The old-fashioned paper and pen method will suffice for many freelance writers but in this digital age there are many apps available that are easy-to-use and can even increase your productivity.
Apps are a great option for freelance writers who like to work on the go. You can’t always lug around a planner with you and when an idea comes to you out of the blue you’ll want to jot it down, there’s an app for that!
As a freelance writer, you have a lot of daily tasks to complete and it can sometimes be hard to remember what you’ve missed. There’s many apps to help keep you organized throughout your work day. You can set reoccurring tasks and reminders so you won’t forget that important e-mail you have to send.
There’s an app for just about every aspect of your freelance writing business. Here are 5 amazing apps for freelance writers that you might want to try out.
1. Toggl Time Tracker
Toggl Time Tracker: Free and Paid Version, Available on Android, iOS and Desktop
Whether you’re getting paid by the hour or you just want to see how much time you spend on social media throughout your day, Toggl is a great app that will keep track of all of it for you.
You can label and organize your time by client and the type of work you’re doing and can view your time spent in easy-to-read charts by day, week and even month.
You can upgrade to a paid version for even more features include invoicing.
Evernote: Free and Paid Version, Available on Android, iOS and Desktop
Evernote is a popular app that claims to “Organize Your Life” and it does a pretty great job of that.
Evernote allows you to take notes, save articles from the web, enhance your notes with links, write to-do lists and have it all with you wherever you go. Personally, I love using Evernote to keep track of my day-to-day tasks. It’s also incredibly useful if multiple people are working on the same project.
3. Writer Plus (Write On The Go)
Writer Plus (Write On the Go): Free, Available on Android
Writer Plus is a simple app that is awesome for taking notes of blog post ideas you have or to-do lists while you’re on the go. You can organize everything by folders and there’s a search feature as well.
The no-fuss, distraction-free design is a less stressful alternative to traditional word processing apps. Here are some writing apps for iOS users.
Feedly: Free, Available on Android, iOS and Desktop
If reading other blogs is part of your day as a freelance writer, then Feedly is the perfect app for you.
With Feedly, you can have all of your favourite blogs in one place! It’s a great way to keep up-to-date on the news and trends of many different industries or get inspiration for your own blog posts. You can save posts to read later and create organized feeds for each topic you follow.
WordPress: Free, Available for Android, iOS and Desktop
For those who are blogging or have a website with WordPress, this app is essential. The WordPress app gives you the ability to manage your site wherever you go. You’ll never miss a notification!
If you love working on the go, this is an excellent app to make use of. You can write a blog post from a restaurant or even the park and instantly share it with your followers.
If you don’t use WordPress, check out the app store to find the app for your platform.
What apps do you use for freelance writing? Let me know in the comments!