I use more than one program for my writing. I don’t currently use all of these, as some cost a lot, but they are useful programs that I have used in the past.
Microsoft Word (Windows/Mac)
This is the one everyone knows about. Works great, but costs quuite a lot. There are compelling resons out there to have it. I don’t, but I’m a bit of a cheapskate.
They’re not the same program, but they both come with Windows. If you don’t want or need anything other than your words on the page, Notepad works great. If you want more control of the look of your word-ventures, but don’t want all the bells and whistles of something like Word, then WordPad is for you.
A tip about Notepad: If you hate its default font, you can change that. You can work in Arial, Times New Roman, or whichever font is your favorite (assuming you have it on your system), but still have the refreshingly basic experience that Notepad offers.
To me, this one seems like a mashup of WordPad and NotePad. It works well, and comes with all Mac computers. I love its versatility.
LibreOffice (Nearly any computer OS)
This is the word processor I have in my arsenal, and have had for some time now. Works well. It’s free, though the makers would be very glad if you donated to the project.
Google Drive/Google Docs (runs in your browser, requires free Google Account)
Google Docs is now the same thing as Google Drive. I use this one all the time. I love it. I can get at all my stuff as long as I’m online and signed into my Google account.
You’ll notice that there aren’t any mobile writing tools on the list. I don’t know enough about mobile writing apps to tell you anything about them. :(
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