Writers are doing a great job today particularly those who write online content. They are instrumental in creating relevant and useful news and information to millions of people around the world.
Writing articles, news and blog posts is no easy task. It takes not only an organized train of thought but some research and inspiration to write fluently and with little or no error.
Fortunately, writing these days is very convenient what with the presence of the internet and mobile devices that allow one to create articles and blog posts practically wherever he or she may be. The internet, being the information superhighway, has greatly helped budding writers improve their writing skills and find the best resources such as the writers job board from where they can find their desired jobs.
Here are several apps worth using whether you’re writing for your personal blog or for other websites. You can choose between the free and the paid ones.
EverNote works like a virtual notebook where you can store your thoughts, information, images, audio files and other media you find valuable. All your info can be synced across various devices which means you can access them anytime and anywhere you go. You can also search for keywords and set a reminder so you will be notified of your deadline. Another great feature of this app is it lets you post to various social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
By its name alone, this app helps writers in the discipline aspect so you can focus on what you’re writing. To keep you focused, it can create a “Whitelist” of sites and it can also “Blacklist” sites that can distract you and adversely affect your productivity. This app also has a timer which you can set to your desire hours which should not exceed 24 hours.
This app for Windows is helpful when editing your write-ups. It works by highlighting the problems in your writing. To use it, just paste your text on the app and it will immediately highlights complex phrases, adverbs, the passive voice and poorly constructed sentences.
FocusWriter is a free app that lets you write without distractions. What it does is provide you with a blank page so you can write your thoughts without having to stop and stare at other information. Other features you can take advantage of are its timer, alarm, goal setting, spell checking and statistics. This app is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux.
For writers who think fast than they can type on the keyboard, this dictation app is perfect. To use it, simply click the “Record” button and what you dictate is instantly transformed into text. Just hit “Done” when you’re finished and then you can proceed with copying and pasting the text into your preferred word processing program. Longer text can also be copied directly into email or SMS.