This product offers some soothing background noises like the sound of rain, wind, forest, leaves, and many other ambient sounds. They are free to use if you are using the web version, and have paid options if you are looking for the mobile apps.
Noisli also comes in the form of a handy Google Chrome Extension. They offer a distraction-free text editor once you sign up.
This editor offers markdown and an option to save either to your Google Drive or Dropbox, or even just download it to your local as a text file.
This has a free version which comes as a portable software. When I used this, I always felt that it was actually productive to write and just keep writing. No bells and whistles, whatsoever – I mean, no formatting, no themes, no sounds, just a full screen writing experience with a couple of options. It keeps automatically saving until we save it manually.
They have both Windows and Mac versions.
This software allows us to block everything until a certain number of words are typed or when a specific minutes are passed. You can also choose to do any of these and just proceed with writing.
I really liked that they offer a free stand-alone, portable version to just use, instead of bloating a setup file and forcing installations to use their software. Pretty neat work. Worth a try if you want a distraction-free writing where all other apps are blocked until you reach a timed goal or word count. Of course, they do have a paid version in case you want to get the sound tracks, themes, and formatting.
If writing is an object, grammar mistakes are its shadow – it never leaves us. With a good writing flow, making spelling grammar mistakes are inevitable. That’s when Grammarly can help us because writing is writing, but without editing, there is no good writing.
This comes as a standalone Desktop software, or as Word add-in, or just use it on the Web with its browser extension which is free. It has got some pretty neat features to edit on the go and make the sentences look great.
I have created a detailed review of this software which you can watch by clicking on this notification card. To use this tool, you can create a free account from here (aff link) – which is also provided in the description below.
If Grammarly doesn’t satisfy you, don’t worry, our next software in the list might make your life even better by becoming your Grammar guru. This is another in-depth online grammar checker and is slightly tailored towards authors.
If you want to change your writing in leaps and bounds and make editing better, give this tool a try. Although this is a paid software, it has a free browser extension that you can use. All said and done, it’s only a matter of choice between this and Grammarly on which one you would want to use.
This is a web based app that provides a writing AND editing environment. Not just that, they also make helpful suggestions to make our writing better by color-coding and highlighting their suggestions and our possible mistakes while writing, when we are in the editing mode. Just one word of caution that the paid version is better instead of the free one because the free web version of HemingwayApp doesn’t offer saving or exporting, and you might just have to copy and paste it to take it forward. If you want a desktop offline app, then go for the paid version – it comes for both Windows and Mac, and it’s current version, which is version 3 comes with a one-time payment of $19.99 for lifetime access, at the time of making this video. The price is the same for both the Windows and Mac versions of Hemingway. This app actually beats many other tools we saw in this video and will be a great investment if you choose to go for the Desktop offline app.