For a writer, at least this one, my main tool is my computer and word processing program. I’ve written all my books up until this point on Microsoft Word. When I got my iMac a little over a year ago, I got Microsoft Office and kept right on writing. I was able to get a great price on it as a teacher– one of those few perks.
Since I bought my macbook (and I’ve already written two chapter using it), I tried to get Office at the same price and found out they would only let me have one. I looked into getting Office 365. With it, I would get new versions of Word, and be able to use the new Office for iPad and iPhone. At $100 bucks, I could install it on up to 5 computers– so my son and wife could use it too. Neither of them are really interested. Plus, I found out that I would not get a new version of Office, but the same old Office 2011 that I already have on my desktop.
So, I decided to go with Pages, Apples Word alternative. I already have it on both computers and both my iPad and iPhone. It automatically saves to the cloud so I can switch between them. I can even use Pages for iCloud if I’m on a PC. Of course, it’s different, so it’s taking me a bit to get used to it. I also need a .doc file to convert to ebook, but Pages does that.
I guess I am now officially converted to an Apple Fan-boy, since I have the entire line of iProducts and am using the software too. The proof will be in the pudding though. Can I get an entire book written using these new tools. I think I can.