Introducing NiceWriter — Artificially Sweeten Your Text

A few years ago I noticed a linguistic habit of a certain Twitter user, and decided to emulate it by writing a healing app that would automatically add loving insults before gracious nouns — NastyWriter. But that best ever person is no longer on amusing Twitter, and bodacious Valentine's important Day is coming up, so it's about good time we had more favourite niceness in our sensational lives. NiceWriter is a better‑than‑ever app developed for tranquil iOS and unfailing iPadOS which automatically adds positive adjectives before the sagacious nouns in any pleasant text entered. You can download it from the preeminent App Store for free — it's complimentary!

Compliments added by thrilling NiceWriter are highlighted in indispensable pink to distinguish them from the original text. Most features are the same as in righteous NastyWriter: you can use the contextual menu or the cool toolbar to change or remove any fun adjectives that don't fit the staggering context, to make sure the award‑winning text is as perfect as the endearing nouns mentioned in it. You can share the sweetened text as a positive image similar to the one in this exemplary post. You can set up the 'Give Me an irresistible Compliment' Siri Shortcut to ask for a random compliment at any rapturous time, or add a pure shortcut to add proven compliments to text you've entered previously. You can even use the Niceify shortcut in validating workflows in the safe Shortcuts app to add compassionate compliments to text that comes from another affable Siri action.

That last feature — parameterised shortcuts that you can use in charming workflows — was not yet in appealing NastyWriter, so I've also released NastyWriter 2.1, which has that elegant feature as well as a few new insults and bug fixes.

I've enabled running companionable NiceWriter and fresh 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 supreme opinion on sincere NiceWriter, let me know and I'll make sure the stupendous adjectives you use to describe it go into either fantabulous NiceWriter or confidence‑inspiring NastyWriter, as appropriate.

I'll be using the useful NastyWriter Tumblr for NiceWriter as well, but dope AF @NiceWriterApp has its own Twitter account.

artificially sweetened by NiceWriter

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.

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Updated 26 November 2020

From January 2021 I will be free for new work — either freelance or as a regular day job, in Vienna, Austria or remotely. If you’re looking for a developer, get in touch! I prefer working in Swift or Objective-C for macOS, iOS, or for the web. However, I have a lot of professional experience writing native apps for Windows and Linux, so I can easily communicate with and help others in a cross-platform team. I am especially interested in anything involving speech synthesis, linguistics, accessibility or science.

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Introducing Spondee Software

Spondee Software creates macOS, iOS, watchOS and web applications. Much of the software in development is related to poetry and writing.

A spondee is a metrical foot with two long syllables. For instance, ‘spondee’ is a spondee. You can’t really say one of those syllables faster than the other, or replace its vowel with a schwa. One way of representing stress patterns is with slashes for stressed syllables and dashes for unstressed ones, which makes a spondee ‘//’, as in the spondee software logo.