Fellow writers who own iPads, represent!

Those of you who follow my personal blog know that my partner and I are getting shiny, shiny iPad 2’s!

One of the things I’m thinking of doing with mine is seeing if I can write effectively on it. So if you’re a writer and an iPad owner (first OR second generation model), I’m very interested in hearing about whether you find them effective writing devices! If so, what apps do you use? I’ve kind of liked Documents To Go on my iPhone and I plan to see how well I can use it on the iPad, but I’m open to other suggestions as well!

One Reply to “Fellow writers who own iPads, represent!”

  1. My iPad is a critical part of my writing workflow at this point, but not as the actual writing tool.

    I’ve slowly migrated to keeping all my writing notes in Evernote. Evernote has clients for Mac, Windows, web, iPhone, iPad, Android and WebOS. This means that at any moment, I can whip out my phone and toss a note into my appropriate Evernote notebook.

    When I sit down to write, I like to have an uninterrupted writing experience, so I tend to run Scrivener (my writing app of choice) in full-screen mode while writing. So I take the laptop (with Scrivener) and the iPad (with the iPad Evernote client) and set them both on the table. Laptop has my actual writing in place, while the iPad has all my notes and maps, or any other data I’ve tossed into Evernote, right there. I don’t have to flip out of Scrivener to load Evernote or anything similar.

    I’ve tried a couple different writing apps — I find OfficeHD works best in terms of Google Docs integration — but in the end, I find I always just end up tossing notes into Evernote and using them when I next sit down at the actual laptop. That’s just the way my brain seems to work best.

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