You don't need another "text editor." That's why Rough Draft is bad for editing, and designed for "just writing."

(Rough Draft is free to try and for rough exports, with a single paid purchase for clean exporting)

Rough Draft replaces your delete key with a strikethrough key.

If your goal is not perfect words, but getting your ideas out, you should try Rough Draft. If you believe the only thing that you can't fix later, is not starting now, then Rough Draft is for you. Rough Draft helps you to stop deleting and start writing.

In addition to Rough Draft's original "deleting" method it includes:

Clean Export - All strikethroughs are automatically removed, and your draft is ready to be revised, using Rough Draft's only paid feature. We wanted to try Rough Draft's new writing style before asking you to purchase.

Rough Export - Your writing and words are always yours even if you don't "buy" Rough Draft or its clean exporting feature. This export method includes strikethroughs, but you can at least keep your words even if you don't want to pay for Rough Draft's clean exporting feature. Publishing - A free community just for Rough Draft writers to share their early drafts and ideas with all their strikethroughs, making it easy to understand it's only a rough draft. It's a great way to test an early idea and get feedback before you spend time editing.

Placeholders - Simple tags for where a picture might go later. Stay focused and avoid searching for or creating supporting content. Give supporting elements the focus they deserve later, and focus on your writing now.

Dark Mode, Dyslexia Theme, & Settings - Simple settings to adjust the writing experience to fit you. Whether you want to start with a blank white sheet, get lost in the dark, want a bigger font, and more customization settings.

Draft Management - A complete file management system. There's no need to manage folders in the finder. Additionally, with the upcoming iPhone and iPad versions of Rough Draft, syncing across all your devices will be effortless.

Writing Prompts - For those times when you feel like writing, but aren't sure what to write.

Along with many more subtle features to support your writing flow.

Download Rough Draft for free and experience it for yourself.

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Note: Rough Draft doesn't currently work for writing in Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and languages that write right-to-left.

What's New
Thanks to being featured we got a lot of great feedback and were able to find new bugs to fix. With this update we've focused on stability and righting the issue that a small, but very important, portion of users were facing with a left-alignment.

Please keep leaving your great reviews full of feedback, reaching out through our site, or tweeting us @96_Problems to help us revise Rough Draft!

Rough Draft (com.96problems.first-draft-mac) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is Rough Draft 20160323. The most popular version of this application used by our users is Rough Draft 1.7.6.

Operating System: Mac

Minimum OS version: 10.10

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