scideas software
software for Mac OSX

Manuscript v1.5.5 320K tar.gz archive (shareware)

Manuscript is a specialised word-processor for writers.

System requirements: OSX 10.2 (tested on 10.2, 10.3, will not work on 10.1. Due to restrictions Apple has placed on its development software Manuscript has not been updated for 10.4)

See a screenshot here.

The concept

Manuscript attempts to augment the traditional author's tools with the advantages of word-processing. You write in plain text, just as you would on a piece of paper. You write a note in the margin if that's the best place. You write miscellaneous notes as separate items but in the notes drawer you can organise them by category and sub-category and they are always there when you need them. When you are ready to format the work and print a hard-copy you do so on a copy in a separate window; you don't alter your original.

What's New in 1.5.5 ?

key features


Un-registered copies of Manuscript are fully functional but are limited to 5000 words; to remove this restriction you may register for $25 . You may use PayPal:

or Moneybookers. (You will need to be able to transfer funds from your own bank to a account in your local currency.

You will receive your key by email as soon as the transfer completes; this is usually two working days.