Apps for Better Writing

There are numerous tech tools available that can help students and teachers. This article takes a look at mobile writing apps that can help improve your academic performance. Schools offering English Reading & Writing degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Mobile Apps for Writing

If you have a smartphone, why not use it as a writing tool? Sure, the tiny keyboards may be a pain for some, but chances are you've spent a fair amount of time using that small keyboard for texting and emailing. If you can write texts and emails with your phone, you can also write essays, lab reports or creative writing assignments. Or, you can pull up handy guides and brainstorming webs on your phone to leave your computer desktop free of clutter while you write. Here are some apps, for both Android and iOS devices, aimed at those who want to use their mobile device to assist their writing.

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MindJet

MindJet's Maps app is an idea-mapping program that is a great choice for those who prefer to build their ideas before starting to work on a writing project. The app allows users to making mind maps with connectors, arrows and text. You can also use different colors to set your ideas apart, or insert small, simple images to help your process.

If you want to move your idea maps off your phone, you can export them as images, or email them to yourself (and others) through the program. There isn't an actual word processing aspect to the device, but for writers who rely on mind mapping, this is a great app to look into. Best of all, it's free to install for Android, iPhone and iPad users.

Grammar Girl App

If you are the kind of writer who spends more time looking up grammar rules than thesaurus entries, this is a great app for you. The Grammar Girl app is a one-stop delivery service for short podcasts that address common grammar questions. The answers are concise and easy to understand, and listeners at all levels of grammatical expertise are likely to benefit.

Since grammar is such an important part of good writing, it is fair to say that this app can help make you a better writer. The Grammar Girl app also offers other features, including the ability to email questions to the show directly from the app. This app is available for both iOS and Android-operated devices. It costs $1.99 on both platforms.

Pages

Pages is a word processing app that is available for iOS and Mac OS only. It was designed to be easy to use, and easy to transfer work between Mac computers, iPads, and iPhones through the iCloud. That way, users can start writing essays on their phones whenever, wherever, and polish off the finishing touches when they return to a computer. As a bonus, all formatting will be identical, no matter which device you're on.

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