Writers come in all shapes and sizes. Some write novels, others write techniques, and people like me write blog posts. There are also poets, writers, satirists, lyricists, playwrights, libretists, and speechwriters. The funny thing is that we all use the same types of tools. There are those who prefer something like typewriters over digital word processors, but it's good to have these tools on your cell phone in case the inspiration happens. Here are the best writing apps for Android!
Character Story Planner 2 is actually an application for table games. We're talking about things like Dungeons and Dragons, Hackmaster, and similar types of games. However, this can be an excellent resource for novelists and short story writers. You can create characters with background stories, places, creatures, gods, magic or whatever you want. You can basically create a whole world with your own rules, characters, races and places. In addition, the application includes a process of creating scenarios, story events and other types of scenes. Basically, you can write an entire book here and then eventually just transpose it to a word processor afterwards. The app is free with advertising, so it's good for writers on a budget too.
Google Drive is a powerful online office suite. It has a word processor with Google Docs, cloud storage with Google Drive (or Google One), and a Notes app on Google Keep. This is a great set of writers apps. Google Docs is big enough and powerful enough to house a novel, a script, etc. I personally use it to write scripts for YouTube videos. Google Drive is a cloud storage platform so you can access your writing on a computer, phone, or any other device with an Internet connection. Lastly, Google Keep is a decent, free note-taking app in which you can store ideas and snippets. Everything integrates with Google Drive. All apps are free and you get 15 GB of free space in Google Drive. The subscription costs are in case you need more space.
Writing with a virtual keyboard is not the ideal way to write things. However, sometimes it is inevitable. Grammarly Keyboard is a decent keyboard application for writers. It does basic things such as automatic correction for misspellings. The application also helps with your grammar. It informs you when it identifies a grammatical problem and offers a correction. Now, in many cases, things are written in a specific way for a reason and some characters only speak bad grammar. However, it's still nice to have a keyboard with features like this. To be fair, however, we imagine that most people are using a Bluetooth keyboard or a Chromebook for this, so a keyboard may not be necessary.
JotterPad is a writing application specifically for writers. It has a variety of features for things like novels, scripts and other similar types of writing work. The app also comes with a no-distraction mode to actually enter the zone. Some other features include a dark mode, a word counter, Markdown support, typewriter style scrolling, and support for cloud storage. There is also split-screen support, but only on tablets and Chromebooks. The free version comes with most features. A single purchase of $ 5.99 adds a few extra things, while the $ 14.99 option unlocks everything. There is also an option of $ 0.99 per month for cloud storage support. We're not big fans paying monthly for free Google Drive storage support, but you can always skip this if you want.
Microsoft Office works much like Google Drive. It's a complete office suite with accessibility between all your devices. Everyone knows about Microsoft Word already. Microsoft OneDrive lets you synchronize your work between multiple devices, and OneNote is a reasonably decent note-taking application. We like Microsoft Office a bit more because it comes with native desktop applications for Windows. That's a nice touch in case you want something on your computer with a little more power. You need an Office 365 subscription to get desktop applications. The free version allows you to use the web version of Word for free. We also appreciate that Microsoft allows you to purchase the entire Microsoft Office package for a single payment of $ 119.99. They used to not do that.
Novelist is a free writing application for, well, novelists. It has a variety of features specifically for plotting, writing, preparing and exporting novels or short stories. This includes a timeline feature for all the various large scenes in your story. In addition, the application supports Google Drive, various formatting options, a powerful book-viewing feature and an above-average text editor. You can get more features from something like Google Docs or Microsoft Word. However, this application is completely free and the specific features of the novel extra make it worthy of consideration. We also like the design material interface if this helps.
TextMaker Mobile is an older but more competent word processor for Android. Works for a variety of writing applications. Some of the features include support for cloud storage, support for Microsoft Office documents, PDF export, footnotes and endnotes, support for multi-lingual spell checking, and more. It will not blow your socks off with a ton of resources. However, it is a good simple word processor if you just want to sit down and write. The application has not been updated in a few years. We are not sure if this is still in active development or if it is in its final form. So if it's a buggy and you have no complaints about it, we recommend uninstalling it and try something else.
Reddit is a decent place for some types of people. Writers are among them. There are a variety of subreddits to communicate with other writers on a variety of topics. You can even give out snippets and get feedback on your work. It is also a good place to encourage. Some of the subreddits we recommend include r / writing and r / writers. These are the largest Reddit communities. However, there are several smaller and more specialized groups for specific types of writing, such as r / fantasywriters or r / newbwriters. The app and service is totally free with advertising. You can pay $ 5.99 a month to remove ads and add some additional features as well.
Writer Plus is one of the most popular recording applications for just about anything. It has a lot of features for this kind of thing, including headers, rich text formatting, undo and redo, keyboard macros, a night mode, right-to-left text support, and things like word counters and characters. The minimal user interface and easy navigation place little between you and really write and we appreciate it. There is also a quick guide on how to use everything. It's not cumbersome like you see with Microsoft Word or Google Docs. However, it is very easy and quick to simply enter and start typing things. The app is also completely free, without advertising. In-app purchases are optional donations if you want to support development.
Writer Tools is another decent writing application with some useful features for writers. This has no word processor. Instead, you can do things like create characters, draw chronograms and chapters, create new places for your characters, and host other ideas. There is even a quarterly goal section so you can try to keep a writing schedule. There is also a progress log in case you want to see your writing consistency. You can work on an entire project for free (with ads). There is a signature to work on multiple projects, add images, and remove ads. However, we do not think the subscription service is worth the price. Therefore we recommend avoiding it if possible.
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