Category «Apps for Writers Blog»

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 …

How to Use Evernote

  Evernote can be used on Mac, Android, and PC. Download from the app store or visit their website to connect. I’ll focus on the mobile version of the app first. Getting Started Evernote sorts your work into Notebooks with notes. Users begin with a starter notebook.  Naming Notebooks It’s a good idea to name …

Evernote

  For January and February, I’ll be following my same plan from last year. I’m starting the year off with organizing apps (Evernote, Airtable, and OneNote) to get ready for 2021 writing goals. Like last year’s Keep, we start with notes. Evernote is an organizational, note-taking app. It’s cloud-based and can sync with different devices …

A Year in Review

  Hi all. I wanted to thank everyone who’s followed my blog. My friend, Cara, told me I was overly ambitious to take on a weekly apps blog. And she might’ve been right. Posts went up most weeks, and we reviewed so many programs. Next year, I plan to continue the same format—three posts for …

Ideas for Authors: Blogger

  My first big idea for Blogger is to create your own blog. (LOL. Please don’t smack me.) Blogs can be an awesome way to reach fans, connect with other authors, and eventually sell those books. Here are some suggestions for your personal blog: Write your story, make it autobiographical with tons of pictures about …