Best 7 Mobile Apps for Aspiring Writers

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Undoubtedly, your brains are your main weapon. They are in charge of new ideas, inspiration, and even text editing. However, most up-to-date writers use an excellent helper – software that greatly simplifies the work on pieces of any size and helps in finding mistakes and inconsistencies.

Why waste your time on revealing mechanical errors if you can devote it to something much more pleasant? Why not use ready-made templates that greatly simplifies planning? After all, only those people refuse to use technologies who are afraid of them! But you’re not a coward, are you?

Below are the 7 best programs that I’ve been successfully using since I started writing blog and guest posts. If you have a bunch of interesting ideas but don’t know how to arrange them into a coherent whole, these 7 tools are just what you need!

#1 – yWriter5

yWriter5 is a very handy text editor designed exclusively for writers. It allows splitting the plot into chapters and scenes, assigning characters and comments to them. This software is great for structuring large volumes of text. Also, it automatically saves current progress and counts words in chapters and scenes. (Mac,Windows, Linux)

#2 – CELTX

CELTX performs almost the same functions as yWriter, except that it allows you to work not only with textual information but also with graphics, audio, and video. From now, nothing limits your imagination – you can add pictures that depict the characters of your story or insert atmospheric music that you associate with a certain fragment.

The only disadvantage is some difficulties in the perception that may occur with those authors who used to work with standard text editors such as MS Word. (Mac, iOS, Android)

#3 – XMind

XMind is a service for planning, which is suitable not only for writers but also scientists and developers. The program assists in the preparation of the so-called mind maps that help in visualizing ideas and steps to the implementation of these ideas. While working on the product, you will add new elements and build relationship diagrams. The resulting document can be exported in any convenient format – both in text and graphics. (Mac, Windows, Linux)

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#4 – Scripts Pro

Scripts Pro is a popular iOS application that supports .FDX and .CELTX files. That’s a great option for those who work on different platforms. Scripts Pro has a nice design, a standard set of scenario tools, synchronization with Cloud or Dropbox, export to PDF, FDX, CELTX and TXT files as well as the ability to send the finished script for printing. The relatively high cost of the application ($13.99) may scare future pen wizards away, but I assure you that this software does worth the money. (Mac, iOS)

#5 – Story Planner

Story Planner is an application to create sketches of scenarios and literary works. This is a very handy tool for planning your story, with which you can safely change the order of scenes and add characters or locations to each episode, thereby creating a nonlinear plot.

The main feature of this app is narration statistics that allows you to calculate the percentage ratio of acts and scenes as well as highlight the most common scenes and estimate the average length of the story. (iOS, Android)

#6 – Storyist

Storyist is a simple and at the same time very useful iOS application that allows authors create various connections between elements so that you’ll never miss any of the characters, an important moment or scene during editing. The software also allows creating reference cards for the organization of a detailed plan (the cards are displayed next to the draft of the script). The cost of the app is $14.99, sadly. (Mac, iOS)

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#7 – Write for iPhone

Write for iPhone is an almost free ($1.99) text editor that allows you to quickly capture spontaneous idea, share it on social networks, save to Evernote, Google Drive or CloudApp, and synchronize your notes with popular cloud services or the Write version for Mac. Write for iPhone is a great choice if you do not like to deal with complex menus and prefer a minimalist design. (Mac, iOS)

Be sure to consider these programs – they’re extremely useful and will save you a lot of time! I wish best of luck in your writing endeavors!

Author Bio:

Lucy Adams (lucyadams@buzzessay.comis a blogger and buzz essay writer. The diligent writer is a generalist able to cover a lot of topic from different areas. Apart from writing and blogging, Lucy loves marketing, design, psychology, etc. Feel free to share your ideas and start a mutually beneficial cooperation with this pen master.

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Dominate Your Day with ActExs

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ActExs – Action Extracts
Price: Free
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Reviewed by MC

Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

ActExs — Action Extracts is an amazing app that improves your productivity and greatly increases your chance of success.

Easily personalizable to your particular role on a team, ActExs allows users to try out its services for free for a 90 day trial period.

Features:

ActExs — Action Extracts’ name really is a clever way to sum up the features offered in the app, by Lean Digital Solutions.

Depending on your role within your work, the specific features of ActExs that you’ll make the most use of will probably vary. For instance, those who identify as “leaders” might need to organize their work and ideas in a manner that also allows them to easily share them with those on their team.

