Welcome to iTextEditors

The iOS Text Editor roundup

This is a feature comparison of text editors on iOS. The information was initially compiled by the web community on an open Google spreadsheet. It’s meant to help you find the most useful way to write, code or take notes for your personal needs. Every editor is geared toward a slightly different purpose, with their own strengths and focus.

Hover over an app’s title in the chart to see additional features which might not be included in the default criteria, and click the app name to scroll to its full data block. Holding down command while hovering over the body of the chart will highlight the current row, and clicking a row will highlight it permanently. Clicking a feature header at the top will filter to show only apps that have that feature. App details below the chart are pulled live from the App Store API.

Corrections and additions

This tool is only useful if it’s accurate and up-to-date. If you’re the developer of an iOS text editing app (or a dedicated user), just use the submission form to request a listing. Corrections welcome, just use the same form and edit only affected fields and/or add a note at the bottom. Be sure to include contact info!

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Shameless self-promotion

If you’re editing Markdown, there’s a great Mac app called Marked that previews your work, updating every time you save. If you’re editing on an iOS Dropbox or iCloud-capable application, you can even preview iOS work on your Mac as the document syncs back to the cloud. It can also export PDFs, Rich Text and HTML with a variety of themes and the ability to customize with CSS. It’s neat. I know because I wrote it.

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Last updated Monday August 05, 2019 at 11:07am CDT (v258).

1Writer

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, Dropbox, iCloud, iTunes, Plain text, Email, HTML Email, PDF, Print, Open in…, TextExpander, Markdown preview/export, Markdown editing features, Appearance options, Extra Keyboard row, In-document text search, Search and replace, Full-text file search, Word count, Char count, URL handler(s), Web Browser, Split Screen

Special Features

  • Flexible folder manager with Dropbox and iCloud support.
  • Hashtag to group and filter documents.
  • Access recently edited documents.
  • Create to-do list.
  • Export to-dos to Reminders.
  • Share document and to-dos to other apps via custom actions.
  • Publish to Evernote.
  • Share via Dropbox, CloudApp.
  • Passcode lock.
  • Support x-callback-url.
  • 1Writer App Store info…

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AppWriter

Standard features: iPad, Dropbox, Plain text, Email

Special Features

  • Context-sensitive word prediction
  • Text-to-speech voices with word highlighting
  • Read aloud words and/or sentences
  • Dyslexie-font - specifically designed for dyslexics
  • Upload to Google Docs
  • Document list
  • OCR scanning function (Beta)
  • AppWriter App Store info…

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Bear

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, iCloud, Plain text, Copy HTML, Email, PDF, Print, Open in…, TextExpander, Markdown preview/export, Markdown editing features, Appearance options, Syntax Highlighting, Extra Keyboard row, Full-text file search, Word count, Char count, Reading time, URL handler(s), Web Browser, Desktop App, Split Screen

Special Features

  • Advanced Markup Editor that supports/highlights 20+ programming languages
  • Rich previews while writing
  • Advanced tagging system
  • In-line support for images and photos
  • Cross-Note Links to reference other notes, and more
  • Quickly add todos to individual notes
  • Multiple themes
  • Export HTML, PDF, DOCX, MD, JPG, and more
  • Smart Data Recognition of links, emails, addresses, colors, and more
  • Hashtags to quickly find and organize notes
  • One-tap formatting on iOS with a custom shortcut bar.
  • All notes stored in plain text for portability
  • Tools for Visually impaired or Dyslexic People
  • Typography options
  • Browser extensions and iOS App Extension
  • External keyboard support
  • Importers for Apple Notes, DayOne, Evernote, Ulysses and Vesper
  • Bear App Store info…

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Buffer Editor

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, Dropbox, iTunes, Plain text, Email, Open in…, Appearance options, Syntax Highlighting, Extra Keyboard row, In-document text search, Search and replace, Split Screen

