Technology has changed the world to the point that we have stores of knowledge just one click away. While once upon a time, to search any information people had to sift through tons of paper; now all they have to do is Google it.
The field of writing has been revolutionized from improvements in technology. I can’t even imagine myself carrying around a typewriter as I carry around my laptop/tablet with me everywhere. It has considerably improved productivity as a whole.
If I get an idea for something I can write about while waiting at the airport or the train station, I can just whip out my Laptop and start writing.
Technology can help you write better, and I am saying this from experience. Here are some Apps; sites, etc. that have helped me improve my writing.
Websites and Apps that aid in Writing
Not only has technology increased the ease of being able to write anywhere anytime, and it has also improved how we write. Instead of having to pull out a dictionary to check the meaning of words, or proofreading my work over and over again, I can just use sites like Grammarly or the Hemingway App. These websites and apps point out incorrect spelling, punctuation, use of wrong tenses, etc.
The Hemingway App is a brilliant, user-friendly site that checks your grammar, whether you have been using the correct tense, it even makes recommendations for which words would be more appropriate.
There are a lot of iPhone apps that can aid writing, that is if you use iOS. A lot of people don’t prefer writing on their phones. However, I find it extremely convenient thanks to iOs apps like Elements, iThoughts, etc.
‘’Elements’’ is a plain text editor that syncs text files to your Dropbox, does a line and word counting for you. iThoughts, on the other hand, is great for mind maps and stuff and can help you if you are ever experiencing a writer’s block.
With iThoughts, you can add your ideas to it, and access it whenever wherever.
Tech in Academic Writing
Writing essays for school and universities is such a chore, but technology has made it a bearable task. Now there are quite a lot of websites that can help you improve your academic writing by helping you cite better through free sites like Citing Generator writing house.
Other writing tools that can help you write better are Criterion Online Writing Evaluation which helps in planning, writing and organizing your papers making the whole academic writing job easier. Another useful tool is GradeMark. This makes your work plagiarism free, Quickmark sets which allow your online tutor/teacher to add comments to your job, voice comments, etc.
Technology can help you write better if you know which sites and apps to use. You don’t have to worry about being a bad speller or plagiarized work if you have apps like HemingswayApp and Plagium handy.