Category «Apps for Writers Blog»

Blog for workshops

How to Use Headspace

  There isn’t much “how-to” for this app. It’s mostly click and watch the vids or listen to music or voice recording. Explore it and find out what works for you. Nothing too complicated and very user-friendly. Create an account for the program by logging in with Facebook, Spotify, your Apple Id, or simply an …

Ideas for Using OneNote

  So, funny story. My house has been chaotic lately, and my focus has been nil. I completely forgot to write and post the third installment of OneNote. But thankfully, I choose a meditation app for the next one. (See my previous post on Headspace.) Thanks to the meditation I’ve been doing on Headspace all …

Headspace

Headspace, created and developed by Andy Puddicombe and Rich Pierson, is an app to teach meditation and mindfulness. The goal of the creators is to help everyday people find health and happiness. Why choose this app now when the world is getting over the pandemic? We’ve all spent a year dealing with the stress and …

How to Use OneNote

  I’ll focus on the desktop version for this how-to. Starting Tasks Download/install OneNote. You may need to create or log in to your Microsoft account. This allows cloud-access to the files. By connecting to your account, other MS software can attach to OneNote (like Word). New Notebooks Think of notebooks in OneNote as file …

OneNote

  We’ve been looking at some complicated programs so far in 2021. For the next set, I’m taking a step back to an oldie but a goodie, OneNote by Microsoft. OneNote is (now) a cloud-based filing system. Depending on which Office suite you own, you will have slightly different versions of the app. The older …

Ideas for Using Airtable

  This post is almost redundant with all the topics from our first two posts on Airtable. As a writer, what can I use it for? The answer is just about anything. Novel Planning Airtable, as a database system, lets the user create any kind of project needed with the combined bells and whistles of …

Airtable How-To Part 2

  Such a powerful program needs a second post. Let’s dive into some more complex features. Automations Airtable can connect with other apps such as Twitter and Instagram. This allows the user to streamline tasks. To keep it simple, I’m going to create a Status trigger to post on Twitter. There are MANY other tasks …

How to Use Airtable

My best advice for beginning with this app is to download it and watch all the tutorials. 😊 Here’s a how-to short sheet to supplement. On first use, the app opens into a new workspace. Workspaces are places to organize data and databases. It’s a folder, but visual—a page on Trello, a timeline on Aeon …

Airtable

  Airtable is a spreadsheet, database, and organizer, customizable for individual users. The program/app was created with the idea that work should dictate how the software functions. You can use it as an app or in a browser. The app is cloud-based for smooth syncing between devices. As an author, the words spreadsheet and database …

Ideas for Using Evernote

  Let me start with: The possibilities are endless. Every day I get a tip on my phone from Evernote. And I think, “Here’s another way authors can use this app to organize their writing.” I’ll try to cram as many ideas as possible in this five-hundred-word post. Personal Assistant Few of us can afford …