Indent Labs

Smarter writing software


We create awesome tools for awesome writers.

Indent Labs is a collection of ambitious natural language processing projects aimed squarely at moonshots in the field of writing, particularly at the intersection of artificial intelligence and creativity.

The first word processor showed up in the 60's and revolutionized writing through technology, but new tools for authors have largely stagnated since then — even as we've seen a renaissance of creative tooling made available to other disciplines.

Isn't it about time for another shift forward?


Projects in development

These projects are still in active development. They may or may not ever see the light of day—in other words, whether we can get the cutting-edge tech behind them working well—but they're here to give you an idea of the kind of projects we're working on.

Project Asimov

Word Super-Processor

Asimov needs a better phrase than "word processor", but that's a great start to explaining its functionality. Besides all the usual functionality, this editor also does entity recognition to figure out who, where, when, and what you're writing about and can show unobtrusive contextual information that's relevant to what you're writing about—without breaking your flow.

Project Autoreview

Revising + Artificial Intelligence

Nearly 50% of most first- and second-pass copy editing corrections happen repeatedly and can be automated with a simple set of rules built on linguistic analysis.

Project Autoreview aims not to replace copy and line editors, but rather to augment their workflow and free up their time from small corrections to be able to focus on more complex critique that makes great stories even better.

Project Ghost

Ghostwriting with Artificial Intelligence

Ghost is a web-based editor for ghostwriters and niche writers that builds off of our rich linguistic fingerprinting. Pick a target author and see in real time—as you write!—how similar your writing style is to theirs, and what suggestions Ghost has to match them even closer.


Previous experiments

Unfortunately, these projects didn't work out. They'd still be awesome goals to accomplish one day, but right now the technology just isn't there.

Project Metaprompt

Writing Prompts with Artificial Intelligence

Project Storygen

Plot Generation with Artificial Intelligence

Project Convert

Automatic Manuscript Reformatting

Project Submit

Two-sided Publishing Pipeline


Our awesome team

Andrew Brown

Creator of Awesome Things

Amy Brown

The Most Helpful Helper

Indent Labs is a decentralized, asynchronous team of open source contributors and volunteers. Some contributors may not be shown here; you can always see an up-to-date list of contributors on GitHub.

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We're trying to make writing better and we're doing that with open-source code. If you'd like to help out, feel free to make a donation through our Patreon!