My Writing Spot spot on
If you’re on the beach, on the train or in the rain, you can now work on your soon-to-be world acclaimed novel from anywhere in the world.
My Writing Spot is an app that makes working from an Android smart phone or laptop simple, easy and convenient, allowing you to work on your creative writing from anywhere. The ability to work in either portrait or landscape mode means that you can choose how you like to view your work while writing too, although it took me a little while to get used to using my thumbs. If the smaller screen worries you, you can make the font and type face bigger, suiting your preference.
Using the most simple but creative methods, My Writing Spot also ensures that you never end up misplacing written pieces or losing track of the order of your work, even if you work on Chapter 1 one day and the Epilogue the next day. It does this with the use of colour coordination, where you simply use colours to categorize what needs to go where.
The features are also highly organised and useful for any writer. It includes a word count toolbar, so you can always keep track of how far along you are as well as an easy-access dictionary and thesaurus. You also never have to save your work as it automatically saves as you go along, meaning you simply carry on where you left off each time you use the app. These are little detailed features that go a long way in making a writer’s life easier.
You can also link it with the free web app and the website, which means that your documents are always backed up and you can manage them from a computer on an online source if need be. The process is also easy to use, simply syncing all of your work with the online site. It is a smooth process and quick to update so you don’t spend hours trying to back up all of your work.
The developer of this app made sure to include of all the details too, ensuring that emailing work off from My Writing Spot is conveniently easy. A password protect also ensures that no one is stealing your ideas or reading through your work without your permission.
Created by a writer who got tired of having to carry a laptop around, the app is designed for journalists and any kind of writer, with the creator understanding exactly what tools may be necessary for a writer as well as how a writer just wants to focus on the content, not all of the technological hassle that comes with it. For me, that’s what makes this app so effective – because it’s created by someone who knows the process well. However this is a very practical app and can be used for just about anything else including to-do-lists or shopping lists.
The interface is also smart and stylish, but tidy so that you feel like you’re basically starting all of your work on a fresh page each time you open it up. Every writer knows the pleasure of a fresh, blank page in front of him or her. The simplicity of this app and how it is designed is what makes it so effective.
I would give this app a 4-star rating, with the only flaw in the app the fact that it doesn’t have a reliable scroll bar which makes it a bit frustrating when you want to type up much longer content. However the rest runs very smoothly and effectively, a definite must for anyone in the writing world.