The zombies wrestled WordOne code for days and nights on end to get it into shape. They changed the graphics, beat bugs into submission, and generally created better havoc with it. And now the world gets to see what those pink little zombies we keep in the basement have done…
Created by a writer – because, yes, even zombies write, and some of them, quite well – for other writers, WordOne lets writers track their daily writing progress.
As most successful writers have noted, becoming a successful author requires dedication and discipline. WordOne aims to provide this dedication and discipline by allowing you to set a goal for your writing project(s) and then letting you track your progress in reaching your goal by entering daily (or multiple times a day) word counts.
The app calculates detailed statistics based on your entered data, then provides you with useful information such as your current average words per day and the number of words a day you’d need to write in order to reach your set goal. This will allow you to plan your writing and to gain the necessary dedication and mindset necessary for writing daily by setting a word count goal that you’d need to achieve.
WordOne also provides you with visual indications of progress on each of your projects. The main project listing not only provides a progress meter which is updated as you add new session word counts, but it also colour codes the items in the project listing based on how close (or far) you are from achieving your set targets.
But that’s not all! WordOne also lets you share your writing progress with other writers via social media so that you can encourage them by showing how much you’d achieved. WordOne has full support for iOS’s share extensions and will allow you to share via any supported extensions/applications. Meaning you can brag about your writing progress all over your social media.
WordOne is also great for NaNoWriMo and other such goal-based writing challenges and contests.
Note: The pro version of the app allows you to track as many projects as you want. The Lite version only allows tracking one project, so if you want to track more than that, then you need to purchase the paid version.
- Support for one writing project in the Lite version or as many writing projects as you want in the paid version.
- Color-coded projects listing which easily indicates current overall progress for each project.
- Progress bar indicating percentage completed for each project.
- View history for word counts on individual days and be able to see the total word count at that point as well as the session word count.
- Ability to share session word counts with others via social media such as Facebook or Twitter.
- Built-in feedback for bugs and feature requests.
When you open WordOne on your device, it automatically opens up to the page listing all of your projects. This is called the Projects screen.
Please note: The Lite version can track one project only. The paid version can track an unlimited number of projects.
Tap on the + icon in the upper left hand corner. You’ll be taken to the Add/Edit Project screen. Then fill in all the blanks and tap on Save when you’re done.
From the Projects screen, tap on the + icon to the right of the project you worked on.
If you’re on the History screen, tap on the + icon in the upper right hand corner.
If you’re on the Add/Edit Project screen, tap on the History label in the upper right hand corner, which results in the History screen opening.
You can then tap on the + icon in the upper right hand corner. That will take you to the Add History screen. You can add the word count there. Tap Save when you’re done.
From the Projects screen, tap on the line for the project you wish to edit. The Add/Edit Project screen will then open. You can edit the information there. Tap Save when you’re done.
In the Projects screen, beside each project on the right hand side is a graph icon. Tap on that graph icon and the Statistics screen will open with a display of the statistics for your project.
From the Projects screen, tap on the question mark icon in the top right hand corner. The Help & Info screen will open. Right below the WordOne title is the version number for WordOne.
From the Projects screen, tap on the question mark icon in the top right hand corner. The Help & Info screen will open. You will see a label for Feedback. Tap on it and the Feedback dialogue will open. Enter your email address if you’d like us to contact you with an answer, a possible solution, or so that we can get more information from you if something needs clarification. Then write your message outlining the bug or feature request.
From the Projects screen, tap on the question mark icon in the top right hand corner. The Help & Info screen will open. You will see a label for FAQ. Tap on that and you’ll be able to read all the FAQs.
From the Projects screen, tap on the question mark icon in the top right hand corner. The Help & Info screen will open. You will see a label marked Rate App! Tap on that and you’ll be taken to the WordOne app within iTunes.
Simply swipe left on the record you want to delete from the main project listing or the history record list, You should be presented with the option to delete that particular record.
Select a project from the main project list and you'll go to the project editing screen. On that screen, you should see an option on the top right for "History". Tap that button to get a listing of all the work records you've created for the project.
Tap on the ? in the upper right corner. The Help & Info screen will display. Tap on More Apps and the App Store wlll open to the RookSoft Ltd. page including all our apps.
WordOne Lite the free version allows you to track one project whereas WordOne the paid version allows you to track an unlimited number of projects. They are otherwise identical and the Lite version has all the same functionality as the paid version.
Version 2.3.1 – 27 September 2019
- Updated the app for the latest iOS version.
- Various bug fixes and optimizations.
Version 2.3 –
- Update to latest iOS and Swift versions.
- Added Dynamic Type Support.
- Fixed a minor display bug.
Version 2.2 – 17 September 2016
- Updated for iOS 10 and Swift 3.
- Added the ability to backup and restore data.
- Added the ability to import data from WordOne Lite.
- Some tweaks and optimizations.
Version 2.1.3 – 5 November 2014
- Fixed a hard-to-find bug which caused crashes.
- A few other minor bug fixes and UI tweaks.
- Tweaked the crash reporting.
Version 2.1.2 – 30 October 2014
- Fixed the project and work data entry forms not appearing on iOS 7.x.
- Modifications to orientation support handling.
Version 2.1.1 – 25 October 2014
- Added missing support for landscape mode.
- Updated the data entry forms to work better in both portrait and landscape modes.
- Updated some screens to clarify functionality better.
Version 2.1 – 10 October 2014
- Added the ability to add word counts for multiple sessions during a given day.
- Changed word count entry to always take only the total word count for the project and then calculate the session word count based on that.
- Added the ability to share the word count for a session via social media.
- Added a few new statistics values for each project to clarify how the current calculations work.
- Fixed some layout and code issues.
Version 2.0.1 – 4 September 2014
- Bug fix which ensures that the project total is correct if you enter a total word count when entering work instead of a daily word count.
- Added a button to teh Help & Info screen to update project totals affected by the above issue.
Version 2.0 – 22 August 2014
- Updated to conform with the latest iOS changes.
- Now a universal app working on both iPhone and iPad.
- Updated the app design to match the iOS 7 look and feel.
- Changed how the data is stored internally so as to allow for easier addition of features in future.
- Modified the UI to allow easier and faster access to projects.
Version 1.3 – 20 April 2011
- Crash when changing Target Date – fixed.
- Percentage value calculation/display issues – fixed.
- The average words per day calculation – fixed.
- Fixed a few memory leaks.
Version 1.2 – 9 Apr 2011
- Updated to fix a few bugs/crashes.
- Added percentage complete display for projects.
Version 1.0 – 8 August 2009