Alternatively, other team members might need to be better organized in their approach to making sure that they’re getting their own tasks done on time, with minimal focus on ensuring the tasks of others within the team are also completed as well.

All users within ActExs are able to annotate documents,  create lists, and keep track of deadlines for work or timelines for meetings.

The organizational system within this app allows users to easily create files and folders with relevant data, either to keep to themselves or to share with others.

ActExs iPhone App Review

ActExs iPhone App

Overall, increasing productivity is the main goal of ActExs, and for anyone who finds that staying organized is a key component to improving daily productivity, ActExs’ features provide you with all of the organizational tools and files editing services that enable you to do just that.

Appearance and Layout:

ActExs is chock full of great features.

While this large number of features might  make navigation difficult in some apps, the designers of ActExs did an impressive job at keeping it well organized, so that getting around the app is totally intuitive.

A tutorial is helpfully provided at first, and this does an excellent job at explaining how to get the most out of your use of the app.

At the same time, the general graphics of ActExs are really what can be expected for an app of its type; the graphics are clean, simple, and get the job done without cluttering up your screen too much.

Value:

As mentioned previously, ActExs is free for new users for the first 90 days. Prices for using the service after that are rated on a subscription basis, with the 3 month option available for around $10.

This seems to be a fairly reasonable rate for the services offered through the app even though there are arguably a good number of other organizational apps and tools that do provide similar options,

ActExs sets itself apart from the crowd by offering the advantage of combining all of these tools into one convenient well-designed app.

download (17)ActExs iPhone app requires iOS 9.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

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Castle Breakout Is a Fun Game and a Work of Art

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Castle Breakout
Price: Free
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Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

When it comes to escape from games, I love playing them both virtually and in real life. There’s something exhilarating about being stuck in a room and having to self puzzles in order to find your way out.

Castle Breakout is a stunningly beautiful game that not only requires you to solve puzzles in order to complete levels, but also provides you with a fun and humorous medieval storyline.

The puzzles definitely aren’t for the faint of heart, and they’ll likely test your patience as well as your problem-solving skills.

One of the things that impressed me the most about Castle Breakout, from Cloudburst Room Escape, Inc, is the incredible graphic detail that the developers put into the game. It almost feels like you’re playing something that belongs on a PC, not an iPhone or an iPad.

Overall, I highly recommend checking out Castle Breakout if you enjoy “escape from” games and you’re looking for something that’s visually stunning.

Castle Breakoutcastle_escape.jpg requires iOS 9.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, AppleTV, and iPod touch.

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Cord Cutters Rejoice! NewsON is Here

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NewsON – Watch Local News Anytime, Anywhere
Price: Free
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Reviewed by MC

Reviewed by MC

NewsON is a very cool news app that provides users with quick, easy access to local televised news stations, all from the convenience of one app.

Free to use, this app makes it simple to keep up to date on the news in your US hometown, regardless of wherever you are in the world.

Features:

NewsON, by NewsON Media LLC, is not only a great news app for your favorite iOS device, but unlike more world-focused news sources, NewsON is unique in that it is specifically designed to provide users with newscasts from local stations.

Enabling the “location services” function to work on the app allows you to quickly find local news stations nearby wherever you are in the United States, and the app also allows you to save your favorite stations as well.

This way, you can easily keep up to date on the news from multiple “hometowns” all at once.

In addition to streaming news broadcasts of current news, NewsON also enables you to easily view past broadcasts for most stations as well (generally if aired within two days of the current date).

Sending clips of news to friends and family through social media is also an option. Using NewsON is incredibly easy to do, and I found most clips to stream smoothly without any noticeable lag.

Appearance and Layout:

NewsON iPhone App Review

NewsON iPhone App Review

“Functional” would probably be a good way to describe NewsON.

The layout for this app works fine; it’s created to be simple enough to easily navigate, even if you’re unfamiliar with all of the features of the app. The general appearance of the app, however, isn’t particularly impressive.

While there’s nothing “wrong” with the graphics of NewsON, they still don’t stand out as a reason in and of themselves to give the app a try.

Still, the purpose of this app is for providing news clips to users, and the “just average” graphic design of the app does not in any way detract from the overall usability of NewsON.

Value:

As mentioned previously, NewsON is a free app. This definitely gives it an advantage over pay-for-use television station subscriptions, and for users who travel often but want to stay up to date on local home town happenings.