Special Features

  • Line numbers
  • Code in Vim
  • Beautifully crafted, easy to use interface
  • Connect to Dropbox and SSH servers
  • Syntax coloring (themes include Solarized and more)
  • Unicode support
  • Bluetooth keyboard support (w/iOS short-cut keys)
  • Preview any files supported by iOS (images, PDFs, movies and documents)
  • Many fixed width programming fonts
  • Expand tab
  • Auto-complete quotes
  • Auto-complete brackets
  • Buffer Editor App Store info…

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Byword

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, Dropbox, iCloud, iTunes, Plain text, Copy HTML, Email, HTML Email, PDF, Print, Open in…, TextExpander, Markdown preview/export, Markdown editing features, Appearance options, Syntax Highlighting, Extra Keyboard row, Full-text file search, Word count, Char count, URL handler(s), Desktop App, Split Screen

Special Features

  • Word and character counters; Also counts selected text
  • Several fonts to choose from
  • Ability to enable/disable various correction options (autocorrect, autocapitalization, spellcheck)
  • Intelligent quote/bracket pairing
  • Multiple extra keyboard rows (swipe between)
  • Byword App Store info…

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Caret

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, Dropbox, Plain text

Special Features

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Character Writer

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, Dropbox, iCloud, iTunes, Plain text, Email, Print, Open in…, Appearance options, Extra Keyboard row, Word count

Special Features

  • Easy Access to hundreds of special characters
  • Keyboard arrow keys for precise cursor placement
  • Dark theme, perfect for nighttime writing
  • Character Writer App Store info…

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Coda for iOS

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, Proprietary, Copy HTML, Appearance options, Syntax Highlighting, Extra Keyboard row, In-document text search, Search and replace, Web Browser, Split Screen

Special Features

  • Editing on servers/local files
  • Site-based file management
  • Line-based horizontal magnification bar
  • configurable clipboard for repetitive code snippets
  • Contextual keyboard
  • Built-in Terminal
  • Coda for iOS App Store info…

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CppCode

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, Proprietary, Plain text, TextExpander, Web Browser

Special Features

  • Compile C/C++ code offline, no internet connection required
  • Built-in libc and libc++
  • Secure, no data sent to any servers, no jailbreak required
  • Code complete, shows functions, struct fields, etc.
  • Real-time diagnostics and fixes
  • Navigate by files, variables, methods, structure fields, etc
  • Smart syntax highlighting
  • Configurable auto indentation and pairing
  • C/C++ code examples included
  • Quick type keyboard
  • Freemium
  • CppCode App Store info…

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Drafts 5

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, Dropbox, iCloud, WebDAV, iTunes, Plain text, Copy HTML, Email, HTML Email, Print, Open in…, TextExpander, Markdown preview/export, Markdown editing features, Appearance options, Syntax Highlighting, Extra Keyboard row, In-document text search, Search and replace, Full-text file search, Word count, Char count, URL handler(s), Desktop App, Split Screen

Special Features

  • Opens to new draft for quick capture
  • Share extension
  • Support for multiple flavors of Markdown, Taskpaper and other syntaxes.
  • Extensive automation and scripting capabilities
  • Drafts 5 App Store info…

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Edhita

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, Plain text, Email, Markdown preview/export, Extra Keyboard row

Special 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
  • Open Source
  • Edhita App Store info…

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Editorial

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, Dropbox, iTunes, Plain text, Copy HTML, Email, HTML Email, PDF, Print, TextExpander, Markdown preview/export, Markdown editing features, Appearance options, Syntax Highlighting, Extra Keyboard row, In-document text search, Search and replace, Full-text file search, Word count, Char count, URL handler(s), Web Browser

Special Features

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FioWriter

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, Dropbox, iCloud, iTunes, Plain text, Email, Print, Open in…, TextExpander, Extra Keyboard row, In-document text search, Search and replace, Word count, Char count

Special Features

  • customized keyboard with command keys - ⌘ ⌥ ⌃
  • 30+ editing shortcuts (key combinations)
  • cursor control shortcuts (ctrl + f, alt + b, etc)
  • editing shortcuts (cut: cmd + x, paste: cmd + v, etc)
  • fast scroller: touch on the right edge of the screen
  • goto line
  • symbols on keyboard accessory
  • punctuations on keyboard accessory
  • built-in dictionary
  • air print
  • FioWriter App Store info…

