Here is an interview with Matias Piipari CEO and Co-founder of Manuscriptsapp. Manuscriptsapp is a new tool for writing scientific publications it is a writing tool for scientists designed and built by scientists.
There is more information on Manuscripts on the website.
You can start writing using a manuscript template.
We supply at the time of writing 1,100 of them and are building literally thousands of them for varied uses like journals across all sciences, university specific PhD theses, grant applications).
You can outline and plan your writing project using a powerful manuscript outline that updates live as you write.
The outline helps you navigate a complex document.
It allows you to focus on a particular subsection of it when needed.
Editing has been tuned to needs of scholarly writing: clean, simple and built for purpose.
We want you to focus on your story and not twiddling how the document looks. You will not find half a dozen ribbons of nonsense like in MS Word from Manuscripts.
Top of the range citing workflow and automated bibliography formatting, either using Citations from Papers, or a built-in citation tool for which you can import references from pretty much any common format: EndNote XML, RIS, BibTeX, Citeproc JSON, MODS, and several more.
Manuscripts is not a reference manager itself, but it works with a reference manager better than other word processors or text editors.
The interface to reference management tools is built in a generic way using AppleScript, so other reference managers in addition to Papers can add support too.
On exporting a document, references are formatted for Word and exported to LaTeX.
Cross-referencable multi-panel figures, tables and equations.
Manuscripts exports figures based on the needed format, and keeps original files intact.
We export mathematical equations to both LaTeX and Word.
Import and export the key formats used for scholarly writing: MS Word, LaTeX, Markdown.
We have spent lot of effort into getting our Word export into a good shape. All content is exported, including figures, tables, equations, citations and cross-references.
Manuscripts works with Markdown and LaTeX too — it's something more powerful than a markup text editor though: you can drag in or paste markup in either these formats to produce beautiful rich text, and then export it back out as Markdown or LaTeX (or indeed HTML).
You can also drag out or or otherwise export into these markup formats as well as Word (docx) and more.
The manuscript file format is versioned.
You can revert back to older versions as needed.
We are working on the ability to merge and synchronise different versions of the document.
For those writing peer reviewed literature, we are going to allow you to directly submit your work to thousands of different journals.