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Focus on what you're writing with these minimalist, distraction-free apps

Good writing requires not only a considerable amount of time to pull off — it also calls for a lot of concentration. So it helps to use word processor apps where content is king, apps that emphasize distraction-free writing with minimalist user interfaces, apps that rid their menus of clutter to simply provide — above all else — a page to write in. And you’ll find such apps right here.

iA Writer
Ulysses - The Ultimate Writing App
Just Write - Minimalistic Writing App For Writer
Write 2 Lite - Note Taking & Writing
Compo - A Writing App

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

Tons of new features
iA Writer

iA Writer

iA Labs GmbH

Take full control of your writing in a centralized hub

iA Writer has been rebuilt from the ground up. Now you have distraction-free writing but also workflows, syntax control, and a separate section for editing. It's a writer's dream come true!

Powerful keyboard
Ulysses - The Ultimate Writing App

Ulysses

Ulysses GmbH & Co. KG

Keep all of your writing in a single place with this powerful app

Ulysses Mobile is the iOS version of the popular Mac writing app. It's a complete writing environment on-the-go with a powerful toolset.

Just Write - Minimalistic Writing App For Writer
Just Write - Minimalistic Writing App For Writer

Just Write

Tung Vu

Just Write text editor aims to simplify writing process

Just Write text editor aims to simplify writing process. Just Write is carefully designed so that only things that are absolutely essential to the writing process are included.

Just Write supports RTF (rich text format) and TXT (plain text format) that are cross-platform formats you can open and edit in virtually any platforms.
+ RTF , a WYSIWYG (what you...

Also Good

Apps with average score

Write 2 Lite - Note Taking & Writing
Write 2 Lite - Note Taking & Writing
Write 2 Lite - Note Taking & Writing

Write 2 Lite - Note Taking & Writing

Daniel V.W

Write 2 Lite is an ultimate note taking, writing & markdown editing app. It utilizes all of its great features to give you the best experience while typing on your iPhone & iPad.

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Featured in "What's Hot" in USA, Netherlands, and other 8 countries!
Featured in "New & Noteworthy" in, Canada, France,...

Compo - A Writing App
Compo - A Writing App

Keep it simple

Compo - A Writing App

Compo - A Writing App

Linus Ledebur

Compo is a simple solution to writing on your iOS device. It offers an elegant, clean interface that keeps the focus on your words, where it should be. And it even keeps saving as simple as possible with quick and automatic backups to iCloud while you write. Compo knows that...

Speech Writer - Sermons, Discourses & Speakings
Speech Writer - Sermons, Discourses & Speakings
Speech Writer - Sermons, Discourses & Speakings

Speech Writer - Sermons, Discourses & Speakings

Kairoos Solutions SL

ON SALE FOR A VERY LIMITED TIME!

Speech Writer is the perfect writing tool for creating your public speakings, discourses, sermons, talks and presentation texts. It's a must have for speechwriters and public speakers.

With Speech Writer you can:

· Organize your work in unlimited notebooks, folders and subfolders. Customize the covers of...

TextEdit +
TextEdit +
TextEdit +

TextEdit +

Kairoos Solutions SL

ON SALE FOR A VERY LIMITED TIME!

TextEdit+ is an sleek and fast text editor for your iPad and iPhone. It's compatible with the text editors that comes as a part of OS X (TextEdit) and MS Windows (WordPad). It also supports any RTF editor like Nisus Writer.

If you don’t write...

Notescroll
Notescroll
Notescroll

Notescroll

NotchSoft

Notescroll is an intelligent note-taking app created for writers. It has clean and simplistic interface that brings the way you browsing all your notes exactly like iBook, even containing table of contents and page numbers. It provides data synchronization with Dropbox and Box.

Notescroll is a quickly launch app without any...

Place To Write
Place To Write
Place To Write

Place To Write

Wowsystems Informática Lda.

** Ever felt the need to write but starved for inspiration or didn't know how to start? **
** Are you tired of cluttered writing tools filled up by features that you don't use? **
** Do you need your very own special place in order to write and be more productive?...

Clean Writer
Clean Writer
Clean Writer

Clean Writer

Cognitive Bits

The inexpensive minimalist distraction-free plain text editor that boosts your creativity by putting the focus on WRITING. As seen on PCWorld, MacWorld, Copyblogger and TheNextWeb.

* PCWorld.com : "One of the best bargains in iPad-based text editing"
* MacWorld: "Clean Writer ... has quickly become my favorite way to write on the...

`Tabula
`Tabula
`Tabula

`Tabula

Charles Imhoff

** introductory pricing: 25% off **

Tabula is a distraction free writing app which automatically formats your text as you write. Tabula lets you focus on honing your words, instead of fiddling with formatting menus.

So once you're done writing, you're done.

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Automatic Formatting

Tabula uses algorithms based on natural composition to detect how...

Noveledge
Noveledge
Noveledge

Noveledge

PT Software Solutions

Noveledge is power. It's the ultimate writing tool for novelists on the iPad. Fast, easy, and powerful.

In addition to a clean, distraction-free writing environment, Noveledge provides insight into your writing routine. It keeps track of when and how much you write, projects your estimated finish date, and shows you graphs...

