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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.

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.

Taskmator - TaskPaper Client, Plain Text Todo List
Taskmator - TaskPaper Client, Plain Text Todo List

Taskmator

Amit Chaudhary

◉ "Taskmator continues to be one of the best all-in-one iOS apps for working with TaskPaper formatted lists" — Macdrifter

◉ "Taskmator continues to be one of the best all-in-one iOS apps for working with TaskPaper formatted lists" — 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
◉ "Brett Terpstra (Author and Developer) @ttscoff is following @Taskmator on Twitter"
◉"Taskmator (taskpaper...

Also Good

Apps with average score

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

TeX Writer - LaTeX Editor and Compiler

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;
- 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...

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...

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...

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...

beorg - a mobile Org-mode companion
beorg - a mobile Org-mode companion
beorg - a mobile Org-mode companion

beorg - a mobile Org-mode companion

Apps On The Move

beorg is an Org-mode companion app. Sync your Org-mode files from Dropbox 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...

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...

Wrix - Ultra-High-Function Text Editor
Wrix - Ultra-High-Function Text Editor
Wrix - Ultra-High-Function Text Editor

Wrix - Ultra-High-Function 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!
Can be Greatly Reduce the Stress of Text Editing on iOS!
Please Try It, FREE Trial is Available!

It is equipped with...

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...

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...

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...

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

=============================================
We released "EverEditor" that Evernote client app for free!
It can sync and create notes.
Please download it.
=============================================
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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

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...

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.

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 attachments.
- Export as PDF
- Share it with iTunes, Dropbox and mail.
- Upload to Dropbox
- Print your document.
- Create/Edit Plain Text Documents
- Full support for standing formatting, such as bold, italics, underline, highlights, strikethrough, subscript and superscript.
- Customizable font color, plus align text left, centered, right and fully justify.
- Customizable font size, font color
- Undo / Redo feature.
- Add emoticons, special character and also maths and physics symbols.
- Advanced color selection system lets you get the exact shade you want.
- Rich Text Editor App, meaning that you can edit rich text on your iPad!

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 for the convenience of the "day" and "night" job;
- Built-in resizable web-browser;
- Advanced cursor controls
- Convenient file management for organizing your data
- Wide range of exports (pdf, markdown, html, rich text)
- Counts characters, words, lines, paragraphs, and the estimated time of reading.
- Extended Undo/Redo function
- Full iOS 8 support

# Features and functions

## Keyboard

Extended keyboard WordEver supports all features of standard iOS keyboard, while adding the following features:

* To enter capital letters do not necessarily push Shift. Enough to touch a button and swipe your finger up.
* "History" block at the top row of keyboard. It remembers the last characters of the additional character layout. Now frequently used symbols are always in sight.
* "Favorites" block at the top row of keyboard. You are free to assign frequently used symbols on this keys. To change the assignment, just do a long press on the button you want to remap.
* In keyboard settings, you can select keyboard language, turn on/off the key sounds.
* When you tap on the [123] numeric keypad appears. To hide it - make swipe left.
* With zoom in / zoom out gesture you can change the transparency of the keyboard, so you can increase the area of the previewed text
* You can change vertical size of the keyboard. For this "grab" the top-left corner of the keyboard and "pull" it up or down.
* Double touch on Shift button makes Caps lock.
* Depending on the type of file being edited the contents of the top row of keyboard changes. When editing a file *.md (markdown) to allow the use of formatting (bold, italics), create lists and headings (H1, H2 ... H6).

## Move the cursor and text selection

* To move the cursor left / right by one character - tap to the left or right margin of the text.
* To move the cursor left / right by one word - tap with two fingers to the related field of text.
* To quickly move the cursor in any direction - tap with two fingers on the screen and drag to the left or right by moving the cursor so.
* To select a line or multiple lines of text - touch your finger to the left or right of the field and move them vertically to get the right selection.
* Use zoom out gesture to cut the selected text to the clipboard.
* Use zoom in gesture to paste text from the clipboard.

## File Menu

Tap on the filename on top to menu appears. There are actions associated with the content of the opened file:
* View - preview text formatting using Markdown.
* Refresh - if you edit a file from the Dropbox storage, the choice of this point is forced to save and update the edited file.
* Print - sends the current file to the printer with support AirPrint.

## Settings
* There are three color themes for the WordEver editor: Sepia, light, Dark (night);
* Choose a font from the 8 variations of fonts and sizes;
* You can change the size of the margins of the text;
* Set the application password protection;
* Disable extended keyboard (for editing appears standard system keyboard).

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, importing and exporting is also incredibly simple — just drag and drop! You can also customize Notable with 12 beautiful themes, or create your own.

FEATURES
Intuitive Interface
Infinite Nested Notes and Folders
Easy Navigation
Automatic Dropbox Sync
Moveable Notes and Folders
Drag-And-Drop Import and Export
Ultra-Compatible Plaintext Files
Simple Sharing
12 Beautiful Themes + Create Your Own