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Some of the best writing applications for travel bloggers

Mohamed Rehan
28 January 2022, MVT 06:05
The interface of Evernote - a popular productivity tool for busy writers and bloggers -- Photo: The Verge
Mohamed Rehan
28 January 2022, MVT 06:05

Earlier we spoke about digital nomads – people who have an affinity towards working for their employers or contractors remotely from outside of office or even country. Travel bloggers fall under the large digital-nomad or tech-nomad umbrella as well; given how modern-day blogging is predominantly technologically integrated.

Here, we are going to look at some of the latest and best writing tools or applications up for grabs for travel bloggers who are busy backpacking and traversing across continents to bring their stories to the world. We are excluding the obvious choices such as MS Word, Google Docs or Pages since most are familiar with those.

However, these applications are not the only ones out there for blogger utilization. In fact, some of the applications in our list may actually be far better suited towards the demands of writers based on their work approach and techniques.

01 – Ulysses

Kicking off the list is a very simplistic yet sophisticated looking writing application called Ulysses that is powerful, distraction-free and comes with a whole myriad of rich features that may often be absent in MS Word or Google Docs.

This one is actually an ideal and go-to application for bloggers who are also Apple users because it allows for easy syncing through the iCloud so bloggers can share their documents across their linked Apple devices. Best bit about Ulysses is the feature that allows straight push publication of materials into platforms such as WordPress or Medium. The application also allows writers to save drafts into an organizable library so revisiting unfinished works is made easier.

This is actually the best recommendation for writers who are linked to multiple web-based projects at any given time.

02 – Reedsy

This one right here is a web-based writing tool that comes for free and is actually the best bet for anyone who is authoring a novel. But this is also a safe recommendation for travel writers who are keen on sharing travel stories.

The UI is minimal and no-nonsensical, meaning that users can navigate their way across the application easily without running into too many complicated buttons or feature pop-ups. The application also allows a marketplace for readers to actively seek for ghostwriters, editors and even designers – perfect for content-driven travel writers.

However, there is a downside to this one since the application is heavily catered towards storytellers or authors. So, bloggers who are producing written material in formats other than a story might want to check other options.

03 – iA Writer

If you are one of those writers who simply wish to write and do not care about the formatting, fonts or other such details then iA Writer is the best one for you. The application has one of the simplest interfaces one can find in a writing-related software.

This minimalistic writing application is perhaps the best distraction-free application for writers who do not wish to spend time trying to familiarize with new software. Some of the most notable features of the iA Writer include the full screen mode as well as a dark-mode that is actually ideal for the nocturnal animals out there producing their best worded pieces in the dead of the night.

04 – Evernote

For the writers who have got a lot going on for them in terms of projects. Evernote has actually become a synonym for the go-to productivity tool among many bloggers due to the rich features it comes with.

Some of the highlights of Evernote include its ability to integrate several kinds of digital material or media into it without breaking the document’s formatting. Users can easily drag and drop links, images or even lists into one singular area and organize them however they wish.

Though a bit tough to get used to, once mastered Evernote is hard to part ways with which is a testament to just how powerful of a writing tool it has become.

05 – Airstory

This particular writing application is fantastic for writers with research-heavy content. Airstory is unique in nature because it perfectly merges the research content and the writing process via a distinct drag-and-drop function.

The application allows users to drag in researched content into the platform and arrange them according to how they wish to utilize them. In addition to this, Airstory’s web clipper tool allows users to save just about anything you come across on the internet – be it a single paragraph or an entire page.

Another highlight of Airstory is that it works in tandem with other popular writing applications such as WordPress or Google Docs which allows users to easily export their finished documents to these platforms.

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