The quick intro
Simple and painless. Just give us a name, email and password, click the link in our verification email, and you’re done. Once verified you can log into the Writing Suite and start creating.
The Writing Suite
The suite is a workspace we designed so you can spit out ideas and chase trains of thought with abandon, with special tools that bring info from around the web into your workspace, while keeping your idea threads organised and available to you as you sculpt them into written work.
You’ll also find word-crafting tools alongside your writing space to make that process easier, too. Our aim is to smooth out all the rough edges of the creative process.
There are a few key parts to the Writing Suite, which we’ve given handy names to help you navigate. Here’s a quick snapshot, and you can find more details further down the page:
The first thing you’ll see after logging in is a left-hand sidebar we call the Project Organizer. This is where you create new documents (which we refer to as ‘StormClouds’ because they’re actually much more than documents – we’ll get to that in a minute), and organize your StormClouds into Projects. Projects are like folders in that they’re simply a space to group and name related StormClouds to keep things organised.
The organizer also offers quick hacks for navigating your Writing Suite, like toggling Projects open and closed, and jumping to particular StormClouds on screen. You can also toggle tooltips on and off as you need them, but they’re handy to keep on while you’re getting acquainted.
- A Notepad, simple with minimal formatting, for you to do what you do best – write and create. We intentionally kept this space sparse, so you can focus on getting your ideas down without fuss.
- The ‘Terminal’, which is like a search bar for spitting out terms to explore later. Or immediately, if you want to. When you type a term here and hit enter, it appears and stays as a clickable option underneath the terminal search bar. But the cursor stays inside the bar, so you can immediately start typing your next term if you’re on a brainstorming roll. Terms can be anything you want more information on, from a word you want synonyms for, to a broad concept you want to see search engine results for.
- The Explorer Window, for deep-diving into your terms. Once you’ve added a term to your StormCloud via the Terminal, simply click on the term to open the Explorer Window directly underneath it. Here you’ll find results for your term from a range of sources around the web, including a powerful Thesaurus, Dictionary, Wikipedia, YouTube, Web Search and Maps. All just a couple of clicks away and right beside your Notepad, making research quicker, easier and more organised than ever – and readily available for you to revisit anytime.