LivingWriter vs Workflowy

Side-by-side comparison of features, reviews, pricing and more


Category: Note-taking tool
Industries: Academia, Publishing,


96 USD/ year

9.99 USD/ month

14 days free trial


Category: Note-taking tool
Industries: Technologies, Daily work, Team projects, Research papers, Journals


Free forever plan and a paid plan that costs $4.99/month or $49/annually.

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LivingWriter reviews

I've been using this app for awhile on my tablet and desktop. While the desktop app isn't perfect, this app is particularly frustrating to use, especially if you're using a physical keyboard. The arrow keys don't control the cursor, instead cycling through the header navigation. Once you've accidentally pressed an arrow key, pressing space bar makes the menu open, without fail. It's very irritating.

- Alissa McGee

Perfect for those who like to plot out their stories. The tools are very versatile and I easily adjusted them to my needs. I love that I can jump between mobile and web, since I write 80% on my phone and 20% on the computer. My only major qualm with this app is that I really like the element link feature, but I don't think it works on the app. I can see the element links I've made on the web version, but as far as I can tell, I can't make links.

- Nico

I love the desktop version but the app leaves so much to be desired. Basic functions like being able to use auto correct or select/highlight text to cut or copy and paste is just non existent and it lags like crazy. Part of the reason I signed up was for the supposed convenience of being able to work on my projects from my phone or computer when on the go but that's simply not possible with so many basic functions (which can be found in any other writing app) just aren't available.

- Eli Ernest

Workflowy reviews

I love the very fast note-taking capabilities. The bullet list structure with sub-lists is incredibly useful for the way I take notes, and the ability to view a sub-list in a separate window is great.

- Ryan B.

I like how amazingly flexible and powerful Workflowy is. I started using it just for its outlining capabilities – which are great. But the more I use Workflowy, the more I realize the many more things it can handle, and handle well. Fast, reliable, and just really well designed. Also, new features always seem to be judiciously chosen and well implemented – keeps getting better and better.

- Jason N.

The fact that it has no excess frills or unnecessary features! This is so so so rare and I love it. There is no app anywhere like this that combines the tedious task of taking notes with the time consuming task of organizing and finding your way back to this or that particular piece of information without any distractions and without the complication of other apps--like One Note and Evernote which I like very much still but it's way more complicated and lengthy to navigate. Workflowy achieves this by its ingenious pairing of bullet pointing and hyperlinks. Simple absolutely genius.

- Michael M.

Pros & cons


Living Writer stores all your book content in Amazon Cloud Services
The work is encrypted, and the app team can’t access it
You can also use it directly from the web app if you prefer
The app offers basic spellchecking, image insert, and other functions you can expect from any text editor

The app didn’t seem to work well with outside tools like Grammarly
There’s also no “readability” metric, which some writers enjoy
There aren’t many customization options for re-arranging how tools or windows appear.


Never-Ending Nesting
Easily Add Files
Ultimate Organization

If You Don’t Like Outlining, This Isn’t Your Tool
No due dates, reminders, recurring settings, or calendar integration
Requires Pro account for Dropbox backup and password protection.

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