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Slice is focus-first writing software

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Posted by Stephen Zeoli
Jul 8, 2021 at 03:20 PM

 

Thanks for the headsup, Alexander. I had never heard of Slice before and I’ve been looking for an online writing app. I’m not sure Slice will do the trick, but I’m willing to give it a try.

First impressions:

I agree that Slice is a (watered down, actually) version of Scrivener. Its advantage is that it is available via the Internet. Of course, that’s also the disadvantage… you can write on it if you don’t have wifi. You also don’t really have control over getting your pieces out of Slice. You have to click a button to send it to the Slice servers (or whatever happens), then you get an email with a link to the PDF. That’s off-putting to me.

It also seems to want to provide the ability to collaborate with others, which to me is the very definition of NON-focused writing.

Still, it is a pleasant writing environment that allows for markdown formatting. I am using the free version at the moment, and I suspect I won’t feel the need to upgrade to the $5 per month fee. But worth keeping an eye on.

Steve