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iPad Apps For Writing and Nanowrimo

Whether its regular writing or Nanowrimo frenzy, here are some apps that will help you write on your iPad


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.

Apple Pages - Word Processing App

Pages is part of Apple's iWork productivity suite. Since it works with the Apple Pencil, you can write on it the conventional way if that is what you like. It isn't anything too exciting, to be fair, but does the job of a word processor if you jut want something simple.

Microsoft Word for iPad

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.

Google Drive By Google, Inc.

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.


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.

50% Discount for All NaNoWriMo 2014 Winners
If you achieve your personal target to become a NaNoWriMo 2014 Winner, you will be eligible for a 50% discount off the regular licence of Scrivener (which is normally $45 for the Mac version and $40 for the Windows version). Details will appear on the Winner Goodies page at the start of December.

20% Discount for Everyone Else
Even if you don't reach your target this year, you can still get 20% off the regular price of Scrivener by entering the discount code NANOWRIMO into the coupon code text field of our online web store.

Storyist By Storyist Software

Storyist is a powerful writing environment for iPad that lets you create, review, and revise your work wherever inspiration strikes.

A Novel Idea By Shawn Svacha

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.

iA Writer By Information Architects Inc.

iA Writer makes sure that your thought goes into the text — and not into the program.

Writers App

Plan your story, create characters and places and access the details of your own novel at any time from any place.

Writing Kit - Research & Write Markdown/Fountain Documents By Quang Anh Do

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.

Story Spark - spark creativity in your writing

Story Spark generates scenarios, writing prompts, and new ideas to spark creativity in your own writing.

Name Dice - random names for writers

Free app that generates random names for writers and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Notability - Take Notes & Annotate PDFs with Dropbox & Google Drive Sync

Notability powerfully integrates handwriting, PDF annotation, typing, recording, and organizing so you can take notes your way!l.

Novel in 30 By PT Software Solutions

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

Lists for Writers - ideas for creative writing

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.

Story Dice

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.

Byword * Simple and efficient text editor for Mac, iPhone and iPad.

Byword lets you continue writing across all your devices.

Microsoft OneNote | The digital note-taking app for your devices

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.

Textkraft text editor for iPad and iPhone. The built-in dictionaries and cursor navigation tools are outstanding. You can download the free Textkraft Lite to try it.
enso Writer - Minimalist Text Editor for Writers By knowtilus

ensō Writer is a minimalist writing App for your iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.

Writings By ice cream studios s.r.l.

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.

PlainText - Dropbox text editing

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

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

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.

Writer's Studio

Create and 'Publish' Your Book Today!Easily Edit Text, Graphics, Music & More!