Chapter 8

Getting Productive with Alternative Writing Tools

In This Chapter

arrow Editing files from the top cloud storage services with UX Write Professional

arrow Editing and formatting documents in UX Write Pro

arrow Focusing on just the writing using Markdown formatting in Byword

Yes, Virginia, there are office productivity suites other than those from Apple, Microsoft, and Google. Chapters 5 through 7 cover those suites, but in this chapter I cover two tools that you should consider if you prefer to work with something different. Maybe those tools feel too complex for you, for example. Or you’re the kind of person who wouldn’t be caught in a big-box store like Walmart and doesn’t want to work in the productivity app equivalent.

Staying Flexible with UX Write Professional

A big limitation in the Apple Pages, Google Docs, and Microsoft Word is that they steer you to their cloud storage services: iCloud Documents, Google Drive, and OneDrive and SharePoint, respectively. Many of us like using a service like Box or Dropbox as a network file share, where all the files we’re working on are stored and accessible from any device (see Chapter 16). You can move files from these cloud storage services ...

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