November is National Novel Writing Month, better known as NaNoWriMo. For those not already familiar, the whole premise of NaNoWriMo is to give encouragement and offer support for anyone trying to tackle the task of writing a novel. We figured we'd pitch in by rounding up the very best apps and accessories for iPhone, iPad, and Mac that can aid in the writing process. From the best keyboard cases for your iPad to writing apps for iPhone, iPad, and Mac, we have what you need to tackle National Novel Writing Month head on!
Best writing apps for Mac
For long form writing, the Mac is arguably one of the best tools in your arsenal. And if you plan on doing most of your work on one, there are tons of apps available that can make the task a lot easier. Whether you want a writing app specifically tailored to novel writing or a plain text editor that's a lot more versatile for use in other situations too, we've got you covered.
Best writing apps for iPad
If you take your iPad wherever you go, you may decide you want to spend some time out of the house working on your novel. If that's the case, the iPad makes a great writing assistant on the go, especially when paired with an awesome keyboard case. Not only that, the battery life you get out of the iPad is far superior to any laptop you could lug around. And better yet, there are tons of apps that focus specifically on long form writing. From syntax control to word count and custom actions, there's something for everyone. And for times when you just need help mapping out ideas and planning, be sure to check out our roundup of best apps for writers.
Best keyboard cases for iPad
Keyboard cases for iPad have come a long way in recent years and can hold a charge for up to three months in some cases, even under somewhat heavy usage. Pair an iPad keyboard case with a great writing app and you're good to go for hours and your local coffee shop or Starbucks. While our roundup below focuses specifically on the iPad Air, most of the cases I've listed are also available for every other model iPad as well, so be sure to check them out!
Your favorite apps and accessories for NaNoWriMo?
Last year an astounding 700,000 people participated in NaNoWriMo. If you're participating this year, be sure to let us know in the comments what apps or accessories you're using, if any, in order to tackle your novel. And for anyone interested in participating in NaNoWriMo or looking for more information, hit the link below!