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Track your writing progress with these apps

“There is nothing to writing,” Ernest Hemingway once said. “All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” Writing is indeed no easy task. And it’s a notoriously time-consuming one. Which is why it’s important to be able to track your progress when you’re engaged in this activity, whether you’re doing it the old-fashioned way at a typewriter or the modern way with a word processor, whether you’re an author or a student. And to assist you on that front are these excellent apps, which include word count, time logging, and other useful features.

Word Keeper - Writing Tracker
WordOne
Writing Shed
Wordly - Effortless Word And Time Tracking For Writers
StoryVoice

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Word Keeper - Writing Tracker
Word Keeper - Writing Tracker

Word Keeper

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Word Keeper - the best writers’ statistics tool for iPhone and iPad

Word Keeper - the best writers’ statistics tool for iPhone and iPad . Improve your writing habits and get more writing done, one session at a time.“

[...] this app is priceless to me. It is so motivating and so stinking helpful! I only wish I had found it sooner in my writing career!!" – bookaholic121“

[...] I like keeping track of...

WordOne
WordOne

WordOne

RookSoft Ltd.

Created by a writer for other writers, WordOne lets writers track their daily writing progress

Created by a writer for other writers, WordOne lets writers track their daily writing progress.

As most successful writers have noted, becoming a successful author requires dedication and discipline. WordOne aims to provide this dedication and discipline by allowing you to set a goal for your writing project(s) and then letting you track your progress in reaching your goal by...

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Writing Shed
Writing Shed
Writing Shed

Writing Shed

Keith Lander

Serious writers need serious tools to help with their work. Writing Shed has been designed with you, the writer, in mind. It is more than a word processor, it is a complete management tool for novels, short stories and poetry.

MULTIPLE WRITING PROJECTS
Most writers know there is a lot more to...

StoryVoice
StoryVoice

Dictate stories and write flowing dialogue with ease

StoryVoice

StoryVoice

Andrew Mayne

If you want to create natural, compelling dialogue, it's easier to speak it than write it. StoryVoice helps with that, allowing you to dictate your dialogue and then adding in the proper punctuation for you, so you can focus on creating.

WordOne Lite
WordOne Lite
WordOne Lite

WordOne Lite

RookSoft Ltd.

Created by a writer for other writers, WordOne lets writers track their daily writing progress.

As most successful writers have noted, becoming a successful author requires dedication and discipline. WordOne aims to provide this dedication and discipline by allowing you to set a goal for your writing project(s) and then...

WriteOn
WriteOn
WriteOn

WriteOn

RookSoft Ltd.

WriteOn lets writers use their iPhone or iPad to write their novel, short story, or other writing project and track their progress at the same time. Notebook computer too heavy to lug around? Want to write a scene or chapter while you're out and about sans computer? Have unexpected down...

Write on Track
Write on Track
Write on Track

Write on Track

Moving Medium

Keep your writing projects on track using Write on Track:
Set a project goal in words and add a target date. You will be kept updated about your progress, and get daily targets, which will update as you get ahead or behind. New: Set reminders to make sure you keep on...

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Ink On - Track your writing

Ink On - Track your writing

Inked Voices

Ink On is your writing companion to stay motivated, accountable and consistent with your writing. Track writing on your own terms. Whether you are a writer tackling multiple projects concurrently, pursuing a writing challenge like NaNoWriMo, or establishing your writing practice, Ink On can help. Sprint, time yourself or log sessions manually in this writing app. Set calendar-based and project-based writing goals. Ink On shows your progress, all the way to done.

DETAILS
*Please note: Ink On is not a word processor. Write with your favorite tool and add any word counts to your Ink On writing session.

Log Writing Sessions
• Use writing sprints to write for a defined time (pomodoro technique)
• Time writing sessions
• Log writing sessions manually, including for past dates
• Categorize your writing time as brainstorming, writing or revision
• Add notes
• Edit or delete sessions

Get in the weeds
• Set project word count goals
• See time spent and words written by project
• Review individual writing sessions

Track overall writing
• See writing days with a glance at the calendar
• Set daily, weekly and monthly word count goals and track progress
• Graphs show progress against goals

Manage Multiple Projects
• Color code projects
• Mark projects complete
• Great for writers and freelancers working on several pieces at once

Sync It Up, Back It Up
• Use Ink On on multiple devices
• Back up your data*

*To backup and restore your data, you will need to verify your email. This verification will come from Inked Voices. However, purchasing this app does not subscribe you to Inked Voices' online writing groups platform.

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FLAT FEE PRICING:

$4.99 includes the app, plus sync and backup to our servers. There is an optional in-app purchase that goes towards continuing development of the app.

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ABOUT

Ink On is brought to you by Inked Voices. It was created for the writer who wants to complete projects and get consistent with their writing practice, including NaNoWriMo participants, dissertation writers, novelists, poets, and freelance writers. I hope it will be beneficial to your writing practice and process.

To share your questions or make suggestions for future versions of the app, please email Brooke at [email protected] Feedback drives our development and it is great to hear from you. :)

Project Log Book

Project Log Book

Manu Gupta

Project Log Book enables you to plan a project, allocate resources, keep a log of your milestones and track its progress.

Using this app you can plan, list and manage all your milestones in a single place and keep track of your achievements.

Entering data is simple. Tap on the cell to edit and add the text. Locally save your planner, and re-use it with minimal changes. Simply tap e-mail to send it to your advisers instantly and get feedback from them. Alternatively, you can email it to yourself.

We hope you find our simple app productive and would like to hear your comments.