This weekend I devoted a couple of hours looking for Mac apps. I came across a nice one in Leafnote and wondered why there are so many Mac writing apps.
Then it struck me. The reason there are so many different writing tools for the Mac is because, 1) writers like writing on the Mac, and, 2) the number of writers is growing (look at the number of websites and blogs; obviously people have something to say, whether it’s worth much or not), and, 3) different strokes for different folks.
Other than the usual suspects of browsing the web, handling email, managing photos, and fooling around with the fools on social media, writing has become something of a new age occupation (without the financial benefits of a job).
Alright, back to Leafnote. You know the routine. Minimalism is back with a vengeance, so don’t expect a Microsoft Word-like laundry list of features in Leafnote.
Leaf in the app’s name describes Leafnote’s ability to arrange and organize multiple text documents together within a single writing project using a very simple re-arrangement tree in the left sidebar.
Take a look.
Other than the nice sidebar file organization scheme, Leafnote is rather simple and straightforward with little to learn.
Minimalist features still remains a euphemism for not-many-features to justify the price tag. Leafnote would be good for research papers (breaking a large document into smaller ones in the sidebar is more than useful), the next great American novel, or as a simple tool to organize files, notes, lists, or anything that needs to be written down, saved, but easy to find.
Leafnote isn’t expensive but there’s to try-before-you-buy option from the Mac App Store, and the price tag is beyond my standard throwaway amount of $2.99 or so. But, like I said, different strokes for different folks. Writers seem to like variety and variety is the spice of life.