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GoCoEdit

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, Dropbox, iCloud, iTunes, Open in…, Markdown editing features, Syntax Highlighting, Extra Keyboard row, In-document text search, Search and replace, Web Browser

Special Features

  • tags
  • Syntax highlighting for code
  • CMD-mode - lightweight command language
  • Import/export from iCloud drive and others
  • Extra keybar with swipe functions
  • Trackball to precisely move the cursor
  • Integrated shell (ssh)
  • Code hinting
  • Auto indent
  • Auto close brackets
  • Line wrapping
  • Tag and bracket matching
  • Find by regular expression
  • External/Bluetooth keyboard support
  • GoCoEdit App Store info…

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iA Writer

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, iCloud, Plain text, Copy HTML, Email, PDF, Print, Markdown preview/export, Markdown editing features, Appearance options, Syntax Highlighting, Extra Keyboard row, In-document text search, Search and replace, Full-text file search, Word count, Char count, Reading time, URL handler(s), Desktop App, Split Screen

Special Features

  • Quick Search for Files and Actions
  • Export to Word/PDF/HTML/Markdown
  • Embed Images and Text content blocks
  • Embed CSV tables
  • Customizable command keyboard
  • 4 unique typographic templates for Preview, including GitHub
  • Custom templates can be user-created
  • Smart tables allow for calculations in MultiMarkdown tables
  • Favorite Folders in Library
  • Smart Folders in Library (like saved search)
  • 3D Touch support for peeking in file lists
  • Share drafts to Medium and WordPress
  • Support for iCloud Versions to track document changes
  • Task lists can be tapped to complete
  • EN, DE & JP localization
  • iA Writer App Store info…

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Index Card 4

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, Dropbox, iCloud, iTunes, Plain text, HTML Email, Print

Special Features

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iWriter

Standard features: iPad, Dropbox, iTunes, Plain text, Email, Print, Open in…, Appearance options, Extra Keyboard row, Word count, Char count, Reading time

Special Features

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Joplin

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, Dropbox, WebDAV, Plain text, Markdown preview/export, Markdown editing features, In-document text search, Full-text file search, Desktop App

Special Features

  • End To End Encryption (E2EE)
  • Synchronisation with NextCloud, Dropbox, WebDAV and OneDrive
  • Import Enex files (Evernote export format) and Markdown files
  • Export JEX files (Joplin Export format) and raw files
  • Support notes, to-dos, tags and notebooks
  • Sort notes by title, updated time
  • Support for alarms (notifications)
  • Markdown notes, which are rendered with images and formatting
  • Support for extra features such as math notation and checkboxes
  • File attachment support
  • Geo-location support
  • Supports multiple languages
  • Joplin App Store info…

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Keep It

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, Dropbox, iCloud, Document Provider, Plain text, Copy HTML, Email, Print, Open in…, Markdown preview/export, Markdown editing features, Appearance options, Extra Keyboard row, In-document text search, Full-text file search, Word count, Char count, URL handler(s), Desktop App

Special Features

  • Export as HTML or RTF.
  • Encrypt with password.
  • iCloud sharing with other Keep It users.
  • Organize with folders
  • Create / append text and links with Share extension and Shortcuts.
  • Keep It App Store info…

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Kodex

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, Dropbox, iCloud, Plain text, Appearance options, Syntax Highlighting, In-document text search, Search and replace

Special Features

  • Multiple Cursors (like sublime text / atom / vscode)
  • Minimap (like sublime text / atom / vscode)
  • Regex search
  • Full keybinds (including reconfiguring them)
  • Kodex App Store info…

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MarkNote

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, iCloud, Plain text, HTML Email, Markdown preview/export, Markdown editing features, Syntax Highlighting, Extra Keyboard row, Desktop App

Special Features

  • Embed photos and images into note
  • Live preview while writing
  • Auto save
  • Send mail with rich format
  • Swipe to delete a note
  • Syntax highlighting
  • Embed code snippets and mathematics formulas
  • Click to update the task status in todo list
  • MarkNote App Store info…

