Macworld wrote, “[Rough Draft] forces you to focus on getting your thoughts on the page rather than endless doodling with the language.”
That’s because our goal is not perfect words, but to get your ideas out.
Rough Draft is like writing in ink on paper. In both, you can’t delete. Editing is not easy, so you stop over-thinking, stop seeking perfection, and start to “flow” through your writing.
Instead of a delete key, Rough Draft has a strikeout key. The more you edit the rougher your draft becomes reminding you it’s just a rough draft. Naturally you stop over-editing words.
Rough Draft helps you move forward now and edit later.
Rough Draft is not a replacement to your existing text editor or writing process. When you finish your rough draft and are ready to revise or publish, your draft exports clean with no strikeouts.
In addition to strikeouts Rough Draft features:
Placeholders – These are simple tags for where a picture might go later. Stay focused and avoid searching for or creating pictures, videos, quotes, charts, or supporting content. Give supporting elements the focus they deserve later, focus on your writing now.
Dark Mode & Settings – Simple settings to adjust the writing experience to fit you. Whether you want to start with a blank white sheet or get lost in the dark.
Draft Management – A complete file management system. There’s no need to manage folders in the finder. Additionally, with the upcoming iPhone and iPad versions of Rough Draft, syncing across all your devices will be effortless.
Writing Prompts – For those times when you feel like writing, but aren’t sure what to write.
Clean Export – On export all strikeouts are stripped from your draft. Direct export to Medium is also included.
Along with many more subtle features to support your writing flow.
OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor