15 Apps for Writers

The following apps are ones I’ve either used or have heard about from other writers. Each app offers help with productivity, promotion, creativity, or the actual act of writing a story. They are listed in no particular order.

I’m linking each of these apps to the Apple store, but many are also available at the Google Play and/or Amazon App Stores.


1) Interval Timer: Focus on your productivity and beat procrastination. By Nasa Trained Monkeys


2) Evernote: Capture notes and sync across all devices. Stay organized. By Evernote


3) Microsoft OneNote: Lists, photos, and notes, organized in a notebook. By Microsoft Corporation


4) Microsoft Word: A word processor. By Microsoft Corporation


5) Pages: A word processor. By Apple


6) TheBrain: Dynamic Mind Mapping, Note Taking and Information Management. By TheBrain


7) SimpleMind+ Intuitive Mind Mapping: Helps you organize your thoughts, remember things and generate new ideas. By xpt Software & Consulting B.V.


8) Lists for Writers: Ideas for creative writing. By Thinkamingo


9) Thesaurus Rex: a thesaurus with modern content and synonyms for new words. By Dictionary.com


10) Merriam-Webster Dictionary By Merriam-Webster, Inc.


11) Wunderlist: To-Do List & Tasks By 6 Wunderkinder


12) Hootsuite: Schedule Posts for Twitter, Instagram & More. By Hootsuite Media Inc.


13) Pocket: Save Articles and Videos to View Later. By Read It Later, Inc


14) White Noise: Ambient sounds of the environment to help you stay relaxed and focused while you write. By TMSOFT


15) Yoga Studio: Play, create, customize and schedule easy-to-follow HD video yoga classes. By Gaiam, Inc.


Friday Photo: Retiring Part of My Writing Arsenal

(c) Sloan Parker 2012

I had to permanently retire my old keyboard and have sent it off to the tech recycling center. I wrote MORE, BREATHE, TAKE ME HOME, and several of my short stories on this one. Actually, if you look close you can see there were two of them. That’s how much I loved this keyboard. I would still be using it too, but one of them no longer worked and on the other some of the keys were sticking and others had completely stopped working. Hard to type a 100,000+ word manuscript with no “S” key.

Good-bye, old friend. Thanks for helping me tell my tales.