As writers and bloggers, we should have two primary aims; consistently churning out good content and building our audience. With the tablet and smartphone war in full effect, its easier now than ever to create and publish blog posts, or even entire novels, while on the go.
These five apps have made my life much easier as a content creator. Besides being remarkably efficient and easy to use, they didn't break my bank (okay, one came pretty close, but it was worth it). So for your perusal, here are the top apps I recommend for writing and blogging while on the move.
|Pages for iPad|
3). QuickOffice (iOS $19.99)
|QuickOffice for iPad|
2). Posts (iOS $4.99)
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1). Storyist (iOS $9.99)
|Storyist for iPad|
This app comes with features that you didn't even know you needed until you start using them. You can add every last minuscule detail about your project to your project, thanks to the quick-add ability and custom templates for characters, settings, and even plot points. Your document itself comes auto-formatted for ebook publication (take that, Smashwords meat grinder) and if that isn't what you're looking for, you can easily change the formatting to suit your needs in the options. You can even add and edit separate sections to each chapter of your novel and then jump back and forth thanks to a drop down menu.
Put simply, this is easily some of the best writing software I've ever used, on any platform.
Honorable mentions include;
1). Dropbox (free, easy to get more space, sync across all devices)
2). Evernote (the definitive note-taking software, also free and just got a huge update)
3). Page Centrex (free, works only if you have a Facebook page, provides in-depth analytics)
4). Kingsoft Office (free and like MS Word for Android)
Last but not least, if you need a couple of good time wasters, check out Zombie Gunship and Punch Quest for iOS. Both are free. Zombie Gunship is more fun than one should be allowed to have for free as you mow down cannibalistic crowds while saving wayward (and frustratingly stupid) humans. Punch Quest is a throwback to the old sixteen-bit era of side scrolling beat-em-ups in which you basically smash the holiday stuffing out of anything that isn't you. Pure mindless fun with just enough strategy to keep your mind from going to mush.
So that's my roundup of best writing and blogging apps for the mobile market. If you've got any, of if there's one you think I should check out, please feel free to leave a comment!
Thank you for reading,