Tech Thursday: Writing App

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Today’s post is about the iPad app that I use for my writing. It’s simply known as Writing App by Thomas Sillmann. I bought it for $2.99 but for me it’s a great investmemt. The price is subject to change.

Some reviews mention how the app erases your work and crashes, but I’ve never had this problem personally, so it might’ve been an issue that’s been fixed in an update. I always export my work to multiple places (Dropbox and E-Mail) so even if this ever happened, my work will be safe. I’ll include some screenshots directly from the app store in this post.

Writing App by Thomas Sillmann
  
In the picture above, you can see that the home screen resembles a bookcase of sorts. With your works in progress, you can have pictures to represent your covers.  This is a great feature for the visually inclined. To insert a cover image, go to the Story Summary and you’ll see an Edit button on the top righthand corner of the app.

  
In the picture above, you can see how everything is organized within your story. If you’re a minimalist person, you could use the categories of Characters, Places and Items. As you can see, word count is tracked. This is highly useful for those who do NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) or who’d like to keep track of their word count for statistical purposes.

  
In the picture above, you can see what you can track under the Characters category. The Items and Places each have their own things to fill out.

This app is both easy and fun to use. It’s a great app to use if you need to work on a project while on the go. The syncing and exporting options makes this app even more useful.

My Rating

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Tech Tuesday: NoteMaster For iPad

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Hi all! Today I’m going to do a review for the app, NoteMaster for iPad. There seems to be three versions. NoteMaster Lite (which I have never tried), NoteMaster (I assume this one is for iPhone) and NoteMaster for iPad (which is what this review is for).

NoteMaster for iPad
Cost

This version of the app does cost $3.99 as of today. If you need to have an on-the-go Story Bible, this is the best app in my opinion. NoteMaster is compatible with both Google Drive and Dropbox, so you won’t have to worry about losing your notes if the unfortunate happens and your iPad breaks. It’s well worth the price.

Intuitively

This app is very intuitive. There is a folder dedicated to how to use the app, but there’s only six pages which tell you how to use the app. Those six pages are plenty and each page is so simplified that a child could figure things out.

On the side of the app you have “folders”. For us writers, this setup is perfect because each folder can be dedicated to a story and contain pages for our notes. I use a different page for each character, location and other types of notes, such as historical facts for period pieces. Different pages are also used for food, clothing, housing, ect. If you want pictures for visual inspiration, they don’t have to be saved to your photo album. You can copy a picture from a search engine and paste it directly onto a page, so you won’t have the same picture taking up double the space.

Customization

This app has the option to choose from 24 background themes and 21 fonts. Being someone who loves customizing everything, I wish there were more! I use a different font/theme combo for each folder/story. Even the folders can be color coded for those of you who have stories in a series to make them easier to see at a glance.

My Rating

5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

So, do you have an app for your fiction that you enjoy? If so, leave a comment down below. ‘Til later!