Writing Helper Mac Release Notes

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Writing Helper Mac Version 2 released May 2022

Michelle McArdleLead Developer
Michelle McArdle
Stuart marsden Product Manager
Stuart Marsden

Version 2

Version 2 released 19 May 2022. Blog Post: Writing Helper Mac Update

  • Reference Manager: search for books and journals to automatically populate your source citation information.
  • Step 5 – Snippets: Unsorted snippets now sit in the right hand side tab view. This gives more screen space to the main snippet section.
  • Import a structure from another Writing Helper project.
  • Added some onboarding help.
  • Improved date picker for citation published date selection.
  • Some visual updates, keeping in line with the Windows version.

Version 1

Version 1 released 16 February 2022. Blog Post: Writing Helper Mac Release

The main aim of version 1 is to create a native Mac version based on how the Windows version of Writing Helper works.


  • Review the essay question, understand the ‘instructional verb’ in your question, and brainstorm.
  • Structure the essay into sections and add some writing tasks or reminders of things to do.
  • Open files or websites and highlight important sections, and search for keywords.
  • Slot these highlights and keywords right into your essay.
  • Reword each highlight or snippet, or mark them as direct quotes.
  • Manage all your citations to make complete and accurate bibliographies.
  • See a health-check on the whole essay, with links directly to where you can go to fix issues.
  • Publish to Word, with complete navigation and a full bibliography.

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