About

Practical Software Design is the trading name of software developer Jonathan Bird based in Cardiff, Wales. Currently developing UWP apps for windows 10 with Visual Studio, c#, javascript, XAML, HTML and CSS. Jonathan is a conventionally trained systems analyst and programmer who thinks a lot about the creative process.

Design Mantra

Ease of use - everything to hand, nothing in the way.

Software for writers

Arquably, time spent writing, especially creative writing, can be broadly split into three activities. In simple terms, these are:

  1. Planning - Dreaming up plots and characters. Interactions and events.
  2. Constructing - This is the actual writing bit. The free flow of words, putting one sentence after the next.
  3. Editing - Reviewing and changing, moving stuff around, adding and removing. This is editing by the author, not to be confused with a separate "editor".

Every author obviously works in a different way, spending more time on one activity than another. But in general, all authors spend at least some time on all of them.

Our software is designed to help writers in all three areas. By help, I mean to make things easier and quicker whilst distracting as little as possible. Software cannot actually write the words, but it can organise, automate where possible and secure your work. All with the intention of enabling authors to spend their time constructing.

A writing app is a very personal thing. All products are available on a trial basis to see if they are right for your style of working.

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