What are the best writing apps?

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    #1Writer

    Writer
    Writer is a simple application to take notes without distractions on your smartphone or tablet. Its basic interface allows you to write your ideas, organize them and know useful statistics about your work. 


    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Ruth Ellis
    Written on November 3, 2017
    "Writer is a good application for when your are away from your computer and need to write down your thoughts and ideas. I use it not to write novels but to keep work notes and journal entries for job site visits. It would work great for novelists as it is mobile and one can write anywhere you have coverage with your cell or tablet. Really, a handy tool to have to keep organized when you have to write a lot of data down. "
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    #2Editorial

    Editorial

    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.

    Apps

    iOS

    $4.99

    Shreya Sengupta
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "I used Editorial as a simple, lightweight, and streamlined text editor on my smartphone. It made it a lot easier to take notes and keep organized, as well as to stay up to date on my writing whenever inspiration struck. The DropBox sync was especially useful, as it let me transfer files from my phone straight to my home PC and visa versa."
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    #3Academic Writing in English

    Academic Writing in English

    Academic Writing in English is a complete course that will teach you how to compose essays, experimental reports,  dissertations and academic articles. The app features interactive exercises, checklists, and a glossary.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Larry Carlson
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "A great and fun way to learn about proper writing styles"
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    #4Writing 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.
    Apps

    iOS

    $4.99

    Kelly Wilson
    Written on May 24, 2018
    "This seems to be a solid solution. It provides some of the things I am looking for here and it is on the right platform so I like that. Overall I say this solution is pretty good."
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    #5Wattpad

    Wattpad
    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.
    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Rigoberto Padilla
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "I really like using Wattpad when I'm working on a story. Besides just writing the story, Wattpad helps me clarify my ideas by receiving input from the community. In addition, browsing other users stories is a great way to get past writer's block."
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    #6Google 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

    Stephanie Chen
    Written on November 5, 2017
    "This is an okay solution based on the topic. While the link did not bring me to the goodle docs app - there is one. This would be a good tool for novelists to use because you can take it anywhere you go. But since this is not a link to an app it is not the best solution based off of the topic wording. "
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    #7Byword

    Byword
    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. 
    Apps

    Mac, iOS

    $10.99- with in-app purchases

    Harry Walker
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "This is a great looking and simple app for anyone who wants to do light writing or taking notes. The interface is perfectly tuned for writing on your Mac. This is a great application for both desktop and laptop use. However, this is not an iOS app, so it is not what I am looking for here."
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    #8Keep My Notes

    Keep My Notes

    Easy & simple notepad that you can use for quick note taking, to write a diary or as a private notebook. It is really useful when it comes to shopping list, as it provides tools to make sure you don't miss a thing. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    William Pierce
    Written on November 23, 2017
    "As I get more into writing as a hobby I have been looking for apps that can help me in this process. My girlfriend told me about an app called Keep My Notes so I ended up downloading it. I liked it at first but it was not in depth enough for my needs."
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    #9Evernote

    Evernote

    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.   

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Mac, Windows

    Free- Varies by plan

    Angélica Arreola
    Written on October 26, 2017
    "You never know when an idea is going to pop up, so having an app of this nature would allow you to keep those thoughts all together in one place no matter where they appear."
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    #10iA 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

    Sean Robertson
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "iA Writer allows the user to focus on the text, with no distractions. It is a plain text editor that supports Markdown and I have found it extremely useful in my writing. I would recommend it to anyone who is writing on Android, but unfortunately this topic is looking at iOS so I can't rate it highly."
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    #11Book Writer

    Book Writer

    Book Writer is an iOS app that is intended to help writers to organize and give form to all their ideas. Once you have gathered all the good points and it has become an actual text, you have many importation features.

    Apps

    iOS

    $3.99

    Brandon Contreras
    Written on November 24, 2017
    "While it's true there are many apps out there to help you write your novel, bookwriter stands out with its pretty and intuitive interface. I have been writing with ease, never losing any notes and bookwriter has been so useful in organizing all my notes and thoughts in a useable way. I can even add pictures where I want them with ease too! If you've got an iphone this is the app to get to plug out your novel with ease and sophistication. Bookwriter will make the whole process simple and painless, like it did for me."
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    #12Pages

    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

    Mary Walters
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "Pages is a nice free app for IOS if you are looking to do some basic writing. It works great to share with other IOS users who also have the pages app. However, if you are a serious business person looking for an app to use with coworkers/clients/ etc this is not the tool for you. It is not compatible with office, which is the program of choice for many businesses. I have spent tons of time creating documents in pages only to be told by a client they could not open my work - very frustrating!"

Summary

Best What are the best writing apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1WriterApps 0 Free
2EditorialApps 0 Paid
3Academic Writing in EnglishApps 0 Free
4Writing KitApps 0 Paid
5WattpadApps 0 Free
6Google DocsApps 0 Free
7BywordApps 0 Paid
8Keep My NotesApps 0 Free
9EvernoteApps 0 Free
10iA WriterApps 0 Free
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