40 Awesome Android Apps for Writers

So you purchased an Android rather than an iPhone. Be proud of your purchase, because Android apps for writers and journalists are numerous and growing. The following list of 40 awesome Android apps for writers contains writing and reference tools, inspiration and event five great poetry apps for those folks who celebrate April with their words.

Writing Tools

  1. Copy Paste ItCopy Paste It: Copy text from any screen to your clipboard to paste it into any text box. Great tool for writers.
  2. Diaro: Diaro is a passcode-protected diary / journal / note writing app for Android, which provides a quick and easy way to record your life moments. Record activities, experiences, thoughts and ideas throughout your day with location and label tags.
  3. Just NotePad: Unlike some to-do-list apps or yellow-tips apps, this app is just a NotePad for Android. You just launch it, key in or paste something, then close it, even without saving, it does saving automatically.
  4. My Writing Spot: If you want to maximize your daily word count by being able to write from anywhere at anytime, try this app. This MWS Android app allows you to have an uncluttered writing environment with you when you’re on the go. Perfect for NaNoWriMo!
  5. Orange Diary: If you’re more of a detail person, use this diary option that contains tons of customization, including background, date/time format and audio attachments.
  6. Using eML for Dynamic eBooks: Publish your own dynamic eBooks on PCs, Macs, Android, iPhone and iPad for free. This free book is also a powerful eBook creator and reader.

Reference Tools

  1. DictionaryCollins English Dictionary and Thesaurus 2010 Complete & Unabridged: A software bundle offering a complete language and reference solution for writing, for work, for study, because you want to express yourself well, or just for your love of words.
  2. English Literature Dictionary: This short biographical dictionary of English literature is just one of several books published by this company. Take a look at their other offerings.
  3. FactBook: This popular FactBook reference app offers fast and easy access to the CIA World Fact Book and to United Nations data and statistics.
  4. Grammar Guide: This easy to use, quick reference guide with general rules, helpful hints and reference for using grammar might save your writing career.
  5. Merriam-Webster’s Vocabulary Builder: A great way to increase your word power. This app focuses on more than 1,000 vocabulary words and introduces nearly 2,000 more — all organized by root for effective study.
  6. The Writer’s ABC Checklist: An easy-to-use comprehensive guide for writers on preparing and presenting their work to agents, publishers and print media. This is just one great book offered by Digi-Media-Apps.
  7. Urban Dictionary: Gain easy access to slang words or phrases without using your browser.
  8. WolframAlpha: Get free online access to the Wolfram|Alpha computational knowledge engine to answer a world of questions.
  9. Words That Sell: This Android app contains 21 words that helps you sell your product, make more money and save your time in writing marketing materials.

Instructional Apps

  1. JournalismA Career in Journalism: Have you ever considered a journalism career? This app can tell you what to expect.
  2. Get Published: Most of those who submit unsolicited manuscripts to agents or publishing houses are rejected without the book even being read. Learn how to get published through this app’s instructions.
  3. Publicize Your Book: An Insider’s Guide To Getting Your Book The Attention It Deserves: Develop your social marketing skills in line with your book. Be sure, also, to check out Plug Your Book: Online Book Marketing For Authors, Book Publicity Through Social Networking.
  4. Rhetoric and Composition Study: If you want to improve your writing and presentation skills, invest in this book, geared toward high school and college students.
  5. Stop Procrastination: This is almost like writer’s block, perhaps worse. Learn how to use self-hypnosis to help overcome the urge to procrastinate.
  6. Wannabe A Writer? Over 100 authors, agents, publishers and journalists provide tips on how to get your novel published, how to sell your articles and more.
  7. Writer’s Answer Book: This book attempts to answer new author or aspiring writer questions. So whether you’re wondering how to get an agent or how to get on OPRAH!, here’s the book you need.

Productivity Tools

  1. AldikoAldiko Book Reader Premium: Download and read thousands of eBooks on your Android phone or tablet, including best-sellers, new releases and classics. You also can import your own ePub and PDF files.
  2. Business Time: A great tool to help you bill your time effectively. You can add photos and voice memos to track your work performance, too!
  3. Call Recorder — Total Recall: Works great as a simple voice recorder, or Dictaphone. You also can record calls, which is a good tool for interviews.
  4. Document Scanner: Scan documents with your phone camera, convert them into PDF, and email the PDF document to anyone, all from your mobile phone.
  5. Evernote: Are you kidding? Only the best app to keep a story straight, from notes to photographs.
  6. Executive Assistant: A handy interface to quickly review email, text messages, missed calls, calendar events and more. Great time saver.
  7. Goodreads Droid: Keep up to date on what your friends are reading, planning to read, or commenting on through this direct contact with the social book Web site, Goodreads.com.
  8. HanDBase Database Manager: Create and edit databases right on your phone. Great tool for those archival tasks.
  9. Kindle: One of the most popular downloads for reading books on your Android phone. No Kindle required.
  10. PDF Invoice Generator: Another great tool for any freelancer on-the-go. Send out invoices in a few minutes from your Android phone or tablet
  11. PrinterShare: Print directly from your phone to anywhere in the world, including to your own printer. Great app for that late project.
  12. Spell Checker: Sure, you think you can spell, but it’s nice to have an easy-to-use spell checker on hand to suggest corrections just in case. Supports many languages.
  13. Time Tracker: Track your billable time for clients anywhere and at anytime. Great for tax purposes!

Poetry

  1. PoetryPoetry: The Basics: This comprehensive guide demystifies the world of poetry, exploring poetic forms and traditions which can at first seem bewildering.
  2. Poetry 4 U: This app is for poets and poetry lovers — to read, write and share your poetry with the rest of the world.
  3. Poetry SMS: Another app to try to read, write and share your poems with the rest of the world. Comes with the ability to mass-message SMS.
  4. Poet’s Pad — Creative Writing: A writing tool for poets that includes a dictionary and thesaurus, 70k of word rhymes and idea generator.
  5. RhymeNow Rhyming Dictionary: Find rhymes quickly from a database of 55,000 English words. Use this app to compose song lyrics, poetry and polished prose.
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