When it comes to the applications that help shape their craft, writers are a finicky, picky bunch, sometimes loyal to a fault, occasionally a bit fickle, but they all have one thing in common. Mac. Mac apps. Where do you go to get apps for writers?
The Store, Boss. The Store!
It’s good to see Apple finally taking advantage of the growing number of quality applications in the Mac App Store.
One promotion that caught my eye this week is Apps for Writers on MAS. As lists of apps go, Apps for Writers doesn’t blaze any new ground other than its very existence.
Apple has curated the best of the best, set up a few categories (all writers are not created equal), and brought some exposure to writing tools which may not see much.
Apps for Writers is a number of collections of apps, totaling about two dozen, in a variety of sections.
For Mac users who prefer lean, mean, and light, there’s a list of Distraction-Free Writing apps. Journaling and Blogging is also represented by the popular Day One journal and others which garner good reviews.
The point of this is that Apple is doing the right thing by curating apps for specific purposes, though in a general way– all writers are not created equal, and we don’t all use the same tool.
I can see this theme continuing in other app categories– Apps for Programmers. Apps for Designers. Apps for Money. Apps for Email. Apps for Students. You get the idea. This is a good way for Apple to promote worthy applications in a curated, categorized list– the best of the best, if you will.