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Wondering the best apps for writing a book? In this video, I’ll be sharing my top five writing apps. These book writing apps will allow you to write, research, transcribe, create characters and share your writing with avid readers of your genre!

These are the best writing apps for iPad, iPhone, and Android. Some of these creative writing apps are free and some have premium features. Learn the apps that will help you to write a book you’ll love!



Wattpad (iOS and Android)
Final Draft (iOS)
Otter (iOS and Android)
Kindle (iOS and Android)
List For Writers (iOS and Android)


Video Transcript for Best Apps For Writing A Book

Hi YouTube author Stefanie Newell and this is The Life Of A Writer channel!

Today’s video – Best Apps For Writing A Book. So if you want to connect with readers and sell more books make sure to subscribe and get new content to your inbox every Tuesday. But in this video we’re going to be discussing the best apps for writing a book, but before we get started, down in the comment section share with me the apps that you’re currently using in order to write your book!


So this first app is Wattpad.

It’s described as a storytelling platform which basically means that you can  not only write your book on this platform, but you can also share your writing with this community of over  million readers and writers. Now this isn’t an app that I personally use but it does come highly recommend it by other writers.


Next up is Final Draft.

Now this is a software that I use on my computer but it’s also an app that allows you to write and edit your screenplay on the go. You can also send or share your files between multiple platforms and backup your work to Dropbox and iCloud. Now this particular app is going to be really good for those of you who are interested in writing screenplays, TV sitcoms, and stage plays.


The Otter app is described as a smart note-taking app.

Now although it’s not intended for this purpose, it can also be useful to writers who are unable to type their book. And one thing that I really like about this app is that the transcriptions are usually pretty accurate. You can export the audio or the text, and you can share your transcription via email or text.


Another app that is useful for writers is the Kindle app.

Amazon’s Kindle app allows you to turn your iPhone or iPad into a Kindle, so you don’t even have to purchase a Kindle you can download this free app and it allows you to read e-books directly from your phone or your iPad. Now this app will help you to do research on your genre, target audience, or writing in general. I personally use this app for research purposes and learning, so use your imagination and think of different ways that you can help to improve your writing.


The List For Writers app is one that I just found recently, but I absolutely love this app because it allows you to create character profiles.


Now when I say character profiles, I don’t just mean the physical characteristics or the name or occupation of your character. This app provides suggestions for just about everything that you can think of as it relates to your characters. So for example: milestones that they may have during the book, their belief system, and behaviors. And it also allows you to give consideration to plot and geographical locations. I mean this app is absolutely extensive and I just started using it with my clients as well. If you want to connect with readers and sell more books, make sure to subscribe!

But in the meantime, check out my previous video where I share additional apps for writing a book.

As always all of my social media links will be in the description box below. If you’re looking to hire me as your writing coach you will find that information there as well and I look forward to talking with you in my next video!


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