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10 Apps to Get You Writing

Great thoughts and inspiration can come to us at any time and any place. And thanks to the help of technology, we are able to record our thoughts right from our mobile devices and tablets without the need to search for a pen and paper.

With an assortment of digital tools at our disposal, we are able to get inspired, be productive and better communicate with others all while being connected to the world.

So if you are looking to fit more writing into your already hectic life, jot down ideas, organize your thoughts, here is a list of iOS and Android apps just for you.

 

  • iA Writer 1 of 10
    iA-Writer-on-the-App-Store-on-iTunes

    iA Writer, the simple text tool that allows you get all your ideas out with no distractions. 

    Available at the iTunes store, $4.99.

  • Pages 2 of 10
    Pages-on-the-App-Store-on-iTunes

    I love pages. It's an elegant word processing tool ever seen on any mobile device. I love how easy it is to use and how it helps you build beautiful documents, reports, resumes, etc in no time. 

    Available at the iTunes store, $9.99

  • Write: Tablet Notepad/Journal 3 of 10
    Storyboarder   Android Apps on Google Play

    If you are looking for a simple, effective, clutter-free app, then this is it. This minimalist app allows you to focus on what you are currently working on with no distractions. It lets you take notes, write journal entries and perform simple editing tasks. 

    Available at the Google Play store, $3.99

  • Storyboarder 4 of 10
    Storyboarder   Android Apps on Google Play

    Want to put all visual ideas on your Android device? You can do just that with Storyboarder. Create your own storyboard with images taken from your camera or device and add them however which way you want.  And once you've built your storyboard, you can take the PDF email it or uploaded to right to Dropbox.  It is as simple as that. 

    Available at the Google Play store, FREE

  • Index Card 5 of 10
    Index Card on the App Store on iTunes

    If you are a constant note taker, then the Index Card app is for you.  The app allows you to jot down and compile your list of ideas.  Then simply drag and drop the cards as you please to get your ideas nicely organized.  If you want to share your ideas to colleagues, friends, etc you can share via Dropbox or email.

    Available at the iTunes store, $4.99

  • Quickoffice 6 of 10
    Quickoffice   Android Apps on Google Play

    This is an great app to edit all your Microsoft docs, spreadsheets and presentations right from your iOS or Android devices with Quickoffice.

    Available at the Google Play store, FREE

    Available at the iTunes store, FREE

  • Day One (Journal / Diary) 7 of 10
    Day One  Journal   Diary  on the App Store on iTunes

    Record those once-in-a-lifetime moments in your life with the Day One app.  This journaling app makes you want to document your life as you live it.

    Available at the iTunes store, $4.99

     

  • Whiteboard HD 8 of 10
    Whiteboard HD on the App Store on iTunes

    Visualize your ideas and brainstorm in style with this Whiteboard app.  Write notes, sketch charts, and even make freeform drawings with a simple drag of your finger.

    Available at the iTunes store, $4.99

  • Evernote 9 of 10
    Evernote on the App Store on iTunes

    I am a huge fan of Evernote! It does everything you want it to and you can take it everywhere you go. I love being able to update notes and documents on my Android phone, and have them synched up to work on my iPad or desktop.

    Available at the iTunes store, FREE

    Available at the Google Play store, FREE

  • Penultimate 10 of 10
    Penultimate on the App Store on iTunes

    As I stated in the previous slide, I am a big time fan of Evernote and have had a great experience with their tools and Penultimate does not disappoint. I think it is one of the easiest handwriting app for the iPad. It is super intuitive, clutter-free, simple, searchable, powerful tool (and is available in multiple languages). 

    Available at the iTunes store, FREE

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