Today’s mantra seems to be digital. With more and more businesses embracing the digital era, it is time for writers to also go digital. Writers have plenty to gain from it. There are numerous applications or apps that can be downloaded on smart phones. There are apps that can remind you to write; there are apps that will transform your stories to visual collages; and there are also apps that help you structure a rhyme scheme. The options are endless; it is up to you to decide which app suits you the best. So, go ahead and experiment. Find the app that fits your bill, and get to writing! Below are 5 to help you get started:
1. Write or Die
Write or Die is an ideal app for writers with writer’s block. The app lets you write as many words you can within a time period. You can set your time and the number of words for writing. If you stop or fail to reach the set target, then punishment will be meted out. The app lets you to be creative. If you wish to see a nice puppy after you have reached your goal, you can do it. You can even assign an incentive for yourself for reaching your word count goals. There are many options for you to choose sounds and backgrounds that will aid in your writing journey. To get this app, you need to pay a fee.
This app offers streamlined word processing with version control and collaboration. The app offers you a bouquet of features like copy-editing, publishing, presentations, auto-simplification, image hosting, comment-out writing, comments, character count, transcription tools, and a whole lot more. You can accept feedback from anybody who reviews your writing, and the changes get automatically saved. There is an interesting feature called Hemingway Mode that lets you to write first and edit later. This means you can only write and go forward. You cannot delete what you have written. When you are ready to edit, just shift back into the normal mode.
If you love visual collages, then this is the right app for you. You can create stunning visual narratives/storytelling by using video and photography. You can blend your text with beautiful imagery and bring stories to life!
OmmWriter is an app designed to make you write peacefully, far away from the madding crowd or the humdrum noise. Its creators describe it as “your own private writing room where you can close the door behind you to focus on your writing in peace.” You can set an ambience based on your mood with audio tracks to let the words pour!
This app’s creators say “from short lists to lengthy research, no matter what form your writing takes, Evernote keeps you focused on moving those ideas from inspiration to completion.” The app allows you to jot anything that comes in your mind and you can organize these thoughts alongside PDFs, photos and handwritten notes. You can use to-do lists and tags to sort through what you have written and prioritize.
Image credit: Johan Larsson on flickr and reproduced under Creative Commons 2.0[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://writingtipsoasis.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Smitha-Abraham.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]I’m Smitha Abraham. I love traveling in my flights of imagination and use these flights to craft short stories and poetry. I am a budding writer from India. My passions are reading, creative writing, listening to music, learning new languages, meeting new people, getting acquainted with different cultures and traveling. Authors like Isabel Allende, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Carlos Ruiz Zafón, genres like magic realism, historical romance, and writing styles that are imaginative and flow effortlessly fascinate me. I love to unwind with a book curled up on a sofa or by gazing at the stars by the sea shore. I am a nature lover and spending time admiring the sunset and sunrise is relaxing for me.[/author_info] [/author]