3 Apps that Make Co-Writing Easier
As we begin 2012, I wanted to take a moment and share some resources that may be helpful for those of you who are interested in co-writing, especially those of you planning on participating in our Monthly Songwriting Challenge. Here are three free tools you may want to add to your toolbox in 2012 if you haven’t already.
1. Skype: An app that allows you to video chat with anyone around the world using your computer or smartphone. I’ve interviewed tons of artists and worship leaders via Skype and recently started using it to co-write with friends around the country, whom I’ve never actually met in person. Skype is a great tool for co-writing...the next best thing to writing together in the same room.
2. Google Docs: An app created by Google, of course. It’s an app in the cloud, which means everything is saved and accessible via the Internet. You just need a free Google account to signup for it. It is a great tool for co-writing. It allows multiple people to view and edit the document simultaneously, in real-time! You can actually see the other person’s cursor and see them type, as they type! A great tool that makes it easy to write and edit a song together.
3. Dropbox: Another free app that can help in co-writing. It’s an app that gives you 2GB of free storage in the cloud. You can add the app on your computer and/or smartphone for easy access, or access all your files by going to the website and logging in. The great thing is that there is no limit to how big a file can be, just an overall cap. It’s a great way to share mp3s of rough recordings, pdfs, documents, etc. (If you signup using this link, we'll both receive an additional 250MB for free.)What free apps help you in co-writing? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below! Comment on Facebook Comment on Twitter
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