Top 7 iPhone Apps for Writers in 2017
Looking to do a little writing on the go? You’ll really appreciate some of these nifty iPhone apps designed to make your hobby or job a little easier. The App Store is a veritable wonderland for these great tools that will help you learn and grow. If you don’t use an iPhone or your carrier doesn’t support them and you’re interested in these apps, you can always purchase a secondhand iPhone and unlock it with these tips.
Paper is an app for general note taking, which is exactly what makes it so perfect for those moments when random inspiration strikes. The coolest part of the paper app is its novel instant calligraphy feature. If you have a stylus, you can write on the screen and the app will turn your scribbles into calligraphy. If you prefer writing ideas out long hand, you’ll be able to so and wind up with a pretty, polished finish product.
- Textilus Pro Word Processor
This app is great for both academic and leisure writing. It’s compatible with Microsoft Word, as well as any PDF reading and writing programs (such as Adobe). If you like to write eBooks, you’re probably already using one of these programs on our computer. You can import and export these files, and take them with you when you go. If you think you might want to get a little writing done while you’re on vacation, you won’t have to bring your whole laptop – just the necessary files.
Werdsmith is designed to be a writer’s paradise – and it doesn’t matter what you write. Your next great fiction novel, an article about your travels in Rome, or a great romantic comedy screenplay can all be easily generated with Werdsmith. You can change your fonts and your color schemes with a few easy taps. Werdsmith will also allow you to input goals and measure your progress. Looking to write 3,000 words a day? Werdsmith can help you keep track, and tell you how close to completion you are as you’re writing.
- Daedalus Touch
Daedalus Touch is an iCloud integrated writing app that’s very simple, and its simplicity is exactly where the appeal comes from. It’s a writer and editor that takes a minimalist approach. Authors will appreciate it just as much as university students. Since it’s compatible with iCloud and Dropbox, it’s easy to access your documents from multiple devices, or even allow other people to work on them.
Penultimate is a writing app owned by Evernote. If you’ve ever used Evernote, you already know the quality you should expect with Penultimate. This is a great app for writers who still prefer to do things the old fashioned way, with a pen and paper. You can choose different handwriting options and select your virtual stationery. It’s also integrated with just about any other app or sharing service you could potentially need, making it convenient to send or access your files.
A lot of iPhone users swear by Byword, mostly because it’s an app adaptation of a program designed for use on Mac computers. It creates a better sense of consistency across platforms. If you already use Byword on your computer, you’ll appreciate being able to take the same program with you in a way that’s been optimized for use on your iPhone. It only has basic features, which is precisely why it’s so easy to use. There’s no clutter or complicated menus. Just open the app and write what you came to write.
Lettrs isn’t a conventional writing app, but it’s still one of the best apps on the subject. Obviously, Lettrs is made for writing letters. A lot of writers choose to express congratulations, condolences, or gratitude through the power of written word, and they’ll appreciate how easy this app makes it. You can save and choose personalized signatures and even include images. It’s never been easier to create a letter.
Gone are the days of hauling around a leather bound journal and a fountain pen. With these writing apps, you’ll always be prepared – no matter where inspiration takes hold of you.
Rachel is a writer and a proud mother of 2 beautiful boys. She loves to write about travelling, education and business. She is a Senior Content Manager at NYBizDb – an online resource of relevant business information.