The share of people surfing the web from mobile is constantly growing. So do writers. A modern writer is not a pen wizard who’s sitting at the same place all the time but an active person engaged in many daily. Up-to-date men of letters do need convenient tools to timely write down thoughts, observations, and ideas. Almost all of us use applications for reading like those by this URL. Well, after reading the paper, I bet you’ll complement your collection with at least one of the apps for writing below. 1. EverNote Platforms: OS X, Windows, iOS, Android, Windows Phone Price: Free/Paid Evernote is a great application for keeping notes accessible from any device and available at any time. Ideas came unexpectedly, so having Evernote installed on your devices, you are guaranteed to keep all the fine that your mind suddenly stumbled upon. Actually, the app is a notepad. But the notepad is very convenient. It has a few advantages: Sync – ability to work from any device that has Evernote installed (data is stored on the server). You can write whenever you want and stop as you need without losing the idea. Simple Note Taking. Just click on plus button and start taking notes down. Nothing can be simpler, can’t it? Notes can be organized in sections. Labeling for Easy Search. It makes easier to search previous notes though tags. Well, you can even search handwritten notes saved as images. For example, the standard scenario of use is a culinary book, where each note is a dish, and each dish is tagged like "first course," "meat", "Italian food," etc. Subsequently, you can select and view only the needed dishes using the correspondent tags. The same thing with writing – you can use tags to view citations, excerpts, etc. Audio support. Google Drive support. Nothing can be simpler than adding doc files as links or attachments without switching apps. Easy sharing by posting notes on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media. 2. Ulysses Platforms: Mac, iPad, iPhone Price: $44.99 for Mac, $24.99 for iPad/iPhone Although from a long time, Ulysses has been available for PC users only, finally, the mobile version was released! It provides great functionality, including convenient catalog system, goals, Markdown, and a few more helpful features. From novices to professional writers, almost every author will find Ulysses relevant to his lifestyle. It has well-though, intuitive, and very convenient interface, as well as supports iCloud and Markdown. Ulysses makes it easy to divide texts into separate blocks, highlight it, and even put tags where necessary. 3. Scrivener Platforms: iPad/iPhone Price: $19.99 Well, consistent writing is sometimes more about the research. Any writer needs talent, but to be able to create grounded articles, one also has to strengthen the information with historical data, relevant images, quotes, etc. And here Scrivener comes into play! Probably, it’s the best one out of the applications that combine a text editor and a managing system. The main advantages are: Convenient search for information, including images, PDF document, music, video, etc. Ability to open two documents side-by-side. A very convenient option to make descriptions. Full-screen mode to fully concentrate on writing. Note board to attach ideas to correspondent parts of the text. Scrivener is a must-have for all those who love writing and don’t want to lose any single thought. Dropbox Platforms: OS X, Windows, iOS, Android, Windows Phone Price: Free Dropbox is a cloud storage, which lets you create backup files in case of loss or damage to the computer on which the files were stored. The operation principle is as easy as pie: you install the program and select the folder on your computer, thereby synchronizing everything in the folder with Dropbox servers. Dropbox allows you to sync the contents of the folder not only with the server but also with other computers that are connected to the same account. It’s very convenient if you’re working on a few devices. No flash needed. The advantage of Dropbox is that it’s just a folder on your computer, which means that all data remain with you, even if there is no Internet. Even if you are flying in an airplane, you can make changes to the files, and they’ll by uploaded to the server once the Internet appears. Why do I use Dropbox? All files that I work on are in Dropbox folder. By this, I know that my papers will never be lost. I re-read previously written articles using my tablet or mobile phone when I have time. For example, just before going to bed. I can quickly share information with colleagues who have shared folders. With Dropbox, I can easily send a link to the file to any user. I don’t need to upload data to file exchangers or write messages in social networks. P.S. Dropbox still provides the largest amount of free disk space and works faster, but the difference with Google Drive is not critical since text files do not take up much space and do not require ultra-fast loading speed. Freedly Platforms: iOS/Android Price: Free The routine of a writer is not just writing stories, but also a constant reading. To be on a crest of a wave, writers have to be aware of what is happening around. If you do not want to look through dozens of websites every morning but want to be informed of the updates – this tool is just for you! From time to time, publishing houses announce meetings and invite to participate. But does it mean you have to constantly visit the website to check whether the announcement appeared? Of course, no, especially if you have Feedly installed! Feedly is an app that will report on the new publication, as soon as it appears. Even if you forget to browse the website. The interface greatly resembles the tape of a social network. You’ll never miss an important update since it will be waiting for you unless you mark it as read. Feedly is one of the best applications to keep track of important updates on the web.
