10 Must-have Apps for Writers

As Writers, we need to be able to make time to write, have our work backed up and have a platform to share them. Here are some apps that are very helpful for Writers:

1- Google Docs:

This app is useful for writers who want to share their documents with other people, if you have a writing partner this app is very helpful! You can both edit the document and work together. You can also log into your account from any device and have all your work there.

  • It’s free
  • Available on both IOS and Android
  • Available on all devices, including desktops

2- Google Keep:

Like Google Docs, my favorite part about this app is how you can log in from different devices and still have all of your notes! You can make checklists, to-do lists or just write notes. As a writer, it will be much easier to accomplish goals and write down notes and ideas for your stories.

  • It’s free
  • Available on IOS and Android
  • Available on all devices

3- Google Calendar:

This app is helpful to schedule your writing sessions and set reminders to get up and write! It’s especially useful if you get distracted and need to schedule hours for writing.

  • It’s free
  • Available on IOS and Android
  • Available on all devices

4- Forest:

If you procrastinate a lot, well this is the app for you! This app stops you from using your phone and you can set the amount of time you want to be productive for.

  • It’s free on android but costs $1.99 on IOS
  • It’s available on both IOS and Android
  • Can be an add-on on Chrome

5- Grammarly:

This add-on is perfect since it fixes typos and suggests better grammar structure.

  • It’s free but you can pay for the premium version
  • Can be added as a Chrome add-on

6- Wattpad:

This is probably one of the biggest writing platforms in the internet! You can share your work, grow an audience, get feedback, make friends, and more! If you’ve been writing for a while, you can turn your books into Paid ones, meaning readers have to pay to read. You can also read lots of free and interesting books there.

  • Free
  • Available on both IOS and Android
  • Good way to get your writing out there!

7- Instagram:

I’m sure you already know Instagram and probably already have it, but have you ever thought about how useful it can be to you as a writer? As the writing community has been growing online, Instagram has become a useful social media for writers! You can follow many hashtags like #writingtips or #writingprompts to get ideas and motivation, you can also share your work there!

  • Free
  • Easy to start an account on
  • Available on Android and IOS

8- PicsArt:

This app is useful for anyone who wants to create their own book cover without using photoshop or illustrator; since they’re expensive. Obviously it’s not as good as them, but it’s very helpful if you’re a new writer and just need a book cover for Wattpad.

  • Free but has in-app purchases
  • Available on both IOS and Android
  • Easy to use

9- Canva:

Like PicsArt, this app is useful for anyone wanting to create their own book covers without expensive editing apps, it also has many templates to edit if you’re not great with editing.

  • Free but has in-app purchases
  • Available on both IOS and Android
  • Has templates, making it easy to use

10- Scrivener:

I haven’t personally used the app, but I’ve heard lots of good things about it. It’s a useful app for writers who want to write on the go without having to a lug a laptop with them wherever they go. It’s especially useful if you’re writing something long like a manuscript or a novel.

  • Costs $19 on IOS
  • Not available on Android