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Matcha

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, Dropbox, iCloud, Proprietary, Plain text, Copy HTML, Email, HTML Email, PDF, Print, Open in…, TextExpander, Markdown preview/export, Markdown editing features, Appearance options, Extra Keyboard row, In-document text search, Search and replace, Full-text file search, Word count, Char count, URL handler(s)

Special Features

  • Plain and rich text writing with formatting
  • 5 typefaces and 4 themes.
  • Create and design table like a Pro.
  • Export to PDF, RTF (Microsoft Word Compatible), HTML and TXT.
  • Copy formatted text to iOS mail app to email any part of your document.
  • PIN protection.
  • Full and smart undo/redo.
  • DropBox synchronization.
  • Local & Dropbox file manager.
  • Extra keyboard row & popup menu for quick access to writing & formatting features as well as extra symbol/characters.
  • Intuitive input system as you type, such as: bullet & numbering creation, heading, indent, etc.
  • Navigate document easily with dedicated navigation keys.
  • Full external keyboard and shortcut support.
  • Auto save.
  • View document outline and jump to any heading.
  • Live words & characters count.
  • Matcha App Store info…

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Minipad

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, Plain text, Open in…, Appearance options

Special Features

  • Entries are sorted with the newest ones first (or sort by title or last changed)
  • Typography is clear and the default font size is purposely large
  • A slider in the options bubble allows for 5 font sizes
  • No spell checking and no autocorrection distractions
  • Deleting stories needs extra taps to help prevent accidental deletes
  • Minipad App Store info…

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MWeb

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, iCloud, Plain text, Copy HTML, HTML Email, PDF, Open in…, TextExpander, Markdown preview/export, Markdown editing features, Appearance options, Syntax Highlighting, Extra Keyboard row, In-document text search, Full-text file search, Word count, Char count, Desktop App

Special Features

  • Line numbers
  • Export style options
  • Convenient file manager
  • SimpleNote support
  • Task lists with tap-to-complete
  • MWeb App Store info…

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MyText Free

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, Proprietary, Plain text, Email, Print, Open in…, Appearance options, In-document text search, Search and replace

Special Features

  • share to WhatsApp Messenger, Skype, WeChat, Line, Weibo, Facebook and Twitter
  • Effect - All letters uppercase
  • Effect - All letters lowercase
  • Effect - Alternate uppercase and lowercase letters
  • Effect - Delete all vowels
  • Effect - Delete all consonants
  • Effect - Invert letters or words
  • Effect - First letter uppercase
  • Effect - First letter lowercase
  • Effect - Random uppercase and lowercase letters
  • Effect - Characters shift
  • Effect - Characters sostitution
  • Effect - Escape
  • Effect - CamelCase
  • Effect - Leet style
  • Effect - Random order of characters
  • Effect - Random order of words
  • Effect - Invert uppercase and lowercase characters
  • MyText Free App Store info…

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Notability

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, Dropbox, iCloud, WebDAV, Email, HTML Email, PDF, Open in…, Appearance options, Extra Keyboard row, Desktop App, Split Screen

Special Features

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Notebook

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, Dropbox, Plain text, Email, TextExpander, Appearance options, Extra Keyboard row, Full-text file search, URL handler(s)

Special Features

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Notebooks

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, Dropbox, WebDAV, iTunes, Plain text, Copy HTML, Email, HTML Email, PDF, Print, Open in…, TextExpander, Markdown preview/export, Markdown editing features, Appearance options, Syntax Highlighting, Extra Keyboard row, In-document text search, Search and replace, Full-text file search, Word count, Char count, URL handler(s), Web Browser, Desktop App

Special Features

  • wysiwyg editor for formatted documents
  • conversion options (plain text, Markdown, formatted)
  • multiple document styles (can be customized)
  • draw sketches
  • unlimited nested folders
  • integrated task management
  • extract tasks from documents or notes
  • file manager (store and organize arbitrary files)
  • PDF reader with annotations
  • compile hierarchies of documents
  • create eBooks from hierarchy of documents
  • document protection
  • zip / unzip
  • Notebooks App Store info…

