Forget about formatting. Focus on thinking.
For students writing their university papers, Author’s revolutionary approach delivers quick and easy citations, automatic formatting for Table of Contents and Bibliography, as well as the best environment for thinking freely, making notes and brainstorming ideas. Students love it for its hassle-free, minimalist writing space. Teachers swear by it when grading papers for quality of citations, formatting and outline structure.
? Quickly cite books, websites, youtube videos and academic documents
? Copy a DOI and paste it to get a full citation
? Advanced Automatic Export Options
- Automatic Table of Contents
- Automatic References/Bibliography
- Automatic formatting of citations
- Numbered Headings
? Dynamic View: Think freely without being constrained by the traditional columns of text. Mind map, concept map and jot down thoughts, right inside Author.
? Instant Outline: Pinch on your trackpad to fold the text to see just the headings. Pinch further in or out to see more or less headings
? Advanced Find: If you only want to see sentences with a specific keyword, select the keyword cmd-f to hide all the sentences which do not have the keyword will be hidden. Click on a sentence to jump to it, cmd-f again or ESC to return to the regular view.
? Everything you Cut (but not Copied) is remembered by Author. CMD-shift-v to see what you have Cut and choose what to paste
Modern & Minimalist
? Reduces eye strain and supports native macOS Dark Mode
? ESC to go into and out of full screen. It seems like a detail but is very helpful when going between focused writing and interacting with many documents.
An Augmented Text Tool
? Integrated with Reader (PDF reader): Provides instant citations through simply copying and pasting text using the Visual-Meta method as described at https://visual-meta.info
? Integrated with the free Liquid application: Provides hundreds of commands in less than one second on any selected text.
What people are saying:
Bruce Horn, original Macintosh developer: “There have been few advances in this area since the invention of the word processor, and none as well thought-out or accessible as Author and the accompanying Reader and Liquid apps”
Adam Cheyer, inventor of Siri: “Essential components for textual thought productivity”
Vint Cerf, co-inventor of the Internet: “Author clears away the fixation of most text editors on format and concentrates on content and composition”
Ted Nelson, who coined the term ‘Hypertext’: “Remarkable”
Focus Mode: cmd/ to fade all paragraphs except the one your cursor is in.
Automatic Table of Contents on Export (along with References).
Cmd-Enter to put line breaks in the document for export to PDF.