When it comes to writing, some of us (generally referred to as "luddites") still think there's nothing better than a writing pad and a pen, but in the 21st century there are a multitude of options available for those into self publishing who are a little more ready to embrace technology as a fully fledged part of the writing process. Writing software comes in a variety of forms, some it simple, some of it complicated, some of it cheap (and sometimes even free), and sometimes anything but. I thought it was about time I took a look at a couple of these pieces of writing software.
Google Docs is a free online software solution that enables you to have access to pretty much all the basic features that any form of writing software should have to offer, such as the ability to make bulleted lists, add comments, images, formulas and tables and so, to sort things into columns, change font and so on and so forth. Pretty much any of the accepted file formats - doc, docx, rtf, xls etc - are compatible with the Google Docs software, so there's really very little reason not to use it.
Writeboards, which is available free from 37 Signals, is another cool little piece of writing software. It's particularly good for those who regularly make errors (not me, of course, perish the thought) as it allows you to save every edit but also roll back to previous versions if you've made a serious error along the way.
p.s. There's a lot of writing software available, and I'll take a look at them in this blog from time to time.