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Notefile

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, iCloud, Proprietary, Email, TextExpander, URL handler(s)

Special Features

  • Available as a Mac app, Dashboard widget, and iOS app
  • Notes sync automatically with iCloud or Junecloud sync
  • Share notes with iOS 6 sharing features
  • Open plain text files from other apps
  • Select equations to calculate directly in notes
  • Notefile App Store info…

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Notes Writer

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, Dropbox, iCloud, WebDAV, iTunes, Proprietary, Plain text, Copy HTML, Email, HTML Email, PDF, Print, Open in…, Markdown preview/export, Markdown editing features, Appearance options, Extra Keyboard row, In-document text search, Search and replace, Full-text file search, Word count, Char count, Page count, Reading time, Web Browser

Special Features

  • Create rich text format (RTF) and advanced Markdown (MD) documents
  • Convert to multiple formats RTF, Markdown, PDF, ePub, HTML, RTFD, TXT, etc.
  • Advanced RTF word-processor formatting: Highlight, strikethrough, subscript/superscript, alignment, line spacing, first-line indent, page breaks, footnotes, comments, text & paper color
  • Define margins, headers/footers, paper sizes, MLA and APA style format
  • Extended Markdown engine: tables, footnotes, lists, images, links, highlight, strikethrough, superscript and MathML
  • Live counters: characters, words, sentences, lines, Avg. word length, words per sentence & reading time
  • Text to Speech for proofreading
  • Distraction-Free mode
  • Night mode
  • Organize your work in unlimited notebooks, folders and subfolders
  • Full-text search your library of documents and projects
  • In-app web browser to quickly access dictionaries, thesaurus, resources
  • Open PowerPoint, Word and Excel files
  • Open attachments directly from the Mail app
  • Sync via iCloud, Dropbox, Box, WebDAV and Google Drive
  • Wi-Fi File Transfer between iPad/iPhone and your computer
  • Zip folders/notebooks and email them
  • Protect any folder or project with a passcode
  • Automatic Backups of your notes and notebooks
  • Notes Writer App Store info…

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Paragraft

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, iTunes, Markdown preview/export, Markdown editing features, Word count

Special Features

  • Sort paragraphs with drag and drop
  • Swipe to change headline level
  • Smart list continuation
  • Tagging
  • Word/graf count
  • Paragraft App Store info…

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Permanote

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, Dropbox, Plain text, Copy HTML, Email, HTML Email, PDF, Print, Open in…, TextExpander, Markdown preview/export, Markdown editing features, Appearance options, Extra Keyboard row, In-document text search, Full-text file search, Word count, Char count

Special Features

  • Macros: navigation, wrapping and text insert shortcuts
  • Line-spacing
  • Word wrap cutoff
  • Custom CSS; Included Themes offer choices of fonts, backgrounds
  • Preview base url
  • Browse Dropbox folders
  • Auto-Sync with Dropbox
  • Pinch to change font size
  • Support for offline local copies of files.
  • Support for iOS "define"" popover"
  • Rename and Move Dropbox files
  • Sort files by modification date; alphabetically, ascending or descending
  • Permanote App Store info…

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Pinyin Typist

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, Plain text, Email, HTML Email, Markdown preview/export, Appearance options, Extra Keyboard row

Special Features

  • Enables quick and easy typing of Pinyin with diacritical tone marks
  • Add a tone mark with just a simple tap. (It’s even automatically added to the correct vowel of a final.)
  • Generates Unicode plain text, so any code comprised of that may be produced—HTML, Markdown, etc.
  • Can also be used for typing Cantonese Yale romanization
  • One-button copying of all the text in the Pinyin Typing tab view
  • Slider for changing the size of the text in the Pinyin Typing tab view
  • Buttons for directly inserting the text in the Pinyin Typing tab view into an HTML email or a tweet
  • Can save snippets, which can be reloaded, copied, emailed, and tweeted
  • Night mode
  • Display font for the text in the Pinyin Typing tab view can be selected from an extensive list
  • Pinyin Typist App Store info…

