Do you use your Android tablet as a writing tool? One writer posed a common problem in a Reddit post:
I carry around a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 wherever I go. It wasn’t long before I grabbed a bluetooth keyboard and started doing some of my writing on the go. I’ve been using Polaris Office and dabbling in Google Drive, but I still feel like I haven’t found a program that really gets formatting down or provides the experience I’m looking for.
We’ve collected the best responses below. If you have more suggestions, include them in the comments section.
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Best Android Apps for Writers
Write: “Write is a minimalist text editor for Android Tablets. You can use it to take notes, to write journal entries or for other text editing tasks. Write offers both a minimalist writing interface that allows you to focus on what you are currently writing and a proper Android 3.0/4.0+ style interface for managing your notes/journal entries.”
LightPaper: “Markdown Syntax Support, Distraction-Free Writing, Syncs to Dropbox, Quick Markdown Shortcodes, Undo/Redo Support Quick Markdown Preview and Optimized for Different Screen Sizes”
Quickoffice for Android: “You’re always on the go and, with Quickoffice® Pro for Android, now you can enjoy true office mobility. Create, edit, access, and share your Microsoft® Office documents, spreadsheets, and presentations – anytime, anywhere.”
Polaris Office: Anytime, anywhere, you can easily use various kinds of documents such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, with only several tabs, and organize your data fast and do your presentation excellently. New performance not experienced on Android Phone! It will make you an expert in Office.
Office Suite: “Made by MobiSystems, OfficeSuite Pro allows you to view, create, edit, print and share Word, Excel and PowerPoint files on the go. You can also open attachments and see PDF files on an Android based phone or tablet with our feature-rich mobile office solution. OfficeSuite Pro includes a File Browser and integration with Cloud service leaders: Box, DropBox, Google Drive, SkyDrive and SugarSync to give users a multitude of options on how to manage files and attachments.”