A few years ago I noticed a linguistic habit of a certain Twitter user, and decided to emulate it by writing an app that would automatically add insults before nouns — NastyWriter. But that person is no longer on Twitter, and Valentine’s Day is coming up, so it’s about time we had more niceness in our lives. NiceWriter is an app developed for iOS and iPadOS which automatically adds positive adjectives before the nouns in any text entered. You can download it from the App Store for free — it’s complimentary!
Compliments added by NiceWriter are highlighted in pink to distinguish them from the original text. Most features are the same as in NastyWriter: you can use the contextual menu or the toolbar to change or remove any adjectives that don’t fit the context, to make sure the text is as perfect as the nouns mentioned in it. You can share the sweetened text as an image similar to the one in this post. You can set up the ‘Give Me a Compliment’ Siri Shortcut to ask for a random compliment at any time, or add a shortcut to add compliments to text you’ve entered previously. You can even use the Niceify shortcut in workflows in the Shortcuts app to add compliments to text that comes from another Siri action.
That last feature — parameterised shortcuts that you can use in workflows — was not yet in NastyWriter, so I’ve also released NastyWriter 2.1, which has that feature as well as a few new insults and bug fixes.
I’ve enabled running NiceWriter and NastyWriter on Apple Silicon Macs, but I don’t have one myself to test it on, so I can’t guarantee a good experience. Whatever your opinion on NiceWriter, let me know and I’ll make sure the adjectives you use to describe it go into either NiceWriter or NastyWriter, as appropriate.
I’ll be using the NastyWriter Tumblr for NiceWriter as well, but @NiceWriterApp has its own Twitter account.