It’s the first full week of February, and “Punxsutawney Phil” has predicted six more weeks of winter (like a rodent is actually a meteorologist…but I digress). This is a perfect time to really work on learning two apps I’ve used in the past.
Scrivener is the #1 app designed exactly for writers, I am in the process of moving all of my writing and editing projects from Word to Scrivener. It is already making a difference in how I work on projects for clients and for myself. In addition to the two books that I will have finished for myself by the end of this month, I have seven client writing and editing projects that I have uploaded to Scrivener to work on. I recently published a post about how I plan to use Scrivener.
Dragon Dictate for Mac (I stopped using a PC years ago) will allow me to speak most of what I want to do on the computer instead of typing. I am really enjoying working with a microphone and seeing what I see appear on the screen. I use an approved dictation microphone with the app on my MacBook Pro at my Midtown Detroit co-working community office, and I use the Dragon Microphone app on my iPhone5S with Dragon Dictate on my MacBook Air in my home office.
Both apps are so feature rich that I know it will take months for me to become really proficient with them, but I look forward to the increased productivity that I will have.
I always appreciate the fact that I can use apps on both on my MacBooks as well as on my iPhone5S, iPad2, and iPad Mini because of seamless integration.
I will keep you updated on my progress as I learn to use all of the features of these great apps that help writers like you and me.
If you use one or both of these apps, we’d love to hear your story! Let us know in the comments!
- Quick Scrivener tip: going back and forth (davidhewson.com)