ooking to add more color, creativity, and self-expression to your life with your iPhone? I’ve
sifted through a sea of choices to find this lineup of
creativity-boosting apps geared toward the writer,
artist, and musician in us all. Try using any of the
following apps to turn up the fun in your life!
(Free, $1.49/month for pro)
I’m an old-school writer who tends to think
that writing by hand is superior to typing, that
libraries are the best place to get books, and
smartphones are mostly for texting friends. Bear, a writing and
note-taking app, has changed my perspective. With Bear, writ-
ing with your phone can be useful, productive, and intuitive.
Bear is a word-processing app with similar features to Micro-
soft Word. When you open the app, you’re immediately guided
through its many features by clever and informative articles,
courtesy of the Bear team. Even if you branch out on your
own, though, the app is very easy to figure out how to use.
With familiar formatting options like italics, bold, and
underlining, as well as bullet points, indentations, and headers,
you can experience both the look and feel of a fully functional
typing application from your laptop right in the palm of your
hand. Bear also allows users to create drawings within the
app, attach photos, and add links and calendar dates. You’re
beginning to see how versatile it is, right?
I’ve saved my favorite feature for last; you can save and
share your Bear creation as a DOCX, JPG, HTML, or PDF file.
That means I can write this article in Bear (yep, I’m doing it!)
and then convert it to my desired format for submission. Awesome!
7 Apps for the Writer, Painter
& Musician in Us All
by Melanie Newell