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Write right with these excellent text editor apps

Need to write an article, a program, a note, or just about anything that involves text? Want to do it as quickly and easily as possible on your iOS device? Then you might want to use any of the excellent text editor apps we’ve gathered here. Most of these feature rich text formatting, some include Markdown support, others offer code syntax highlighting, and at least one boasts workflows for carrying otherwise repetitive and tedious editing tasks. So go ahead and check them out to find your new favorite text editor app or two.

Bear
Editorial
1Writer

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

Beautiful design
Bear

Bear

Shiny Frog

Write Beautifully with Bear from Shiny Frog

Bear is a beautiful writing app for those who need to organize their notes and thoughts or full on prose and code.

Useful shortcuts
Editorial

Editorial

omz:software

Automate the heck out of writing and editing text

Editorial allows users to create Automator-like or Python-scripted workflows to speed things up and make editing and publishing more exciting.

Customize
1Writer

1Writer

Ngoc Luu

If you need a simple but powerful and efficient text editor, this is it

1Writer is a beautiful and streamlined text editor that comes packed with useful features.

Great distraction-free writing
Byword

Byword

Metaclassy, Lda.

Get a beautiful writing experience with this slick app

Byword is a staple among writers who just want a gorgeous Markdown text editing experience.

Powerful and useful features as you write
iWriter Pro

iWriter Pro

Serpensoft Group

When you want a professional yet simple text writing app

Get a simple and elegant text editing experience with iWriter Pro.

beorg
beorg

beorg

Apps On The Move

beorg is an Org-mode companion app

beorg is an Org-mode companion app. Sync your Org-mode files from Dropbox or via WebDAV and get access to your agenda on your
phone or tablet.

Org-mode is a powerful plaintext organization system. It works with Emacs, a free/libre text editor, and is often the reason people start using Emacs. beorg gives you a number of key features on your iPhone and...

Taskmator - TaskPaper Client
Taskmator - TaskPaper Client

Taskmator

Amit Chaudhary

◉ "The Best TaskPaper app for iOS" — Macdrifter

◉ "The Best TaskPaper app for iOS" — Macdrifter
◉ “Taskmator, a powerful TaskPaper client for iPhone and iPad, has received full Reminders Integration” — Federico Viticci, MacStories
◉ "Taskmator is really neat and great" —Merlin Mann
◉ "I love using the TaskPaper format, with TaskPaper on Mac and Taskmator on iOS" —Brett Terpstra
◉"Taskmator (taskpaper editor for iOS) continues to...

Also Good

Apps with average score

TeX Writer - LaTeX On The Go
TeX Writer - LaTeX On The Go
TeX Writer - LaTeX On The Go

TeX Writer - LaTeX On The Go

Chaoji Li

Writing and compiling TeX files on the go. No internet connection needed.

FULL TeX/LaTeX SUPPORT
- Supports both plain TeX and LaTeX, output PDF;
- Supports XeLaTeX (online compiling, requires PRO subscription);
- Fast compiler optimized for iOS devices;
- On-demand package auto downloader, including big packages like beamer;
- Integrated BibTeX/MakeIndex;

DESIGNED FOR PROFESSIONAL WRITERS
- A...

iWriter
iWriter
iWriter

iWriter

Serpensoft Group

iWriter is simple and elegant text editor - the best app for you to write an article or to take a note.

Key features:

- Minimalistic distraction-free interface.
- iCloud sync for iPad and iPhone.
- Customizable fonts and themes.
- Automatic number/bullet list continuations.
- Support for opening documents...

SyncNotes+ Modern Text Editor
SyncNotes+ Modern Text Editor
SyncNotes+ Modern Text Editor

SyncNotes+ Modern Text Editor

Qrayon, LLC

Keep your notes in sync from anywhere! SyncNotes is a modern text editor for the iPad and iPhone.

+ Dropbox Sync: Automatically syncs across devices, and to your Mac or PC.

+ Full Screen Editing: Comfortable to use, on all screen sizes.

+ Text Formatting: Create headings with a #. Surround words with...

SyncNotes: Modern Text Editor
SyncNotes: Modern Text Editor
SyncNotes: Modern Text Editor

SyncNotes: Modern Text Editor

Qrayon, LLC

Keep your notes in sync from anywhere! SyncNotes is a modern text editor for the iPad and iPhone.

+ Dropbox Sync: Automatically syncs across devices, and to your Mac or PC.

+ Full Screen Editing: Comfortable to use, on all screen sizes.

+ Text Formatting: Create headings with a #. Surround words with...

iEditor – Text Code Editor
iEditor – Text Code Editor
iEditor – Text Code Editor

iEditor – Text Code Editor

ComcSoft Corporation

Voted No. 1 text and source code editor on iPhone/iPad. Simple and fast.

iEditor is a text file and source code editing tool on iPhone and iPad. You can use iEditor to:

- Create a new text or source code file.
- Support Syntax Highlighting for C, Java, HTML files.
- Edit...

