Well, for our money the best app for money is still a good ole ballpoint pen. A Bic, say. But this article isn’t about handwriting. It’s about apps that’ll help us all be more comfortable at the computer – depending, of course, on our individual personalities, what kind of writing we’re doing, and…oh, hell sorry. Too many caveats. Won’t let it happen again. Promise.
by Thorin Klosowski
Writing is a very personal practice, and as a result you have a million writing-focused apps to choose from. From distraction-free apps that take up your whole screen to feature-packed mainstays like Microsoft Word, we’ve put together a guide to help you choose the writing software that’s right for you.
There was a time not that long ago where your choices for writing apps boiled down to plain text or Microsoft Word. Things have changed a lot over the years. Nowadays, you have almost too many options. So, with that in mind, we’ve tested out a ton of writing software to pick our favorites depending on what your needs are. We’re leaving out notes apps here, so favorites like Evernote and Simplenote won’t make an appearance. Instead, we’re concentrating on tools for long form writing.
For the Most Options and Compatibility: Microsoft Word