The economical, understated writing style of Ernest Hemingway is renowned within the literature world. Now, there’s a Windows and Mac app to help you nail the American author’s approach.

Simply called the Hemingway Editor, this $4.99 app will grade your work for ‘readability’ and is able to identify sentences that are hard to read, contain too many adverbs, or terms that should be simplified.

Screen Shot 2014 07 23 at 15.24.46 730x756 Hemingway Editor app helps you write in the legendary authors economical style

The idea received a wealth of attention earlier this year when it launched as a website – you can still use that for free, although the desktop version gives you the ability to save your work, write in Markdown and see a HTML preview side-by-side. The design itself is also clean and distraction-free, taking inspiration from word processors such as Byword and iA Writer.

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Hemingway Editor [via VentureBeat]

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