Wrix - Ultra Text Editor
Wrix - Ultra Text Editor
Wrix - Ultra Text Editor

Wrix - Ultra Text Editor

SkyArts&Co., Ltd

The Ultra-High-Function Text Editor that can be Comfortable Text Editing!
This App can be used as the Center of Text Editing Work such as Memo, Note, E-mail, ToDo, Outline, Novel etc!
Can be Greatly Reduce the Stress of Text Editing on iOS!
FREE Trial is Available! Please Try It!

It is equipped with many...

Markdown Markury
Markdown Markury
Markdown Markury

Markdown Markury

Kairoos Solutions SL

Markury is an innovative, flexible and powerful, yet easy to use, Markdown text editor for iPad and iPhone. Our Markdown engine supports the standard syntax and it has been extended to include very useful extra markups items (MultiMarkdown): tables, footnotes, lists, images, links, highlight, strikethrough, superscript, MathML and more.

Markury...

Go Edit
Go Edit
Go Edit

Go Edit

Sasmito Adibowo

Markdown notes with embedded images **without** any compatibility problems!

How many times you just love writing in markdown **but** your editor fell flat on its face when you need to add a photo or two?

Introducing Go Edit. Write in markdown *or* rich text and easily switch between those formats. Add in...

Syml - Minimalist Text Editor
Syml - Minimalist Text Editor
Syml - Minimalist Text Editor

Syml - Minimalist Text Editor

Inquisitive Software

Syml is a minimalist yet powerful text editor designed specifically for the iPad. It's built around seamless Dropbox sync and natural gestures that let you interact directly with your words. It's simple and elegant, while offering a depth of powerful features. Syml gets out of your way, and lets you...

Poste 2
Poste 2
Poste 2

Poste 2

Ryu Iwasaki

Poste2 is major markdown editor for Evernote.
Can write, edit and sync the Evernote notes.

# Features
- Support toolbars for markdown syntax shortcut
- Support Markdown syntax
- Support Preview
- Support Night mode
- Support Sync Evernote
- Support CSS
- Support Import files from Dropbox
- Support Split view in iPad
- Support search and replace in notes

Privacy...

eWriter. Text in buttons.
eWriter. Text in buttons.
eWriter. Text in buttons.

eWriter. Text in buttons.

IT-Effects

eWriter is universal simple and elegant text editor. The best choice for you to write an article, take a notes and easy share.

Main features:
- shortcut buttons for copy, paste, SMS, Facebook, mail, search and Twitter
- customizable keyboard buttons
- smart quotes and parenthesis
- easy text navigation buttons
- punctuation marks...

Permanote (standalone)
Permanote (standalone)
Permanote (standalone)

Permanote (standalone)

Nuclear Elements, Inc.

*This version will be supported until Feb 7, 2019*

Value what you write. Permanote is used by writers for the New Yorker, correspondents at the BBC, and CEOs for organizing their thoughts.

Permanote edits all your text files in Dropbox. The editor is fully customizable, including a strip of keys above the...

MarkText - Markdown Text Editor, Note Taking
MarkText - Markdown Text Editor, Note Taking
MarkText - Markdown Text Editor, Note Taking

MarkText - Markdown Text Editor, Note Taking

Liusheng Lin

MarkText is a markdown text editor and note taking app for iOS. Write markdown note with real-time syntax highlighting, convert to HTML, PNG or PDF, and share to Evernote, Dropbox and Email. Sync via iCloud Drive across your iPhone & iPad & Mac (in iCloud Drvie Folder).

# Key Features
+ Beautiful...

JotSpot
JotSpot
JotSpot

JotSpot

Alisa Bliss

The best way to write down anything and everything, all inside a super clean interface!

Features:
- 3D Touch for supported devices (app icon, peek/pop on info and tutorial pages)
- Dark Mode
- Save/share notes pretty much anywhere
- Easily clear/create notes
- Split View and Side by Side on iPads

JotSpot is an amazing...

Text Editor+
Text Editor+
Text Editor+

Text Editor+

Jayanti Katariya

Text Editor+ is universal application which allow to edit Plain and Rich Text

Main Features:
- Supports Plain Text and Rich Text Editor (iOS7 only)
- Allow to Edit and Create .RTF File
- Sync with iCloud and Dropbox
- Support offline/local storage
- Full features Text editor with Find, Replace, Go To Line
Font Style,...

Textforce - Text Editing for Dropbox
Textforce - Text Editing for Dropbox
Textforce - Text Editing for Dropbox

Textforce - Text Editing for Dropbox

Yutaka Yagiura

Let Textforce help you work in the cloud. Use this amazing application for seamless, efficient document creation, editing and syncing on and between your iDevices and PC. Textforce gives you total freedom to work from anywhere. You’ll love the comprehensive editing tools that this app offers you, including selection moving...

Falcon Notes
Falcon Notes
Falcon Notes

Falcon Notes

Chintan Ghate

A simple, markdown based note-taking app.

