Sisterhood of the Traveling Blog AND Writerly iPad apps

I got an iPad for my birthday–sa-weet!!!! Anywho, I’ve been fiddling around with how to use it for my writing endeavors. I am, as always, open to suggestions, so feel free to comment with any and all info you have about apps.

In an effort to stimulate the convo, I’ve linked to a SUPER blog post about iPad apps just for writers!

Macgasm (LOL, what a title!): My NaNoWriMo iPad Toolkit

Highlights of apps (many around $5-10, some free!) detailed include:

  • Notebooks–syncs with Scrivener 2.0; allows you to set up folders, chapters, scenes, etc
  • Simplenote–for a quick note
  • Writer–resets the keypad to type easier; provides a “focus” mode to highlight only three lines of text at a time (bye-bye Internal Editor!)
  • Index Cards–for notes to organize scenes
  • iThoughts HD–map your ideas and connect scenes
  • Outliner–outlines (yeah, pretty self-explanatory, LOL!)
  • SoundNote–allows you to record while you write!
  • Noteshelf–allows you to handwrite  notes without a keyboard
  • Kindle App–SO cool!
  • ArtStudio–doodle or sketch a scene if you’re artistically inclined

AND you can get a wireless keyboard for you iPad for around $70.

M’kay, folks. Do you have an iPad? If so, how do you use it for writerly type things? What apps have you found most helpful?


We’re well into our travels for the sisterhood of the traveling blog. This week, Danyelle answers her question about the importance of stories (see link below).

Every Wednesday

Lydia’s post here.

Danyelle’s post here.


14 comments on “Sisterhood of the Traveling Blog AND Writerly iPad apps

  1. Lydia Kang says:

    ooooh, I’m so jealous! Your new baby! It looks so awesome. I wants one. I wants one too!

  2. Lynn Rush says:

    Wow, sounds like you’re having fun with your new toy. I’d love an iPad…but haven’t gotten one yet. I’ll have to stick with toting my MacBook Pro around. . . LOL

  3. Christine Fonseca says:

    SO GREEN!!! Just saying!

  4. How cool is that! Don’t have one, but it sounds *awesome*

  5. Paul Greci says:

    I don’t have an I-pad but they sure look sweet!

  6. Honestly, new gadgets terrify me! I’m glad you got an iPad, but I’m afraid I’d break the darn thing. 🙂

  7. I have an iPhone. I love it. I have seen iPads, but I don’t have one. Blessings to you…

  8. Cool! Happy Birthday! I’m with Elana, though; I’m not up to those fancy beasties. 😉

  9. Mary Lindsey says:

    I’ve written my entire MG novel on my iPad. I bought a wireless keyboard and LOVE it. No more lugging my laptop around. I will admit it is not easy for edits (I edit on my Macbook). You still have to touch the screen from time to time in order to edit on the iPad, but it’s better than a netbook for writing, IMO.

    Congrats on your newest toy. I love mine.

  10. Danyelle says:

    Awesome! There is so much shiny here! I’ll definitely check out the first one. *hearts Scrivener*

  11. JE Fritz says:

    An i-pad for your birthday? Well first: happy birthday and second: I am sooo jealous. 🙂

  12. Eek, can’t help you here. I don’t have one, and I’m not planning to get one, either. 😉

  13. lbdiamond says:

    Thanks for the well wishes, gang! I’m still learning about the iPad–there’s waaaay more than I even initially anticipated!

    Next step is the wireless keyboard, I think. Maybe for Christmas. 😉

  14. Ciara Knight says:

    I received a Kindle for my birthday a few weeks ago. We should do a post comparing them. 🙂 Thanks for the info, I’d been curious about the iPad.

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