How much time do you spend on your phone every day? How much of that time is productive writing time? While most people use a laptop or desktop computer to get their novels and other books written, your android or iOS phone tablet can also work as an on-the-go writing tool.

Out of all the millions of apps available for both operating systems, you should not be surprised that there are plenty of story writing apps out there. If you choose the ones that work best for you, you can make progress no matter where you are.

What Do You Want From a Writing App?

Fiction writing apps come in a wide variety of styles and purposes. Of course, you can get a diminutive copy of Microsoft Word, Google Docs, or a similar word processing and storage program. There are apps for Android and iOS that offer a more structured approach to story planning. Some allow you to outline, create character sheets and even make timelines to help you craft a cohesive story.

Perhaps you only want a way to track your writing productivity. Word count trackers help you write more by giving you small rewards for reaching specific goals or milestones. There are also writing prompt apps, outlining and story planning options, and so much more.

What Will Work Best With Your Device and Process?

Of course, you need to choose an Android or iOS app that matches the operating system of the phone or tablet you intend to use for story writing. Since most of the top programs are created for both, that does not narrow the field of options down very much.

The final determination concerning how to pick the best story writing app for you comes down to how you work. Do you take a lot of notes, or do you want to type straight out in a file? Do you use an attached keyboard for typing, or do you need something that allows freehand marks and handwriting?

Your best bet is probably to load multiple story writing apps onto your phone or device and try them all out to see what works best for you. In the end, you will discover the right combination to make you more productive while you are away from your laptop or desktop computer. No more complaining about having time to write when you can do so on the bus, in a waiting room, or anywhere.

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