So, before I finally caved and bought my new favorite pet (The Samsung Galazy SIII –Love it!–the screen’s so big I can read my kindle books on it easily), I could often be found at 2 a.m. scrambling out of bed, frantically feeling for my glasses on the nightstand, and sprint-tip-toeing to the office to jot down an idea that had come to me.
At other times in the daylight hours, you might have found me driving my car, trying to retrieve a spiral notebook from my purse and fishing for a pen in the console, only to attempt to madly scribble down some thought or story idea on the steering wheel of my car while staying in the yellow lines.
Pedestrians (and my family members) may now rest easy. I have Inkpad now.
Now, there is no 2 a.m. scrambling, there is no husband rolling over grumpily. I simply reach for my phone, silence the volume, pull up inkpad, and type away to my heart’s content. Granted, the auto-spell feature leaves something to be desired, and I sometimes have to read the notes twice the next morning, but I can have the idea on virtual paper in minutes without ever leaving my bed.
As for other drivers on the roadways in my city? Never fear, Inkpad has a microphone recording feature. I can chat away while I’m driving, never having to look down at the screen. Cool, right?
At the very least, it’s safer.
So if you tend to cling to your notebooks like I did, recording your ideas with pen and ink, you might consider downloading Inkpad onto your iPhone or Android for at least those inconvenient times. Even if you don’t have sleeping spouses/children/pets to disturb in the middle of the night, I’m sure you’ve all faced the driving dillemma.
Are there any 21st century writer’s tools that you can’t live without? I’d love to hear!