iPads are the most popular tablets in the world, and for good reasons. The iOS ecosystem offers a ton of tablet-optimized applications, and this “rule” carries over to pretty much every existing app category. Some apps work better on an iPad rather than an iPhone, which brings us to 9 of the best writing apps for iPad users.
Developed by Apple, Pages is probably one of the most popular wiring apps in the iOS ecosystem. It’s also a bit more expensive than other alternatives, but it does offer a few key features that might make the extra bucks worth it, such as the ability to lay out a page with charts, graphics and tables.
Evernote might be one of those apps that is either loved or hated, but those who love it, do so for good reasons. The application’s main advantages consist in cloud support and a growing list of developer partners.
3. iA Writer
If you’re looking for a simple writing app that doesn’t come with unnecessary bells and whistles, then iA Writer might be the answer you’re looking for. It’s a minimal writing app that includes focus mode for better reading (it highlights three lines of text at a time).
4. Smart Writing Tool
Writing on an on-screen keyboard is not the only way to do it, and with the help of various apps you can also handwrite notes on your iPad. Smart Writing Tool is one of these apps, allowing you to handwrite notes and then convert them to text.
If you’re looking for a handwriting app that comes with a wider range of features, neu.Notes+ might just do the trick. It’s a simple yet powerful app that gives access to essential features such as text entry, zoom mode and palm rest.
Looking for something a bit more dynamic and centered towards a specific niche? Contour has that covered. It’s essentially an app that novelists would most likely enjoy, as it helps out with writing your story or plot. The app asks you about the main character, what the character wants to succeed, who helps them or hinders their progress, and what would be the outcome of their success. From here on out, the plot unfolds.
7. Novel in 30
Novel in 30 is an application designed for editors that have deadlines to meet. By default, the target is 50,000 words in 30 days, but you can extend the deadline, and increase the word count to 300,000 words. The app will show you how many words you have to write each day in order to achieve your goal.
Blogsy is aimed at bloggers and article writers, as it gives the ability to write and publish your work on a wide range of platforms, including Drupal, WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr, Joomla and more.
Last but not least, there’s Byword, a user friendly text editor that offers key, essential features alongside a clean text editor. One of the app’s best features is its ability to count words that are selected, and not only the full word count of an entire document.