11 Best Apps for Freelance Writers in 2017
By Ritika Tiwari / February 2, 2017 / Comments: 2
These best apps for freelance writers in 2017 won’t just make you a better writer, but they will also help you stay productive and meet every deadline.
No, I am not exaggerating it.
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One of my personal favourite, Grammarly makes editing a breeze. I use it after I have already proofread the content because it helps me track down errors that I missed. Though it’s not a perfect tool, I would say, it’s 70% there. Also, it’s not free.
Hemingway is like a ‘lite’ and free version of Grammarly. It cannot pick out grammar or spelling mistakes, but it can help make your content more readable and easy to understand. It picks out the complicated sentences and marks them in red.
yWriter is one of the best apps for writing a book because it helps you write one scene at a time. If the standard text editors are making you go crazy with editing, word account, and innumerable chapters, then I highly recommend yWriter.
A rather new entry, Dropbox Paper was launched hardly 6 months ago and it has already stolen my heart. It’s perfectly minimal and distraction-free interface means you can concentrate on your thoughts and pour them out without getting interrupted.
5. Google Docs
Dropbox Paper might be distraction-free but it’s more like a note-taking tool and less like a text editor. There is no way to add subheadings, indenting, or spell check on it.
That is the reason why Google Docs is truly the best app for writers. It is an all-in-one suite and its real-time saving feature means you never have to worry about losing your files.
Mailtrack is a Google Chrome extension which lets you know if the recipient has read your sent email or not. Similar to Whatsapp, sent mails have a single tick on them and once the mails have been read, they get a double click.
The best part – you can also see which device the recipient used to read your email.
If I had to choose the best productivity apps for writers, it would be Google Calendar. It’s simple, effective, and integrates well with other apps as well. So, if I have a deadline on Trello or Asana, it instantly gets added to my calendar and I can see my entire schedule together.
Here’s why I cannot write most of the time:
- It’s too noisy around me
- It’s too quiet
Coffitivity helps solve both of those problems with white noise, and not just any white noise, it has office and cafeteria sounds.
9. Wave apps
Wave is an all-in-one tool which helps you with invoicing and keeping track of your expenses. You can also connect it with your bank account to automatically check your monthly income and expenditure. I use it consistently for quick invoices and it never disappoints.
10. Dragon Dictation
Got struck by inspiration but you can’t write it down? You can use Dragon Dictation to convert your thoughts directly into words and send them to your email!
11. Audio recorder
I write for some newspapers, which means, I often have to interview people. Now I can type fast, but there are times when I often forget an important point. And that is why, I use a sound recorder app for that. This app, Audio recorder, is easy to use and free.
Now that you have all the best apps for freelance writers, are you ready to take the freelancing world by storm?