6 Reasons Why I Like the AP Stylebook App (and 1 reason I don’t)

Reason #1 – Any time I have my cell phone (which is almost always), I have the AP Stylebook. Much easier than carrying the AP Stylebook itself.

Reason #2 – The app has the Stylebook’s alphabetical organization but also has a search function. I can type in the issue I’m interested in, and the search function takes me to the entry I need.

Reason #3 – The listing includes “New” if an entry is new. For example, the 2010 AP Stylebook used e-mail. The 2011 AP Stylebook uses email. Great to have the app note that this is new, so you aren’t thinking, “Have I been doing that wrong?”

Reason #4 – The app allows you to make notes for each entry. That’s helpful if you have an example of a style issue used correctly or incorrectly that you’d like to refer to later on.

Reason #5 – The app also includes the punctuation guide. I not only can use the AP app to check on style issues but use the app to help me in editing.

Reason #6 – The app includes a Social Media section that provides spelling and capitalization and an explanation of terms from aggregator to YouTube.

The reason I don’t like the app? The spiral-bound 2011 AP Stylebook is $19.95. The 2011 AP Stylebook app for the iPhone is $24.99.

2 thoughts on “6 Reasons Why I Like the AP Stylebook App (and 1 reason I don’t)

  • November 15, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    How often would you say you use it? I don’t think I’ve ever paid more than $2.99 for an app.

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