You carry your phone with you wherever you go, don’t you? Then why don’t you use it for writing whenever inspiration comes, especially now when phones have become much more than just a communication device? But even today, writing on your phone or tablet is still not the easiest thing to do. Fortunately, Android developers have already taken a good care of it and created a few worthy apps that facilitate your writing a lot, whether you are working on the novel or just taking some project notes. From our part, we’ve chosen 6 stellar apps that you are highly recommended to install and start using right now.
The app is not just rich in features that facilitate writing but also has good synchronization capabilities. It allows you to create files locally, open them in Google Drive or Dropbox and then synchronize them in real time. You can also access your local files conveniently as the app has an integrated file browser. The app has a preview mode and full markdown support. Your writing can be exported to MS Word, HTML, PDF. In addition, you can publish your posts right to medium.com. It’s a perfect choice for writers who are always on the go and need a convenient way to write. And it’s absolutely free to use.
Every writing process starts with ideas and this app is a perfect way to capture these ideas and store them in one place. When inspired, you can quickly access Evernote and write a creative sentence or a paragraph. It is also possible to create the structure of your writing that you can later move to your PC or laptop and generate your story. Store links, images, and other pieces of information you need for your entire writing.
Its Android version has gone through numerous enhancements and updates which have made it a fully-functional note-taking app for your writing. Evernote is free to use, which is why it is the most popular choice for writers. However, some advanced features require premium paid membership.
It is a writing app with a friendly and minimalistic user interface. It is suitable for writing both drafts and final writing pieces. It allows you to write without distraction. With an integrated English dictionary and Phrase Finder, you will be able to find the most suitable words, even if you are writing in a foreign language. One of the most remarkable features is that it has undo & redo keyboard commands.
The app has an extended style customization, such as syntax highlighting and exclusive custom fonts. JotterPad is integrated with Dropbox and thus lets you work on your text from different devices. Due to powerful export features, you can transform your text or markdown to PDF or .rtf. Markdown can be transformed into HTML, text or .docx. However, some features are enabled upon in-app purchase.
With more than 2 million definitions and synonyms from dictionary.com and thesaurus.com, the app is a great tool for writers who care about the vocabulary used in their writing. It doesn’t require internet connection to work. It also goes with such additional features as audio pronunciation, voice search, word translations to more than 30 languages, informative blog, quiz, word origin facts, search history, spelling suggestions, advanced content for EFL and ESL learners. Premium members can get even more features, including slang dictionary, science and medical dictionaries, idioms and phrases, encyclopedia and more.
The app is widely used by those who like writing in markdown. If you use an app on a smartphone, you should swipe across the screen when you wish to preview your writing. For larger tablets, side-by-side live preview is conveniently available for users.
You can easily export your writing to Dropbox. For those who sometimes need help with remembering markdown syntax, the app has a syntax reference feature. The loveliest part of this app is that it is absolutely free to install and use.
It is a good writing practice to create a detailed mind map before getting gown to writing itself. Thinking Space is a great mind mapping app for Android users that prefer creating a plan first and only then start writing. It is thus easier for writers to bring different ideas and pieces together and create a complete story out of them. The app also lets you store images and other documents you might need later in your writing.
Have you already tried writing on your Android device? Try again with any of these apps or even try all of them, and you will quickly see the real difference. Is there any tool you could add to this list? It would be awesome if you share in the comments.
Kevin Nelson started his career as a research analyst and has changed the sphere of activity to writing services and content marketing. Currently, Kevin works as a part-time writer at the OnlineWritingClass. Except writing, he spends a lot of time reading psychology and management literature searching for the keystones of motivation ideas. Feel free to connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Linkedin.