Resources for writers and bloggers

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Resources for writers and bloggers

Writers work hard and spend their precious time to carve out content. And in the process, they try and look around for applications to help their cause. Apps as you call it are there to make your experience more funny and convenient. Bloggers and writers can now find many resources, which can make their work a lot easier. It also guides writers and bloggers to format their content with the touch of a mouse. Here is the list of apps that will make a difference. 

1.       Blogjet                                                                              single user -$39.95/ family pack $69.95

You can spell check, and upload images from your computer. Importantly, it uses the right typography, and ideally supports group posting. The most remarkable feature is the fact that blog posts can be written in any language even in Japanese or Korean. And if you have to attend an important engagement, in the midst of a project, you can save it and complete later. It is compatible with Windows based Vista and 7.

2.       Pocket                                                                                                                        free
Formerly known as Read It Later, as the name suggests, you can simply save on Pocket, anything you like, whether it’s an article, or a video. What makes it interesting is you can even copy stuff directly from Twitter. It supports android platform. 

3.       Awesome note                                                                                                                       free

This app is perfect for those who do not wish to travel with a laptop. You can easily transfer your data or any content from your computer to an Iphone, or an IPad. Perfectly compatible with Google docs, and works best with iOS4, however, it does print notes in iOS2 and above.

4.       Blogpress                                                                                                                                 $4.99

Inserting pictures into content without any fuss is the hallmark of this app. The best part is you can put multiple photos in a post. Blogpress helps your content to integrate with various blogs in just one click. It works best with iphone and IPad.
5.       Blogsy                                                                                                                                                $4.99
You could add pictures and even videos to your posts on the run. In fact, if you own a blog, you will be able to maintain it even on a tour. The app also helps in text and email formatting. 

6.       Typepad                                                         plus -$8.95, unlimited -$14.95, Premium - $14.95
The app is one of the best for advanced bloggers because it not only helps in publishing posts, but you can even maintain ads on your blog. Typepad is compatible with your laptop, and even with your mobile phone.

7.       Blogdesk                                                                                                                                          Free

Blogdesk keeps uploading of images very simple. You can publish on multiple blog platforms with a single click. Create thumbnails with Blogdesk, and it saves you a lot of space.  

8.       Pomodoro time management -                                                                                  less than $2.5
The app is best for writers who are forced to stick to deadlines, compatible with iOS4 and above.

9.       Qumana                                                                                                                                            Free

The app specializes in producing tools for writers and bloggers. It has blog editor in multiple languages, which runs on Windows XP /Vista, Mac and Linux. Bloggers can download different versions according to their requirements.

10.   Pages                                                                                                                                    $9.99
The app allows writers to use full stretch of the screen to write. It needs iOS 5.1 version or higher, highly compatible with iphone 5.

11.   Documents to go – office suite                                                     $9.99, Premium - $16.99

       Works with iOS 3.2 or higher, importantly, you can use the app to access MS office files.

12.   Omniwrite                                                                                                                                 $4.11

A dream app for every writer, writers face lapses in concentration, and if that happens, then writing suffers. Omniwriter is tailored to help writers to focus and help churn up creative stuff. It is compatible with Mac, and can be run on any computer, even on IPad.  

13.   Writeroom                                                                                                                                    $4.99

Writeroom blends with Dropbox like no other app before, and comes out as the best text editor.  You can easily lift files from Dropbox with this app, and this compatibility is what makes the app so exciting. Again, it eases and makes your writing better. 

14.   IA Writer                                                                                                                                          $.99

Some of you might be too addicted to your Iphone, and never want to move away from it. And if you also happen to be a writer, then IA Writer is the best buy. It’s the best app for IPad or Iphone users.

15.   Evernote                                                                                                                                              Free

What I like about this app is that it works with virtually every device, very compatible with any mobile or computers, and even with IPad, but works best on Mac and Android platform. It enables writers to jot down ideas in the form of text, images and voice.

16.   Oxford dictionary of English by Handmark                                                  20.99 pounds sterling
The most remarkable feature is the fact that you can even hear the pronunciation of words, and not just the spelling and meaning of the word. It works with various mobile platforms including Blackberry, Windows and Android. 

17.   Plaintext                                                                                                                                              Free
If you use Dropbox with your iphone 5 or an IPad, then plaintext works best, because you can create documents with Plaintext, and store it on Dropbox with ease, compatible with iOS 4.3 version or higher. 

18.   FileHound                                                                                                                              $1.99

You can edit documents, stored in your computer with your iphone. This feature is called ‘edit on the go feature’, the app requires iOS 4.1 version or higher. It is highly compatible with iphone 4 & 5, 3GS and 4S, and also with IPod touch. 

19.   Drafts                                                          buy for IPad $2.99             Buy for iphone $1.99

The app works best with both, IPad and iphone. Write notes, and don’t wait to save. Saves automatically, and more importantly, writers can tweet their texts directly from drafts.

20.   Moby                                                                                                                                    Free

Let’s face it. Everyone wants to share their articles and blogs with their friends and followers. The only question remains - how will you do it? The use of Moby is a likely way to do it. This app sends your work across social media sites and thereby helps in the promotion of your work.

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