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Free Apps Every Writer Should Be Using

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.
Hemingway Editor

 

2. Grammarly

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.

Grammarly

3. Medium

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.

Medium

 

4. Scrivener

Scrivener is a stripped-down word processor app made for writers. Everything you need to write, research and arrange for your book is all packed within this simple desktop app.

 

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Comments

  1. I’d never heard of Help Me Write, but it sounds awesome. So far I’ve been relying on CoSchedule’s headline scoring tool, but that just predicts how well a headline will rank according to various SEO factors. Genuine human interest seems so much more trustworthy.

  2. oh, these look really interesting! I’ll have to check them out, for sure! I’m not sure I would class myself as a writer, but they could help none the less! haha xx

  3. Those are some cool apps, I am going to check all of them out. Have you found good results through using Help me Write?

    1. Hi Felecia:

      Help me Write is such an amazing tool. Recently out of curiosity, I published an idea which to date has 0 views. But don’t let that discourage you! If you want to be sure that you have an audience willing to read your ideas, use it. Help me Write helps prevent the awful scenario of investing a lot of time writing a post no one ends up reading. I’m sure the more you use it the more attention you will draw to your account and ideas. Thanks for stopping by!

    1. Hi Felecia:

      Help me Write is such an amazing tool. Yet I don’t feel the need to use it often. Recently out of curiosity, I published an idea which to date has 0 views. But don’t let that discourage you! If you want to be sure that you have an audience willing to read your ideas, use it. Help me Write helps prevent the awful scenario of investing a lot of time writing a post no one ends up reading. I’m sure the more you use it the more attention you will draw to your account and ideas. Thanks for stopping by!

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