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Pop for iOS

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, Plain text, Word count

Special Features

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Pretext

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, iCloud, Plain text, Email, HTML Email, Print, Open in…, Markdown preview/export, Markdown editing features, Appearance options, Syntax Highlighting

Special Features

  • Comprehensive keyboard shortcuts
  • Quick-tap format options
  • Files app/Document provider support
  • Customisable font size
  • Full undo/redo/revert-all-changes support
  • Dark theme and icon (IAP)
  • Pretext App Store info…

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Quick Drafts

Standard features: iPhone, Dropbox, Plain text, Email, Open in…, Full-text file search, Word count, Char count

Special Features

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RENOTE

Standard features: iPhone, Dropbox, iCloud, Plain text, Email, HTML Email, Open in…, TextExpander, Markdown preview/export, Appearance options, Extra Keyboard row, URL handler(s), Web Browser

Special Features

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Schreibkraft

Standard features: iPad, Dropbox, iCloud, iTunes, Plain text, Email, Print, Appearance options, Extra Keyboard row, Word count, Char count, Page count, Reading time, Web Browser

Special Features

  • multilingual writing aid (suggestions, offline dictionaries)
  • sets diacritical marks automatically
  • Wikipedia/Wiktionary access
  • keys for various selection/cursor/other functionality
  • Schreibkraft App Store info…

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Scriptus

Standard features: iPad, Dropbox, iTunes, Plain text, Email, PDF, Print, Open in…, TextExpander, Appearance options, Extra Keyboard row, Reading time

Special Features

  • Choose from all iOS fonts
  • keyboard helper
  • bullets for easy text entry
  • Take audio notes even with the app in background mode
  • Autosave
  • Control the app screen brightness without exiting the app
  • Undo/Redo system
  • Pinch zoom
  • Print, copy, email, plain text, TXT file, PDF file
  • Share to Facebook, Rwitter, Weibo, and 'Open in...'
  • Copy files to your computer via iTunes
  • Portuguese/English
  • Portrait and landscape
  • Retina display
  • Scriptus App Store info…

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Scrivener

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, Dropbox, iTunes, Plain text, PDF, Appearance options, Extra Keyboard row, In-document text search, Full-text file search, Word count, Char count, Desktop App, Split Screen

Special Features

  • Full rich-text editing
  • Import and view research material such as image, PDF and media flies
  • Apply custom icons to your sections
  • Scriptwriting mode
  • Full-featured outliner
  • Import and export Word, RTF, Final Draft and plain text documents
  • Sync with other devices or Scrivener for macOS and Windows using Dropbox
  • Supports footnotes and comments
  • See live word and character counts and set targets
  • Track ideas using labels and status
  • Find and replace
  • Rearrange sections on the virtual corkboard (iPad only)
  • Compile to a single document for sharing or printing
  • Copy projects between devices using iTunes
  • Scrivener App Store info…

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Simplenote

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, Dropbox, Proprietary, Plain text, Email, Print, Appearance options, In-document text search, Full-text file search, Word count, Char count, Desktop App, Split Screen

Special Features

  • Markdown preview on webclient
  • notes can be tagged with keywords, no filesystem hierarchy
  • collaborative sharing
  • versions (Premium feature)
  • Sync via Simplenote service
  • Encryption (transfer, not storage)
  • Simplenote App Store info…

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Simpletext

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, Plain text, Appearance options

Special Features

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Standard Notes

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, Dropbox, Plain text, Desktop App

Special Features

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Storyist

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, Dropbox, iTunes, Proprietary, Plain text, Email, PDF, Open in…, Appearance options, In-document text search, Search and replace, Full-text file search, Word count, Char count, Page count, Desktop App

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Syml

Standard features: iPad, Dropbox, Plain text, Copy HTML, Email, HTML Email, Open in…, TextExpander, Markdown preview/export, Markdown editing features, Appearance options, Syntax Highlighting, Full-text file search, Word count, Char count, Split Screen

Special Features

  • Designed specifically for the iPad
  • Persistent, unlimited undo via a circular gesture
  • Insert markdown with swipe gestures
  • Interact with words using natural gestures
  • Perform actions without your hands leaving the keyboard
  • A seamless workflow
  • Syml App Store info…

