Text sings

A shiny app designed to help users make their text sing!


Cara Thompson


July 31, 2021

What does the app do?

This app is based on the following writing advice by Gary Provost.

The app takes a text input and highlights the sentences according to their length. The aim is to help those writing texts quickly see whether or not the length of their sentences varies in a way that makes the text “sing”. Any edits users make to their text are reflected in the output, providing immediate feedback.

Can we see a demo?


What resources did you use to create it?

Can I use it?

Of course! Give it a go and let me know how I can improve it!

If you find the app useful, please share it with others!



For attribution, please cite this work as:
Thompson, Cara. 2021. “Text Sings.” July 31, 2021. https://www.cararthompson.com/shinyApps/2021-07-31-text-sings/text-sings.html.