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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
beorg: To-Do List & Agenda

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

Beautiful design
Bear

Bear

Shiny Frog Ltd.

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.

beorg: To-Do List & Agenda
beorg: To-Do List & Agenda

beorg: To-Do List & Agenda

Apps On The Move Limited

beorg is a to-do list and task manager app putting you in control

beorg is a to-do list and task manager app putting you in control. See what needs doing on a weekly agenda from the moment you open the app. From simple task lists to managing complex projects, beorg helps you keep on top of work, family and everything else - synced to iCloud, Dropbox, WebDAV or Box*.

beorg is free to use...

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.

Customize
1Writer - Markdown Text Editor

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.

iWriter
iWriter

iWriter

Serpensoft Group

Simple and elegant text editor if you want to write an article or take a note

Simple and elegant text editor if you want to write an article or take a note.

Key features:

- No subscription required.
- Minimalistic distraction-free interface.
- iCloud sync for iPad and iPhone.
- Search and Replace within text.
- Customizable fonts and themes.
- Automatic number/bullet list continuations.
- TextExpander support.

Export options:

- Send by email as text.
-...

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

TeX Writer

潮激 李

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;
- Supports XeLaTeX/LuaLaTeX (online compiling, requires PRO subscription);
- Fast compiler optimized for iOS devices;
- On-demand package auto downloader, including big packages like beamer;
- Integrated BibTeX/MakeIndex;
- Support multi-file project with comment "%!TEX root=main.tex"
- Support compiler specification: "%!TEX program=xelatex"

DESIGNED FOR PROFESSIONAL...

Also Good

Apps with average score

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.
- Import files from various locations through Document Browser.
- Support...

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...

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.
-...

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...

MarkText - Markdown Editor
MarkText - Markdown Editor
MarkText - Markdown Editor

MarkText - Markdown Editor

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...

Taskmator - TaskPaper Client
Taskmator - TaskPaper Client
Taskmator - TaskPaper Client

Taskmator - TaskPaper Client

Amit Chaudhary

◉ "The Best TaskPaper app for iOS" — Macdrifter
◉ "Excellent Task Manager"— Cult of Mac
◉ “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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

Permanote (standalone)

Nuclear Elements, Inc.

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 keyboard. Other editors force you into a particular...

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

iEditor Pro – Text Code Editor

ComcSoft Corporation

iEditor Pro is the Pro Version of iEditor, the No. 1 text file and source code editing tool on iPhone and iPad. You can use iEditor Pro to:

- Create a new text or source code file.
- Import files from various locations through Document Browser.
- Support Syntax Highlighting for...

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...

eWriter. Print quickly!
eWriter. Print quickly!
eWriter. Print quickly!

eWriter. Print quickly!

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...

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

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,...

Other Apps

Could be good for special cases

PDF Writer (PDF Rich Editor)

PDF Writer (PDF Rich Editor)

Denk Alexandru

• Take notes, save ideas, write documents or e-mails, keep a journal and convert them to PDF seamlessly
• Define and use templates so you don't have to start from scratch every time you begin a new note 

FEATURES
• Write notes, documents, ideas with a rich text editor
• Create brand new PDFs and share
• Compose and send e-mails with rich text, links, pictures and more
• Define and use templates so you don't have to start from scratch every time you begin a new note
• Include in your documents pictures (from device or URL), tables, lists. Also the editor supports advanced formatting features (text color, size, format)
• Copy, move or duplicate notes
• Store notes 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 complaint and you will receive an answer in a very short period of time.

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 focus on your writing.

- Persistent, unlimited undo through an interactive gesture, that makes Undo and Redo a fluid part of the editing experience
- Interactive highlighting and editing of Markdown
- Fully optimised for iPad multitasking
- Create markdown versions of websites from the share extension
- Fuzzy abbreviation matching, full text search and Spotlight integration
- Unique swipe interactions, gestures and design that are crafted to the affordances of the iPad

Syml follows in the mould of NVAlt, having a single folder of text documents which can be quickly filtered using fuzzy abbreviation matching and full text search.

JotSpot

JotSpot

Ryan Hunter

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 app that lets you jot down some quick notes, ideas, shopping lists, and more.
JotSpot features things like Dark Mode for writing at night, a simple and clean interface, amazing support, and much, much more.

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.