Writing is not about working hard; it is all about working in a smart way that also generates positive results. The lack of convenient tools and software makes it difficult for any writer to achieve positive results in reduced time. This is why we have come up with a few tools that every writer should consider adding into their tool boxes to transform any mundane writing task into an extraordinary one!
Being a writer means that you will be hit with inspiration at odd places. Carrying around a notebook and a pen might be helpful, but often, writers forget about the points they jot down at odd places. This is why Anoto has come up with a brilliant solution in the form of a LiveScribe Pen.
This pen is made with a technology that records your pen strokes and automatically sends all the saved notes to your mobile, tablets or computers through Bluetooth. Moreover, if you prefer to dictate notes, LiveScribe Pen records the audio with a built-in microphone as well.
Grammarly is to writers what microphone is to singers! Being into the writing business, Grammarly is a must-have tool as it identifies not only grammatical or spelling errors but also provides deep grammatical rules’ explanation and suggested corrections.
The Grammarly extension for the web browsers is free but the integration of this tool into the Word and for accessing further advanced grammatical features, you’ll have to sign up for a premium version by paying a certain amount.
Contently is an online portfolio hosting platform that provides freelance writers with life-saving tips and informs them about job openings. Moreover, it also provides writing jobs to all the subscribed members.
To gain benefits from Contently, all you need to do is to make your portfolio, attach your work sample and you are good to go! If you don’t find a job that matches your needs or experience, don’t worry as you’ll most certainly find a writing job within a few days as Contently algorithms combs through job openings and forwards your portfolio to hiring companies. Of course, this only happens if your experience matches with the company’s project!
Twords is your assistant that nudges you to write. Working on three basic principles; awareness, accountability and consistency, this app brings your writing habits to your attention. Like a good assistant, it tracks your writing during every day, week and month and sends you notifications if you go a couple of days without writing.
If your working routine is divided between too many devices, then you need Evernote to save you from distress! Evernote is an app that syncs all your digital items across all your devices. Through Evernote, you can access your emails, pictures and official invitations all at one place!
But that’s not all! If you want to increase your writing productivity, then you should consider investing in ergonomic desks and chairs, computer or screen protectant glasses, and foldable keyboards. All of these things would provide you with the most comfort while promoting your productivity to the maximum!