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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 - Note taking, writing app

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 - Note taking, writing app

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.

Daedalus Touch – Text Editor for iCloud
Daedalus Touch – Text Editor for iCloud

Daedalus Touch

Ulysses GmbH & Co. KG

“My Favorite iPad Text Editor

“My Favorite iPad Text Editor.” – Charlie Sorrel, WIRED
“A purist and minimalist’s dream.” – Jennifer Allen, 148Apps
“It’s a killer app, and a welcome addition to my writing life.” – Zach LeBar, iPad.AppStorm

Daedalus Touch is the first truly next-gen text editor on iOS. No file lists, no folders, no documents in the classic sense – just paper stacks...

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.

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.

TeX Writer - LaTeX Editor and Compiler
TeX Writer - LaTeX Editor and Compiler

TeX Writer

Chaoji Li

Writing and compiling TeX files on the go

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

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

DESIGNED FOR PROFESSIONAL WRITERS
- A text editor designed for LaTeX editing. With syntax highlighting, innovative text selection, customizable assistant keyboard, powerful commands.
-...

Also Good

Apps with average score

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 of iWriter:

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

Tips...

TextTool 2 - Transform Your Text
TextTool 2 - Transform Your Text
TextTool 2 - Transform Your Text

TextTool 2 - Transform Your Text

Craig Pearlman

TextTool 2 is a full-featured text editor that brings desktop-class text manipulation to iOS. With 27 built-in text transforms and a powerful scripting engine, TextTool 2 gives you the power you've been missing.

TEXT TRANSFORMS

TextTool comes with built-in text transforms for almost every need. Don't see what you need? You can...

SyncNotes: Modern Text Editor with Cloud Sync
SyncNotes: Modern Text Editor with Cloud Sync
SyncNotes: Modern Text Editor with Cloud Sync

SyncNotes: Modern Text Editor with Cloud Sync

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...

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...

Wrix - Ultra-Highly-Functionality Text Editor
Wrix - Ultra-Highly-Functionality Text Editor
Wrix - Ultra-Highly-Functionality Text Editor

Wrix - Ultra-Highly-Functionality 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 list, Outline, Novel etc!
You can Greatly Reduce the Stress of Text Editing on iOS!
Please Try It, FREE Trial is Available!

It is equipped with...

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...

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

SyncNotes+ Modern Text Editor

Qrayon, LLC

On sale today! Regularly $9.99.

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...

Poste2 - Markdown text editor for Evernote
Poste2 - Markdown text editor for Evernote
Poste2 - Markdown text editor for Evernote

Poste2 - Markdown text editor for Evernote

Ryu Iwasaki

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

# Features
- Has toolbar 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.

If you have any feedback or questions,...

Letterspace – Swipe. Edit. Note.
Letterspace – Swipe. Edit. Note.
Letterspace – Swipe. Edit. Note.

Letterspace – Swipe. Edit. Note.

Sittipon Simasanti

**Letterspace gets iOS writing and editing right** – TUAW
**It's a simple system that's elegant and just plain works.** – Business Insider
**The latest proof that we’re in the golden age of note-taking apps** – Macworld

# Key Features:

- Swipe on a bar above the keyboard to move cursor.
- Double tap on...

nvNotes - Note Taking & Writing App
nvNotes - Note Taking & Writing App
nvNotes - Note Taking & Writing App

nvNotes - Note Taking & Writing App

Nicholas Clapp

nvNotes is the quick, easy way to create and organise notes; It takes just one tap to get a new, blank draft - ready for your text. Whether you write personal notes, blog posts, todo lists or even your novel - It's no surprise that nvNotes is the first choice...

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.
-...

Wryte - A Beautiful Markdown Text Editor
Wryte - A Beautiful Markdown Text Editor
Wryte - A Beautiful Markdown Text Editor

Wryte - A Beautiful Markdown Text Editor

Ravendesk Technologies

Wryte is a powerful and beautiful Markdown Editor lovingly designed for Writers and Coders. The app focuses on remaining clean and simple, while showcasing your work in absolutely stunning ways. Everything you write is saved and synced to all your devices in real-time, and available offline.

Features:

Made for Writers and Coders
We’ve...

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...

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,...

enhanced Formatted Text Editor
enhanced Formatted Text Editor
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...

JotSpot - A Simple Text Editor
JotSpot - A Simple Text Editor
JotSpot - A Simple Text Editor

JotSpot - A Simple Text Editor

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...

Edhita: Open source text editor
Edhita: Open source text editor
Edhita: Open source text editor

Edhita: Open source 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

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...

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...

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,...