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These 10 programs, mobile apps, plugins and services in this list are among the top 10 inventions of new things of 2016 for helping anyone be more productive, from office workers to students. It lets you explore your options among the truly necessary working well and getting a lot done tools and also introduces you to some hidden gems that you might have missed while you were busy getting things done. Slack Slack is a messaging (raised) platform for teams, helping discussions (and friendly talk) across work partners who are not necessarily in the same place at the same time. Great search ability to do search things helps you find (clearly connected or related) messages that you may have missed the first time around. Slack can combine different things together so they work as one unit with a ton of other working well and getting a lot done apps and services, it plays very well with others. Doodle.Com With a huge/extreme amount of free storage and great (combination of different things together that work as one unit) options with other software and services, Google Drive is a working well and getting a lot done wonder. Including set of programs for office use with Google Docs, Sheets, Slides and Forms and part file-syncing service. Google Drive delivers a wide range of extremely important business softwares. It is easy to use, it's collaborative and it works offline, too. HipChat HipChat is an online, Real time, team communication and collaboration platform. If your team is searching for a replacement to email, HipChat should be at the top of your list. With excellent features, including screen-sharing and video calls, all for a very low price, it's an Editors' Choice. Do.Com Poorly managed meetings are a huge productivity killer and that's where Do.com comes in. If you hold a lot of meetings or are the helper for someone who does, Do.com will guide you toward better meeting practices while also providing a central place for archives, follow-ups, and more. Any.Do Any.do is a group or personal task-management app for iOS, Android, and Chrome. It's a beautifully designed to-do app, but one (like nothing else in the world) feature, called the Any.do Moment, sets it apart from others. The Any.do Moment nudges you to make a habit of looking at your daily tasks first thing in the morning so you're never caught off guard by surprise tasks and meetings later in the day. Developing a good habit that increase productivity is very hard to do but very valuable, and it's impressive that Any.do goes for gold with this special feature. Dragon NaturallySpeaking Commanding reports and controlling your computer with your voice could be a huge productivity booster if you have an app that's highly smart and very (intelligent/obvious). Such as Dragon NaturallySpeaking. It's not cheap, but it is the best dictation software available to buy. With Dragon, you can start dictating emails right after setting up the software. Give yourself a few days to master deeper features, and you'll be flying through your work. EasilyDo EasilyDo is a mobile app that automates small tasks for you, everything from posting "happy birthday" on your friends' Facebook pages on the right day to texting your significant other when you're running late. EasilyDo is very simple to setup and use and comes with a large number of ability to do things. For tiny time-eating tasks that you'd rather automate, let EasilyDo take control. HootSuite Hootsuite is a social media management system, meaning it's a one-stop shop for updating Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube and now Instagram, too. Hootsuite helps keep social media managers and small business owners productive by giving them high-level tools for scheduling updates to their social network accounts, watching/supervising replies and much more. IFTTT IFTTT stands for "if this, then that," and it's an online tool you use to create little automations, no coding skills needed. For example, you could say, "if there is an upcoming event on my Google Calendar, then send me a text message reminder with the event name, time, and address," or "If someone tags a photo of me on Facebook, then save a copy of that photo to Dropbox." The power of IFTTT is how easy it is to use and how many services are supported. Check it out, and start automating your life. Stayfocusd Stayfocusd keeps you productive by blocking distracting websites either for a time that you set (say, 9 to 5, Monday through Friday) or after a certain time limit (no more than 30 minutes of Facebook per day). It's a very simple and free browser plugin that you can get around by using another browser, but still nudges you in the right direction to be the productive person you want to be.
Technology moves at a break neck pace, and nowhere is this more evident than in the present year of 2016. As we continue to push the limits of what is technologically possible, we are slowly breaching the boundaries of what is ethical and moral as well. The Internet Of Things And Rise Of The "MESH" Devices nowadays are being fitted with a diverse number of sensors. They are gathering more data than ever and as we analyse usage patterns, they get better at their job. Standalone technologies will soon coordinate with other technologies that we use, creating a network of devices that are in constant communication with each other in order to provide us with the best possible level of service and convenience. Ambient User Experience While skeuomorphism was written off as a "shortcut" answer to designing intuitive interfaces, the widespread development in UI and UX systems and the vast collection of data has effectively allowed all kinds of testing and behaviour modelling. We will soon be at a point where we will be using our devices and technologies without even realising that. Additive Manufacturing Or 3d Printing 3D printers are not new, but they have gained significant relevance in recent times. We are now on the cusp of a manufacturing revolution, with new materials and manufacturing technologies that will help us make things that we thought to be effectively impossible. Printing biological matter such as tissue and food are already a reality. Autonomous Robots The use of robots and independently operating standalone units will significantly improve in the coming years. Robots are perfect for replacing humans doing repetitive and easily definable tasks; drivers have been made redundant by self-driving cars. Soon, technology will advance to the point of being operational in non-controlled environments as well, such as commercial airspace. Security Widespread data collection has resulting in an epidemic of privacy violations. Information security is paramount in this day where information is practically currency. Security is poised to move from the defensive to the offensive, such as software heuristics that will enable applications to protect themselves from malicious software. Data Collection And Modelling We are surrounded by electronic devices armed with a plethora of sensors gathering and recording more information than we know what to do with. We will know soon, though. Analysing this mountain of data and getting to important conclusions and generating usable models is a prime challenge. Automation And Machine Learning Like the car replaced horses, software subroutines are poised to replace human brains in at least some domains of work. What mechanical muscles did in the 19th century, mechanical minds will do in the 21st. Software has been developed to write music and literature. Most of the world's population is engaged in relatively mundane and repetitive tasks that can be automated easily. One last thing: we have developed software that can write new software: this is the starting point of machine learning and ultimately, artificial intelligence. The world as we know it is changing, and changing fast. What sights the future has in store for us remains to be seen.