Best iPhone Apps for Mobile Writing | Type-A Parent

Best iPhone Apps for Mobile Writing

by ALYSSA GREGORY on APRIL 7, 2011 · 3 COMMENTS · in BUSINESS, FEATURED, TECHNOLOGY

Like most parents I know, it’s hard to find a solid block of time without interruption to do anything. Also like most parents I know, I’ve become adept at being productive in small pockets of time and managing the constant stop-and-go of my workflow.

This is the case for all of the work I do, writing included. In fact, I probably write first drafts on my iPhone for more than half of the posts and articles I publish.

There are hundreds of apps for writers, but here are five I use to turn my iPhone into a mobile writing machine.

Dictionary

I use the Dictionary app primarily for the Thesaurus feature; with 90,000 synonyms and antonyms, I usually find what I need. The app also features an expansive dictionary, audio pronunciations, and similarly spelled words, which are all features that can be useful for writers.

Evernote

I use Evernote as my idea database. I currently have over 200 post/article ideas that are organized by notebooks and tags. The iPhone app is so good that I often write directly in the note, without a word processor. Everything automatically syncs with my desktop copy of Evernote, so I can literally write a few sentences on my iPhone, then jump over to my computer and pick it up in seconds.

Office²

Evernote doesn’t always work when I need access to special formatting or have a lot of content. From my iPhone, I create, view and edit Microsoft Word-compatible documents with Office². It also integrates with Google Docs and MobileMe iDisk so I can access and sync documents really easily.

Word Count

One feature that both Evernote and Office² lack is a word count tool. If you do any kind of freelance writing, you know how important it is to know the number of words in each article. I just copy and paste my content into Word Count, and it will tell me how many words, characters, lines and paragraphs I’ve created.

WordPress

If you have a WordPress blog, you definitely need the WordPress iPhone app. I use it to manage and reply to comments on a daily basis. You can, of course, create and edits posts on your blog, and upload photos, too. It’s a very useful app for streamlining the entire blog management process and staying connected when you’re away from your computer.

What apps do you have that make your smartphone a lean, mean writing machine?

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My Writing Spot

For the price of a cup of coffee, you can have the ability to work on your novel from anywhere. Write whenever you have a spare minute. Your manuscript is only a tap away! *** Be sure to check out the My Writing Spot for iPad app as well *** Working on a novel or other writing project from multiple computers is a hassle. My Writing Spot makes it easy. It works well as a standalone app, but really shines when coupled with the excellent free web app of the same name – keeping your documents in synch painlessly. FEATURES:

  • Write in portrait or landscape. Unleash those thumbs!
  • Autosave
  • Word/Character Count
  • Dictionary/Thesaurus lookup
  • Email Documents
  • Synchs easily with the free My Writing Spot web app so you don’t need to worry about document management. You can have the latest version of your docs with you all the time.

Perfect for NaNoWriMo! The word count feature lets you know exactly where you stand. If you’re out and about and have a few minutes to spare, you can dash off a few hundred words. Give your daily word quota a boost! My Writing Spot is also handy for keeping track of To-Do lists and notes. Struck with an idea while you’re away from your computer? Capture it in My Writing Spot! Since you can have as many documents as you’d like, the possibilities are limited only by your imagination. Unleash the full power of My Writing Spot by coupling it with the web application of the same name. All you need to access the web app is a free Google account. You can access the web app here: http://www.mywritingspot.com ** Suggestions? Comments? Problems? ** Email: mywritingspot@gmail.com

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