all about the m
Apple has finally listened to its small, but slowly growing user base in India. The iPhone-maker today announced a range of features in iOS 13 that are designed to appease users in the world’s seco
Verbit, a transcription startup with offices in Tel Aviv and New York, today announced that it has raised a $23 million Series A round led by Viola Ventures. Vertex Ventures, HV Ventures, Oryzn Capita
If you’ve ever tried to write something long – a thesis, a book, or a manifesto outlining your disappointment in the modern technocracy and your plan to foment violent revolution – y
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, 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
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
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
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
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 unveiled a new publishing API today, as well as a roster of new publishing features to make formatting, editing, and commenting simpler.