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“Choice” Digital Tools of 2014

There have been so many digital tools created for writers that you could probably spend weeks just checking them out…

Digital Media Tools

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So, I’ll reference Jane Friedman again.

She has “…more than 15 years of experience in the publishing industry, with in-depth expertise in book, magazine, and digital media publishing. From 2001–2010 she worked at Writer’s Digest, where she ultimately became publisher and editorial director of the $10-million multimedia brand.”

And, she recently published the article, My Favorite Digital Tools in 2014.

I’ll list the six tools she chose but urge you to take the link to her article to read her comments on each

1. The video conferencing tool, Zoom.

2. The visuals-designer tool, Canva.

3. The organizational and workspace tool, Evernote.

4. The online backup tool, CrashPlan.

5. A most amazing all-round writing tool, Scrivener ( for Mac & for PC).

6. The project management tool, Asana.

She also shares two early contenders for 2015 and two of her long-time favorites…
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5 responses to ““Choice” Digital Tools of 2014

  1. Jane Watson December 16, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    This is a very useful list! Do go to the linked page – it is invaluable. I am looking forward to trying out Canva (made by an Australian company btw). I’d also urge folks to go to Jane Friedman’s page to see her predictions for 2015 as well. MightyBell looks mighty interesting…:-)


  2. Alexander M Zoltai December 16, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    Glad you found Jane’s list so valuable, Jane :-)

    I signed up at MightyBell…


  3. D.G.Kaye December 21, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    This was a helpful post by Jane and now shared by you. I was fortunate to read it off Jane’s subscribed to blog. I have purchased Scrivener and going to give it a second attempt in the new year. I’ve been using evernote for the past years and don’t how I’d be without it. Looking forward to trying out some of those other sites. Wishing you very happy and healthy holidays. :)

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  4. Alexander M Zoltai December 21, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    First, I Love Scrivener!!

    And, Happy and Hearty Holidays to you, too :-)

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  5. D.G.Kaye December 21, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Thank you Alex! :)


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