Fifteen mobile apps for writers on the go

Here are some handy apps that might make your writing life easier and more fun.




English dictionary that includes more than 2 million definitions and synonyms. Basic word look-ups can be used offline. Has audio pronunciation and the ability to search by voice. Also, provides a word-of-the-day feature to expand vocabulary as well as articles and slideshows that contain facts and etymology of words.

Cost: Free for basic, $2.99 for premium (which includes an encyclopedia, slang dictionary, idioms, medical and scientific references, and rhyming words)

Best for: Writers who routinely use a dictionary or thesaurus and need quick access – or anyone just looking to build their vocabulary.


English thesaurus that provides synonyms and antonyms for over 90,000 words and can be accessed entirely offline. Also, has a floating feature that allows users to see synonyms by just selecting a word.

Cost: Free for basic, $1.99 for premium

Best for: Writers who are constantly searching for just the right word, even while on the go.

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