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!
From letters and memos to novels and screenplays, these are the best writing apps for Mac
Keyboard cases be damned, there's no better writing tool on the planet than the Mac, if you've got the right apps to get the job done, of course. Text editors are one thing, but full on-writing tools are something else entirely. Luckily, the Mac App Store is full of apps specifically made for general purpose writing. Whether you're a journalist, student, screenwriter, blogger, or even a novelist, there's something for everyone. If you're having trouble deciding which one is right for you, these are currently the best Mac apps currently available when it comes to long form writing!
Looking for the best iPad apps for text editing? iPads are quickly replacing laptops as the tool of choice for highly mobile businesspeople, reporters, students, and casual users alike. Not only is an iPad much easier to carry around than a laptop, there are lots of apps specifically tailored for writers of all kinds. If you're interested in the best text editing apps for turning those thoughts into letters, essays, reports, articles, novels, and more, these are the App Store apps you want!
The best iPad apps to help writers track ideas, plan content, get more creative, and everything in between!
Looking for the best iPad apps for writing your next big blog posts, essays, or novels? Because the iPad is so portable, and because it can be used by itself with the multitouch screen or with a connected physical keyboard, it's easy to take with you and use in a wide variety of places. There are also a ton of apps on the iPad App Store to help you organize your workflow, plan your content, write your work, and share it with the world. But which iPad writing apps are the absolute best?
Writer Pro, by the same makers of iA Writer, is now available for both Mac and iOS. How does Writer Pro differ from what iA Writer currently offers you may ask? Writer Pro is the first complete writing suite for iOS and Mac that not only lets you write freely, but helps you focus on actual syntax by pulling out adjectives, verbs, and other kinds of text. As a result, your writing is less repetitive, more concise, and clearer than ever.
Tag Journal is a new journaling app that not only lets you track text thoughts, but photos, voice recordings, and any other kind of memory you'd want. It also supports Markdown and the ability to edit images via Aviary. If you're looking for an all-in-one journaling and note taking app, Tag Journal may just be it.
Quip is a new word processing app that puts an emphasis on collaboration. Calling itself a "modern word processor", Quip lets you create documents and check-lists easily on the iPhone, iPad, and in a desktop browser.
Byword, a popular writing app for iPhone, iPad, and Mac, has been updated to version 2 and is more enjoyable than ever. Some of the new features include automatic downloads, full-feature offline support, better integration with other apps, and a premium option that lets you publish to WordPress, Tumblr, Blogger, Scriptogram, and Evernote.
Most of what we do here at iMore is write. We put words up onto the internet, and millions of them a year. Managing what we write, however, across Mac, iPad, and iPhone, from idea to draft to final, can often be more complicated than we like, involving different sync solutions and different apps, not to mention our web-based content management system. Each of us has our own workflows, and our own toolkits to accomplish them.
The beautiful and simple iA Writer for iPhone and iPad has been updated with an enhanced interface, new iCloud engine, and more. Improvements have been made to text editing, the file browser, scrolling and conflict resolution. On the iPad, there is also a new accessory keyboard and optimized landscape mode.