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
- Go to www.writersolo.com
- Select Help > Download Desktop Apps > WriterSolo
- Install on your computer
Update the Desktop App
- Select Help > Check for Updates
- Select Check for Updates
- If an update is available, it will automatically download
- Close the Check for Desktop App Updates window
- 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.
- Select File > Save As or Cmd/Ctrl + S
- As needed, change the Filename
- Select the desired file format
- Select the desired save location(s)
- Download to device
- Email a copy
- Save to external cloud
- As needed, select Auto-save after 1 minute of inactivity
- 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
- Select File > New Project
- Name the project
- Begin the exhilarating process of writing!
Open an Existing Project
- Select File > Open Project
- Shortcut: Cmd/Ctrl+O
- Select the location the project is saved in.
- Your computer
- Google Drive
- Select the file you wish to open
- Select Open