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Three tips for writing on your phone

It’s an often-quoted fact that your smartphone is thousands of times more powerful than the computers that guided Apollo 11 to the moon and back.

For the writer, however, the modern phone is a tool of convenience. Just about anywhere you are – indoors or outdoors, at home or on the train or bus – you can quickly get on with your work.

Phones are not exactly designed for prolonged periods of serious writing, but there are some small steps you can take to make it easier for you:

1. Get a mini keyboard

Although the on-screen keyboards on phones maintain the QWERTY format of desktop computers, we don’t use them in the same way. While skilled typists use all their fingers in traditional word processing, on a phone they would probably only use two.

A miniature fold-up keyboard that can be plugged into your phone is a small investment that helps you write more naturally on your phone.

2. Autocorrect is your friend

Yes, you read that correctly! If you’re writing about a subject like oxyphenbutazone, you’ll find that switching autocorrect on means your phone remembers that word after you’ve typed it once or twice, saving you time. Of course, autocorrect can catch you out too, so always check your work.

3. Check your sources

If you’re collecting and submitting sources as part of your work, don’t forget that the mobile version of a site can sometimes have a different URL. It might begin with “m.” instead of “www.”, or have “/amp” (Accelerated Mobile Page) at the end. Record the desktop version of the URL, as this can be accessed on a desktop or mobile device.

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