Last week I started a new client project where I have to be in their office 40 hours a week, which has cut away from writing time at home. I have an hour break for lunch, so I started writing on my phone during that time. I am continually surprised how much I enjoy writing on my phone. It's not as quick as I can type on a regular keyboard, but I still can express my thoughts and do some light editing.
There are a bunch of writing apps out there, and they're probably all good enough, but here's what I have been using to write stories and thoughts to keep them all in sync:
- iA Writer (a.k.a. Writer) is a minimalistic writing app I use on my iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Content is written in Markdown, which is a lightweight way to format text. It's simple and clean. I use it for writing down ideas and thoughts and the occasional short story. I sync everything with iCloud which has worked well.
- Storyist is the app I use for writing novels, scripts, and short stories, and like Writer, it supports iOS and Mac. It's really nice to be able to pull up my latest project and work on the manuscript, outline, character sheets, etc. on my phone. Storyist works well across all of my devices, and everything stays in sync with Dropbox.
I think it's pretty awesome to be able to write anywhere and have it be backed up, organized, and, most importantly, legible. Trust me, my handwriting is painful to read. 😅
@ellowrites, what tools do you all use to write, especially when on the go?
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