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WordPalette - Experimental Creative Writing for iOS

Developer's Description

Meet your new muse. Destroy writer's block forever. Escape the beaten path and discover what you *didn't know* you wanted to say. Bypass your ego and regain your creative spark - When experiencing writer's block our own minds can be our worst enemy. - We get caught in the mud, hung up, and mope around in endless ruts, seemingly cursed by an infinite loop of inaction. - But sometimes we've just got to hit refresh, shuffle the deck, ruffle some feathers, evacuate our comfort zones, and sidestep our rituals and habits. - When songwriters get stuck -- they switch to a different instrument! - WordPalette is a different instrument. Four sliding lanes of intelligently scrambled text - Short poetic phrases are intuitively grouped and stair-cased across the four slider lanes - Each lane slides in both directions independently - The phrases are loaded from Palettes (your collected text sources) - In landscape mode on the *iPad* there are FIVE sliding lanes! SIX on the iPad Pro Quickly switch between keyboards - Simply tap the keyboard button, or swipe left to quickly switch between the slider lanes and the default iOS keyboard - You're not just switching between keyboards but between creative states - Many workflows are possible : Rapid-fire between the keyboards, leveraging the "found" inspiration of the sliders with your own creative reactions. Use the sliders to amass a collection of words that resonate with you, then switch to the default keyboard and weave them together. For cut-up method purists: use *only* the word sliders, hunting through the lanes for the perfect compliments and juxtapositions. Import your favorite text sources and convert them into Palettes. - Palettes are converted sources of text used to populate the word sliders. - Instantly paste copied text via the Add (+) button on the Palettes page, and convert. - You can also import plain .txt files from iCloud Drive and other popular cloud services - Alternatively, enable our Share extension to send text from other apps to be converted into Palettes. Mix and match your Palettes - Activate and deactivate your collected Palettes to control what appears in the word sliders. - The word slider keyboard will only pull phrases from currently activated Palettes. - Get creative with your combinations! (i.e., text from an article on underwater birth, and an article on the predatory habits of sharks) Contact - http://wordpalette.io - dev@wordpalette.io - @wordpalettes

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.5

FEATURES - Generate Palettes from plain .txt files imported from iCloud Drive (and other popular cloud services). - You can now browse to Palettes and Settings screens while composing, allows for quick Palette and Settings changes. - Vastly improved and future proofed 'word slider' code. The number of sliders that appear is now calculated dynamically. - For iPad Pro users the custom keyboard now boasts SIX sliding word lanes in Landscape orientation. - Added show/hide status bar switch to Settings screen for those who need to keep an eye on the current time. FIXES - Fixed sharing plain text from Notes app to WordPalette via Share Extension. - Fixed deactivated "Official Palettes" automatically becoming activated upon relaunch. - Fixed a handful of minor cosmetic issues with iPad multitasking and slide overs. FINE-TUNING - Cleaned up icon and added "creative spark". - Redesigned TabBar icons (Sheets, Palettes, Settings). - Added "iPad Pro" screenshots to AppStore. - Countless minor tweaks

General

Release May 6, 2016
Date Added May 6, 2016
Version 1.5

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: ipad2wifi, ipad23g, iphone4s, ipadthirdgen, ipadthirdgen4g, iphone5, ipodtouchfifthgen, ipadfourthgen, ipadfourthgen4g, ipadmini, ipadmini4g

Popularity

Total Downloads 62
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