Apps that will make National Novel Writing Month smoother!

On November 1, 2012

This time of the year is one I look forward to for ages, no not because it gets cold and snowy, but because November is the National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo.

The Challenge runs exactly thirty days and is designed to give would-be writers the confidence and support needed to write a 50,000-word novel. In order to make this year easier we along with TUAW have compiled a list of apps that will make your experience much smoother.


While many might think writing a novel on an iOS device seems impossible, I have to admit that many of my ideas for my novels are written on the iPad or iPhone, the iPhone in particular is great for just jotting down ideas when you are away from your laptop. Personally I love nothing more than churning out ideas while on the bus home from work. Also thanks to iCloud syncing, it has never been easier to start on one device and continue on another.

Anyway, let’s look at some app choices you have for the iPad and iPhone:


Even though my iDevice is as always going to be my trusty companion during this month, I will also be doing a lot of the work from my MacBook Pro. So if you are in the same boat, then here are some of my favorite apps:

Good luck, NaNoWriMo participants! Let us know which App you prefer when churning out that new Bestseller!