Most of internet users are going mobile and there are now more and more people browsing the web from their hand-held devices like smart phones and tablets. However, one inconvenience of using such a gadget is when it comes to heavy writing tasks or what is called "extended writing sessions'. The clumsy keyboard on a compact touchscreen makes it unpractical for writing long chunks of text on such devices. However, things have changed now as app developers have come up with some really interesting writing apps that can change your entire mobile writing experience. I have some good titles I learned about from The next web and which I am sharing with you below. Try them out and share with your students. Enjoy
Pages is the most beautiful word processor you’ve ever seen on a mobile device. This powerful app has been exclusively designed for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. Create, edit, and view documents wherever you are. Pages works with iCloud, so your documents stay up to date on all your devices — automatically.
Quip is a modern word processor that enables you to create beautiful documents on any device, including the iPad, iPhone, and the desktop. It combines documents and messages into a single chat-like “thread” of updates — making collaboration easy.
Editorial is a plain text editor for the iPad with powerful automation tools and a beautiful inline preview for writing Markdown.
A new way to journal. Enter your memories, ideas, events and photos to have them synced to your iPhone and iPad using iCloud or Dropbox.
Phraseology is an app for writers. Part text editor, part word processor, Phraseology is a simple environment focused on making it enjoyable and productive to write on the iPad. Phraseology also supports your writing with tools that help to improve word selection and better understand and structure your text.
Fleksy is a state-of-the-art text input system so powerful that you can type without even looking at the screen. For the first time ever, sighted, visually impaired and blind people are able to quickly and easily type on touch screen phones and tablets.
Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Stay organized, save your ideas and improve productivity. Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders--and makes these notes completely searchable, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go.
The original and most popular handwriting app for iPad. Penultimate gives you the natural experience of writing on paper, with the added power and availability of Evernote. Take notes, keep sketches, or share your next breakthrough idea -- in the office, on the go, or at home on the sofa.