Writing is a process that begins even before your ideas take form on the page.
Unbeknownst to you, your brain does the backend work. This is why mindful internet consumption is very crucial to shape the writer in you.
From writing to creating and staying on the top of a writer’s world, we’ve unearthed a list of five must-have apps in every writer’s toolbox.
Medium is one-of-a-kind editorial website that’s disrupting digital publishing, amassing over a hundred million readers, and attracting thought-leaders, journalists, experts, and the like.
Whether you are a newbie writer or an avid reader, Medium offers the substance and authenticity often lacked in other platforms.
The membership costs just $5 a month. While the ROI alone is worth the price, you can also earn easily as many times the membership by writing for them.
Once set up, curate your following base by subscribing to top publications such as the Writing Cooperative where veteran writers come together to share valuable insights.
Feedly is a Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feed. It offers a glimpse into your favorite websites, allowing you to stay on top everything you care about without having to visit every website individually.
Articles are displayed in the form of a list. Any article that piques your interest is only one click away from accessing it, thereby saving you from mental clutter as well.
The Feedly free plan is great for beginners. You can start by following up to 100 sources and organizing them into 3 feeds.
ProWritingAid edits for everything from content style to syntax and structure. It also offers in-depth explanations for recommendations, gradually making you a better writer.
The chrome extension of the Pro Version is a game changer. It will leave no page unturned.
If you’re serious about your writing career, you need ProWritingAid in your pocket, hands down. It helps avoid embarrassing writing mistakes that somehow manage to slip pass multiple editing rounds.
Evernote, as the name implies, makes note-taking easier. If you’re someone who relies heavily on online research, Evernote Web Clipper helps save everything from web pages to articles, PDFs and more.
Some even claim to have written entire novels on Evernote. It makes sense. When Evernote eliminates the need to use multiple apps for collecting notes and putting them together, it eliminates distractions too. You don’t have to mentally switch gears to manage different interfaces. Instead you simply write.
Even the free version has enough features to get you going. Check it out here.
What are some of your go-to apps that help you stay informed and inspired as a writer? Let us know below in the comments!
Shafeeka Hafeez grew up escaping into a world of books where she discovered a love for writing and a fascination with trees. When she’s not taking up a new marketing skill, or typing out a blog post, you can find her Googling the best therapy for abandoned cats.