Pencil

An intelligent writing environment for novelists.

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Pencil is an online writing environment that uses artificial intelligence to help writers improve and organize their workflow.

Reviews

  • Eugene Kalnyk
    Eugene KalnykPR Specialist, MacPaw
    Pros: 

    Beautiful distraction-free interface, automatic recognition of characters, places and other entities, intuitive organization system.

    Cons: 

    None noticed

    Congrats on the launch! It is sooo cool to be able to keep all your notes, characters and other things in one organized place, and yet have a space to write. Transforms long-form writing which is oftentimes a mess into a smooth and streamlined experience :)

    Eugene Kalnyk has used this product for one day.
  • Basil M Kuriakose
    Basil M KuriakoseProduct Engineer
    Pros: 

    Awesome

    Cons: 

    None

    I like this product!

    Basil M Kuriakose has used this product for one day.

Discussion

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Tony Medviediev
Tony MedviedievMaker@anton_medviediev · Software Engineer
Hi everyone! Tony from Pencil here. I’m really excited to launch my app on Product Hunt. Some key features include: •Intelligent writing assistance •Project notes •Tracking for characters and locations •Writing goals and stats •Chapter snapshots •Distraction-free zen mode •Export to txt, doc or pdf I would love to hear your feedback and I’m ready to answer any questions.
Eugene Kalnyk
Eugene Kalnyk@yevheshko · PR Specialist, MacPaw
@anton_medviediev looks awesome! Zen mode is pure love!
Alamo aka 狐狸
Alamo aka 狐狸@shellehs · Co-founder/manager of InHutong
@anton_medviediev does it support markdown?
Tony Medviediev
Tony MedviedievMaker@anton_medviediev · Software Engineer
@shellehs Unfortunately it does not, and there are no current plans to add markdown
Tracy Chabala
Tracy Chabala@tracychabala · Writer, Republic
I have written at least 1500 pages in drafts of novels over the years. The amount of time that's been wasted organizing chapters in folders, saving multiple drafts and versions, and emailing it to myself/ loading on flash drive for fear of a hard drive collapse probably totals three months in time (I'm not a fan of other cloud-based word processors). This app looks awesome. I have many, many novelist and memoirist friends and will recommend this. I especially like that you can add notes to each chapter and keep taps on characters and locations. As I use it, I'll add questions. I'm going to transfer my doc into the program.
Ilmi Ali
Ilmi Ali@ilmi_ali
I like it a lot, would even use it in future to be honest. I gave it a try, but there are still some minor bugs (which is normal as I assume this is early version), such as I couldn't take snapshot at one point or add new chapter.
Tony Medviediev
Tony MedviedievMaker@anton_medviediev · Software Engineer
@ilmi_ali Thanks for pointing that one out, it should be fixed now!
Taha ahmed khan
Taha ahmed khan @tahaqadri · Maker at d5Gravity.com
Awesome
Yuriy Shikhanovich
Yuriy Shikhanovich@uxiomatic · Developer, UXiomatic
Looks neat. What are the plans for pro version?
Tony Medviediev
Tony MedviedievMaker@anton_medviediev · Software Engineer
@uxiomatic We are planning to launch the pro version later this year. It will include more stats and analytics, more assistance features and enhanced snapshots.