Mac: Hemingboard began as an iOS keyboard that works like an amped-up thesaurus, not only suggesting synonyms to whatever you’re typing, but also rhymes and similar-sounding words that you can use as puns. Now they have brought their wordplay weaponry to your desktop.
The new desktop tool works pretty much as you’d expect: It lives on your menu bar and when you’re scratching your head to find the right word, you can easily summon up synonyms to boost your writing from OK to — let me check my thesaurus — adequate. Easy access to a library of synonyms is the most practical aspect of the app, but Hemingboard is known more for its pun dictionary. As someone who makes bad jokes with regularity, I can attest that it’s pretty fun and helpful, but you won’t suddenly become Shakespeare unless you contribute some wit of your own.