Ah Jesse, I’ve been waiting for an update to WR for so long and this bold claim got my hopes up:
Bike is a small and efficient macOS native app. Use it to write a todo list. Use it to write a novel. Bike is a small app ready for big jobs.
The animation was a little trippy at first, but I grew to like it. And I really love the focus in/focus out feature. That would be immensely helpful in drilling down into a scene or chapter. And as an outliner, it’s great. Truly, there is a lot to love here.
However, there isn’t much point in writing a novel in software that doesn’t offer a means of getting said novel to one of my publishers, all of whom still expect everything in DOCX. It’s the indenting that really breaks things for me. If I could define the chapter structure with hashtags like markdown, I could use Pandoc or something similar. I saw another user mention there is a way to convert Taskpaper format to MMD using Ruby, but I fear that is far beyond me, and I’m not certain it would apply for Bike anyway.
It looks like there’s a post 1.0 release plan to include RTF. While copy/paste RTF into a blank Word doc wouldn’t be ideal, and would likely lose the structure in the process, it might be the simplest option?