Many of the
BrainStorm users who have sent us positive feedback are professional
writers - academics, journalists and freelance writers who have
discovered the benefits of using BrainStorm as writing software.
Whether you're writing research
papers and articles or are busy planning a book, BrainStorm
can help you pull your ideas together and organize them in a
This writing software includes several useful tools which
can increase your creativity and help you work more efficiently.
BrainStorm includes several Paste tools which make it easy
to capture information from other sources, something
that can be very useful when you're writing an article, researching
a paper or planning a book. The Magic
Paste is a unique feature of our writing software. It runs
in the background, and automatically pastes into the current
BrainStorm model everything that you copy, regardless of the
source. This can save you a lot of time, as there is no need to go back
and forth between different windows to paste the desired material
into your document.
BrainStorm helps you collect all your material
and create an outline of what you want the finalized
project to look like. If you prefer, this writing software can
also gather your material into a catalogue or a list. Either way,
BrainStorm ensures that you won't lose track of any vital parts of
your writing project.
The BrainStorm Namesakes are another useful feature of
this writing software. Namesakes are identical entries
which share the same set of descendants, and are automatically
linked as soon as they are entered. This means that all the information
you have stored on a particular subject is instantly accessible.
It is also very easy to navigate between different occurrences
of the same information.
Another benefit of using BrainStorm as writing software is that
it makes it easier to spot gaps, omissions and mistakes. When you
see everything laid out in front of you as a three-dimensional
model, you will soon notice if more work or research
is needed in one particular area. If you're writing a
book you can use BrainStorm to plan the structure of your chapters,
which diminishes the risk of repeating yourself or trying to include
too much. As one user said, "It helps crystallize
my thoughts while writing or studying."
A BrainStorm feature that is particularly appreciated by
journalists and academics is that sharing ideas with
colleagues becomes so easy. The BrainStorm models can be
published as HTML models with all their original structure
and cross-links, allowing others to follow your thoughts and ideas
exactly as you intended.
Here's what one of the BrainStorm users said about using it
as writing software:
"I am a freelance writer. I specialize in writing articles
and white papers for companies selling computer software and
to Fortune 1000 customers.
I find BrainStorm to be an invaluable tool, and I use it constantly
throughout the writing process. During the research phase of
a project I cut-and-paste information from web pages, PDF documents,
word processor files, and email into a BrainStorm database.
This gives me a single source for all of the data I need when
drafting an article. I then sift through this pool of data to
draft an outline - the ability to have two views of the same
BrainStorm document open at the same time makes this task a
When I begin to write I continually refer back to BrainStorm
for quotes and clarification. It serves as my authoritative
source of input for a paper or article. I recommend BrainStorm
whole-heartedly to any creative professional needing help organizing
- Nigel Hall, Freelance Writer
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