useful writing app: good → Markdown support and preview + folder navigation. Good combination with NValt?
LightPaper for Mac
LightPaper is a simple, beautiful, powerful yet free Text Editor for passionate writers. You can use LightPaper to write any kind of text documents – blogs, articles, notes, READMEs, TODOs, or the next chapter of your new novel. Its simple interface gets out of your way, allowing you to focus on writing. To remove distractions, you can switch to Distraction Free Mode to completely immerse yourself in your current paragraph. It comes bundled with a handful of themes and beautiful fonts. You can also easily create your own themes or add existing ones."
Scholar is a web writing space for learners of the social media generation. With its focus on peer interaction and formative feedback, it harnesses enthusiastic learner engagement. And with full multimedia features for writing in all subject areas (text with embedded image, video, audio and data set), it unleashes student creativity. Scholar brings writing instruction and student work into the twenty-first century.
"The open source platform to help you write and publish print and digital books.
Booktype makes it easier for people and organisations to collate, organise, edit and publish books. Delivering frictionlessly to print, third party services via an API and almost any ereader, Booktype facilitates collaborative production processes. No more lost manuscripts, overwritten Word files, awkward wikis or cumbersome CMSes."
"CoLab42 facilitates the self-publishing process by gathering creative professionals and authors who work together to edit, package and market a finished project in exchange for an equity stake in the revenues of that project.
CoLab42 authors “pitch” projects to a community of creative professionals that are pre-vetted and approved creatives, agencies, IT professionals and artists from all around the world, ready to collaborate with signed authors on CoLab42′s managed, cloud-based collaborative platform.
"Text Editors & Word Processors"
looks like a great alternative for Mendeley.
WizFolio is an online research collaboration tool for knowledge discovery. With WizFolio you can easily manage and share all types of information in a citation ready format including research papers, patents, documents, books, YouTube videos, web snippets and a lot more.
View & Comment on Any Document
Review a Word document, fill out a PDF form, mark up an image,
and more... All with Crocodoc, all online, all for free.
Scrivener is a word processor and project management tool created specifically for writers of long texts such as novels and research papers. It won't try to tell you how to write - it just makes all the tools you have scattered around your desk available in one application.
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