You can download Manuscripts for free on our website at https://www.manuscriptsapp.com, or by following this link.

The free application allows you to write up to three documents that reach a word count of 1,500 words, after which you are prompted to purchase a "Manuscripts Unlimited" license code that removes document count and length limitations.

  • The license code allows activating the application on up to three computers.
  • The license code does not expire (the activation state of the application version you've downloaded will persist).
  • If you are a student, a 50% student discount applies when purchasing the unlimited license code.

If you have any trouble activating the app with your license code, please contact us at support@manuscriptsapp.com, noting your license code and the email address you used when purchasing.

Installing and Running Manuscripts

  1. Download the app.
  2. Open Finder and drag the un-archived Manuscripts.app bundle to /Applications or ~/Applications.
    • If your browser did not already un-archive the Manuscripts.zip you downloaded, double-click it in Finder to unarchive it, before dragging it.
    • NOTE! It is important to drag the app either into /Applications** or to ~/Application (Applications folder under your home directory) rather than using it from e.g. ~/Downloads, because macOS is guaranteed to register its Spotlight and QuickLook support only once this has been done).
  3. Launch the app you placed in the Applications folder (double-click in Finder, or click it in the Dock).