At first I thought $4.99/month seemed too expensive for a notepad app.
What I found though, completely transformed the way I write, and the way I look at writing. Previously writing at any length was painful, headache inducing and just a frustrating experience of “What do I say” and “I know my stuff, why is this so difficult to put onto paper!?”. I can’t quite believe myself saying this, but I’m actually starting to enjoy writing.
Being able to get a sense of the whole text at a glance, while you’re writing a specific part allows me to write with all of the context. I no longer need to ask “What did I say there?”, it’s in front of me, or a few key-presses away.
Other benefits include:
Starting with the seed of an outline, and then fleshing it out from there is the most effortless way of writing I have ever encountered. This app takes this idea and makes it 3-4 times easier still.
Simple navigation allows me to jump and dive across the text as fast as the ideas flow.
No longer feeling scared by an empty page. I’m actually excited to get started because it’s so easy.
I would recommend the Gingko app wholeheartedly to anyone who is intimidated when writing large documents, as it’s completely changed my experience of writing from painful to enjoyable.
To finish off - a huge thank you to the creators of Gingko. I can now use a computer to write! I highly recommend you check it out at gingkoapp.com.
(Previously I used a mixture of Word, Evernote, index cards and a whole empty floor, now I use Gingko for writing & Evernote for research)