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MonsterWriter

The most enjoyable desktop app for writing a thesis or paper.

Don't spend time on formatting

You focus on the content and the structure of the document. MonsterWriter takes care of the final appearance of your writing.

Write once, publish everywhere

Export as PDF, LaTeX, HTML, Markdown. Decide at the last moment what template to use. No reformatting required!

Fast editing of large documents

MonsterWriter will not bother you with a slow interface. Even when you write large documents it is super fast.

No need to learn complex apps

MonsterWriter is not for writing letters, invoices, invites, ... Its focus is to be very intuitive to use for articles and scholar text.

Write Your Thesis Within a Distraction Free User Interface

It seems like at every turn MonsterWriter offers you just the tools required for what you are currently doing or planning to do as it offers just the right number of options that are available in a very non intrusive and minimalistic way that you don't even notice [...]

The Bottom Line is that all these things are done in the background like your own team of elves and before I knew it I had downloaded a beautiful PDF in no-time with tables that I did not believe I created SO FAST and it looks & feels so NATIVEShiraz via AppSumo

Easy Insertion of Citations and Cross-References

Press CMD and i to display the insert context menu. In this small pup-up, you can insert a footnote, inline-equation, or reference. Click on ref.

A dialog appears which allows you to

  • cite a source, or
  • cross-reference a section, image, diagram, table, equation, ...

Powerful Export with Automatic Typesetting

Once you've finished writing, the most powerful feature of MonsterWriter comes into play. You export your thesis with a few clicks and configurations. MonsterWriter takes care of formatting your whole document.

Some Other Features

In contrast to other solutions and markdown editors, MonsterWriter provides features for complex content. (Inline-) equations, footnotes, bibliography, table of contents, captions, and more. See the videos below to get an impression.

Special Headings (e.g. Abstract)

Some sections of an academic writing have a special role and need to be placed in a certain position of the document. An abstract for instance is always placed before the first chapter.

You can label headings as an abstract, declaration, appendix, or acknowledgment. When you export the document you simply choose a template and the sections will be placed where they belong to. The template will decide what is the right location.

Cross References

Press CMD and i to display the insert context menu. In this menu click on ref.

A dialog will appear. In this dialog, you can choose any section, table, etc. you want to cross-reference.

References

Press CMD and i to display the insert context menu. In this menu click on ref.

Click on the first entry on the list New external writing to insert the details of the document you want to references.

LaTeX Equations

Start a new section by either pressing CMD+Enter or simply Enter if the caret is at the end of the previous section.

Change the section type by moving the cursor over the small little box right of the section and selecting formula.

Alternatively, you can just type #eq at the beginning of the new empty paragraph section.

Inline LaTeX Equations

Press CMD and i to display the insert context menu. In this menu click on .

A dialog in which you can enter a LaTeX equation appears. Below the input field for the equation, you see a preview of the rendered formula.

Footnotes

Press CMD and i to display the insert context menu. In this menu click on fn*. Insert the text of the footnote and click OK.

Once inserted a context information will pop up whenever the caret is next to the footnote index. You can also insert a list of all footnote in the document at any place of the document.

Mermaid Diagrams

Start a new section by either pressing CMD+Enter or simply Enter if the caret is at the end of the previous section.

Change the section type by moving the cursor over the small little box right of the section and selecting mermaid.

Alternatively, you can just type #dia at the beginning of the new empty paragraph section.

Pricing

For end-user, MonsterWriter is available via one-time payment. You do not have to sign up for a subscription.

Single User $34.99

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