Top 7 Apps for Freelance Writers

Posted on 17. Jun, 2011 by in Essentials, Freebies, Lists, Marketing

Top 7 Apps for Freelance Writers

If you currently work as a freelance writer then you probably know all too well how difficult it can be to keep track of all of your ideas and assignments. However, thanks to recent developments in technology there are numerous ways you can help make your professional life as a freelance writer go a lot smoother.

Whether you’re looking around for app that can help you manage your assignments, or if you’re looking for an app that can inspire you to perform better as a freelance writer, here are seven different apps that are popular amongst writers and authors:

1.     Evernote (Free)

Evernote is a “must-have” app for any serious freelancer, as it will help you keep track of your various thoughts, notes, ideas, assignments and even finances. The app also allows you to save pictures and make voice recordings, and it was recently listed as one of the “Top 10 Must-Have Apps” by The New York Times.

2.     TextGuru ($4.99)

This app was specifically designed for writers and students, and some of the many popular benefits of using this app include sharing files via WiFi and viewing documents as a PDF, MS Office or JPEG file. There is also a dictionary, thesaurus and word count feature as well.

3.     My Writing Spot ($2.99)

This app was designed for writers, by writers, and has numerous little handy tools and gadgets that allow you to organize separate documents into chapters, and use a dictionary, thesaurus, and word count tool.

4.     Grammar Guide ($0.99)

Let’s face it: Writers aren’t perfect. But with this popular grammar app you can easily look up various grammatical rules such as punctuation, capitalization and misspelled words, and it also gives you numerous helpful hints and reference guides as well.

5.     Dragon Dictation (Free)

Are you sick and tired of spending hours upon hours at your laptop or computer typing out documents? Well this app features an excellent voice-to-text transcription so you can send your recordings as a text, e-mail or even an update on your Twitter and Facebook accounts, and it is actually five times faster than typing on a keyboard!

6.     Figment (Free)

If you’re been dreaming of an app that will help inspire you with your writing, then this app can help make your dream a reality. This app was designed by two writers, and is packed full of advice on how to improve your writing style as well as poetry tips, myth busting, publishing help and much more.

7.     Wridea (Free)

Do you struggle to stay on top of all of your research and writing ideas, even if you’re sitting in front of your laptop 24/7? Well believe it or not there is an app that could help you with that, as Wridea comes with various tolls that could help you manage all of your great story ideas, as well as expand on them and/or reference them later as well.

Bio: Maria Rainier is a freelance writer and blogger for First in Education where she’s recently written about online teaching programs along with a piece looking at online vocational education programs. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, playing piano, and working with origami.



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One Response to “Top 7 Apps for Freelance Writers”

  1. Chamon Vogels

    10. Oct, 2011

    I’ve just stumbled across your website and have thoroughly enjoyed it! Well done.

    I have just started my own freelance writing business and was wondering if you could recommend a good program to manage my assignments, invoicing etc.?

    I am trying to figure out how to save this to my iMAC RSS feeds!!

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