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Digital Writing Tools: Useful Apps & Tools

This guide is designed to help you get started on your writing assignments using all the most current technologies and digital writing tools.

Productivity Tools

These apps and websites can assist you with research, organization, citations, word choice, and much more.

Research App


Zotero app logoZotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research.

Writing Apps & Websites

Note Taking Digital Tools

Vocabulary & Word Choice Help

For visual help, try a word in lexipedia and it will offer a variety of alternatives for word choice. 


For example, the word "back shows this map of words:


Visuwords (mindmaps color code word relationships)

Wordnik (dictionary and thesaurus)

Big Huge Thesaurus (thesaurus and story plot generator)

Snappy Words (thesaurus mindmapping)