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3 Reviews3.3/5
Been using Hemingway for a while, find it really helpful. New version is out for Mac/Win with new features like formatting, import/export and auto update. Happy 2.0 upgrade is free to those who originally have the app.
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@ugurkaner Will give this a try. Thanks for sharing!
I have to say I'm conflicted about this app. After using the web version for about a day, I decided to pay for it instantly because it just brings so much value. I tend to write very long sentences so Hemingway has been great to keep me grounded. I find my blogposts have become a lot more readable and enjoyable thanks to Hemingway. That said, the desktop app is full of bugs. I'm not exaggerating, it seriously is. Anyone who has used it should be able to back me up on this. I'm talking: way too many bugs to be tolerable for a $10 product. Just right there I started typing randomly on V2 and here's what I get on the very first annotation that popped up: https://www.evernote.com/shard/s... "Very" should appear once, outlined and not in purple. That's just an example. But I've had these sort of visual bugs happen on V1 A LOT and now it looks like V2 hasn't solved much, which is unfortunate. I get that it's probably a very small team or even a single person working on this. But I would question my ethics selling this for $10 especially when it's so inferior to the web app. Edit: of course, I'm very willing to help. Be it to file bugs, send tweets with screenshots and whatever is needed to spot out these issues and correct them. You know where to find me.
@thibautdavoult Sorry to hear you ran into a bug. We're happy to fully refund your purchase if you're not satisfied. Send an email to us: 38longllc@gmail.com and let us know what email you used for your purchase. Over 2 million people have used the app and tens of thousands have tweeted their praise for it, so you'll find we disagree that the app is too "buggy." It also runs the exact same engine as the web version, so you shouldn't see any difference in performance. That said, if you email any issues you find to the address above, we'll jump on fixing them straight away.
@adam_b_long @thibautdavoult Thank you very much for offering the refund. I appreciate the effort you put in developing Hemingway, and replying to my comment so I'll keep using V2 for a few days before fully making up my mind. Tweeting praise about something and finding bugs isn't mutually exclusive. I actually tweeted my love of Hemingway as well (https://twitter.com/thibautdavou...). I'll be sure to email if anything weird happens again.
@thibautdavoult Thanks Thibaut. We want it to be the best app it can be, so let us know if you see room for improvement!
I use the webapp occasionally and it works great. I'm curious why you chose to land on the mac purchase page? http://www.hemingwayapp.com/desk... is much more descriptive and includes the PC option.
What is new in Version 2?
@adam_b_long If I purchase @hemingwayapp for my work Macbook Pro, will I also be able to use the same purchased license (same iTunes acct) on my personal MacBook Air? If so, I'll buy it.
I'm bought the Hemingway Editor a while ago and it proved to be really handy. I use it on a daily basis to verify my writings are simple enough. Mainly I double check longer emails, meeting summaries I post to Slack and for blog posts. Fantastic tool. Thx for developing it @adam_b_long
@nikgraf Thanks for the kudos Nik!
Definitely great for more than just writing books and blogs. Project manager's should run their emails and directions through Hemingway. It's a great way to ensure your team and correspondent will be able to understand what you're saying.