11/02/14 11/02/14 POPSUGAR Living Digital Life Writing Apps 6 Writing Apps That'll Keep You in the Zone November 2, 2014 by Nicole Nguyen 176 Shares Chat with us on Facebook Messenger. Learn what's trending across POPSUGAR. Focus, grasshopper: you've got a long and winding writing road ahead of you. With NaNoWriMi upon us, we have just the thing to keep your eyes on the prize — apps for distraction-free writing. If a novel is in your future, use tools that give your words what they deserve: the glory of a full-screen display. Have a productive month by getting started with six beautifully designed writing apps for desktop and mobile. Image Source: Getty Pen.io Image Source: Getty Pen.io is a simple website that publishes your writing for free. It takes only seconds — no registration or setup necessary — to start writing and save your text to the Pen.io server or to a PDF. Elements Image Source: Getty This Dropbox-powered writing environment ($3) for iOS perfectly syncs files across all platforms and devices. Autosave, full text search, offline support, and document position memory (saving you from scrolling endlessly each time you open a file) keep thoughts and ideas organized wherever you are. Dropbox-powered writing environment $3 from itunes.apple.com Buy Now iA Writer Image Source: Getty This app for iOS ($1) and Mac ($5) is the winner of the official Mac App of the Year Award, and it certainly deserved it with a beautifully simple user interface and a Focus Mode that forces you to concentrate on one sentence at a time. iOS $1 from itunes.apple.com Buy Now Mac $5 from itunes.apple.com Buy Now Ommwriter Dana Image Source: Getty Ommwriter for Mac ($5), iPad ($5), and PC isn't just an app — it's an environment crafted by a team that paid special attention to the audio and visual effects fit for optimal concentration. Soothing background images and sound tracks enhance the writing experience, as well as document auto save, font options, save to PDF, and dual screen functionality. Ommwriter for $5 from ommwriter.com Buy Now Mac $5 from itunes.apple.com Buy Now iPad $5 from itunes.apple.com Buy Now WriteRoom Image Source: Getty WriteRoom for Mac ($5) and iOS ($2) creates a quiet place for you to write — and do nothing else. Sync WriteRoom with Dropbox to keep files in line on all your devices and view word count, reading time, page number, and more in the menu bar. Mac $5 from itunes.apple.com Buy Now iOS $2 from itunes.apple.com Buy Now Clean Writer Image Source: Getty Clean Writer for Mac ($1) and iPad ($1) is a bare-bones plain text editor, fully compatible with Dropbox and, most importantly, clutter-free. Mac $1 from itunes.apple.com Buy Now iPad $1 from itunes.apple.com Buy Now Share this post NaNoWriMoiPhone AppsAppsEditor's PickDigital Life Get Inspired With Our Living Newsletter You're subscribed! Sign Up For Our Newsletter Select topics that interest you Home DIY Vegetarian Love and Sex Tech Food Sign up with facebook By signing up, I agree to the Terms & to receive emails from POPSUGAR.