Black Mana Studios ( has introduced Manuscript 1.0, an app that encourages creativity by working through a logical process of steps. It requires Mac OS X 10.6 or later, costs US$39.99, and is aavailable worldwide through the Mac App Store in the Productivity category.

Manuscript is designed to be a complete writing solution that takes you from a story idea to a complete ebook novel, ready to be sold on Apple’s iBookstore and Amazon’s Kindle stores. Its writing steps take you from pitch to publication.

Manuscript for Mac will help you organize your plot lines, keep track of your characters, and give you the tools to get your thoughts flowing straight to paper, without delay, according to the folks at Black Mana Studios. When your manuscript is complete, it allows you to export your work into a number of formats including Word, PDF, and the popular eBook format ePub.