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Textastic

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, Dropbox, iCloud, WebDAV, Plain text, Copy HTML, Email, HTML Email, Open in…, TextExpander, Markdown preview/export, Markdown editing features, Appearance options, Syntax Highlighting, Extra Keyboard row, In-document text search, Search and replace, Word count, Char count, URL handler(s), Web Browser, Desktop App

Special Features

  • Working Copy integration"
  • Google Drive
  • Syntax Highlighting for code w/ TextMate syntax definitions and themes support
  • Themes
  • Upload/Download via FTP/SFTP/SCP/Dropbox/WebDAV
  • panning for text zooming
  • HTML (only?) live preview
  • RegEx Find and Replace
  • WebDAV server
  • Line numbers
  • Password Lock
  • Code Completion for HTML, CSS, PHP
  • Soft tab support (spaces instead of tab characters)
  • Configurable word wrap
  • Remote web view
  • Textastic App Store info…

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TextCrafter

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, iCloud, Proprietary, Plain text, Email, Open in…, Appearance options, Full-text file search, Word count, Char count, URL handler(s)

Special Features

  • Streamlined editing interface with customizable themes.
  • Organize notes with colored tags.
  • Filter notes by time
  • Find a note with full text search
  • Sync notes with iCloud across all your devices
  • Save note archives to Dropbox.
  • Share your notes on Facebook and Twitter
  • Post long tweets up to 1000 characters long using Long Tweets
  • Add location and address
  • Copy contact information from your address book
  • Insert special symbols
  • Swipe to precisely move the cursor
  • Pinch to switch to a full-screen mode
  • TextCrafter App Store info…

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Textforce

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, Dropbox, Plain text, Open in…, TextExpander, Extra Keyboard row, In-document text search, Search and replace, Char count

Special Features

  • Keyboard row for navigation and selection
  • Recent documents/bookmarks
  • Regular expression support for search
  • 2-pane editor shows long file names without truncation (shrinks font size to fit)
  • Textforce App Store info…

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Textilus

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, Dropbox, iCloud, iTunes, Proprietary, Plain text, Copy HTML, Email, HTML Email, PDF, Print, Open in…, TextExpander, Appearance options, Syntax Highlighting, Extra Keyboard row, In-document text search, Search and replace, Full-text file search, Word count, Char count, Page count, Reading time, URL handler(s), Web Browser, Split Screen

Special Features

  • Create/edit MS Office RTF documents
  • Export PDF, RTF, TXT or HTML
  • Sync with Scrivener, iCloud, Dropbox or Evernote
  • Multi-language: Over 32 languages supported
  • In-app web browser
  • Import Microsoft Word or Plain text file format
  • Insert special characters and symbols
  • Textilus App Store info…

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Textwell

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, Dropbox, iCloud, Plain text, Email, Print, Open in…, TextExpander, Markdown preview/export, Appearance options, In-document text search, Search and replace, Full-text file search, Word count, Char count, URL handler(s), Web Browser

Special Features

  • Fully scriptable.
  • Routing
  • Inserting
  • Modifying
  • converting
  • Previewing
  • Posting
  • Voice speaking
  • Use services/APIs through the web view
  • Textwell App Store info…

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Ulysses

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, Dropbox, iCloud, Document Provider, Plain text, Copy HTML, Email, HTML Email, PDF, Print, Open in…, TextExpander, Markdown preview/export, Markdown editing features, Appearance options, Syntax Highlighting, Extra Keyboard row, In-document text search, Search and replace, Word count, Char count, Page count, Reading time, URL handler(s), Web Browser, Desktop App, Split Screen

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UpWord

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, Plain text, Email, PDF, Print, TextExpander, Markdown preview/export, Markdown editing features, Appearance options, In-document text search, Word count, Char count, URL handler(s)