Novel in 30
Novel in 30
Novel in 30

Novel in 30

PT Software Solutions

Admit it - you've always wanted to write a novel. You've had ideas kicking around in your head for months or years, but have had trouble actually sitting down and writing.

Novel in 30 will help you achieve your goal of writing a novel. Not only does it provide a...

Document touch: Word processor and file editor app
Document touch: Word processor and file editor app
Document touch: Word processor and file editor app

Document touch: Word processor and file editor app

B TO J PTY LTD

Want a simple, easy to use document app with basic style options?
Like to change font style, size, colour?
How about adding photos, pictures, lines, even a hand written signature?

Document touch is a simple and intuitive document processor and file editor available on both iPhone and iPad.

Key features;

• Generate PDF files
• Bold,...

Take Note - Pocket Edition
Take Note - Pocket Edition
Take Note - Pocket Edition

Take Note - Pocket Edition

Raj Kumar Shaw

We often find it very difficult to concentrate when we try to write something on iPhone & iPad. Because most of the text editors that we use are full of buttons and tools that we don’t need, which results into distraction. TakeNote is an app which provides you with an...

Author
Author
Author

Author

The Liquid Information Company Limited

Author is an iOS native word processor with an uncluttered workspace and powerful interactions:

• Advanced Table of Contents/Outline
• Pinch vertically to snap to table of contents
• Tap heading to jump it to the top of the screen

• Powerful Citations Support
• Quick Citations Creation
•...

Other Apps

Could be good for special cases

Instuff

Instuff

Marcelo Esperidiao

Take notes on the most efficient, dynamic and powerful tool you've ever used: your notepad.

Get your simple yet complete life companion back inside your pocket and save yourself from the bazillions of mind-tangling note cataloguing methods of other apps.

TREES BREATH IN "RELEAF"
All the personality of your paper notepad, except for the paper. Write, erase, tear and flip pages like you do on paper, just faster, easier and ultimately greener.

BEND IT TO YOUR WILL
Write just about anything. A todo item on one page, some smart quotation on another, a brilliant idea on a new one, your soon-to-be lover's phone number on yet another. It's your notepad, it belongs to you and succumbs to your might.

YOUR NOTE AND YOU, ALONE, SOMEWHERE NICE
Have nothing between your majestic idea and your up-to-the-point note. In a beautiful, minimalistic, inspiring interface, writing becomes a distraction-free pleasure, and each note gets your undisputed attention. And there is always a "+" on finger's reach, waiting for your next big idea to pop.

LAST IS FIRST
Always write your latest (and greatest) idea on the first page. Flip through your notes and naturally find them where you left them, everything is in the order you wrote. It's so natural you almost smell the paper.

EVERY IDEA DESERVES RESPECT (AND SOME ACTION)
Check the icon badge to know how many notes you have and easily process all of them, focusing on one at a time: Add your new friend to the Contacts; set a Reminder to buy diapers; put ingredients on your grocery list; call your boss about your awesome idea… Get your things done, then declutter your notepad by removing stuff you don't need anymore.

THE SHARE THE WEALTH CARD
Put your note out into the world through a bunch of different ways. Tweet it, share by email, message somebody, or even search the web! Even more is cooking, stay tuned!

GTDers, START YOUR ENGINES
Collect life's random stuff into your inbox. Easily know how full your inbox is by the icon badge, and make sure to zero it whenever you can! Instuff is the Getting Things Done aficionado's holy grail.

SERVING WHILE IT'S HOT
Take notes on iOS 6 with the same ease of mind, and enjoy all the screen real estate of your shiny new iPhone 5 or iPod touch. Instuff is ready for Apple's recently-baked marvels.

THE FIRST ROUND IS ON US
Have up to five pages gratis! Feel free to remove old stuff to add new notes, keeping it within five pages. Need more? Easily purchase the Infinite Pack of Pages from inside the app!

THE NEAT STUFF
• Fall in love, beauty is everywhere
• Textures and animations are just perfect
• Capture your mind with the simple tap of a "+"
• Flip pages up and down, just like a notepad
• Tap above or below to quickly skim through your notes
• Double-tap to edit on the fly
• Swipe left to flip your note over and see details, share or get it done
• Focus on one note at a time
• Find your notes naturally, on the order you wrote them
• Check the icon badge to see how full your notepad is
• Share by Mail, Messages or Twitter (more coming soon!)
• Search your thoughts on the web
• Take notes perfectly well on iOS 6
• Enjoy all the screen galore of your new iPhone 5 or iPod touch

WHAT'S COOKING:
• Memo your voice
• iCloud sync
• Facebook and co.
• Note location
• Notifications
• Batch processing
• mooooooooore……

Chronicle - Journal and Writing Notebooks

Chronicle - Journal and Writing Notebooks

Steven Romej

Chronicle is the successor to the still-popular Chronicle for iPad, and in many ways it has already eclipsed its predecessor. Specifically, Chronicle is a universal app that syncs via iCloud and can be linked to Dropbox to automatically back up each day. The app also supports multiple journals, multiple entries for a given day, Markdown formatting, search, a passcode, reminders, and an extended keyboard. The interface is simple but somehow still a bit confusing to navigate quickly. Aside from some iCloud-related hiccups the developer is investigating, Chronicle’s one clear lack is the ability to export all of your entries as a text file or PDF.