Introduction to Writing Software and Tools

Writers have come a long way since the days of laboriously pressing letters into damp clay! Today, there are hundreds of great tools for writers, from word processors and writing productivity suites, to note-taking applications, mind mapping software, and personal wikis.

This series highlights a collection of some of the best and most popular software for writers. Keep reading to discover more than 100 writing software programs and tools for:

Whether you’re writing a graduate thesis or a NaNo novel, writing software can help you plan, research, organize, and improve your writing.

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Kerry Given

Kerry M. Given is a freelance writer, indie author, and occasional ghostwriter specializing in topics such as history, science, gardening, sustainability, culture, media, and women’s issues. She is the author of P is for Princess: The Extraordinary Lives of 26 Real-Life Princesses, and numerous articles and blog posts.