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Apps for Writing a Book on a Mac

It’s no secret that writers like to write, hence why they write books and other forms of writing (journals, blogs, journalism, etc).

For those who have been bitten by the writing bug lately and want to write that next bestselling novel, here are some apps that you can use to organize and write it.

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Here are some great book-writing apps for the Mac:

  • Scrivener 3 ($48.99): This is one of the top writing apps in the Mac App Store and although it has a premium price tag to it, it’s a great way to organize and write that book for yourself. The good thing too is that by clicking here, you can get a free trial of the Mac version of the app.


  • Ulysses (Free with in-app purchases): Once again, this is another great writing app for those who are wanting to write a book. It is a free app, but does contain in-app purchases, which is a subscription to the service. You can get a monthly subscription for $4.99 a month, a six-month subscription for $10.99 and an annual subscription for $39.99 a year.


  • iA Writer ($29.99): Again, a premium app that can do all of the writing you want and then some. Best of all, iA Writer is an app that you can do multiple different types of writing. This is not to say that the other apps do not have that, but iA Writer is more well-known for those different types of writing styles and formats.


  • Microsoft Word and Apple’s Pages: Of course, you can always go with the classics. hundreds, upon thousands of people across this country alone, have written books using those word processors. They are easy to use and get the job done when it comes to writing that manuscript and book. Microsoft Word is technically a free app but does require a subscription to Office 365. Pages, on the other hand, is a free app through Apple that does not require any sort of subscription and is even easier to use than Microsoft Word.

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