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This app promises to make your writing bold & clear, just like Hemingway

Above: Ernest Hemingway, 1950

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The Hemingway Editor might make you a better writer.

When the Hemingway Editor first debuted, it took the Internet by storm. The site hit the Web months ago, and now it’s available as a $5 desktop app with new perks: offline use, markdown support, and the ability to save and open your work.

The Hemingway Editor aims to help you fix “long, complex sentences and common errors.” The end goal, of course, is to make your writing more like Ernest Hemingway’s pithy prose.

Think of it as a souped-up text editor, or a simpler, yet more functional Writer Pro.

Hemingway Editor screen shot.

Above: Hemingway Editor screen shot.

Image Credit: Hemingway Editor

The service isn’t perfect (as some have pointed out), but it successfully highlights common errors and encourages short-and-sweet writing.

You can give the Hemingway Editor a try here.

10 comments
Brian Moffat
Brian Moffat

I think that this is a great idea because, like many of friends, acquaintances, and others, I have a hard time wading through long, dense expositions, especially those that are relatively, if not completely, devoid of intellectual, emotional and/or creative insights.

Nicole Gonzalez
Nicole Gonzalez

Does any one on here know of any other apps besides the Hemingway Editor, that help you fix “long, complex sentences and common errors?"

Werner Strydom
Werner Strydom

For OS X Mavericks, defects make the application unusable.