Writing an essay requires having a specific software. If your current program does meet your educational or professional needs, brings you zero knowledge and you want to update your typing platform – this article will update you with apps that may bring diversity to your writing routine.
1. Libre Office Writer
Libre Office Writer will serve you as a great alternative to Microsoft Word and WordPerfect software. It has a similar interface and pretty much the same basic functions. According to their official documentation LibreOffice has no licensing fees. It is free for everyone. It distributes at no cost and it has no hidden charges now or in the future.
Official Software: LibreOffice.org.
Writing an essay often (if not always) implies contacting various professors, mentors, editors, bloggers and other people who might need to receive your textual piece of work. Sending the attached document without any words would be too rude and unethical in any culture.
In case you decide to write something more than “hello” this free browser app will prevent you from awkward situations you may have. A specific free algorithm will highlight your typos and offer you necessary corrections with one click.
Official Software: Grammarly.com.
Depending on the length and degree of difficulty of your essays you might want to have a software that was created for convenient work with a wealth of information. Airstory is one of them.
It will help you to not lose yourself in the numerous studies, news, facts and quotes that you have to break down and put into a right and/or chronological order. Airstory allows you to break your text into a bunch of card boxes, mark it with tags and have all of them on the side of your screen which will save you from opening millions of files and folders.
Official Software: Chrome Web Store.
4. Pro Writing Aid
Pro Writing Aid is the internet established grammar checker that will take care of your textual infallibility while you are rapidly typing out all of your ideas down. The biggest advantage of this software in comparison to others is that it gives you plenty of options of phrases that you might be looking for in the specific context to make it sound perfect.
You can use it on such popular platforms as MS outlook, MS word, Chrome Extension, Safari Extension, Firefox Extension, Edge Extension, Open Office, Scrivener, Google Docs.
Official Software: ProWritingAid.com.
5. Hanx Writer
Hanx Writer is highly popular among essay writers who choose technological progress but still enjoy the design of classical typing machines and its signature typing sounds. Mobile version of Hanx Writer will come in handy for you to gather ideas throughout the day whenever you get into a note taking mode, and the tablet version will inspire you to write everything down in detail, double check and find a reason to start typing again.
Official Software: iOS.
Evernote allows you not only to take notes and assign tasks for your essay and break them down into phases but also to set reminders, record and collect audio recordings, photos, files and scan documents. In addition, it has a super useful section for SWOT (strength, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis, which will help you to get a better perspective on objectives of your work and prevent you from typing unnecessary chunks of text.
Throughout the years Evernote got positive reviews from Forbes, The Verge, Entrepreneur Magazine, Business.com, Well+Good and other successful web-editions.
Official Software: Android.
If you are a determined hard-working perfectionist who wants to have maximum control over his/her publicistic legacy – Scribus is a software that will let you build a proper markup of your essay with images so that you could show editors exactly how you want your work to be presented in their magazine. It is a legendary typography program. It is free and available for most desktop operating systems.
Official Software: Scribus.net.
This app is developed for planning out everything including essays that users want to break down into multistage tasks. SimpleMind allows you to structure and build your personal mind map branches for achieving your essay goals without letting small details slip your mind.
Various colors will prevent you from getting confused and multi-device options will prevent you from straining your eyes if you are also a tablet user.
9. Google Keep
Google Keep is the perfect pick for people who always take notes and are always busy with numerous lists of tasks. This day planning app is a great way to capture your ideas for essays and set reminders. It includes checkboxes, photo pasting, audio recording, synchronization with other devices and of course dark mode.
Official Software: Android.
Of all aforementioned apps Hemingway stands out with an option to test and use it online straight from their official website hemingwayapp.com. In addition, it calculates the level of readability, the amount of words and includes notes to improve your writing and make it flawless according to all grammatical standards.
Official Software: Hemingwayapp.com.