We all know that writing comes with its own set of challenges. Whether you’re a professional full-time author or just writing for pleasure, we want to make your life a little easier. Our team has done some digging on the top five apps that every writer should try. Here’s the list to make your literary endeavors simpler. Drumroll please..
Hugely popular upon its release in August, Tom Hanks’ Hanx Writer app pays homage to that pivotal piece of writing technology… the typewriter. Hanks, who is an avid typewriter collector, decided to translate his love of the mechanical device into a digital world. This app replicates the noises of a traditional typewriter, including the unmistakable chime at the end of a line. While you may not want to write your next 500 page novel on it, you can definitely have some fun here. It’s a great app for anyone looking for the experience of a manual typewriter with the ease and speed of an iPad
Available on iPad
The Pocket app allows users to save content from all over the web in a convenient and accessible reader format. Save articles, videos, pictures, etc. in Pocket and you will immediately have access to it across any and all of your devices. This is a great app for the research phase of the writing process, when you are still gathering and organizing ideas
Available on iPhone, iPad, Android, Kobo and various web browsers
Byword 2 bills itself as, “Simple and efficient text editing for Mac, iPhone and iPad.”
Byword 2 supports rich text and Markdown. You can sync all of your documents on all of your devices, along with iCloud and Dropbox. It also includes complete Markdown support, allows you to preview your documents in the app, export to HTML, PDF, rich text or publish directly to a plethora of web platforms
Available on iPhone, iPad and Mac
Does the constant flipping back and forth between browsers and screens drive you nuts? As screens become smaller, space becomes more of a premium. PaperHelper allows you do keep your research and writing all within view by splitting your writing and your research into either side of your screen
Available on iPad.
Meg Crawford writes for the Lulu Blog – Archived