Place To Write

a creative writing tool for MacOS X and iPad


About Place To Write

Writing is a medium of communication that represents language through the inscription of signs and symbols.
In most languages, writing is a complement to speech or spoken language.
Motivations for writing include publication, storytelling, correspondence and diary.
Within a language system, writing relies on many of the same structures as speech, such as vocabulary, grammar and semantics, with the added dependency of a system of signs or symbols, usually in the form of a formal alphabet.
The result of writing is generally called text, and the recipient of text is called a reader.
Therefore, writing is not a language but a form of technology.
Based on this fact we’ve tried to conceive and develop a better way to use this fabulous technology called writing. We’ve researched, talked to writers, creatives, scientists, students, regular folk and the crazy ones.
We’ve prototyped, got inspired, frustrated and blocked. We’ve finally came up with needed concept, with the base idea. There are many writing tools but what writers really need is a good place to write.
For the creative, the junior, the senior, the discrete, the obsessed, the hipster, the geek or just for yourself... we’ve created a Place to Write..

Buy full MacOS X version


requires MacOS X 10.10 or later

Simply put, Place To Write is a tool that helps all kinds of amateur and professional writers to get inspired and focused on their writing, stimulating their creativity and creating a peaceful mind-set, while offering bullet-proof creative writing aids. Place To Write transports the user to a multitude of ambiances, offering a place to write on several distinct localizations.



Select from several places to write. From snowy Jutland to mysterious Kyoto or the vibrant Berlin, there are 8 different animated themes with corresponding music ambiance included.


Character Builder

Get rapid inspiration in order to create your character. Appearance, occupation and traits are suggested randomly as you click.


Plot Generator

Using another well-known technique, this generator puts two characters at a random place, situation and under a given plot.


Random Words

This creative writing technique makes you focus on a random word in a subliminal way. A 3D word appears to float around to help you brainstorm.


Myths & Legends

According to your location (theme), this feature will display mythical stories about that place.



Be more productive by establishing writing goals and setting up timers using this feature.


Inspiration Dice

Roll these abstract dice to generate words in three categories for creative story writing: mood, object and terrain. Invent new storylines through abstract brainstorming using the given prompts.


The Classics

Meditate and feel inspired by classical literature related to your writing location (theme). All bundled on a neat 3D paper wrap.



Choose your favourite font style (4 of the most used fonts by writers are included), change or turn off ambient soundtracks and keystroke sounds. Quickly share your creative texts by email or social media channels.


~Full list of features ~

8 animated Writing themes (Jutland, Lanzarote, Lofoten, Kyoto, Lapland, Madeira, Berlin and Lausanne)


7 inspiring background musics (from rain and wind to snow)


Markdown live preview syntax highlighting when writing and live preview in reading mode


Reading mode with 4 color themes


3 different keystroke to choose from


Export to HTML and PDF and
Share via mail, airdrop, notes and msgs


Markdown support (basic syntax, please check the guide section)


4 Font types with possibility to increase and decrease font size


iCloud support so you can easily sync your files between MacOS and iOS


Creative tools (character builder, plot generator, timer, random words, myths & legends, classics, random inspiration dice)


English spell and grammar checking


Save as .md (markdown) or .txt (plain text)



Please find below Place To Write complete user guide.
It not only describes the principles of usage but it also enlightens if you are new to creative writing techniques.
You can also find more about these techniques by keeping a close eye on our blog.

Feel free to contact us if you need any other assistance.


iOS version


Since the launch of the Mac version, many users have come to us requesting an iOS version and a Windows version. Today, we can reveal that an iOS version is on the making and should be out during the first quarter of 2016. Haven for iOS will feature all the same ambiances that are offered on the MacOS, as well as the same features, tools and some other perks. This version will support iCloud and Dropbox to easily allow the sync with the OS X. Also, it will support MARKDOWN! This will imply a new release of the OS X version that will also bring markdown, auto-save and Dropbox compatibility. So stay tuned for many news and gifts during 2016! Happy writings!

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The detail of the Kyoto theme


When selecting Haven's Kyoto theme, the animation that we've developed for this location shows red maple leaves falling in a random way. Kyoto is quite famous for it's green surrondings where temples and shrine transports locals and tourists to another era offering peaceful mindset. Many flock to Kyoto when the Autumm arrives because a unique festival of colors occurs with leaves from the trees changing colors and falling to the ground. The most impressive are the red maple leaves. In Haven, if you look closely, not only the shape of the leave is the same of a maple leave but also the redness replicates the red you may find on these leaves in Kyoto. We went far beyond and even turned red the text selection and the text input bar. You know, just to japanese the theme a bit more :) Please enjoy peaceful Kyoto.

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