5 must-have apps for writers.
We as writers, shun technology and by doing so deprive ourselves of some of the best apps for writers. Gone are the days of typewriters and the aesthetic of crumpled pages reminding us we are only a few more typos away from getting it right. Writers don’t always have to be such an angry bunch. They can forsake the correction fluids and download an app or two on their phones to make their lives easier.
Alas, technology isn’t always a friend but here are the 5 must-have apps for writers.
And no, Pinterest isn’t one of them.
The Forest app is an adorable productivity app. It is an app for you to practice the Pomodoro technique for staying focused but in a way that makes it difficult for you to stray. The time-keeping is represented by a tiny plant growing into a tree and you’ll likely not use Instagram if it meant letting the adorable tree die.
And if you do. Well, then you’re evil and you probably don’t care about Pomodoro.
Forest lets you earn credits for the time you spent focusing on your tasks and not using your phone. These credits are used to plant actual tress. In case, you need a little more motivation to break the phone addiction.
Evernote is my holy grail. There probably isn’t any app I’ve used as long as I’ve used this and because it is incredible for note-taking. If you are someone who likes to switch between devices, this is a great default writing app. With Evernote, you can access what you have written form anywhere and never lose time looking for documents.
The note-taking app is simple to use, you can organize all your notes into notebooks and you can make voice notes, add images, scribble, create shareable links and so much more. The best thing about this app is the dark mode feature that you get on your phone which makes it so much nicer to make lists and keep reminders.
Ever needed to read an article but didn’t have the time so you bookmarked it and then lost it to the never-ending list of browser bookmarks. The picket app was previously known as ‘Read it later’ and that is exactly what the app does. it gives you an offline library of articles and blog posts you save. And yes, you can organize them through tags for better access. This app does seem important till you use it and then you can’t get over how useful it is.
As someone who runs a blog, social media account where I promote my blogs, Canva is a big reason why it is all possible. The app lets you design social media graphics, book covers, and resumes, media kits and so much more and with the zero actual graphic design knowledge and skills. (Can you tell?)
Why exactly do writers need Canva?
Canva allows you to design professional book covers and e-books and for free.
Believe it or not, having a dictionary that you can access even without any internet connection is amazing. Having a dictionary easily accessible on your phone that gives you pronunciations, synonyms, and more while also being just as useful offline, makes it one of the best apps for writers.
More recommendations for writers here.
What are some of your must-haves? Let me know in the comments below.