TextRoll is a new innovative app specially designed for poetry writing. Its structure supports the form and workflow of poetic writing. Dynamic rolls, text blocks, drag & drop text handling, and digital text relations make TextRoll the ideal tool to improve or start your poetic journey.
Optimized for desktop and laptop
Dynamic rolls boost your poetic creativity
Often, writing a poem is not a linear process but an erratic one. Scribbles, notes, ideas, first paragraphs, and the final text constantly interact in many ways that are more parallel than linear. TextRoll accounts for the creative process of poetry by introducing parallel rolls, establishing a new paradigm for digitally supported poem creation.
Today's standard writing software primarily supports long-format texts with all possible bells and whistles, but not the writing process of poetry. They allow for planning, organizing, and plotting novels meticulously, but they are not built to support poetic writing.
Create and improve your poems flexibly with the stanza-based text block management of TextRoll. The drag & drop functionality allows you to quickly change your poetic texts' flow, tone, and rhyme.
The arrangement and flow of stanzas fundamentally influence a poetic text's impact and dynamics. TextRoll's drag-and-drop text management allows you to easily play with different levels of poetry composition - first notes, lines, stanzas - to achieve the most significant effect of your poetry.
Drag & drop your stanzas for best effect
Easily import, export and edit
Easily import external texts and use the integrated editor to design and further process your poems. Export every roll or finished poem as an HTML file to then import into other tools for further customization and processing.
Digital text connections to manage inspirations
To have under control all the moving parts of the final poem is the art of poetry writing. TextRoll provides an effective way to support the assembling of these bits and pieces in an efficient fashion. TextRoll does not only indicate which parts should belong to each other on a static pinboard but digitally connects and displays them "in reality."
With one click, TextRoll searches and assembles all the related pieces of your poem, providing a fast and effective way to integrate these parts into the final text. You don't have to assemble the parts in your mind - TextRoll does it for you.
Create your poetic writing environment
Writing is a very personal endeavor. An inspiring and comfortable working environment is crucial for maximum creativity and progress.
TextRoll offers you a wide range of customization options to tailor your writing program to your personal preferences. With text block outlines, colors, and fonts to general color settings and image background integration, TextRoll will become your favorite and inspiring writing environment.
Poetic Circles - a home for your poems
We created TextRoll to give your poems a home and a place to grow. You'll never lose a poem by accident again. And you can share it on the platform with friends who like to follow your work.
We call it your poetic circle. Give your friends reading access - or even writing rights - to interact directly with your poetic work. Grow and improve your poetry together with your friends.
Working as writers, poets, and IT entrepreneurs for decades, Katrin & Alex are passionate about jump-starting your poetic journey with a new tool for poetry writing - fast, dynamic, digital. Poetry creation that builds the connection between the ancient papyrus rolls and the digital age.