If you’re wondering who Hemingway is, this post is for you.
Sometimes writing can be a pain. Especially if you’re writing a last minute assignment or article with little time to spare. No matter how hard we try, our writing is not always going to be at its best. Whatever the case, I’ve listed some free apps that every writer should be using.
1. Hemingway Editor
Ernest Hemingway’s writing style is simple, direct, and unadorned. Just like its namesake, with Hemingway Editor, less is more. It grades your writing by its readability. The higher the grade level, the harder your writing is to read. It checks the number of adverbs used, the simplicity of your words phrases and the number of passive voices used. This app is amazing, and I use it all the time when I want a second opinion. Check out their latest beta version.
Grammarly is an amazing free app for writers. The app is available as a browser plug-in for quick spelling and grammar checks while you write emails and tweets (I use it on my Chrome browser). You can also download their desktop app to create and store documents. Totally recommend this app—it’s awesome.
Medium is a great writing platform to publish your work to the masses. If you don’t have a website or blog, but you still want a way to publish your writing online, use Medium. It’s minimalistic interface truly embodies the old saying that “content is king”. Medium is great for creatives who have one purpose in mind—to write.
4. Help Me Write
Help Me Write is the perfect app if you have a bad case of writer’s block. It’s also great if you’re not feeling confident that people would want to read your work. The site works by allowing the writer to submit just the headline of the work that’s being considered for publishing. You’ll gain a following of people interested in reading your work if your headline is interesting.