The way I see it, there are two ways to add Version Control abilities to your writing workflow. One would be to use a word processor specifically built for the task. The other would be to use the word processor you already have, and to use a separate app to handle the version control features.
I’m not sure that every of these applications and methods would give you the ability to use all of the features of a version control that a writer would want , but they are built on Git, which is a very powerful version control system.
…Of course, one option is to use Git itself to manage your documents , but using Git from the command line can be a challenge for some writers. There are several applications you can use for version control without the command line , although they were mostly designed with programmers in mind, not writers, so there may be a learning curve.
Does anyone know of any other writings apps that use Git? If so, I’d like to add them to my list, especially if they’re open source or multi-platform applications.
Most writers use Microsoft Word. I think it’s safe to say that it’s a fact. Most editors and publishers prefer to work in this format as well. Wouldn’t it be nice if a powerful version control system like Git could work with Microsoft Word documents? According to the book Pro Git, it can .