A couple weeks ago, a writer friend who also has an iPhone asked me about apps for writers. I explained that, with more than 85,000 apps in the App Store, there are more than a few that fit the bill. Thought I would share with you the list I sent to her. These apps are not lawyer-specific, but certainly would help a writer of any ilk.
Wikipedia – encyclopedia by crowd consensus. Free. Or its more readable counterpart, Wikiamo.
Dictionary – word resource that includes both a dictionary and a thesaurus. Free.
Quickword – word processing app, Microsoft Word-friendly. $12.99
Evernote – note-taking app that works well for collecting research. Syncs with software on your desktop (free download) and on the Web (also free) so you can take your notes anywhere and add them into virtual notebooks. Can store notes in many forms, including pictures, digital drawings and voice recordings. Can’t say enough about how great this app is. Free.
Stanza – free ebook reader, with access to paid ebooks but better yet, access to Project Gutenburg online database of free ebooks of the classics. Free.
Goal Tender – simple goal setting and task app for organizing and getting things done. $2.99
Story Tracker Lite – tracks your writing submissions to various publications. Free.
SimpleMind – mindmapping (brainstorming) app. Free.
WriteRoom – a notetaking app that works much better than the one of the iPhone for writing. Can sync with a version that stays on your computer, so you can write while out and then sync it back into your computer. Loads of special features that make it great for writers. $4.99