We know that being a writer can be tough at times. From the writer’s block to trying to create an original and compelling storyline so we have created a list of the best writing apps on the market today. These apps are sure to help any aspiring writer reach their writing goals and create the next big hit!
Brainstormer is one of the writing apps that costs money at $1.99.
This writing app helps you get started writing by creating themes, plots, or subjects/locations by spinning wheels. There are three different wheels on this app, one is for theme, one for plot or conflict, and then the last one is for subject or location.
This is a great tool to help you come up with the idea for your next story. Creating stories can be difficult and this app helps you get over that obstacle so you can tackle your story head on! I like this because I’m someone that once I have an idea I can just immediately go with it, but it is coming up with a good idea part that I struggle with.
This app also allows you to add things to each wheel. You can add anything you want to each wheel like if you wanted a certain location added to the location wheel the app easily lets you change it.
2. A Novel Idea
This is one of the writing apps that help you organize your story while also letting you write down inspiration when it comes to you. On the app you can create and add your characters, scenes, plot, etc. and then organize them however you want.
You can also write out each of the scenes that you want to have in your story and then rearrange and organize them in the order you want. Then, if you change your mind, you can change the order easily.
This is also a great app for a visual person because you can move your scenes and concepts around and place them in the order that best pleases you.
3. Mind Node
Mind Node is another one of the best writing apps if you are a visual person. This app basically allows you to create a mind map of your story, or character, or even article if that is your type of writing. Its simple design and ability to track one branch at a time helps keep you focused and won’t let your brain wander off.
This design also organizes each branch category into a different color to better help you keep each idea separate. Mind Node even has a “Quick Entry” section that allows the user to input an idea or list quickly and easily so that they don’t forget later on.
This is perfect if you are visual person because you organize your thought into boxes and then from the boxes into branches and really lets you visualize the concept of your plot or story.
4. Dragon Anywhere: Dictate Now
This is one of the best and super helpful writing apps to have. Dragon Anywhere is an app that allows you to transcribe or edit documents only using your voice. It’s an easy app to use and is super helpful when you don’t have access to a computer to type because you speak and the app picks your voice up and writes down what you say.
This app even allows you to share your files with anyone. This is a great feature for someone who has a job that deals in a lot of paperwork too.
This is the perfect app for someone always on the go and can’t stop to write something down. Just speak into the app and it will transcribe what you are saying into a formatable document right on your phone!
Evernote is a planning and note-taking app that is a great one for people who like to have everything in one place. Evernote separates everything into notebooks and then in each notebook you have notes. I like the fact that you could have a notebook for your story you are writing and then inside that you can insert one of their character map templates.
Each note in that notebook could be a different aspect of your story!
Evernote does have specific creative writing templates you can insert into your notes and they are actually pretty helpful to map out your thoughts.
I like this app because it keeps everything in one place and allows me to see the bigger picture.
Having a dictionary app on your phone is a great idea if you are a writer. Dictionary.com has an app and it is one of the best writing apps one can have. It is super simple to use and its design allows for easy navigation around the app.
Figuring out what you want to say is hard enough but then you need to find the right word to say it. By typing in a definition it will provide you with the right word you want. This is also a great way to learn new words. Dictionary.com’s app always has a word of the day on the home screen. This way you can also expand your word knowledge and better your writing.
Another one of the best writing apps any writer should have on their phone is a thesaurus app. Now that you know what you want to say, can you say it better? Let’s face it some ways of describing words are bland and boring, spice up your writing by finding a better synonym.
Maybe you have a way you want to describe someone but you don’t know how to say it, but you know the exact opposite of it. Type that word in click on antonyms and you are sure to find the word you are thinking of.