My final semester of my undergraduate life begins in August where I have to complete a thesis (of about 15K words). I am a History Major so there would be a need for plenty of citations/references, etc. After four years of academic writing, I do have issues focusing. Usually my OCD will act up trying to write the perfect essay (which simply ends with me having a writer's block). I have tried a few apps (OmniWriter, etc) only to end up with the Focus screen on Microsoft Word. Hope to have some suggestions from the community on what apps I can use to help manage writing this thesis-monster (citations are a chore :/). I did some research on my own and found some of the following names coming up quite often - Scrivener (how compatible is it with MS Word?) - Bookend - iA Writer (really interested in this for some kind of distraction-free writing) - Zotero - EndNote - Google Doc, Evernote, Dropbox (from friends. haha I welcome ideas to ensure my draft doesn't disappear if my MBP crashes.. the SSD just died... so yea) There are some things I do need though. Like preferably, it should be compatible with MS Word (easier to send my supervisor etc) Really hope to hear from you. Since there are still some months away, I figured it'll be a good time for me to learn some new tricks to manage academic writing if needed. --- On a side note, I think I kinda want to get into free writing/journaling again. Hoping to be a videogames/tech blogger or something like that. Any suggestions on how to get back into writing? I've read a number of sites recommending - Day One (I kinda like how it looks, may give it a go. But I just hope it allows me to keep separate journals, like one for Life, one for Games, etc) Thought of just writing to Tumblr/Wordpress but I don't think I get anywhere with those. Would much prefer to type my entry elsewhere and just publish to those platforms later (if needed) Thank you!