Tech and Product Round-up: February Edition

Column by Christopher Shultz
There are a slew of new app and online-based publishers churning out interesting and original content. Let's take a look at three.

7 Tools for Keeping Your Writing Resolutions

Column by Riki Cleveland
Keep your writing resolutions and have your most productive year yet with these handy tools.
Kelly Abbott

A Conversation with Kelly Abbott, Founder of the New Short Story App 'Great Jones Street'

Interview by Rob Hart December 8, 2016
According to Abbott, the equation was simple: Mobile Phones + Short Attention Spans + Desire for High Quality Entertainment = Opportunity for Short Fiction.

Product Review: Scrivener for iOS

Column by Christopher Shultz October 6, 2016
The desktop iteration of this word processing software is a knockout, so how does the mobile version stack up?

Tech and Product Round-up: July Edition

Column by Christopher Shultz July 11, 2016
Writer-focused stories from Apple, Amazon, and third-party app developers
The App That Forces You To Write Happy

The App That Forces You To Write Happy

News by Peter Derk June 8, 2016
A new writing app that deletes your work if you can't keep a smile on your face.
The Most Dangerous Writing App Lives Up To Its Name

The Most Dangerous Writing App Lives Up To Its Name

News by Peter Derk March 7, 2016
@maebert claims he's invented the Most Dangerous Writing App. Has he?
WordsEye Turns Words Into Terrifying Images

WordsEye Turns Words Into Terrifying Images

News by Peter Derk November 30, 2015
Wanna see the true horror behind your words rendered in 3D? WordsEye is the app for you.
DIY Shakespearean Star Wars Sonnet Widget Released by Quirk Books

DIY Shakespearean Star Wars Sonnet Widget Released by Quirk Books

News by Raine Winters
This is everything the world was missing.
App Brings Shakespeare to the Masses

RE: Shakespeare App Brings Shakespeare to the Masses

News by Raine Winters September 4, 2015
Much ado about an app!
Dark Horse Premieres on Comixology

Dark Horse Premieres on Comixology

News by Raine Winters
It’s about damn time!
Indie Bookstores Fight Back Against Retail Giants with App

Indie Bookstores Fight Back Against Retail Giants with App

News by Raine Winters
Amazon better keep one eye open from now on!
Let Readgeek Engine Decide What Book you should Read Next

Let Readgeek Engine Decide What Book you should Read Next

News by Raine Winters May 13, 2015
The tool gives readers recommendations based on past reads.
Clean Reader App Pulls all Books Following Author Controversy

Clean Reader App Pulls all Books Following Author Controversy

News by Raine Winters March 30, 2015
After many authors petitioned for the app to be closed, Clean Reader cleared out its library.

Product Review: 80 Days

Column by Christopher Shultz
Based on a Jules Verne novel, this mobile game combines prose with an interactive narrative a la 'Choose Your Own Adventure'.
App Allows Users to Sanitize Books for ‘Cleaner’ Reading

App Allows Users to Sanitize Books for ‘Cleaner’ Reading

News by Raine Winters March 9, 2015
Clean Reader can censor any eBook in its library — but should it?
Draftback: Instant Replay For Writers

Draftback: Instant Replay For Writers

News by Peter Derk March 6, 2015
Draftback lets a writer watch her entire process, from A to...whichever letter ends the piece.

5 Non-Writerly Apps For Writers

Column by Christopher Shultz January 30, 2015
While not designed specifically for us wordsmiths, these five apps for iOS and Android are handy for writers.

Product Review: Marvin

Column by Christopher Shultz August 28, 2014
Like eBooks, but hate the eReading apps currently available? Then meet Marvin.
Hanx Writer: The Tom Hanks Typewriting App

Hanx Writer: The Tom Hanks Typewriting App

News by Peter Derk August 15, 2014
Tom Hanks releases Hanx Writer, an app that attempts to mimic a typewriter on your iPad.
Bookshots: 'The Silent History'

Bookshots: 'The Silent History' by Eli Horowitz, Matthew Derby, Kevin Moffett

Review by Joshua Chaplinsky June 10, 2014
A novel based on the award winning app about an epidemic of silence.

Five Applications That Make a Writer's Life Easier

Column by Jessica Meddows May 16, 2014
Inundated with emails? Losing track of time spent online researching your latest story? Or maybe you have hundreds of ideas in your head? This column shows you some apps to make your life easier.

Game On! Ten Awesome Word and Lit-Based Apps

Column by Christopher Shultz March 24, 2014
Ready to step away from work and pretend you're still working? These ten games will make you believe you're being productive, when in fact you're not.
New App Rooster Delivers Bite-Sized Chunks of Novels

New App Rooster Delivers Bite-Sized Chunks of Novels

News by Sean May
A new app seeks to send people reaching for novels instead of Candy Crush when they have a spare moment by delivering books in small, easy to digest chunks.