What I Want from My Writing Tools
A wishlist of features.
I’d love to write in a tool with all of the following features:
- Helps plan writing in the unstructured ideation phase and surfaces connections in existing writing
- Uses Markdown natively with full support for images and tables
- Supports both cloud sync and saving to the file system
- Beautiful and supports theming
- Lets you publish anywhere in a single click using custom export hooks
- Supports tags
- Lets you share drafts and get feedback from friends
- Is web-native
The last one is more of a matter of taste, but I strongly prefer writing on the web as opposed to in a desktop app. When it already feels like my writing is in the ether, it takes less cognitive effort to publish.