Special Features

  • Faster lists/outlines with swipe gestures
  • Organize with folders, sub-folders, and favorites
  • Set Reminders in 1 tap
  • Repeating reminders
  • Sync to Dropbox
  • Save to Evernote
  • Mobile companion for Taskpaper & Foldingtext
  • App opens straight to a new note (optional)
  • Passcode lock
  • Landscape typing
  • Night mode for typing in dark rooms
  • Dozens of fonts and design themes
  • UpWord App Store info…

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Vim

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, iTunes, Syntax Highlighting, In-document text search, Search and replace, Full-text file search, Word count, Char count, Page count, Desktop App

Special Features

  • Vim 7.3-315
  • Plugins
  • syntax highlighting
  • Extensible with lua, which is quite useable on iOS
  • Vimscript works out of the box.
  • I can't seem to drag my .vim folder into iTunes file sharing
  • Vim App Store info…

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Werdsmith

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, iCloud, iTunes, Plain text, Email, Word count, Reading time

Special Features

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Whitespace

Standard features: iPhone, Plain text, Email, HTML Email, Markdown preview/export, Markdown editing features, Syntax Highlighting, Extra Keyboard row, In-document text search, Full-text file search, Word count, Char count

Special Features

  • Unlimited Items and Spaces
  • Intuitive interface
  • Markdown syntax highlighting
  • Attach photos and videos
  • Full screen mode
  • Recent items
  • Quick add item or camera
  • Full text search
  • Intuitive gestures
  • Color coded spaces
  • Structure and Formatting Toolbar
  • Trackball for cursor navigation
  • Drag and Drop Reorder paragraphs
  • Item info (word count, etc.)
  • Email items
  • Whitespace App Store info…

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Write 2

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, Dropbox, Plain text, Email, PDF, Print, TextExpander, Markdown preview/export, Markdown editing features, Appearance options, Extra Keyboard row, In-document text search, Full-text file search, Word count, Char count

Special Features

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Writemator

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, Dropbox, iCloud, WebDAV, iTunes, Proprietary, Document Provider, Plain text, Email, Print, Open in…, TextExpander, Appearance options, Extra Keyboard row, In-document text search, Full-text file search, Word count, Char count, URL handler(s), Split Screen

Special Features

  • Distraction-free interface
  • Dropbox Sync API V2
  • Files App Integration
  • Document Picker Support
  • Support Split View/ Multitasking feature for iPad Pro
  • Drag and Drop Support
  • Touch ID and Passcode and Face ID support
  • TypeWriter Mode
  • Drag-to-scroll scroll bar
  • Siri Shortcuts
  • Sort the folder list by name or date
  • Scroll headings during typing to hide headings
  • Support text right to left
  • Writemator App Store info…

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WriteOn

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, Proprietary, Plain text, Email, Word count

Special Features

  • graphs displaying daily word count trends
  • social sharing daily word count
  • statistics displaying target word count
  • statistics: words to goal
  • statistics: days to goal
  • statistics: remaining words
  • words/day to reach target word count
  • percentage completed
  • WriteOn App Store info…

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WriteOn Lite

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, Email, Word count, Split Screen

Special Features

  • graphs displaying daily word count trends
  • social sharing daily word count
  • statistics displaying target word count
  • statistics: words to goal
  • statistics: days to goal
  • statistics: remaining words
  • words/day to reach target word count
  • percentage completed
  • WriteOn Lite App Store info…

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WriteRight

Standard features: iPhone, iPad, Dropbox, iCloud, iTunes, Plain text, Copy HTML, Email, HTML Email, PDF, Print, Open in…, Markdown preview/export, Markdown editing features, Appearance options, Extra Keyboard row, In-document text search, Search and replace, Full-text file search, Word count, Char count, Page count, URL handler(s), Web Browser

Special Features

  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Phraseology
  • Markdown
  • English/Spanish
  • Optional keyboard with double symbols for Spanish
  • Long hyphen for Spanish dialogs
  • Continuous, Letter, A4, Manuscript Previews
  • Pinch to zoom resize font
  • WriteRight App Store info…

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WWrite

Standard features: iPad, iTunes, Plain text, Email, Word count, Char count

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WWriteFree

Standard features: iPad, iTunes, Plain text, Email, Word count, Char count

Special Features

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