Writing isn’t easy, but the process has gotten easier. I could tell you how I…
- No longer use a paper dictionary
- No longer use a pen and notebook
- No longer use a voice recorder
- No longer digitize handwritten notes
- No longer transcribe voice notes to text
- No longer waste time formatting drafts
- No longer worry about syncing and backups
Instead, I’d like to tell you about six thoughtfully-designed apps that help me record ideas, take notes, brainstorm, organize, write, edit, revise, schedule and publish.
In this post, I'm going to share my favorite writing apps for blogging.
Things (macOS, iPhone and iPad) is a gorgeous productivity app for staying organized and achieving goals. I use it for scheduling my blog’s editorial calendar. I know other businesses might use Coda or CoSchedule for this, but Things is so enjoyable to use that I don't want to replace it with another app.
MindNode (macOS and iOS) is the best app for mind mapping and brainstorming ideas onto an infinite canvas. I don't use MindNode for every post, but it's helpful for when I need to map out long-form posts with headings, subheadings and even some of the body content.
Unlike project-based apps like Scrivener, Ulysses can contain all of your writing, let you set writing goals, use tags and much more. If you don't like Markdown, though, you won't like Ulysses.
Since I'd been using Coda to create several documents for my business, I started using it for blogging as well. It's now replaced Ulysses as my primary writing app.
The value proposition of Apple Notes (macOS and iOS) is that you can create a note of almost anything – text, handwritten text, sketches, web links, photos, videos, checklists and scanned documents.
Unlike the other apps listed herein, Apple Notes isn't one of my primary blogging apps, but I sometimes use it to scan documents (e.g. posters, flyers, business cards) that I might need to reference later for a post.
6. Webflow Editor
The Webflow Editor is where I manage my website’s content. Once I’ve finished writing and proofreading a blog post in Coda, I copy it into the Webflow Editor. Then, I add the meta description, URL, date and images. When I’m ready, I hit publish.
You just learned my six favorite writing apps. When you have a powerful set of tools that makes writing more fun, efficient and productive – then you can focus on writing great content that serves your target market.
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