What are the best apps for writers?

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    Edward Johnson
    Written on October 8, 2018
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      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

      iOS, Android, Web, Windows, Mac

      Free - with in-app purchases

      GL
      Gary Lee
      Written on October 9, 2017
      "I've been using Word for years and it works well for me when it comes to writing. It does everything I need for publishing articles and blog posts. There are plenty of..."
      GL
      Gary Lee
      Written on October 9, 2017
      "I've been using Word for years and it works well for me when it comes to writing. It does everything I need for publishing articles and blog posts. There are plenty of features and formats to choose from, which is great for me. My only complaint is that it is a bit bloated and can have issues when trying to convert it into other file extensions."
      JE
      Jane Edwards
      Written on October 8, 2017
      "While Microsoft Word is definitely the premier platform for writing, I'm not sure how well the version for iOS works. You can't really use it without buying Office for Apple which auto renews and has some bugs. This is one of the great shortcomings of iOS and strengths of Windows."
    2. 12
      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 - 0

      SW
      Stephanie Watson
      Written on November 19, 2017
      "A great interface is found in this app. It's innovative and compelling for those of us who love to write for pleasure."
      SW
      Stephanie Watson
      Written on November 19, 2017
      "A great interface is found in this app. It's innovative and compelling for those of us who love to write for pleasure."
      KW
      Keith Walsh
      Written on September 30, 2017
      "Looking for the best apps for writers? Try Pages a free word processor on iTunes."
    3. 10
      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

      YL
      Yang Lee
      Written on October 3, 2017
      "Nice, simple space to record your thoughts and be able to come back and access or finish them anytime. Sometimes a great idea or thought hits you when you are on the go and..."
      YL
      Yang Lee
      Written on October 3, 2017
      "Nice, simple space to record your thoughts and be able to come back and access or finish them anytime. Sometimes a great idea or thought hits you when you are on the go and it's gone by the time you get to a space to write it down. This solves that problem. You can input it into the app and then continue to work on it later if you want when you get to your regular workspace."
      AM
      Ananya Mittal
      Written on October 1, 2017
      "I am a struggling writer. I don't know why I cannot get published. So now I try this, iA writer. I think it has something to do with apple but it does not, it just helps you with your text editing. But it's super good at that!"
    1. 9
      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

      ÓV
      Óscar Venegas
      Written on September 29, 2017
      "While I do not doubt that this app could be used for writers, though I do not understand why since it is a text editor, it appears to be geared towards programmers. "Select..."
      ÓV
      Óscar Venegas
      Written on September 29, 2017
      "While I do not doubt that this app could be used for writers, though I do not understand why since it is a text editor, it appears to be geared towards programmers. "Select from over 50 text processing actions to create your own workflows for extending Editorial's feature set. For even more advanced automation, you can write Python scripts with an integrated code and UI editor." Writers don't use Python, as it is a programming language. I'm sorry, but this solution is a terrible one."
      LG
      Louis Gardner
      Written on September 27, 2017
      "This is a good app for writers. However, I can't imagine wanting to do much work on the tiny screen of a phone."
    2. 6
      Monospace

      Monospace is a free and minimal app for writing, offering a clean workspace and an open field for creativity. It allows all of the basic text features as Bold, Italic and quote styles, among others.

      Apps

      Android

      Free - with in-app purchases

      RE
      Rebecca Edwards
      Written on October 1, 2017
      "Monospace is an incredible app for writers. The workspace is clean and allows you to create freely. You can also use text features like bold, etc. The app is minimal and..."
      RE
      Rebecca Edwards
      Written on October 1, 2017
      "Monospace is an incredible app for writers. The workspace is clean and allows you to create freely. You can also use text features like bold, etc. The app is minimal and convenient."
      GR
      George Richardson
      Written on November 7, 2017
      "Sleek, simple, and to the point. If you hate the clutter of most apps, this is the writing app you want. This is no-frills, back to basics assistance. Keeps things nice and easy."
      JH
      Jessica Hamilton
      Written on October 31, 2017
      "This is a handy editor to use on your phone. It makes text editing a breeze and much easier to do than on a standard note taking app."
    3. 5
      JotterPad
      JotterPad offers creative writing by getting rid of all distractions. It displays to the user a clean and intuitive workspace, through a text editor that allows some different themes and free/premium features.
      Apps

      Android

      Free - with in-app purchases

      RP
      Raúl Palma
      Written on October 3, 2017
      "JotterPad has been a joy to use. It has enough tools to streamline my writing without having to wade through a bunch of gimmicky extras. The interface is very easy to read,..."
      RP
      Raúl Palma
      Written on October 3, 2017
      "JotterPad has been a joy to use. It has enough tools to streamline my writing without having to wade through a bunch of gimmicky extras. The interface is very easy to read, which is nice, since I frequently use it on smaller devices. It's improved my production speed noticeably, and I don't use anything else any more."
      BB
      Benjamin Black
      Written on October 1, 2017
      "Jotter Pad is a plain text editer That has offered creative writing by getting rid of distractions.I like writing poems and its clean typing interface always gives me to focus fully on my thoughts and get good results."
      MM
      Michelle Meyer
      Written on October 6, 2017
      "the best apps for writers is what I was looking for. Jotterpad was recommended by a friend and its simplicity and ease of use is really great and what I am looking for."
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      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. 
      Software

      Mac, iOS

      $10.99 - with in-app purchases

      KH
      Kathryn Hanson
      Written on September 27, 2017
      "I think the value of Byword depends on the kind of writer you are. I'd say it is definitely not the best app for writers, that it's very simple given the cost and there are so..."
      KH
      Kathryn Hanson
      Written on September 27, 2017
      "I think the value of Byword depends on the kind of writer you are. I'd say it is definitely not the best app for writers, that it's very simple given the cost and there are so many more feature filled options available for writers. But for blog writers, I think this might be a decent and possibly good option for them because I know it allows direct publishing."
      KC
      Kenneth Coleman
      Written on September 29, 2017
      "I found Byword to be very helpful. It helped me focus on my writing and worked great with my Mac."
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      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

      TC
      Tyler Contreras
      Written on October 10, 2017
      "I like the premise but nothing about this works correctly. The setup is very cumbersome and the developer does not seems ot have been doing too much with the app lately. ..."
      TC
      Tyler Contreras
      Written on October 10, 2017
      "I like the premise but nothing about this works correctly. The setup is very cumbersome and the developer does not seems ot have been doing too much with the app lately. Not worth the time, I would recommend to avoid."
      MR
      Mark Reid
      Written on September 27, 2017
      "Writing Kit is a great tool for writers that need to write in a certain text format since writing in other formats can get wonky. So this is a must for people that need to write in Markdown or Fountain."

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    Summary

    Best apps for writers
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Microsoft Word Apps 15 Free
    2 Pages Apps 12 Free
    3 iA Writer Apps 10 Free
    4 Editorial Apps 9 Paid
    5 Monospace Apps 6 Free
    6 JotterPad Apps 5 Free
    7 Byword Software 3 Paid
    8 Writing Kit Apps 1 Paid
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