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What We Use: Writing tools

By Dan Moren and Jason Snell

What I Use is a recurring column where we detail the tools we use to get something done, whether it’s make tea or write novels. This month, we cover writing tools.

Dan’s writing tools

Given that my primary job is as a writer, you probably won’t be surprised to find that I spend most of my days editing podcasts—whoops, I meant writing, of course.

But because I do so many different types of writing, I have a slew of different tools depending on the task at hand. When it comes to writing apps, we’re spoiled for choice on OS X (which remains where I do most of my work; I’ve yet to become an iOS convert in this regard).

For Six Colors, I actually write most of my posts in Red Sweater Software’s MarsEdit. (Full disclosure: developer Daniel Jalkut is a longtime friend.)…

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