Thanks to technology, and most specifically Steve Jobs, the art of writing too has gone totally hip! There’s this thing called an iPad that you’ve probably heard of a couple of million times already, (unless you’re from Mars) that has some fantastic apps for budding writers.
It’s quite natural to be bitten by the writing bug…especially if writing is not just your passion but a method of self-expression which you are really not able to channelize properly ‘because you’re getting stuck somewhere or the other. So here’s a list that’ll help you through.
We compiled a few best iPad apps for writers that will not just assist you in your writing, but will also make sure you write the right way! Read on…
#1. A Novel Idea
This is a really great app if you want to break down your writing into manageable chunks. It’s free and works really well with not just the iPad but with the iPod touch and iPhone too. Brain buzzing with ideas? No worries, A Novel Idea can help organise your thoughts in a better manner. The best part is that you can store several novels at once!
A $2.99 In-App- Purchase enables Dropbox syncing, scene writing and export to iTunes.
Price: Free (lite)
Download A Novel Idea
#2. Chambers Dictionary & Thesaurus
You’ll never ever be lost for words again with this app! At a nominal cost of $6.99 and $4.99 respectively, the Chambers Dictionary and Thesaurus are handy little tools for every writer. While the Dictionary has around 260,000 definitions from the mammoth 12th Edition, which runs to over 2,000 pages in print, the thesaurus contains over 420,000 synonyms.
Guaranteed to help you write better!
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Download Chambers Thesaurus
You absolutely cannot do without a text editor, dear writer! Here’s Byword, a fantastic simple, clean text editor. For $4.99, it’s really not a bad deal. The app has a rich interface and a couple of typefaces to choose from. You can swipe or switch between word counts, embedding tools like links & images and punctuation. Byword invokes Markdown syntax that uses plain-text characters to denote formatting.
This means that when you’re working, the document is unobtrusive, but once you export it to HTML or email it as rich text, it’s converted to complex formatting.
Have a novel that is rather intricate and complex? Don’t worry; MindNode is a great app that helps you make internal connections visually. The app costs $9.99 and works great with iPhones and iPods too. The name kinda gives away the nature of the product. It helps you make organised brain dumps (or mind maps). There’s this huge tree where you can add your concepts to branches and develop your characters / locations / stories or what have you.
#5. Lists for Writers
Just like the name suggests, Lists for Writers is a miscellany of facts, figures and names for writers. There’s so much in here to help you organise your writing from character names to phobias to character traits and a lot more. There’s also a rhyming dictionary for poets and a list of cities and places along with their weather traits and stuff. At $2.99, it’s a really simply way to resolve your plot- related planning and keep the words flowing!
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Hopefully, you can now challenge your creativity and innovation (and storytelling skills) into something that might just turn out to be a best-seller!
Happy Writing! :)