The Best Writing Apps For iOS

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The Best Writing Apps For iOS

Although writing in iOS might seem troublesome, with faster fingers or a Bluetooth keyboard you can actually get a lot done. Whether it’s just a note, your next novel or new screenplay, here are the apps you’ll need.

Simplenote, Evernote and AwesomeNote

AwesomeNote as wellfor better or worsecheck out our review for more info

Simplenote
Evernote
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TextExpander

TextExpanderfull list here

TextExpander

WriteRoom

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My Writing Nook

Dark and Stormy Night ModeSnoopy

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ManuScript

NaNoWriMoDropbox

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Scripts Pro

Final Draft

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Pages

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Chapters

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PlainText

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Got any great iOS writing apps you love? Share ’em in the comments!

Comments

  • Thanks for your article.

    I would definitely recommend Notebooks

    http://www.alfonsschmid.com/Notebooks/Notebooks_for_iPhone_-_Overview.html

    over Simplenote, Evernote or AwesomeNote/Lite because I use Scrivener on my MacBook. Scrivener and Notebooks both sync to Dropbox.

    http://www.dropbox.com/

    This means I can work on the same file on my MacBook and iPhone. I don’t have to worry about emailing the file or worry about what version is current. Notebooks lets the user to put literally everything they use for writing – text files, Microsoft Office files, PDFs, images etc – into the same app for research purposes. You can nest folders for scene, chapter and book organisation. There’s a very useful task list feature, which will notify you when tasks are due. You really can use Notebooks for everything. And Notebooks gives you lots of options for changing the way text appears on the screen, which is important if you write using a stand. You can also print from it. I really cannot recommend Notebooks highly enough.

    TextExpander is utterly brilliant. I use it constantly. Everyone who writes on the iPhone should use TextExpander.

    WriteRoom? Notebooks only costs a couple of dollars more and has more features.

    I used My Writing Nook before Notebooks. It’s actually a very good app. It backs up to the cloud using Google Docs so you can keep your files in one place and it shows you your word count. Very useful if you’re doing NaNoWriMo and it’s a feature Notebooks lacks. (Notebooks only shows character count.)

    Manuscript I haven’t actually used, nor have I used the iPad apps listed below it.

    PlainText is, as the name suggests, fairly plain.

    Regards,

    Charl
    [email protected]
    http://www.iphonewriting.com/
    Twitter: iPhoneWriting

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