NewsON really is a great option.

An impressive selection of local news stations are featured in the app, and the ability to watch previously aired broadcasts really adds to the value of this app as well.

For users looking for news outside of the United States, however, NewsON isn’t really the app for them.

download (16)NewsON iPhone app requires iOS 9.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

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Protect Your Hearing With TSC Music

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TSC Music
Price: Free
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Are you ever concerned if all that music you are listening to from your device is impacting your hearing over time?

The issue of long-term exposure to loud music damaging your hearing is well known but too many still don’t bother to do anything about it.

TSC Music in an amazing iPhone app that helps you track your daily listening patterns to help prevent future hearing loss.

Reviewed by Philip Chan

Reviewed by Philip Chan

Features

TSC Music, developed by Earlogic, is basically an app that customizes the sound from your music library based on your individual hearing condition.

With a combination of built-in automatic Active EQ (equalizer), active graphs (to visualize your daily hearing condition), and threshold sound conditioning technology (to prevent hearing loss with customized sound signals), the app works to provide a better listening experience for you now and for the future.

This app utilizes five different frequencies to test your hearing to detect the worst frequency of your hearing level and generate customized sounds to maintain a minimal threshold level.

By tracking this data over time the app then can equalize your audio sounds based on your appropriate hearing level.

Appearance and Layout

Upon opening the TSC Music app, you will first need to sign up for an account using Facebook, Google, or a regular email address.

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TSC Music iPhone App

Then once you connect your headphones, you can fiddle around with the different menu options such as configuring your hearing condition, filtering through your music and playlists, and viewing your daily graphs for various data based on your listening usage.

Each menu section is relatively self explanatory and simple to figure out.

Value

Bottom line is that the TSC Music app being offered for free is an excellent deal.

Not only is the app unique, but it’s also beneficial no matter what kind of music and how much music you listen to.

It’s a very useful app for people of all ages, and if the technology really holds up to what it is supposed to do, then it will no doubt help prevent hearing issues for many in the long run.

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Kosmik Revenge is a Classic Shoot’em Up for iPhone & iPad

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Kosmik Revenge – Retro Arcade Shoot ‘Em Up
Price: Free
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Kosmik Revenge iPhone Game

Kosmik Revenge iPhone Game

Kosmik Revenge is a terrific arcade game that’s a high-tech take on an old, popular game, Space Invaders.

Developed by RealTekVR,this promising iOS sci-fi shooter looks to launch players into a techno outer space realm.

Featuring HD graphics and multiple levels with waves of enemies to fight off, this game is a winner!

Features:

With 8 waves in 5 stages, Kosmik Revenge offers plenty of gameplay fun. Gameplay in Kosmik Revenge is fairly straight-forward. You control a small, pixelated spaceship, zipping back and forth across the screen.

Hordes of enemies appear, sometimes taking up various positions after swooping in, and requiring you to shoot them down. Shooting and moving is done just by tapping and swiping on screen.

It’s really easy to do and feels natural quite quickly (just don’t overdo it on your wrist!). You will encounter a variety of levels and many different enemy types, including exciting boss battles.

Kosmik Revenge iPhone Game

Kosmik Revenge iPhone Game

Kosmik Revenge has both a Challenge Mode and a normal Play mode. The challenge mode feature is great for just hopping into a quick game, while the Play mode allows the user to advance through the various levels, classical gamer style.

Overall, it feels like a very fresh, fun take on an old classic, Space Invaders.

Graphical Layout:

Graphics in Kosmik Revenge are fantastic. They have pixel space ships and obstacles spread out across a HD galaxy. Animations are smooth and fluid, explosions and light effects are impressive, all offering a visual treat, suitable for this Space Invaders-themed mobile game!

The layout is very easy to browse, sharp, and well-designed. The on-screen display makes the whole app feel very professional, complete with a great color scheme that matches this fast-paced sci-fi shooter.

Value:

Kosmik Revenge is a fantastic game. Sure, there are many Space Invader-inspired games, with retro themes and fun gameplay, but I would definitely put Kosmik Revenge up near the tops.

The slick graphics combined with fun gameplay is certainly worth the free download, especially if you love this style of fast-paced shoot galactic defense.

Give Kosmik Revenge a whirl today and start blasting through waves of enemies.

qrfree.kaywa.comKosmik Revenge requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It is compatible with Apple TV.

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