I'm the type of gal who needs my teenager to get the movie started on my TV. Needless to say, I don't have an iPhone or Android. Not that I'm a Luddite. I'm just waiting until my old-school phone breaks until I buy a new one.
But for those of you who are living in the twenty-first century, here are a few handy-dandy apps that just might make your writing life easier...
Take notes. Record voices. Leave memos. Shoot, you can even take a picture. Plus as a bonus, the content syncs to all of the desktop or mobile devices you have connected via Evernote, meaning the results of your brainstorm extravaganza are with you wherever you are. This app is a great way to stay organized and keep your thoughts in one place. Even better, this one is my kind of price...FREE! Download it here.
You'll never have to wonder again where or when you submitted your work. With this app, you can keep track of your submitted stories, novels, poems, scripts and articles. iPhone. iPad. iPod touch.The information is all right there. Check it out here. There is a lite version of this app that's free, but it only lets you track 5 things. If you need more, you can upgrade at the App Store for $7.99.
This app is designed for the iPhone or iPad. Organize your story with pre-defined categories for only $0.99. Quite the deal. Find out more here.
Are you more of a mind mapper than a linear thinker? This is the app for you. iThoughtsHD is a great way to work out the structure of a WIP. Whether you're plotting, brainstorming or compiling thematic ideas, this is a great way to create a visual representation of all the swirling thoughts in your brain. iThoughts is an easy interface to use and is accesible on both Android and iOS devices. Cost is $9.99. More info here.
This is a pretty sweet word count tracking tool for the iPhone designed to remind you to keep up your writing. It's a super simple tool that any writer can use to set a daily goal and stick to it. Best of all, it's free. Download here.
Need to write, edit, open, import or export a Word document but you're not in front of your computer? No worries. Check out Office Plus. It's free to download but costs $9.99 if you want to be able to save your work. Intrigued? Click here.
I hear voices. Loud. Incessant. And very real. Which basically gives me two options: choke back massive amounts of Prozac or write fiction. I chose the latter. Way cheaper. I've been writing since I discovered blank wall space and Crayolas. I seek to glorify God in all that I write...except for that graffiti phase I went through as a teenager. Oops. Did I say that out loud?