Companions


At Quillsoft, we aim to enhance writing for all ages, at all levels, using simple and effective tools. However, we recognize that we are what some like to call a “Companion Tool”. In other words, our software works as a trusted companion to other applications, building confidence and success by providing guided assistance in the process of writing.

For example, in a desktop environment we can float over top of any other program that requires text-input. A sample list of programs that can effectively use our companion tool(s) includes, but is not limited to, MS Word, Pages,  Google Docs, Outlook, LibreOffice, Skype and various email and chat programs. In the chrome environment, WordQ for Chrome is perfectly suited for the purposes of creating and/or editing a document to make sure it says what we want it to say. Following the draft writing, the writer may require a publishing tool (such as Google Slides, Google Docs, MS Word, Powerpoint, Pages, etc) to prepare a final draft for submission. On the iPad, students can build topical information in a program like Inspiration Maps, then “Open In” our iWordQ for editing and learning purposes then “Open In” a processing program such as Notability.

Quillsoft has always understood that one solution can never satisfy all the needs of individual users, yet our software can play a major role in written communication, when paired with other application(s), as a “Companion Tool”.

This section of our website highlights some programs that demonstrate a synergy with WordQ to provide a great combination of tools for any student/home/business writer at any level and any stage in the writing process.


http://www.ideaphora.com/

It’s more critical than ever for students to learn how to assimilate information from digital content as we increasingly live, learn and work in an online environment. Ideaphora’s technologies are the first to deconstruct digital content into meaningful concepts, automatically generating keywords that students can drag-and-drop into concept maps that they build right alongside the resource.

How it works with WordQ: 
Open the WordQ tool bar overtop of Ideaphora to get dual modality assistance while adding any text to your concept map. WordQ will provide a prediction list that can be seen as well as heard so that students can be assured that their writing is an accurate reflection of their ideas. This integration provides a universally-designed learning environment for all students.


http://www.unitsofsound.com/us/

Units of Sound is an online literacy intervention program for anyone with a literacy difficulty.  It is the second-chance specialist tool that anyone can use from a reading specialist to volunteer or parent. Its strengths lie in the unique structure, the 90% of independent work and the spiral learning application which makes learning enjoyable and painless.  So whether you are in a school, community center or at home, Units of Sound offers a solution.

How it works with WordQ:
With Units of Sound you are working on skills development, whereas with WordQ you have assistive technology. Together, they form a package that boosts a student’s output and inner confidence.