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Best Apps for Writers

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Looking for some tech to organize your notes and thoughts? The New York Times recently listed some favorite mobile apps for the writing life.

Storyist is a full-featured writing app that provides easy formatting for manuscripts, screenplays, and novels. It can also help you keep and organize notes about characters, plot points, and scene settings. The interface of the $15, iOS-only app “takes some getting used to,” but the app “saves documents seamlessly to the cloud.”

iA Writer uses a simpler interface and its look mimics that of an old typewriter, right down to the fonts. The cleverest feature is a mode that fades out all surrounding text besides the line or paragraph you’re working on. (Free for Android, $5 for iOS)

OmmWriter is a writing app that encourages creativity by using relaxing images and soothing music to create a Zen-like mood. (For iPads only, $5)

Monospace is an Android app is a minimal writing and notes app with a particularly clear and elegant design. It’s also free and easy to use.

Source: The New York Times reprinted in The Week Magazine.

Submitted by Jeannette Brown


Victoria Raschke

Victoria Raschke writes books that start with questions like “what if you didn’t find out you were the chosen one until you were in your forties?” When she isn’t holed up in her favorite coffee house to write, she can be found at the nearest farmers’ market checking out the weird vegetables or at her home where she lives with a changing number of cats and her family who supports both her writing and her culinary experimentation — for the most part. Her first book, Who by Water, was published in 2017. Voices of the Dead Series Who by Water Our Lady of the Various Sorrows Like  a Pale Moon Strange as Angels Voices of the Dead Omnibus Edition (includes short "A Wand Needs a Witch") Renegade Tea Cookbook (2021)