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Slice is focus-first writing software

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Posted by MadaboutDana
Jul 8, 2021 at 08:48 AM


Heh, I find myself thinking, along with Jos de Blok: “I don’t believe a word of it” (actually, he said that about Steve Jobs’ book, but still).

A quick scan suggests it’s basically an online version of Scrivener.

Scrivener is, of course, a complex piece of software. But by the sound of it, so is Slice, in that it gathers everything a writer could possibly want together in one place.

No matter how many times you insist “it’s all about helping writers to focus”, combining lots of things together in one place makes your app complex.

That’s why Ulysses is so much simpler – it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles that Scrivener does. And this suits many people admirably.

But others find the all-in-one portmanteau approach more useful. And they’re also the target audience for Slice, I think. So not really simple at all.