What are the best word processors for iPad?

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    #1Scrivener

    Scrivener

    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.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, iOS

    $40- Free trial available

    Samuel Aguilar
    Written on November 25, 2017
    "I do NaNoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month, a novel-writing challenge - every year. In fact, NaNo got me into Scrivener, with a free trial as a winning reward. At first I thought, a text editor is a text editor, right? It matters what words I write, not what software holds them, right? Boy, could I not have been more wrong! Scrivener is fantastic - an excellent way to organized notes and references in a natural way, leaving you focused on the job of writing. A must-have for anyone serious about writing."
  2. 21

    #2Microsoft 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. 

    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android, Windows, Mac

    Free

    Jordan Hayes
    Written on November 16, 2017
    "You have to choose the best Word processor in the game when you need one. There is only one that I consider reliable and that's Microsoft Word. It even works great on my iPad."
  3. 21

    #3Google Docs

    Google Docs

    Google Docs is a virtual space where you can write, edit, and collaborate with others wherever you are. This web-based app, website, and software is free and can be accessed using computers, Android, and iOS devices.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Tiffany Snyder
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "I write a lot and needed a good word processing app for my iPad. I found out about Google Docs. I love this app. It's been so useful and has all the features I need for my writing. It works great on my iPad and it's really easy to use. Plus, it's free! If you're a writer and want a simple, easy-to-use app, check out Google Docs for yourself."
  1. 20

    #4Matcha

    Matcha

    Matcha is a premium word processor for iPhone and iPad that offers a very clean interface so is perfect for writers that are looking for the perfect environment to let their ideas come to life.

    Apps

    iOS

    $4.99

    Jeffrey Wells
    Written on November 25, 2017
    "This is a very good note taking app. It has tons of different features and an Excellent support team. Also great for users in a different region of the world!"
  2. 16

    #5iA 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.  

    Apps

    Android, Mac, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Larry Russell
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "This looks like a reasonable solution to interference free writing but why not just use a desktop computer?"
  3. 15

    #6Pages

    Pages
    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.
    Apps

    iOS, Mac

    Free

    Lawrence Banks
    Written on November 29, 2017
    "Pages is the Apple-developed official answer to Microsoft Word in the iOS and macOS environments, and it functions essentially the same. It is a robust software that will serve most word processing needs."
  4. 11

    #7SmartOffice - View & Edit MS Office files & PDFs

    SmartOffice - View & Edit MS Office files & PDFs
    SmartOffice is a useful and intuitive app to create, view and edit documents in different formats. All file formats include templates to aid new document creation. The app features also cloud support.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Heather Simmons
    Written on November 23, 2017
    "This is a great solution to the topic because it will work for the iPad. There are many great reviews as well. There are many different features as well making this a great option. While it is showing up on "google play" making it not look liek it will work with an apple platform if you look further you will be able to use on an ipad. "
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    #8iWord Processor Pro for Microsoft Office + PDF Professional

    iWord Processor Pro for Microsoft Office + PDF Professional
    iWord Processor Pro for Microsoft Office + PDF Professional is a premium app tool for iPhone and iPad that works as an easy an clean word processor with full support to view and edit PDF files.
    Apps

    iOS

    $5.99

    Michael Stephens
    Written on November 26, 2017
    "It's a serviceable word processor application for an ipad. Considering the platform it has to work with, it should do a lot better. The interface is really clunky and featureless compared to a desktop version of any word processor. I feel google drive would be a better option if I'm being honest. The fact that this cost money and google drive doesn't makes me wonder why can't this app be better."
  6. 1

    #9Google Drive

    Google Drive

    Google Drive is a file storage and synchronization service created by Google. It allows you to have all your files within reach from any smartphone, tablet, computer, and other devices.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Mac, Windows, Chrome

    Free

    Ajay Venkatesan
    Written on November 16, 2017
    "A great product but not really a good or any kind of word processor at all for the iPad. Pass this up if you're looking for a word processor."

Summary

Best What are the best word processors for iPad
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1ScrivenerSoftware 28 Paid
2Microsoft WordApps 21 Free
3Google DocsApps 21 Free
4MatchaApps 20 Paid
5iA WriterApps 16 Free
6PagesApps 15 Free
7SmartOffice - View & Edit MS Office files & PDFsApps 11 Free
8iWord Processor Pro for Microsoft Office + PDF ProfessionalApps 11 Paid
9Google DriveApps 1 Free
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