12 Great Apps For Writers

Keep technology working for you with these great apps for staying on top of your writing.

In our digital world, having useful apps on our devices is a great way to keep us productive. For writers, having access to writing apps means we can always keep our writing on hand. Our phones and tablets provide us access to all kinds of distractions that often keep us from staying on task, but these apps will help you to use technology to improve and progress as a writer. Writing is hard. But writing is also rewarding. As writers, we can always use a little help here and there to keep our ideas flowing, stay on a writing schedule, and to keep us organized.

Here’s our list of recommended apps for writers

Audible. Great writers are also great readers, so get reading done while you’re on the go with the Audible app.

Atomic Writer. This app will analyze your writing and help you find your audience.

Dragon Naturally Speaking. Go hands-free with this app that lets you dictate your writing.

Scriveneris an app that will help with academic formattings, like MLA or APA.

MindNode helps you map out your writing ideas.

Story Tracker.Great for freelance writers; helps you keep track of work you’ve submitted.

Hanx Writer is an app that makes your device sound like a typewriter, for a little old-school writing experience and inspiration.

Pomodoro Timerhelps you to manage your writing time more effectively.

WordBook. Writers need words in order to write, and this is a great dictionary and thesaurus resource.

Index Card. Exactly is what it says: a way of taking notes on the go, as though on an index card, so you can come back to ideas later. You can create boards under ideas or categories, even upload pictures and attach them to your boards.

Mindly. Like Index Card, this is another great app for brainstorming and sorting through ideas.

Write or Die. This app will track your writing progress and keep you on task with established writing goals.