Best of Writing Tools iOS Apps

Discover and download great Writing Tools apps for iOS.

October 1st, 2018

Ulysses III

A powerful writing tool for Mac, iPad, and iPhone

Ulysses provides a pleasant, focused writing experience combined with effective document management, fast syncing and flexible export make Ulysses the first choice for writers of all kinds.

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Amos Wu- Independent programmer (AmosTime)
I use this one, good looking and full support to Markdown.
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Ananggadipa Raswanto- Co-founder at House of Infographics
I love Ulysses the way I could publish easily to Medium/Wordpress website directly from the apps.
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Collin Duncan- Self Employed
Surprised this isn't at the top honestly. Yeah, it's a little pricey (it's included with SetApp for $10 per month, though), but it's very much worth the price. I do a lot of writing and this is my immediate go to for anything. Built in publishing tools for Medium, stunning interface, incredibly stable. It does it all.
Medium
Today, we are switching Ulysses to a subscription model. The short story is this ( tl;dr): Our users expect a continuously evolving high quality product - and subscription is the only way we can truly deliver on that expectation. The following post then, is the long story.
10 Alternatives to Ulysses III

Medium

Everyone's stories, now w/ an inline editor, tags & stream

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Ayush Mittal- bro @boombro, Founder RefR ✌
Morning > Medium + PLAY (Listen to Medium articles with a Chrome Extension). Noon > PH & AskPH. After work > Oculus & Samsung VR for an hour.
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Marc Crouch- CEO, Firedrop.ai
Medium has replaced Wikipedia as the unintended reading-based time suck for me. I'll start reading one and end up on there for a couple of hours without realising.
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Benjamin Powell- Founder Adsoup.com & Startup Infomaniac
Its super easy to write with and publish, that is of you want a public journal of course. Otherwise a pen and paper is as cathartic as #%@×
6 Alternatives to Medium

The act of writing has always been an art. Now, it can also be an act of music. Each letter you type corresponds to a specific musical note putting a new spin on your composition. Personalize your writing by choosing between six unique moods. When you're finished writing share it with a click of a button!

Co.Design
Last year, we covered Jono Brandel and Lullatone's addictive site Patatap, which turns keyboard strokes into sounds and animations. Now they're are back at it with Typatone, an app that turns text into a lovely little xylophone melody. Like Patatap, Typatone puts a note to every keystroke, and typing out a message composes a song.
CreativeApplications.Net
Typatone is digital typewriter that automatically composes songs out of your writing and available for iOS, Android and the Web.
Typatone
Some thoughts on releasing projects on the internet.
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Medium 2.0

A new look, app, and features to move thinking forward

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Ayush Mittal- bro @boombro, Founder RefR ✌
Morning > Medium + PLAY (Listen to Medium articles with a Chrome Extension). Noon > PH & AskPH. After work > Oculus & Samsung VR for an hour.
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Marc Crouch- CEO, Firedrop.ai
Medium has replaced Wikipedia as the unintended reading-based time suck for me. I'll start reading one and end up on there for a couple of hours without realising.
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Benjamin Powell- Founder Adsoup.com & Startup Infomaniac
Its super easy to write with and publish, that is of you want a public journal of course. Otherwise a pen and paper is as cathartic as #%@×
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Day One 2.0

Ground-up rewrite of the best journal for Mac and iPhone

Day One 2.0 is an easy way to keep a journal, and a powerful way to organize thoughts, ideas, moments, quotes, links, notes, and anything else with text and photos.

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Stephen Headrick
*disclosure: i used to work for this team but i was a user before and after working there* Day One is far above the competition. Kinda sad to see these other notes like Google Keep and OneNote above Day One here. Don't get me wrong, I use Google Keep for other thoughts, notes, etc., but for journaling, Day One is the best, bar none.
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Anshuman Chadda- MD MPH; Physician Entrepreneur
I used Day One for a lot of time, but realized I was journaling in 4-5 different places, Evernote, text reminders, photo screenshots etc etc... While Day One is super cool and journaling is a really nice habit, I now follow a different approach to journaling. I have been trying to consolidate my thoughts along themes, because with journaling, I felt I was sp… See more
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Ankush Choubey- Student
It is super simple. You can also change change date and enter events from past which I love.
WIRED
Keeping a journal is a pain in the ass. It's a scientifically-proven wonderful thing to do-to preserve your memories, explore your feelings, record the things you do and notice and care about-but it's a lot of work to sit down every day and get your Dear Diary on.
The Verge
Mac and iOS journaling app Day One received an extensive overhaul today, the result of a two-year development period that saw its creators rebuild the software from the ground up, and re-release it as a new app on the App Store.
The Sweet Setup
If you're looking for the best journaling app, or a great app for logging and recording various events and milestones of your life, then by far and away the best journaling app is Day One. Day One has outstanding apps for the Mac, iPhone, and iPad that all sync.
Macstories
Day One, the well-known journaling app by Bloom Built, was an unmistakable success. On both iOS and Mac, it amassed multiple awards for both its design and quality of the experience. Through positive reviews and loyal users, Day One rose to the top of the charts and received recognition from Apple's App Store team.
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