So, today I'm sharing a few tools that have made things a bit easier for me.
First...Pixabay. Pixabay has thousands of free photos you can use for whatever you like. You don't even have to give credit. Just download and use. These are really nice pictures too. Plus they have the app for your smart phone so I can update Instagram or Facebook on the go.
Next...Add Text. This app, again on smartphone, let's you add text to pictures. It has a nice number of fonts and is really easy to use. It works great with Pixabay. These are my main two phone apps for social media.
And...Budtags. Need tags for those Instagram posts? Look no farther. Just select the tags you want and do the copy/past thing. Saves a lot of time and comes up with some really good tags. I don't like the way it runs the tags together with no space so I go back and add spaces. It still saves time vs. having to come up with all the tags myself.
Want to learn a new langauge or brush up? I love Memrise. It's only on the phone but I really enjoy using it and I'm actually learning new words. DuoLingo is another good one but I like Memrise better. My son is learning Japanese so he can watch anime without having to read the subtitles. I'm brushing up on my Spanish. It's not a writing app per say but you do learn to spell and type the words so what the heck. I like it and it's my blog post.
Years ago I found yWriter. I thought it was cool back then but at the time I wasn't ready for it. I didn't realize the importance of all that story structure, scene/sequel, action/reaction, thing. Yesterday I downloaded the updated version and started playing with it. Amazing! And it's FREE!!! This program was written by a writer who knows about writing. It's fairly simple to use once you figure it out, which doesn't take long. There is a tutorial on the site and a user manual. I've grown as a writer and am ready for this program. It's awesome. Take my word for it, and just go check it out. You'll love it. While inputting chapters yesterday, I discovered an error I hadn't noticed so it's already been worth it.
PIxabay, Add Text, Budtags, DuoLingo, and Memrise can be found in your phone's app store. I added a link for yWriter.
Got any tools you'd like to share?