Novel in 30
For: iPad with iOS 5.0 or later
Novel in 30 by PT Software Solutions is an app to help you achieve your NaNoWriMo (National November Writing Month) goals of writing a novel in 30 days.
If you’ve got the idea for the novel, have the characters fleshed out, or even have the plot outline in your head, then you need to just sit down and write it. If that’s where you’re having the problems, then this app may help you. It helps reduce distractions, offers encouragement, and gives you a deadline.
The app is well-designed, with little to distract you from your writing. The on-screen keyboard is enhanced for your use, or you can use a wireless Bluetooth keyboard with the app. The Novel in 30 app allows you to set your target word count for each day/week as well as the deadline date. Track your progress from within the project dashboard: this lets you know exactly where you are regarding word count and how much more you need to write to meet your preset goals.
Aside from the functional features, there are also some pretty cool ones, like sharing with your Facebook friends when you reach each milestone and allowing you to sync with your computer via iTunes so you can write from either your computer or your iPad. You can back up all your work using Dropbox as well. Since all of your documents are stored in plain text format, any word processing program can open them.
Even if you’re not participating in NaNoWriMo, you can use this fabulous app to help you reach your goal of writing a novel in
one month. Why not challenge yourself to do it this year? Make it into a contest and challenge some friends.
Novel in 30 was updated to Version 1.1.0 on October 30, 2012. This version made minor performance enhancements, updated Dropbox integration, and added a feature that allows you to change the title of your novel once you start it. There are currently a total of 24 ratings with an average of four out of five stars. There are no customer feedback comments.
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