# Key Features:

- Write notes, journals & research in markdown (easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format)
- Read notes in clean and beautiful previews.
- Organize notes in multiple notebooks.
- Search notes by title or content within notebooks.
- Experience the app in two beautiful themes, Light & Dark.
-...

Note & Share
Note & Share
Note & Share

Note & Share

Ignition Soft Limited

Although Note & Share has some interesting features, they cannot compensate for some very peculiar functionality. Specifically, Note & Share doesn't have any way to create a new note. Instead, users must ”clear” all the text on the screen, and the app will automatically create a new note. This workflow...

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...

iRich Text Editor – Write, Edit and Share
iRich Text Editor – Write, Edit and Share
iRich Text Editor – Write, Edit and Share

iRich Text Editor – Write, Edit and Share

Tatvasoft

iRich Text Editor is a perfect app for those looking for writing in plain or rich formatted text with ease and confidence. With integrated Dropbox sync and iTune, now you can "Write Edit and Share" your documents anytime on your iPad.

Features:

- Create/Edit Rich Text Documents
- Email documents as...

Edhita: Text Editor
Edhita: Text Editor
Edhita: Text Editor

Edhita: Text Editor

Tatsuya Tobioka

Edhita is a open source text editor for iOS.

# Features

* Manage direcotries and files
* View files in built-in browser
* Download files by HTTP
* Input symbols by accessory view
* Send files by e-mail
* Preview markdown

The source code is available on GitHub.
https://github.com/tnantoka/edhita

WordEver - MarkDown Text Editor
WordEver - MarkDown Text Editor
WordEver - MarkDown Text Editor

WordEver - MarkDown Text Editor

Oksana Soluk

- The first word processor for the iPad with a completely redesigned keyboard (for English, German, French, Spanish, Swedish, Russian, Ukrainian and Italian layout);
- Support for the full version of Markdown markup (with tables, the full specification);
- MarkDown syntax highlighting and formatting
- Integration with Dropbox, GoogleDrive and iCloud;
- Color themes...

Writer app: Easy text editor for writers
Writer app: Easy text editor for writers
Writer app: Easy text editor for writers

Writer app: Easy text editor for writers

B TO J PTY LTD

Do you wish typing could be easier on your iPhone and iPad?
Want to fix typos quickly without deleting everything you wrote?
Don't you hate switching the keyboard just to type a single dot "."?

"Writer app" is a stress-free text editor for professional writers.
This app will help you focus...

Notable - Best Note Taking
Notable - Best Note Taking
Notable - Best Note Taking

Notable - Best Note Taking

Katlamudi Kumari

Notable is an elegant, intuitive and powerful note taking application. With an infinitely extensible tree of folders, organizing your information has never been easier. Because Notable notes are stored as simple text files and folders within your Dropbox, you can open and edit them in almost any text editor. Consequently,...

Other Apps

Could be good for special cases

enhanced Formatted Text Editor

enhanced Formatted Text Editor

Fernando Parillo

This extended notepad is very useful, and practical, to write and to store several complex formatted text files, including also, resized/scaled, images imported from the camera roll. During the editing phase of a document, it allows to specify several text attributes, using an intuitive toolbar, as any common PC word processor.
The number of stored documents is unlimited; it depends only of the used iOS® device memory. It is also possible to transfer any stored formatted text file between used iOS® devices, via a Wi-Fi connection or via Bluetooth device pairing. Every formatted text file can be saved in RTF, version 1.9, compatible with most popular desktop word processors, and/or in PDF format. It is possible to generate PDF documents with different page size, from A5 to A3, allowing also to specify custom paper size. The generated RTF/PDF can be shared also between, not iOS®, devices or any PC sending the documents via email, thanks an integrated email composer. This very compact tool includes also iCloud® and full document sharing support.

HTML Mail (Rich Text Mail Editor & Templates)

HTML Mail (Rich Text Mail Editor & Templates)

Denk Alexandru

• Compose rich e-mails with advanced text options, pictures, links, lists, tables and more
• Define and use templates so you don't have to start from scratch every time you begin a new mail

FEATURES
• Compose and send e-mails with rich text, links, pictures, tables, lists and more
• Define and use templates so you don't have to start from scratch every time you begin a new mail
• Include in your e-mails pictures (from device or URL), tables, lists. Also the editor supports advanced formatting features (text color, size, format)
• Copy, move or duplicate e-mails
• Store e-mails for future review with this easy to understand app

RICH TEXT EDITOR
• Format text (bold, italics, underline, strikethrough, super/sub script)
• Change text font, text color or alignment
• Add pictures from camera, gallery or URL
• Control picture size live by touch and drag
• Add tables, lists, links or horizontal lines
• Undo or redo changes
• All objects (including images, links, tables) can be controlled easily (add, edit properties, remove) (tables are currently available for iPad only)
• Write with your voice using the device audio keyboard feature

SUPPORT
We read your support emails every day, day by day.
Write with confidence any question, feedback or complain and you will receive an answer in a very short period of time.