Manuscripts: one month on from 1.0

Manuscripts 1.0 was the result of three years of research & development from two motivated and caffeinated geeks. We built a writing tool with a feature set never before combined into a single easy-to-use app. Yet the 1.0 really is just the beginning: we intend to change how complex documents are written up, especially research work.

We continue to express our gratitude for the trust our users have put in us at this early stage. Your support is what keeps us working on this app! We continue to recognise this with the almost daily updates to the app (more on that below)… and with some great launch deals.

This Cyber Monday week we have teamed up with our friends at Findings, makers of the most gorgeous lab notebook out there, to offer two crazy-good offers.

These limited-time offers last until Thursday the 3rd December.
Please enjoy, and please tell your friends!

What’s been cooking since 1.0?

Manuscripts 1.0 was just the beginning. That’s what they all say, right? We really mean it though: we have been updating the app on an almost daily basis since launch. You may be surprised that by Manuscripts 1.0.22, you now can…

  • Add inline math expressions.
  • Cite specific page ranges.
  • Cite with a prefix or suffix.
  • Hide the caption of equations, figures or tables.
  • Hide the header or footer of a table.
  • Export a BibTeX / BibLaTeX file as part of exporting to LaTeX.
  • Enjoy the results of dozens of bug fixes and overall improved stability.

Next up:

  • Footnotes.
  • More and more refined imports and exports.
  • Change tracking and collaboration.
  • … and of course, lots more based on what you request from us.

You can update to the most recent version by going to Manuscripts > Check for Updates, or by downloading the most recent version from here (replace the version you have put in /Applications with the one you downloaded).

Manuscripts: one month on from 1.0

10 thoughts on “Manuscripts: one month on from 1.0

  1. I am using Papers 3. Is it possible to keep Citing codes instead of immediate transformation? The current functions by Magic Citation makes me powerless and frustrating with bibliography.


    1. We actually store the full reference metadata, and just format it according to the current citation style. You are free to change the citation style and the citations and bibliography will then update accordingly.


  2. Themis Chronis says:

    Mattias – many thanks for addressing the bugs that we discussed. I will make Manuscripts known to my community I thnk it is worth it!
    Manuscripts was the missing link…
    Bravo and keep up the good work.


    1. We’ve made a few dozen public releases and 60+ beta releases since and updated users on the newsletter about them. We’re rather a lot better at keeping the app up to date than blogging, it seems.


  3. William says:

    There are still many features to add and bugs to fix. But it seems like nobody is developing the app now. It’s so sad. The app could have been developed into a go-to app for writing papers.


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