A lot of writers have more than just the job of writing. Often, they have a day job and do their writing in the off hours -either in the early mornings or at night. Even those who don’t have another job, but do have many things that must be done during the day (I’m thinking parents, here) have the same issues of having to find the time to write.
For those of you with this problem, you’re in luck. The world is filled with technology that works in your favor, to make your life and writing a little easier.
Most of us have smartphones and these can be utilized to help you write on your breaks throughout the day, if even for just a few minutes. Some of the apps easily used are:
Evernote – You can get this on your phone or your tablet and download it onto your computer as well, so that whatever you write while away from home will still be there waiting for you.
Google Drive (a.k.a. Google Docs) – This is a great way to write anywhere. Not only can you access it from the internet, but you can now download the program onto your computer. Write on your phone or tablet anywhere and it syncs with your computer.
Dropbox – An easy way to hold all your files in one place. You can get the app in most app stores or download it directly from the webpage on your phone or tablet. For those that use Skydrive, it’s easy to transfer files from one to the other and edit accordingly.
For those of you that don’t like typing on your phone, there’s another way to get the writing you need done… Voice recording. Here are the three top apps for your phone:
To get to any of these apps (the one for iPhone comes already installed), click the picture and you’ll be taken to either the Windows Marketplace or Google Play.
Do you have a different program on your phone or tablet?
- Evernote: A 0-to-60 MPH Guide (readwriteweb.com)
- Best Android notepad apps for students (reviews.cnet.com)
- Google Docs viewer on Android, iPhone, iPad browser? Why, yes (reviews.cnet.com)
- SkyDrive for Android phones now available (windowsteamblog.com)
- Write Anywhere (ninjaswrite.com/2012/09/write-anywhere.html)
- K is for Kindle Fire (writingreadingandlife.wordpress.com/2012/04/12/k-is-for-kindle-fire)