Do you have an iPad? Do you write for a living? There’s an app for that. In reality, there are lots of apps for that. Developers have unveiled several must-have iPad apps for writers. Investing in them can help you organize your writing topics, outline your stories and edit your work. Here, then, is a closer look at these important writing apps.
This app is made for writers in the beginning stages of the creative process. With it, you are able to capture your ideas as sketches, diagrams, notes or drawings.
Information Architects’ iA Writer forces writers to focus on one thing, writing. That’s because iA Writer intentionally doesn’t allow users to mess with fonts, colors or any other distractions. With this program, you can do one thing: create and edit plain text files on your iPad.
Need to save your video, music, photo and text files in one place? Try Google Drive. This app, created by Google, provides you with 5GB worth of storage for free.
You’ve probably heard about Evernote. That’s because the program is one of the most beloved note-taking apps available to iPad users. You can use Evernote to take notes, capture photos, create to-do list and even record voice reminders. You can then store these notes and search them.
iThoughtsHD by CMS helps you easily organize your thoughts visually. What does this mean? With this program you can create brainstorming and task lists. You can tackle project planning and goal setting. You can even create detailed meeting notes. In other words, it’s an essential tool for anyone planning a story or blog post.
The people behind Evernote have created Penultimate, a nifty app that allows users to jot handwritten notes directly to their iPads. Users can take notes, draw sketches and create quick outlines with Penultimate.
Good.iWare’s GoodReader is easily the most powerful PDF reader for the iPad. With GoodReader, you can read just about any document imaginable on your iPad. This holds true for everything from books, movies and maps to pictures and PDF files.
DenVog’s Index Card mimics that corkboard you continue hanging in your office. Also, it makes it easy to organize and list your most important ideas. Writers can jot down ideas, plot outlines, assignment deadlines and all other important information on virtual post-it notes that they can then attach to their Index Card-generated corkboard.
Notably by Derek Lyons is amongst the most powerful note-taking apps for really serious writers. It also synchs with the popular online storage site Dropbox. This means that when you type a note or outline into Notably, your additions will automatically sync with Dropbox.