Work like a serious scholar

Thoughtbook is an app that helps you write, cite, and manage your research, from the first note to the published paper.

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Your writing and references all in one place

Thoughtbook's built-in citation manager makes it easy to add and edit reference entries with minimal interruption to your writing workflow.

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Connect ideas

Link your pages together to build a wiki-like web of ideas.

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Simple citing

Seamlessly insert in-text citations as you write – Thoughtbook handles the citation formatting for you.

Screenshot of Chicago-style citations, references, and bibliography in Thoughtbook's presentation view.

Publish-ready papers

Transform your draft into a published paper with any citation format you'd like, including APA, MLA, and Chicago styles. Whether you need a PDF, a Word docx, or an eBook, everything is beautifully formatted and typeset for you.

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Get organized

With project collections, tags, and fast search, it's easy to keep track of all your work.

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Safe and secure

All your writing is saved in plain text files locally on your device. Only you have access to them. Because they never touch the internet, they're as safe and secure as can be.

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Commitment-free

  • No email required
  • No credit card required
  • No sign-up required

Just download, install, and you're ready to get started.

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