Though the tablet, in form, tends towards consumption, the iPad can also serve as a capable word processor.
How capable depends on how demanding you are about your word processing. Whether or not you have a physical keyboard (Logitech makes a very functional–and very thin–bluetooth keyboard) also matters, as does simply what you’re used to, how flexible you are, and how mobile you need to be.
In short, the iPad is more than adequate for all but the most demanding writer, even more so when using apps that are designed to be used on the iPad. Below, listly user Rabab Khan offers 20 apps for writing on the iPad.
We tend towards Microsoft Word and Apple’s Pages here for our tablet-based word processing, but each have their own perks. A few of these apps aren’t merely word processing apps, but apps that literally support writing–as in fiction. Bonus.
What are your preferences for writing on the iPad? Let us know in the comments.
Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Stay organized, save your ideas and improve productivity.
The real Microsoft Word app designed for iPad.
Now your Word documents look great on the iPad. When you edit or create documents, you can be confident they will look exactly how you want across PC, Mac, tablet and phone. Word for iPad has the familiar Office look and feel along with an intuitive touch experience, so you’ll be up and running in no time.
Pages for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch lets you create beautiful documents. iCloud keeps them up to date across all your devices — automatically.
Google Drive lets you keep all your stuff in one place. Upload all your files from your computer - even the big ones - and you can access them anywhere, including your iPhone or iPad.
Writing Kit is for writers who want to do research and write documents/screenplays in Markdown or Fountain. You don't even need to know Markdown syntax to get started.Writing Kit comes with Dropbox sync, TextExpander support, HTML export, researching tools among tons of well-thought out features.
Free app that generates random names for writers and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Scrivener is offering discounts for Nanoers:
Special Trial Version
Scrivener's trial normally runs for thirty days of use, but so that you can start using Scrivener before NaNoWriMo begins without worrying about the trial expiring part-way through November, the special NaNo trial available on this page will run from the moment you start using it all the way up until 7th December. So you can download it, get used to its features, use it for your writing throughout November, and if you like it you can buy Scrivener at a discounted price using one of the special offers below.
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Storyist is a powerful writing environment for iPad that lets you create, review, and revise your work wherever inspiration strikes.
A Novel Idea is the premier tool for plotting your story and recording bursts of inspiration. Use its simple interface to create your characters, locations, scenes, and novels and then link them together to create your story's plot.
Notability powerfully integrates handwriting, PDF annotation, typing, recording, and organizing so you can take notes your way!l.
iA Writer makes sure that your thought goes into the text — and not into the program.
Plan your story, create characters and places and access the details of your own novel at any time from any place.
Read reviews, get customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Lists for Writers - ideas for creative writing on the App Store. Download Lists for Writers - ideas for creative writing and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Description Story Dice is a creative tool to prompt ideas for plot, character, and setting. This idea generator can be used effectively for both written and oral storytelling. * * * * * "What we like to do, is take turns, each of us telling a story that uses all of those elements.
Story Spark generates scenarios, writing prompts, and new ideas to spark creativity in your own writing.
Get the OneNote app for free on your tablet, phone, and computer, so you can capture your ideas and to-do lists in one place wherever you are. Or try OneNote with Office for free.
ensō Writer is a minimalist writing App for your iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.
Writings is a beautiful yet powerful plain text editor for iPad. In Writings, the whole environment is carefully crafted to let you focus on your text without distractions.
For editing text on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch. PlainText is a simple text editor with an uncomplicated, paper-like user interface.
Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon® NaturallySpeaking® that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages. In fact, it’s up to five (5) times faster than typing on the keyboard.With Dragon Dictation you can also dictate status updates directly to your Social Networking applications (Facebook and Twitter) or send notes and reminders to yourself….all using your voice.
Index Card is a corkboard writing app that makes it easy to capture, organize, and compile your ideas. Whether you are an author, screenwriter, or academic researcher, Index Card can help you become a more efficient, organized writer.
Create and 'Publish' Your Book Today!Easily Edit Text, Graphics, Music & More!
Novel in 30 will help you achieve your goal of writing a novel. Not only does it provide a distraction-free writing environment, it offers necessary encouragement along the way
Byword lets you continue writing across all your devices.
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