WriterSolo

What does it do?

If you prefer the file-based system of writing and aren't in need of the collaborative or multi-device features of WriterDuet, you can use WriterSolo! 
WriterSolo is a free version of WriterDuet that is not synced to any servers.


How It Works

  • All of the same tools and functions as WriterDuet, including Plus, Pro, and Premium features.
  • Files are fully compatible with WriterDuet.
  • Save all content to your device or external cloud drive (Google Drive, Dropbox, iCloud). Does not connect to the WriterDuet servers.
  • Work online or offline in the browser app or desktop app.


Work in the Browser Version

Go to www.WriterSolo.com


Download the Desktop App

  1. Go to www.writersolo.com
  2. Select Help > Download Desktop Apps > WriterSolo
  3. Install on your computer


Update the Desktop App

  1. Select Help > Check for Updates
  2. Select Check for Updates
    1. If an update is available, it will automatically download
    2. Close the Check for Desktop App Updates window
    3. Close the app and reopen it


Save Your Project in WriterSolo

All of your work must be saved to your device or an external cloud drive. 

  • You will be able to choose between saving to your device, Google Drive, Dropbox, and iCloud. You can also select multiple. 
  • When saving to your device, you will be asked to choose a file path. 
  • Closing the app without saving will result in lost content.

We recommend saving WriterDuet (.wdz) or Final Draft (.fdx) files for ease of opening and their compatibility with WriterDuet.

  1. Select File > Save As or Cmd/Ctrl + S
  2. As needed, change the Filename
  3. Select the desired file format
  4. Select the desired save location(s)
    1. Download to device
    2. Email a copy
    3. Save to external cloud
  5. As needed, select Auto-save after 1 minute of inactivity
  6. Select Save

You can also set up project backups to automatically backup while you are working. See Project Backups for more information.


Open a Project in WriterSolo

The best files to open in WriterSolo are WriterDuet (.wdz) and Final Draft (.fdx).

Open a New Project
  1. Select File > New Project
  2. Name the project
  3. Begin the exhilarating process of writing!

Open an Existing Project
  1. Select File > Open Project
    1. Shortcut: Cmd/Ctrl+O
  2. Select the location the project is saved in. 
    1. Your computer
    2. Dropbox
    3. Google Drive
    4. iCloud
  3. Select the file you wish to open
  4. Select Open


Upload your WriterSolo work to WriterDuet

  1. In WriterSolo, export or save your project as WriterDuet (.wdz) or Final Draft (.fdx)
  2. Go to WriterDuet
  3. Open a New Project
  4. Import the project

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