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Apps and Tools for Writing and Research

Here is a list of apps and tools that you may find useful for writing, researching, referencing, and collating your research.

Evernote - The workspace for your life's work

Bring your life's work together in one digital workspace. Evernote is the place to collect inspirational ideas, write meaningful words, and move your important projects forward.
Evernote is basically a note-keeping app that syncs across devices. It can be used to write notes, as well as store web content, and attach files. It can also be used for collaboration.

Ommwriter text processor

Ommwriter is a simple text processor that firmly believes in making writing a pleasure once again, reinvigorating the close relationship between writer and paper. The more intimate the relation, the smoother the flow of inspiration.
_Have trouble with distractions while writing? Ommwriter fills the screen and halts notifications so you can focus on writing. _

MS Word for academic writing (part 1: essential tools)

Paul Draper's series on MS Word for Academic Writing. Save yourself some time with these essential tips.
(28 mins). This video includes: Practice -- taking the word processor seriously as a creative tool. The essential differences between letter or essay writing, and managing larger works. Manual text entry vs. automation tools (as 'smart' meta-data). The Help & Getting Started menus. The use of 'mouse-over' and 'hover' tool.

Grammarly | Instant Grammar Check - Plagiarism Checker - Online Proofreader

Check your grammar right from your browser or Microsoft Office. Improve your writing in emails, documents, social media posts, messages, and more.

Zotero | Start

Zotero is a powerful, easy-to-use research tool that helps you gather, organize, and analyze sources and then share the results of your research.

  • A great way to store all the reading that you will be doing for your masters. You can store websites and pdfs, annotate them, and it integrates with word processors so you can easily export citations in the correct format.
Save Time and Improve your Marks with CiteThisForMe, The No. 1 Citation Tool

Create your citations, reference lists and bibliographies automatically using the APA, MLA, Chicago, or Harvard referencing styles. It's fast and free!

  • A simple referencing tool that operates in your web browser. Careful, it doesn't always format titles correctly in APA!
Academic Phrasebank

The Academic Phrasebank is a general resource for academic writers. It aims to provide you with examples of some of the phraseological 'nuts and bolts' of writing organised according to the main sections of a research paper or dissertation (see the top menu ).

AWE App @ UCL Survey of English Usage

AWE: Academic Writing in English. An app designed to help you improve your academic writing for a variety of purposes.

How to Find Scholarly Articles Online

When your teacher, lecturer, and internal common sense tell you that there's a lot of misinformed hogwash and misinformation online, it's not all bad news! You can find scholarly articles online with peer review and referencing up to your...