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6 More Great Gadgets For Freelance Writers

When your entire day revolves around producing great, high quality writing, a little helping hand in making your day’s productivity get to that next level would be more than welcome, we’re sure. With new technologies out in the market to help get you and your writing to the next level, there’s never been a better time to browse for your next great gadget.

#1 Grammarly

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Up until recently, we were sending all of our content to an editor, but for the past month we've been using the paid version of Grammarly, and it has been fantastic. From my perspective as the founder of a startup that needs to do quite a bit of digital marketing, Grammarly is an essential tool. It's sped up our publishing process dramatically and saves us quite a bit of money as well.

Contributor: Andrew Weinberger, Founder from propertyclub.nyc

    #2 Desk Calendar

    While a desk calendar may seem like such a small and insignificant desk accessory for the freelance worker, it’s actually anything but.

    The simplicity of a desk calendar really helps freelance writers, since it can be hard to track what day it is, when deadlines are looming. Plus, this gadget provides a platform for writers to jot down information required on certain work days, as well as crucial notes for key work tasks, all of which then cannot be missed, since they are right in front of you at your desk.

    Contributor: Katie Derrick, Senior Content Writer from itworks.agency

    #3 Digital Voice Recorder

    As a writer, it’s common to come into contact with external sources you need to converse with and, more importantly, remember the information being relayed over the phone/Skype.

    A digital voice recorder is a nifty and handy gadget to own as a freelance writer, since it records conversations, ones which you can play back over and over again. This is particularly useful for journalists, who need to jot down quotes quickly and correctly. Of course, you can use your phone or tablet, but this makes things a little more difficult when you are using these gadgets to make the call itself.

    Contributor: Katie Derrick, Senior Content Writer from itworks.agency

    #4 LiveScribe Smartpen

    Livescribe Smartpens are amazing little inventions. It's a pen, an audio recorder, and a microphone all bundled together. Livescribe Smartpens seamlessly link the audio file of your interview together with your handwritten notes, so that finding a specific point in your audio file just means tapping on your associated notes.

    Contributor: Michelle Bourbonniere from editedbymichelle.com

    #5 AlphaSmart 3000 Computer

    This computer was originally designed to help children learn how to type but it can benefit writers as well. It can store up to 87 pages of plain text. It’s a great tool if you need a device that you can take anywhere. It saves everything you type as you type it. Since it’s only for writing, it’s distraction-free!

    Contributor: Nate Masterson from mapleholistics.com

    #6 Smarter iKettle

    The iKettle allows the user to remote boil the kettle from anywhere using the downloaded app on your smartphone. The application permits the setting and resetting of boiling temperature, whilst integration technology enables it to be paired with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and other smart devices. The iKettle can even alter you via a preset alarm - so you never miss another cup of coffee or tea again!

    Contributor: Ollie Smith from expertsure.com

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    Written by James Metcalfe

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