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4 essential apps for travel writers and remote workers

In case you are full-time into travel writing or dabbling with remote work amid this pandemic, you may want to try some travel writing apps for amping up your productivity and improving your writings. These apps can document your stories and memories, and store pictures, videos and voice recordings according to your convenience.

Read on the following apps if you are or want to be a travel writer or just looking for some tech solutions to increase your writing efficiency.

Speechnotes

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Efficiency is the ultimate currency. And to be efficient in writing, a speech to text app is an excellent tool you can have. On average, typing something on a keyboard is more time-consuming than generating texts on a speech or voice to text app.

Speechnotes, a free audio to text converter, helps in generating texts or transcriptions almost accurately. It offers this service with a wide range of languages, including Bangla, English, Japanese, etc. You can upload your transcriptions to Google drive and edit them simultaneously while you speak without using any other tool or app.

Though it is a free app, you can buy a premium version of this service that will provide some extra features, including custom keys and automatic insertion of difficult words and phrases.

Hemingway App

If you want to polish your writing and make it bolder and more transparent, then you can try a distraction-free writing app called the Hemingway App. It has been named after the writer Ernest Hemingway, who was well known for his simple but strong prose. Just cut and paste your text into the Hemingway app, and it will identify the common errors that can make your sentences confusing.

This app, available for Mac and PC, mainly focuses on constructing sentences, overuse of passive voice and adverbs, etc. If you see your text marked in yellow colour, you have written a complex and lengthy sentence. It will show you where these sentences need to be shortened or split up. In case your text is highlighted in red, it implies that it is too complicated or dense. And so rewrite all those sentences marked in red.

Day One Journal

Day One Journal, the famous and award-winning app, is available for iOS and Android. It ensures safety and security through end to end encryption, automatic backups and biometric securities such as fingerprint lock or passcode.

You can keep track of your memories or details not only with words or texts but also through storing photos, videos, voice notes or whatever you like. According to your need, you can use this daily journal app as your travel journal, memory journal or calendar journal.

This daily journal app's elegant surface makes journaling about your daily activities or keeping track of your stories easier and comfortable.

Evernote

Evernote is one of the best note-taking apps out there, saving you from the constant hassle of organising your daily stuff and stories. It allows you to organise your notes in different notebooks or notes within any notebook.

In this way, you won't have to jumble your information for different stories or writings. Once you create a note or notebook, you have multiple choices on how to organise your notes. You can add images, voice recordings, webpage clippings in your note.

Moreover, you can customise any section of your note with different colours and fonts as required. Besides, you can create simple tables and set reminders to meet deadlines. 

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