Doesn’t matter if you’re a content writer or an aspiring novel author. The key to success lies in consistency. In other words, you have to write almost every day in order to get better. Easier said than done, mainly because our lives get busier with each passing year. You might say it’s hard to keep your writing routine going if you can’t spend daily hours writing on your computer. Wrong!
If you’re having trouble finding the time to write, you should turn your attention to mobile technology. Smartphones and tablets are gaining impressive popularity in the writing world, mainly because of their portability. I get why people are skeptical on writing from a portable device. In the past, mobile devices were slow, the screens were small and the overall writing experience was average, to say the least.
Fortunately, that’s not the case anymore. The specs & screen got big enough to allow for multitasking chores (Android Nougat supports multi-window), screen keyboards are getting better and external keyboards are cheaper than ever. Even more, the quality of mobile apps designed to help writers has improved immensely.
Since there is a reasonable number of apps that could significantly improve your writing game, we decided to put together a list with the ones that would really help aspiring writers, copywriters, and bloggers. If you aren’t in a good mood to write anything for the day, check the list down below, we really believe it would help.
Evernote is a cross-platform app that should be included in every writer starter pack. Think of Evernote as a digital cabinet where you can store all notes, structures and ideas.
Especially popular among bloggers and writers, Evernote allows you to access your stuff from any device and even share it with other writers without the risk of losing any data. You can begin your day working on your blog post from your PC, add to it from your smartphone during the day, and finish it from your tablet. All your data will be stored on a server free of charge, all you need is access to the Internet.
You can begin your day working on your blog post from your PC, add to it from your smartphone during the day, and finish it from your tablet. All your data will be stored on a server free of charge, all you need is access to the Internet. You can configure Evernote to perfectly serve your writing style. Play with their plethora of tools, set goals and try to stick with the program. Take notes on the go, you never know when inspiration strikes.
iA Writer takes focused writing to a whole new experience. On the first look, this app looks like a plain text editor but don’t be fooled. It wasn’t nicknamed “The Writing Machine” for no reason. Everything about iA Writer is designed to better your writing experience. Whether you have to write a promotional material, a blog post or a research essay, iA Writer is nothing short of a secret weapon.
Integrated file browser, MultiMarkdown capabilities, and typographic preview templates are just scraping the surface of what this app is capable of. The Night Mode will protect your eyes when you have to do some night writing and you can use the full-screen mode for increased immersion.
Don’t forget to try the Focus Mode – it fades all other text besides your current sentence. It will do wonders on your concentration.
Quip is a free app perfect for people who work on blogs and news publications in which the worflow is split to a team. This app allows multiple people to work on the same project, facilitating a fast and easy collaboration between the writers and the editor.
Quip’s features include live chats, task lists, spreadsheets and live docs. A whole arsenal of tools that will make your team achieve maximum productivity.
Don’t forget that this is a cross-platform app that has a ton of importing & exporting options. You can give out the tasks from your smartphone while the other members of your team work on them from a Mac or a PC.
This app dosen’t require much explanation. If you’re a blogger that likes to write stuff on the go, chances are you already have it on your device. It’s designed to allow for fast writing and editing, as well as publishing posts directly to your website.
The interface is meant to look like a diary in which you can create drafts and build your material from scratch.
Similar to the desktop interface of your blog’s dashboard, you can publish posts, edit existing ones, insert images and label your posts.Download for Android
JotterPad has a simplistic design, but that doesn’t mean its material design UI doesn’t have a ton of good features. As a matter of fact, its one of the best free writing apps currently on Google Play.
The special keyboard and a distraction-free interface will let the creative in you roam free. You can use the phrase finding feature to find the right approach to your style of writing.
Syntax highlighting, night-mode and typewriter scrolling are just a few extra features that will make your writing even better.Download for Android
It may seem like an unusual choice for writers, bloggers, and copywriters, but hear me out. Microsoft has really put a lot of work in improving the mobile versions of Word, and with each update, it just gets better and better.
Chances are you’re already familiar with the set of features present on Microsoft Word, but the mobile version of it was built to be used on the go. The free version provides extensive editing tools and allows you to maintain full portability throughout all your devices.
With the latest update, it’s now possible to do collaborative work with your team, track changes, mark ideas and leave constructive comments for your team.