I don’t know about you but my muse strikes at the most inopportune times. Generally it’s when I’m nowhere near a pen and paper. Which is why my phone is loaded up with various apps which I can easily pull up and deposit the ideas. I don’t find it necessary to spend money on apps when there are so many fabulous free ones out there that are pretty comparable to the paid version. I don’t use my phone to actually do any heavy writing. I do, however, use my iPad when I’m on the go.
There are way too many apps out there and it gets confusing. So, I’ve created a list of writing apps that I’ve personally used or have had friends that use them. Whether you’re a blogger, author, note taker, list maker or anything in between, I hope this list of free writing apps for your smartphone or tablet help you to capture your muses erratic inspirations!
Evernote had both a free and paid version and will sync with all devices as well as allow sharing.
Note Everything is a basic app that allows you to create numerous lists at one time.
Writer is another basic writing app to write down your ideas.
Google Docs allows you to save things, syncs with all devices, and share to anyone who is invited by email.
JotterPad lets you ‘jot’ things down in a fresh looking app environment.
Simplenote is just that, its simple, and lets you take notes on any android device.
Sticky Notes allow you to post notes on your phones main page, or page that you choose.
Notebooks lets you create notebooks for different things, you can write multiple things at once and have them all saved safely in the same place.
Write Now is a basic writing app to take down information that you think of throughout the day.
One Note is a Microsoft based app that can be used in unison with phones, apps and tablets.
A Novel Idea will allow you to write just notes, or entire novels.
Hanx Writer takes typewriting to a new level, and has some pretty neat keyboards as well.
Notebook Free is a basic notebook app that lets you create new documents for each new idea that you have.
Topnotes will allow you to write as well as annotate your work.
Evernote, available both on android and IOS will sync with other devices and allows sharing among its other unique options.
Sticky is similar to sticking post it notes all over your phones type your ideas onto a post it note.
Google Docs is another app available on both IOS and Android that works well especially for sharing.
Write is a basic writing app with a fresh new modern look.
(CarbonFin) Outliner allows you to outline your ideas with ease.
Day One in a journal style app that allows you to continue your ideas from day to day.
Have you seen my list of 14 Free Online Writing Tools?
Did I miss any? What are your favorite writing apps for smartphones and tablets?
Thanks for posting this! I use Penzu but always interested in checking out other tools..
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I haven’t used Penzu before, I’ll check that one out. I have so many different writing apps on my devices that now I sometimes forget where I put what! UGH!!
Crystal Wachoski says
Your posts are so helpful! Especially the Pinterest one!
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Thank you! I’m glad to hear that because I was wondering if these posts were helping anyone!! I know I Google search for these types of tips so I figure if I’m looking for this information than others are too!
Shawn Ann says
Thanks for this list. I’ve been looking for some good apps for writing!
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