Category Archives: Writing Software and Freelancing Software

Our Writing Software and Freelancing Software section is exactly what it sounds like. The purpose of this section is to provide advice on the best software for writers. This includes the best free word processors, the best word processors for Mac, MS Word alternatives and more. Some of the most popular articles on this page have included MS Word vs Apple Pages, which suggests that there are a lot of Mac users out there wondering if they should download MS Word or stick with Apple Pages

For these writers, and for any other writer seeking information on Writing Software and Freelancing Software, this section can help. Just like everything else on the Freelance With Us site, this section was created off the back of The Online Writer’s Companion, a book written by the founder of the site, PJ Aitken. Aitken also provides his advice in this section, but most of the Writing Software and Freelancing Software articles come courtesy of full-time freelance writer Megan Stewart.

The other FWU writers also contribute to this section, offering their 2 cent’s worth when it comes to the best and the worst software on the market.

Word Versus LaTex: Word Processing Stand-off

Those familiar with using word processing software may know that it replaced the typewriter, which in a way it certainly did. Back in the day, there were manual typewriters, and then electric typewriters replaced later by electric word processor machines and duplicating machines. But back when typewriters were more prevalent, there was also something in […]

Ulysses App Review: Note Taking for Mac and iOS

If you’re a Mac or iOS user who has your writing spread out between a word processing software program and several other mobile apps for note taking and storage, it’s time to consider a more cohesive option. Productivity in writing is impacted by so many different factors and tied to many of them is the […]

XMind versus MindMeister: Reviews and Comparisons

When it comes to mind mapping software, there are an awful lot of choices out there, so how do you know which is best? Well, in truth, just like many other choices in life, choosing “the best one” is relative and will be different for each person. In fact, choosing the best mind mapping tool […]

Word versus Google Docs: Offline vs Online Word Processing

Word processing has come a long way. Before word processing software and computers came word processor machines. Before that electric typewriters and even manual typewriters. Manual typewriters are mostly found in museums now, but they may be hiding in your attic or the bottom of a dusty closet. If the thought of typing on a […]

Corel WordPerfect Versus MS Word: Which is Best?

The main reason to make use of word processing software such as Microsoft Word or Corel WordPerfect is so that you can effectively share ideas and thoughts. When it comes to documentation of events, historical facts, thoughts, and ideas, our world has evolved from an oral documentation society to a written documentation society. And thus, with […]

More Software Tools for Writers

Many people who write for a living or even just for fun, find they can write just fine using a word processing software like Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, Open Office, or Google Docs. Writing needs will be different if you’re writing a novel, writing a biography, a blog post, or a screenplay. Others may struggle […]

Apple Pages Versus Google Docs

There’s no doubt that Apple and Microsoft are two of the dominant software giants in the market today. For Mac users, Apple has the iWork software suite, which includes Apple Pages. The comparable software suite for PC users is Microsoft Office. Microsoft has done a LOT of experimentation in recent years with offerings such as Office 365 […]

PowerWriter Review: Novel Writing Software

Being a writer is hard. It’s tough; it takes time; and you’ll feel like just giving up. But just like anything else, it can be made easier and less time-consuming with the right resources. Take writing a novel for example. It’s hard, and there are no shortcuts. But you can use writing software and word […]

DramaticaPro Review: Story Creation Software for Writers

When you’re new to writing novels or screenplays, you believe that each of your stories is 100% unique. As you write more and become more experienced at looking at the bones of stories and screenplays, you begin to realize that there are patterns in your work. The same applies to readers. Some patterns are easier […]

Free Word Processors for Mac: 7 of the Best

A writer is only as good as his or her tools. And when it comes to writing tools, Mac often leads the way. A Macbook is the dream system if your work involves anything to do with graphics and images. It is often the goal for anyone with a creative streak, but Apple Pages isn’t a […]