What are the best iPhone apps for writers?

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    Scrivener is a software for a long-form writing like novels and articles. It's easy to use, to organize and will adapt to all your ideas, plots, concepts, and characters.


    Windows, Mac, iOS

    $40- Free trial available

    Ruth Castro
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "This is a friendly tool if you like to write on screen. I prefer a more tactile writing method so I don't use this much. You can easily link to, and track your research though, that is really nice. "
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    Pages is a free word processor that combines a clean interface with some advanced features. This a software for the general public, offering a full set of tools for both advanced and getting-started users.

    iOS, Mac


    Christine Lawrence
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "Pages is a free word processor that is available for iOS devices. It's a great app for writers who needs to be able to make documents on the go."
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    Byword is a markdown app for writing in plain text efficiently. This will help you to avoid distractions and focus on writing while syncing your texts in iCloud and Dropbox to access them wherever you may be. 

    Mac, iOS

    $10.99- with in-app purchases

    Stephanie Jacobs
    Written on November 13, 2017
    "Truly a life saver! This app makes it easier and more efficient to write on your mobile phone when you can't (or just don't want to) pull out the laptop or desktop. It syncs your document across all your Apple devices so that it is easily accessible for later use, and it makes it easier to publish directly from your phone. Definitely a must have for writers!"
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    #4Microsoft Word

    Microsoft Word

    Microsoft word is one of the most famous text processors all around the world. Well known by the users, it allows all kind of basic features involving text and images for quick and clean reports. It also permits PDF editing. 


    Web, iOS, Android, Windows, Mac


    Christine Alvarado
    Written on November 15, 2017
    "The default selection for saving is something called “Recent Folders,” which only populates with your recent folders from OneDrive.I am going to stick to google docs and cancel my subscription to office 365. besides that the app is alright."
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    Wattpad is a free-to-join worldwide community based on sharing stories, including free stories and books from senior writers. Browse all the genres and styles and discover what you have for contributing.

    Web, Android, iOS


    Maria Cox
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "I love writing and this is a great way to share your work with other writers and get feedback. That used to be something you had to pay for, and everyone is so supportive. You can participate in in-app message boards, too. You can slowly add chapters instead of writing the whole book at once, which is great. I also love that I can support other up and coming writers and read their work. The suggestions are great, its suggested a few things that I wouldn't have thought to search for. Remember, don't judge a book by its title!"
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    #6iA Writer

    iA Writer

    iA Writer is a plain text editor that supports Markdown, and provides a clean space for the creator's mind. The main goal for the app is allowing the user to focus on the text, with no distractions.  


    Android, Mac, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Phillip Silva
    Written on November 13, 2017
    "iA writer is fantastic — on computers I tend to use barebones minimalistic apps because I just want to focus on the writing, and iA does that exactly on the phone. This app is clean, simple and works like a charm! "
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    #7Writing Kit

    Writing Kit
    Writing Kit is a simple but specialized tool for writers that have special needs about writing a text in Markdown or Fountain syntax. Headings and all kind of features are allowed for the text.



    Sean Schultz
    Written on January 26, 2018
    "There aren't a lot of good apps out there for writing that I've found. Coming across Writing Kit, I figured it would be the same as others but man I was wrong. It works really well. A lot better than all the other apps I've found. "
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    Editorial is a plain text processor for iOS, specialized on writing based on Markdown, TaskPaper and Fountain syntax. It allows DropBox sync, inline Markdown and Fountain preview, in-app browser and a smart keyboard, among other features.




    Peter Delgado
    Written on January 17, 2018
    "So I'm a writer and needed to find the best iPhone apps for writers. I downloaded Editorial and I haven't sold a single piece yet. I hate this app."
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    #9English Dictionary - Offline

    English Dictionary - Offline
    This free English Dictionary includes over 243.000 definitions and inflected forms. It allows you to consult it offline, write personal notes, search history and manage your bookmarks.



    Beverly Contreras
    Written on November 17, 2017
    "I would be very happy with this app and it would help me with my writing. I do like the fact that it works offline and would help me expand my vocabulary when writing. The quantity of words does seem a bit small, but I think it would be an effective app to have."
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    Evernote is an app that allows users to create all kinds of notes and keep all their ideas organized and collected in the same spot. The app also offers a lot of tools to share ideas and even create agendas for their teammates.   


    Web, Android, iOS, Mac, Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Jose Gonzalez
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "I have just started working on a new book, so I was excited to give this a try. It excels at organizing notes and ideas, and will handily synchronize them across multiple platforms as well as facilitate sharing with team members. If you're brainstorming with a business partner, this is the app you need! I'm co-authoring this book and my partner lives in another country, so this has made it easy for us to share ideas. Extra bonus: lots of handy vignette videos to get you started."


Best What are the best iPhone apps for writers
1ScrivenerSoftware 14 Paid
2PagesApps 10 Free
3BywordApps 9 Paid
4Microsoft WordApps 8 Free
5WattpadApps 7 Free
6iA WriterApps 6 Free
7Writing KitApps 4 Paid
8EditorialApps 4 Paid
9English Dictionary - OfflineApps 2 Free
10EvernoteApps 1 Free

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